12.5.2009 (Graham Lucas)

After a long cross-country commute, I have finally plopped down a hundred yards from Worcetser’s DCU Center—the long off-season is about to come to an end. The band has been here rehearsing since the beginning of the week on the heels of extensive practice sessions behind closed doors, and i f I had to guess, the guys will be raring to go tonight. With all of summer ahead of them, in mere hours, Phish will take the first step—and an important step it will be. Here we are in the first week of June and the entire community is salivating for new music. If my own listening patterns were in any way indicative of the whole, those MSG shows haven’t seen the light of day on many stereos, as New Years Run didn’t give us that warm boost of Phishiness in the dark days of winter to which we are so accustomed. Labor Day weekend at Dick’s seems like a former lifetime as we sit on the brink of the tomorrow’s tour opener, as the excitement has been building for almost a year. With plenty of time to frolic in the lots and amphitheatres of summer, there’s nothing quite like kicking off tour in a grimy old arena with a rich Phish legacy.

I would wager big money that tonight’s show will elevate. Phish knows the situation, and I foresee them coming out with a two-set effort to knock the socks off the New England audience. Could I be wrong? Of course, but I just don’t see them coming out flat tonight. With a rabid Bostonian crowd who will clearly infuse Celtics chants into the show experience, the energy in the room will be sky high for a number of reasons. But first and foremost, the Phish are back in town and it’s time to step into the muthafahkin’ freezaaaaah!!!


“No Spoiler” Downloads—Summer 2012

This summer, thanks to mastermind, Craig Harris, Phish Thoughts’ Free No Spoiler Downloads will continue! If you have the ability to stay away from Phish sites during any show this summer, you’ll be able to live the unfolding experience as it happened. Each set will be downloadable with in a single, unlabled file, so that you can just press play and let it roll. The ETA of the download links will vary according to show locale, but we will always shoot for around 12 pm MST.


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743 Responses to “3…2…1…”

  1. RoosterPizza Says:

    And also a time to drop the stream shortly thereafter.

  2. ThePigSong Says:


  3. Iriewalton Says:

    Ms. irie just gave the green light to hit the SF shows if her friends don’t come out then when they’re planning to BUT what she doesn’t know is they’re coming next week to surprise her for her birthday.


    So any bgcc extras floating around?

  4. ThePigSong Says:

    anyone using the T420 link?

  5. Dr Pronoia Says:

    Just checking back in after nothing since mid first set

    What’s been good? How was the ghost? Carini?

  6. ThePigSong Says:

    awesome exclamation point there

  7. Andrew Says:

    Fun little Buried reprise out of Cavern to end the set…playful is good

  8. Aquaman Says:

    Not so much typing as listening in the last few….

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    Doc P – you just missed the best second half of a second set EVAH

    jk of course, but it sure did sound good through crappy streaming devises. Buried Alive reprise to close the set.

  10. Aquaman Says:

    Does this make a double Stones dip?

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    had fun doodz, seeya tomorrow I hope.

  12. Iriewalton Says:

    Overall positive tweets. Looking forward to some bb regs chiming in here soon with their thoughts.

  13. Slicksasquatch Says:

    Irie I got an extra Sunday for a Friday if that helps any

  14. ElJefe Says:

    Double Exile Dip!

  15. willowed Says:

    Carini had this dragon effect that made me feel like I was flying on a Luck Dragon named Falcor.

    That Boogie was a gem.

  16. Iriewalton Says:

    Thanks, squatch.

    The only thing I have to offer at this point is cold American cash as I slouched on the on sales.

  17. willowed Says:

    Boogie with some Guy Forget action like the Denver Ghost. Money.

    Second set was fire.

  18. willowed Says:

    Carini, Taste, Ghost, Boogie – Yowzers

  19. RoosterPizza Says:

    On a bright note, for me, the regional basketball team picked me up for the all of the summer tournaments because I have a fixed address in the prefecture.

  20. Robear Says:

    Hey, a Slick sighting!

    just got DL code, thanks AW!!! sounds like a win for the home team not named the Celtics.

  21. m00nshake Says:

    It was a great second set. It didn’t take long at all for the band to get down and dirty with Carini, Ghost was sick, and Boogie got jammed out nicely. I was very pleased with both sets.

  22. Robear Says:

    dang. DL manager not working right now. pain doing the individual tracks. how do i find out if i have the ‘latest java’?

  23. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    ^ use your computer.

  24. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    when will Loving Cup get retired as the encore song?

  25. m00nshake Says:

    I’m going to have to figure out how to get the free download of this show with my ticket stub. Anybody know if it’s available immediately or does it take a day?

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