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. Robear Says:

    mOOn, avail. now.

    PB, I got it going. It’s weird. The DL manager isn’t coming up on it’s own. I have to find it in the downloads, then open it in FInder. weird.

  2. Iriewalton Says:

    Download is up now and available on live Phish and yes, the ghost is as good as the hype.

  3. Iriewalton Says:

    Loving being back west in the age of instant Phish where you can listen to that night’s show with a fresh twist of OG and looking at the last rays of sun hitting the mountains in the distance.


  4. Robear Says:

    dude, irie. just loading the show onto the phone. about to go hit the night job!!! jah bless.

  5. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Anyone got an extra code handy?

  6. joe Says:

    Home. Boogie on jam was nice. Sweaty shirt, sore legs.

  7. joe Says:

    Extra spice at tail end of Ocelot

  8. plord Says:

    What up BB. Did you guys get some stream action of that business?

    Because DAMN. There was some serious building-the-puzzle-piece-by-piece listening and jamming going down on that stage. The Carini jam was alive, throbbing, twisting, just ridiculous. Ghost, Boogie On, and the GuyForget action were nonstop great.

    I was going to be sad that the If I Could surely signaled the end of the deep jams, but then it was such a delicate, glittering jewel that I forgave it.

    First set didn’t suck either. Loved the Jim!

    Can’t wait for a second helping of that tomorrow.

  9. HarryHood Says:

    I don’t even have my own code. They punched a hole through it on the way in.

  10. poop goblin Says:

    BB massive represent

    Love you kids

    Tonight is what its all about

  11. HarryHood Says:

    Nice meeting up with you finally Adub.

  12. HarryHood Says:

    In case your wondering, Pat’s towing service covers the area surrounding the DCU center. Your car will be waiting for you around the corner in a locked parking lot. The friendly guy at the counter will give it back for the low low price of $125. Just saying……

  13. DryIceFactory Says:

    Boogie On Reggae Centrum!!!! I just rode the bar. The girl in front of me started doing pushups during the intro to ghost. so epic.

  14. DryIceFactory Says:

    I guess I techincally didnt ride bar if a girl was in front of me, but 2 people back is good enough for me.

  15. lumpyhead Says:

    This carini is AWESOME

  16. DryIceFactory Says:

    Set II has to be on par with some of our favorite 3.0 sets right?

  17. RoosterPizza Says:


    Car got towed and ticket code got punched?

  18. HarryHood Says:

    Yep, towed and punched. That about sums it up. llfa.

  19. RoosterPizza Says:

    Alaska would have been sick in that second set, right after that Ghost. haha

  20. sumodie Says:


    Sorry to hear that, Hood

    Gonna be a freakin’ HOT summer

    Had such a blast, riding high where Dick’s left off

    Boys were def in the tool shed, practicing

    First half of set 2 was some intense communal ecstasy

    DCU had such a sweet vibe tonight -and yes, CK5 has added some banging LEDs (?) to his lighting rig, for the most part very cool

  21. DryIceFactory Says:

    Yup Sumo you just laid it all out pretty well. Guy Forget teases in the fucking boogie on i knew it.

  22. DryIceFactory Says:

    8:20 and 8:27 on the soundboard, someone confirm please?

  23. DryIceFactory Says:

    Yea sorry about the unfortuate circumstances Hood, at least you got to attend an absolute rager!

  24. sumodie Says:

    First set was pretty sweet, it didn’t have a knockout set ender but had a fresh flow featuring several moments of subtle creativity

    Beyond the opening trifecta, I esp dug Nothing (Undermind is so underrated in the Phish catalog)

    along with Ocelot and Broken Heart

    but yeah, the facemelting was saved up for set 2. I’m down with that 8)

  25. robear Says:

    Got thru set one. Sounded really good. Tight and loose. Set II with coffee tomorrow. Give thanks.

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