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. willowed Says:

    Nice Neems.

    Cease the day peeps

  2. MiA Says:



  3. frottage Says:

    “I even shaved my junk for the occasion”

    it never rains but it pours

  4. Selector J Says:

    Cease the day peeps

    Try harder, BBers. Still daylight in Texas.


  5. verno329 Says:

    Well said neems. While I won’t be there in person for any leg 1 dates I’ll be looking forward to being there in spirit as I spin the recordings. Enjoy all!

  6. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Seize the day?

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    seas the day!

  8. neemor Says:

    Carpe muthafuckin’ diem.

    Dance like nobody’s watching.
    Cuz they’re not!

    Also: never be afraid to approach the guy in the Antelope’s jersey. He loves hugs.

  9. willowed Says:

    C’s the day

  10. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    C’s the day

    you could put a shamrock on a shirt with that line and make a TON of money tonight

  11. litteringand Says:

    LLama is my opener call

  12. sumodie Says:

    Cease the day peeps and get yer ass to Wookster for a raging night of Phish 👿

  13. sumodie Says:

    I got nuthin’ (but shudders) bout the junk shaving

  14. RoosterPizza Says:

    If anyone comes across an extra code, I would be most appreciative for it.
    m b a r c o m b 1 0 at jee mail

  15. neemor Says:

    Cheese today.

    I’m thinking that an asteroid is going to crash into the Centrum tonight.
    That’s right, the Centrum.
    I said it.

    Anniversary nite for this guy, too. 60.
    And also, the last time I was in the Centrum was my first time in the front row. At Mike’s feet.
    He said “yes”.
    And they opened with YEM>Clone.

    Tonight’s JIM>-7 will be, too.

  16. sumodie Says:

    Neil Young – Boston – Mon 11/26 – Presale at 10am (almost now)

    code: crazy

    word is that most every tour stop but LA has gen adm floor, bout to find out

  17. sumodie Says:


  18. Luther T. Justice Says:

    I was thinking Llama too @ litter.

  19. highhighhand Says:

    dance like no one is filiming you with their iphone to to put on youtube and pick on you and get you fired for looking too sweaty and too spun

  20. neemor Says:

    Last niiiiiiiiiIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiite.
    In a moment my thoughts were adrift.

    We will also approach a monster Rift.

    And for dessert?

  21. Guyute711 Says:

    Crystal Wulf tonight!!!

  22. MiA Says:

    Birds of a Feather

  23. Dr Pronoia Says:

    I love when neems is excited

    Love and high energy to everyone going tonight

  24. litteringand Says:

    Indoor phish to kick off summer, i am still wrapping my head around that. Wish i could be there but as i have said before, i am pumped for all of you who can.

    Once they start the first real jam of tour my mind will imagine the scene from empire strikes back when they make the annoucement that the first transport is away (the first jam is away), and the collective roar from the community.

  25. alf Says:

    stopped at the co-op for some last minute supplies

    picked up a new beer, first time i’ve seen it

    firestone walker wookey jack ipa

    bodes well.

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