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. dorn76 Says:

    Gordo and the Wookie.


  2. kenny powers Says:

    3 and a half hours till i bust outta here and park my ass at The Dive Bar!

  3. marcoesq Says:

    Crystal Gumoski’s

  4. xpun Says:

    t3 – almost took it off the list for zero percent probability factor. i’ll settle for a rotation jam though 😉

    catching anywhere from 3 to 13 shows this year so i hope to knock a few of those off the list.

  5. IrieWalton Says:

    Happy Ter, Folks!

    Rage it hard and remember: throw the glow sticks at the camera phones and not at the band.

  6. xpun Says:


    haha i didn’t even notice the ‘army’. copied that from my songs never seen from zzyzx.

  7. kenny powers Says:

    it’s a common error xpun

  8. bearito Says:

    How’d that Bear get up there?

    Phresh Phish tonight!

    Who’s got my DCU glory hole?!

  9. xpun Says:

    im going to start throwing camera phones.

  10. xpun Says:

    going to buy my friday AC tix early so i can step into the freezer without worry. anyone else still in need of one and in the same mindset? ebay has better deals on pairs

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  12. marcoesq Says:

    Wonder if Friday selling out will pump them up for the show

  13. kenny powers Says:

    @ t3

    you hitting both nights? or do you have daddy duty? will i see you at The Dive?

  14. sumodie Says:

    Wooksta will rage!!!

    IT begins tooooooonite

  15. kenny powers Says:

    @ marco

    i bet it will. probs one of those things they’d say “i don’t care” to, but you know on the inside it tickles their fancy.

  16. halcyon Says:

    Hope tonight is everything everybody has wished for.

    Oh Maze Opener!

  17. kenny powers Says:

    Yes Halcy!!

    classics I would love to get this run


  18. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    YES! No! Not tonight (late start to prevent question two from becoming a ‘yes’ will get us there too late to meet up).
    but if you are on the floor I’ll probably catch you there

    I have a few BBers I need to catch for ticket related stuff though…

  19. Purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    @duke – no not tn. Couchin it up. Im doing ac2 and jb’s

  20. neemor Says:

    The Antelope is a foregone conclusion.
    Trey is practicing the riffs right now in his dressing room.

  21. xpun Says:

    Dear Phish,

    I know we expect a lot from you guys at times and it may seem like you can never make anyone happy, but here’s a little clue for you all. See you in AC.


  22. Grooves Says:

    Wooodie Woot Woot!!! Woooooot! Woooo-chickie-poooo! Woot Woot! Woooooooooooo!!!!!

  23. litteringand Says:

    Found this the other day, thought the BB might like it-


  24. Mr palmer Says:

    Wooksta bound.

  25. Robear Says:

    crazy. i’ve only been to worcester in the cold. winter ’95 and fall ’98. i wonder what the place looks like with leaves on the trees? are there trees?

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