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. m00nshake Says:

    I’m at a cheap hotel around twenty miles from Worcester, at the Super Eight in Leominster. Just went to a banging Chinese buffet, though. If any of you are around here, visit Chopsticks and get your eat on!

  2. snow Says:

    “remember: throw the glow sticks at the camera phones and not at the band.”

    This seems to be it. Far more anonymous and hygienic than wedgies or ass slapping.

    Time to tweet that shit. To all 14 of my followers that are on on the BB.

    KP – I thought you lived in a dive bar.

    Tonight is gonna rock cause the BB rockstars will be in the house. Hope everyone has a great show.

  3. marcoesq Says:

    It’s a joke that These 3 are part owners of the Miami Dolphins

  4. halcyon Says:


  5. marcoesq Says:

    11.28.98 Wolfman’s>Piper is nice

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Wolfman’s>Timber meant

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    this girl is already raring to go for tonight

  8. Robear Says:


  9. Luther T. Justice Says:

    ^I think she may be on bath salts.

  10. Albert walker Says:

    Chillin at residence inn

    Local gas station had bongs but no slides and what seemed to be a bunch of crack slinging


  11. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    Oh yeah, there’s a fucking show tonight!

  12. marcoesq Says:


    Your Kings (My old Flyers) are gonna give em a Newark style beatdown on Saturday

  13. marcoesq Says:

    Richards looked straight w00k/d out in that LA flatbrim during that intermission piece last night

  14. snow Says:

    Thanks for the lionel lyrics Luther. Very touching.

  15. snow Says:

    So @Mia, did you come up with throwing glow sticks the other day or were you repeating somebody else.

  16. kenny pizzle Says:

    Jdub and I are randomly in the same section, lol!

  17. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yeah @marco, it’s only fitting that they win the cup on the road given their playoffs. mike richards is the fucking man.

  18. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    I take pictures at shows with my phone (during songs, not jams), because I like photography and nowhere else can you take pictures like at a Phish show. So keep your stinkin’ glow sticks away from me.


  19. marcoesq Says:

    It’ll be a nice way to cap a 11-0 road playoff record. Specially in front of those fools.

    Yeah, losing Richards was tough. And Gagne/Carter 2yrs ago. But we got Simmonds..

  20. William H. Bonney Says:

    Checked in to beechwood for the nite. Time for a little nap then see about catching up with some of u cats.

  21. Multibeast Says:

    Whaslappin BB!
    Listening to the Real Gin in celebration of all thangs wooster.

    Stoked for all attending tonight.

    Regarding the Firestone Walker…let me know your thoughts. I love their Union Jack IPA. Just had one last night…I have not had the Wooley Jack IPA though….

  22. marcoesq Says:

    MSG Neil Young presale going on now:


  23. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    beechwood is pimping.
    nice work, bonney

  24. marcoesq Says:

    damn, Beechwood IS pimping. Party at Bonney’s place

  25. snow Says:

    gravity removes the sticks quickly, most of the time DF. If you don’t hold your phone up for five minutes to make a movie, you should be fine.

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