Stein’s Shots: Best of Leg One

“Steam” – 6.30.12, East Troy, WI

Michael Stein is one of the premiere concert photographers on the scene today. With an impeccable sense of the moment, Stein captures priceless portraits of his subjects time and time again. It just so happens that he is also a huge Phish fan. Hitting the road with the band for most of Leg One, Stein has hand selected a 38-shot gallery that represents his favorite shots of 2012 to share with Phish Thoughts today. I want to personally thank Michael for sharing his work with this site for over three years, and here’s to future collaboration! This post provides a preview, but be sure to CLICK OVER to view the rest of his Leg One gallery!


6.30.12 – East Troy, WI


6.16.12 – Atlantic City, NJ


6.23.12 – Burgettstiwn, PA


6.17.12 – Atlantic City, NJ


6.23.12 – Burgettstown, PA


6.28.12 – Noblesville, IN


“Sleeping Monkey” 6.20.12 – Portsmouth, VA


771 Responses to “Stein’s Shots: Best of Leg One”

  1. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Damn MiA. Yesterday I broke 100 (97) for the second time this year and was doing a happy dance the whole way home. Let’s never play golf together.

    nati twist is my favorite jam of leg 1.

  2. William H. Bonney Says:

    Trying explaining that one to the wife…..

  3. butter Says:

    great round MIA – thats gotta feel good

    would love to play Hading Park during the BGC run, prolly a longshot with all that will be going on

  4. butter Says:

    dl ing a few vimeo vids as i havent watched any yet and the selection looks pretty tasty

    starting with Alpine Fee and Cincy Twist

  5. butter Says:

    and great round Vegas

    golf is a game you compete against yourself as much or more than any competitor

  6. butter Says:

    thats awesome on the official vimeo Twist they include the KDF outro sickness

  7. MiA Says:

    Thanks. I felt like I was playing out of my mind. Truly felt like I was in “the zone”. That weird ethereal feeling of just feeling like I couldn’t do wrong on the course.

    Well, except the last two holes. I was shaking over each shot.

    My buddy was like “if you par these last two jokes you’ll shoot 2 over. Do it!

    Thanks man. I kinda wasn’t trying to pay attention.

    I’m on a golf high right now.

    Good time for some Cincy Twist.

  8. MiA Says:

    Butter said it perfect. We’ve all played through each number to get where we are. No judgement about anybody’s game to me. Breaking 100 is a big deal.

    Great score Vegas!

  9. butter Says:

    playing so well and having it mean so much that your shaking is great

    next step is to learn to control the breathing, and that calms the nerves, then channel that into concentration

    been able to do it a few times

    you just wowed your buddy so much, he couldn’t help himself from asking and commenting

    ” I kinda wasn’t trying to pay attention.” exactly what you need to do. try to not try to hard – but still concentrate 100%


  10. MiA Says:

    Harding park would be fun. Played there once.

  11. voopa Says:

    “^ go to 3:30ish on this video, and then tell me that’s not a Jesus Christ Superstar quote”

    OK, that one’s closer. They’re probably referencing that even though the intervals aren’t quite the same. I retract my belligerent denial.

  12. MiA Says:

    Yeah. Focusing that nervous energy is next plane stuff. I got a bad bounce on 18 and hit a sprinkler head front edge of green for a huge bounce. 1st time ive done that.

    17, I hit my drive 270 into a far side bunker, and trickled in. Ball was 2″ from the lip.

    Tried not to take the foot off the gas. Or play conservatively. But just got unlucky bounces. Got a ton of lucky bounces earlier though, so not complaining.

    Go Scott Adams!

  13. butter Says:

    more golfthoughts

    for me learning to finish off a good round involved being more aggressive

    my pattern was to play conservative to finish a good round. not just strategy, but swings themselves

    now, i try to error on the aggressive side when finishing a good round. total work in progress, but what i try to do is just pick a good target and swing away…and if i’m toggling between shots, i try to choose the bolder shot and go for a birdie

    i still screw up, obviously… but the mindset is better, more focused, aggressive and ultimately i’m giving myself a better chance at a lower score

  14. butter Says:

    ^ ha, looks like you stayed aggressive

  15. butter Says:

    just took Cincy Twist to the dome, headphoned

    this jam keeps giving and giving

    hard to argue against a JCS tease/ flavored jam in there after watching that video Miner posted

    everything but the counting the whip cracks outloud. Fish’s cymbal even sounds like the whip cracking

    gets all JCS’d out at 9:45

    amazing newschool sounding Phish

  16. butter Says:

    there, i talked about Phish for those of you with a golf ball allergy 😉

  17. MiA Says:

    I like it Butter. I need to break through on something.

    I will have a tendency to “lay up” if I’m 195 out. Try to pitch to get up and down. If the pitching/putting thing is on I score better.

    Tried to do the “aggressive” thing today. 185 out to pin, and pured a 7 iron. Front edge, right on flag, hit sprinkler head, bounced up 40′ and hopped the green right in front of our clubhouse. Kinda felt “robbed” but just laughed. Just had 16/18. Can’t complain.

    I love golfing with new people who can coach the mental side of the game.

    Take your lumps, yet be aggressive. Jedi your way through.

    Trey is back to Jedi status again.

  18. MiA Says:

    Love to golf with you sometime Butter.

    Later guys!

  19. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Miner- when you put it like that, yep it is indeed the jcs quote. Sounds sweet.

  20. Mr. Palmer Says:

    I’m jealous of the golf talk. Used to be a big part of my life outside of work.

    Once kid number 3 came along i had to denounce my membership to a club. No way i could continue to pay 10k a year for something that was just for me. Plus i hated almost all of the people involved with the club, member that is. I got along great with the normal people that worked there.

    I know you don’t have to be in a private club to play, but I haven’t taken the lunge back. My game was actually getting pretty good. Was beginning to consistently shoot in the 80s after year of being stuck around 92-97. I hope to pick it up again soon. How great would a BB Open be at a great venue in 2013 be? Sign me up. Be forewarned though… I hear that ALF is a total sandbagger. Club champion and shit like that…

  21. Mr.Miner Says:

    i suck, but i’d play. mid 90s on a good day…

  22. Mr.Miner Says:

    fwiw, JCS soundtrack wasn’t a cheese musical soundtrack, rather a stellar piece of late-70′ fusion….

    The musical was first produced as an album before being staged on Broadway and later in London’s West End. On the original album, the part of Jesus was sung by Ian Gillan, the lead singer of Deep Purple who later also worked with Black Sabbath and others, and that of Judas by Murray Head. The future Gary Glitter had a one-liner as a priest and Michael d’Abo appeared as King Herod. The title song, “Superstar”, sung by Judas (Murray Head), and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, sung by Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman) about her relationship with Jesus, were both big hits.
    The original album has a rock flavor that is very different from Lloyd Webber’s later work. This is in part due to the emotive singing of Murray Head and Ian Gillan and the playing of well-known rock session musicians such as guitarists Neil Hubbard and Chris Spedding, bassist Alan Spenner and drummer Bruce Rowland. The musical arrangements are often multi-layered, featuring rock and classical elements, and contain many abruptly shifting dynamics and time signatures.

  23. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bandon Dunes in Oregon is a place i’ve dreamed of playing for years. Too bad Phish ever plays that state though….

    Would be a great time though, A BB Open. Even try and set it up on an off day ( from a show). Everyone gets into town a day earlier or whatever..

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Does have it as a JCS tease/quote?

    Because unless they have it, I call BS! They are always on the money with teases/quotes… 😉

  25. butter Says:

    day 1 or day 2? of BGC for golf

    role call: me, bigjig, miner, mia?, spence

    looks like we could easily do 2 foresomes

    off to wedding, lets try and make it happen

Leave a Reply