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. BrandonKayda Says:

    A month from today I’ll be at Shepherd in West Virginia, getting ready to start classes.

    I guess that’s growing up, huh.

  2. MiA Says:

    Congrats BK. that first year goes by fast.

    Honestly never heard of Shepard in WV.

    My only problem with DCU 2001 is that it’s bookended by Velvet Sea and Char. Zero. Weird.

  3. RoosterPizza Says:

    It’ll be fun BK! This is a great time in your life.

  4. Xpun Says:

    We are holding you to the 13th though

    Went through all the Gins of leg one today. Not sure why it took me so long to come around to it but dcu gin is awesome. And I’m sorry but dc is just pretty miserable to listen to in comparison to all the others.

    Is it a 3.0 thing to yell we love to take a bath. I don’t remember that from before. Is it wook irony or are they yelling at the wooks? I’m confused.

  5. Xpun Says:

    ^may not be actual irony


  6. MiA Says:

    Phish trying to communicate that

    1) 1000 barefoot children are dancing on their lawn
    2) Take a bath
    3) Boy!
    4) Man!
    5) God!
    6) Shit.

  7. MiA Says:

    I was probably the last person to “get” Light.

    Tahoe opened my mind. But really thought light at Star Lake was going to suck. Bad expectations and shit.

    I’m bad at Phish at times. I admit it.

    This Light (and all these Leg 1 Lights) kick ass.

    Light at LBC is gonna be awesome.

  8. kayatosh Says:

    fully rooster’d. about to take the SF plunge. book a flight. book a hotel. and then figure out tix. silly to be doing this for a sold out shows, but will work the tix out later. do i really like phish this much? do i like concerts this much? not about that. it’s the BB tractor beam and SF.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    light’s my boy.

  10. joemeg Says:

    kaya, not silly at all. Book the flight, you will get tickets.

  11. albert walker Says:

    fuck KDF > twist from cinci. that’s how it’s done 3.0 style

    KDF is fuckin great. really love this version. if not for bethel by far the best I’ve caught to date. killer type I action in the jam.

    still not hearing JCS jam in Twist

    of course i’ve nver heard JCS

    but damn if that Twist isn’t the sickest fuckin jam. really jumps out even amongst the best of the leg.

    so does AV Light > Ghost

    more spins the better this segment gets. so fuckin slick.

  12. albert walker Says:

    SF is not missed shit IMO

    3 nights. peeps gonna be HIGH. gonna be FUN. Prancer gonna BRING it.

  13. albert walker Says:

    got the old electric guitar out. my girl has her bongo beats goin as usual

    working out our own little version of the now infamous bouncin coda jam

    the original masterpiece in case you missed it

    this never gets old for me

  14. MiA Says:

    Kaya needs to do SF. It’s like SF is all about Kaya’s being.

    Wine, phish, gorgeous weather and vaping.

  15. MiA Says:

    Kaya is SF.

  16. albert walker Says:


  17. kayatosh Says:

    flights booked. hotel pending. tix pendng.

    Thank you BB for the inspiration. finally pulled the trigger.

    xpun: I’ll take those tix off your hands. all 3 nights.

  18. Xpun Says:

    Kaya – headed to bed but email me I’ll get back tomorrow. We can work it out.

    Xpun25 ya hoo

  19. kayatosh Says:


    xpun: email sent.

  20. albert walker Says:

    can’t overlook the mini LUOLMA jam from cinci either though cuz of the monster from SPAC

    very nice open well listened convo goin on in the little mini cinci jam. gets tons of spins.

  21. tzara's Says:

    Roosterin’ up, cotes du Rhone style. Working out my Denver plans. Things are looking up.

  22. Robear Says:

    Just read back an am laughing out loud! Albert Walker! U guys even make golf talk interesting. What a crew. Kaya!

  23. Robear Says:

    got the old electric guitar out. my girl has her bongo beats goin as usual

    ^ this hurts my stomach from laughing

    still not hearing JCS jam in Twist
    of course i’ve nver heard JCS

    ^highlarious Albert walker post.

  24. kayatosh Says:

    flight booked. hotel booked. tix pending. this just made my year.

    after 7.8 i was dead set on going and then wavered, lost momentum and fizzled. 2 weeks later i’m officially on board. major high just having this on the horizon. thanks again, BB. last piece of the puzzle is securing tix.

    robear! see you in SF.

  25. voopa Says:

    I think there’s been w00k-ticipation during Gin ever since the first Troy solo acoustic ones in ’99.

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