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. viola Says:

    the frankie sez light > ghost is my favorite pairing of leg 1. so easy to listen to. the jam takes you there with out you realizing IT and then bam… ghost and that ghost is like the cool whip on strawberries. gets a little psycho killer driven by ftroy, ish and mike right at 5:25 crowd goes wild, great moment

    troy dropping those franie sez licks at 8:30 is sublime listening.

  2. MiA Says:

    Firing up Alpine Light Ghost.

  3. vegas wolfmans Says:

  4. voopa Says:

    I’m pretty good about not calling peeps by their BB handles in person, but it’s gonna be hard to not say “Plamer” when the time comes.

  5. phoammhead Says:

    not sure, but looks like that long putter was riding up into scott’s throat region

  6. Robear Says:

    Who the fuck is “Plamer”?!

  7. MiA Says:

    Scott Adams epic meltdown.

    Feel sorry for him.

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  10. Bwana Says:

    Re-listened to Albany 09’s Seven Below > Ghost, Cool it Down late last night after spinning Velvet Underground vinyl for most of the night.

    All was not lost in 09, for me that remains near the top of 3.0 Phish…

  11. phoammhead Says:

    yeah, feel bad for scott . . . long putters are for sissies, though

  12. MiA Says:

    Yeah. Els didn’t win. Scott lost. Too bad.

  13. angryjoggerz Says:

    Just a reminder about this compilation I put together and posted; it is quite chill and great for Sunday afternoon loafing.

    VA – Beat Salad
    a compilation of select instrumental hip hop

    Aphrica – Colossius
    Big Cat (instrumental) – Quakers
    Cant Seem to Forget – Brenk
    Cinnamon – Floating Points
    Coldmess – Bonbooze
    Da Beat – Diabi$e
    Earth Guits Love – Goldee Barnes
    Flying High (instrumental) – MED
    For the Fusta – Kappah
    Free Your Mind – Goldee Barnes
    Glower – Sonakine
    Hash – Knxwledge
    Herstrionics – Mike Gao
    Hey !!! – Diabi$e
    Hide and Seek – Onra
    inTme(stndbye) – Knxwledge
    Lazy Soul – Mux Mool
    Les Saisons – B.Lewis
    Mazzini Science – Major Soul
    Mr Dynomite – Jordan Rockswell
    My Light, My Love – FaltyDL
    Micht Mehr Als 6 Euro – Hulk Hodn
    One Daaay – Brenk
    One for the Wu – Onra
    Openingame – Sir Froderick
    Orange – Digi G’Alessio
    Plug – B.Lewis
    Ploath – Ta-ku
    Seven Years – B-Ju
    Smoke (instrumental) – Quakers
    StarStruck – Diabi$e
    Stereotype (instrumental) – Pritch & Trim
    Strange Days – Daedelus
    Sunday – Christoph El Truento
    Sunrise Luminescence – Matthewdavid
    Thuner-Fonk – Walter Mecca
    Vendas Newly Won Dream – Jonti
    Wap – Oh No
    1 for Dilla – Jonwayne

  14. vegas wolfmans Says:

    aj- I took that compilation out for a spin yesterday as per your post. Very much enjoyed. Even sent it to a couple of friends. Thanks!

  15. vegas wolfmans Says:

    noob question: When I pull a compilation like that into itunes, is there a good way to get it to all stay together. Typically, I make a playlist with albums (such as the instrumental hip-hop mix) containing various artists. Is there a better way to do it? I’m OCD with my music collection like that…

  16. MiA Says:

    Nice comp AJ. Gonna download and listen today

  17. Robear Says:

    Was that guy, Scott, the leader after yesterday? I saw his post round interview. He totally jinxed himself. Said something like ‘I don’t have to play great golf now, I just have to play well and not screw up’

    I turned to my dad and said ‘that guy just lost’

  18. MiA Says:

    True robear. I think he took a Valium or Xanax or something, and was too flat.

    Nerves are everything in that sport. Super Fine motor skills coupled to 100 swing thoughts.

    Vimeo twist on. Don’t like it when the editors get “too” creative.

  19. sumodie Says:

    Light>paug far more inseparable than paug > -7

    That light/paug mashup overloads my serotonin system ever time i spin it

    av light is in third place for me behind Lighteca & Starlake’s

    but it still is a fine example of hot PH!!!

  20. MiA Says:

    Love the crowd shots at the end.

    1 dude is getting off on the rail. 94 other people look confused as fuck.

    I wanna meet that dude.

  21. vegas wolfmans Says:

    WTF?!? (repost from coventry blogspot)!

  22. dusty Says:

    @type III consider music in a language you don’t know for test taking. Something about how our brains process language or lack thereof in this case. I enjoy Brazilian or Japanese.

    It’s also dawning on me that I need to catch some leg 2 shows. Debating between southern run, dicks or my local bill graham. The later seems to be the toughest ticket. Stl through dicks seems most interesting to me.

  23. ThePigSong Says:

    Star Lake Light wins by a mile over AV for me. Not going to compare Ghost v Paug, cause that’d just be silly.

  24. Mr. Palmer Says:

    dusty- serious question:

    Why doesn’t BGCC interest you more? I understand its hometown and all that. Seems that most people are going gaga over those shows. I find it interesting that someone from there isn’t that keen on the shows. Think they will fall prey to the overhyped machine? Does the venue suck?

    I’m not going regardless, but i am curious as to your thoughts.

  25. ThePigSong Says:

    Could this Sirius show turn into a weekly thing Mr M? I’d probably get a subscription for a few hours a week of han picked jams + commentary. I’ve been eeally enjoying the TypeII casts this summer.

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