Dick’s Picks 2013

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)

8.30.13 (Jake Silco)


Tweezer” 8.31 II

This late-set surprise completely blew up as Trey prominently featured his Camden ’09 “Tweezer” lick plucked from Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks.”



Sand” 8.30 II

This jam provided the centerpiece of night one; the best version in a light summer for “Sand.”



Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31 II

The jam of the weekend at Dick’s—a multi-thematic monster anchored by the morphing rhythms of Jon Fishman.



Stash” 8.30 I

Though not quite on the level of Merriweather’s gem, this version elevates beyond the norm.



Carini” 9.1 II

A feel-good jam to cap a feel-good summer.



Caspian > Piper” 9.1 II

The second consecutive, out-of-character Denver “Caspian” segued, unfinished into a hot “Piper.”



Ocelot” 8.30 I

This was the jam with which the weekend began to elevate; my favorite version of the three thousand played this year.



Bathtub Gin” 8.31 I

A straightforward, though peaked-out and inspirational “Gin.”



Say Something > Walls of the Cave” 8.30 II

It didn’t take long for the band to place “Say Something” in the second set. Look for big things from this jam come fall tour.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.03-Say-Something.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2.04-Walls-of-the-Cave.mp3] Tags: ,

2,406 Responses to “Dick’s Picks 2013”

  1. Selector J Says:

    Nice @phoam!

    Was down that way in 2007 sight-seeing before a geo conference. My friend and I hung out in Jaco a bit and then went down the road to Quepos, a town totally geared towards families of American and European tourists, where we found a hotel right on the beach with a room the size of a walk-in closet stacked with bunk beds for $25. And yes, the waves were ridiculously perfect.

    One word of warning: Thieves. Some Tico bastards stole my luggage out of our locked rental car while we were having breakfast in Quepos. In hindsight, the restaurant workers were totally in on it. Left me with nothing but the clothes on back. Had to get a new passport. The whole 9.

  2. phoammhead Says:

    ahhh cool, sumo

    thanks for recs

    going to take that lead, mia, but start with taste

  3. phoammhead Says:


    thanks, man! yes, i’m starting to hear about the thievery . . . ducks sitting on a pond

    i’ve already been told to just carry around a photocopy of my passport. but, where to keep original . . . .

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    SkyBridge will be fully operational for the NYE run…. lol


  5. Jerome Garcia Says:

    I know it’s been discussed but why can’t Phish do what Panic is doing & offer free audio streams via livephish.com? Shit we’d gladly pay $5 for a qual audio stream. I know you’re reading this Phish so pony up!

    WSP @ 7:30PM EST at the below:

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^esta noche. Detroit Motor City.

  7. phoammhead Says:

    that looks ridiculous, palmer . . . whoa, what fancy new yatckt club amenity is that garden not going to become. seems like trouble to me . . . that building wasn’t built for that kind of poshness. i don’t know. seems cool enough, but . . . i mean, really!

  8. phoammhead Says:

    yeah phish . . . read that as in we don’t care to see your ugly mugs! just ruin our craniums with your jams and everything will be okay . . . umkay? . . . umkay.

  9. phoammhead Says:

    whoa those two taste roggae are fine examples of where phish was at those gorge shows

  10. Selector J Says:

    @phoam – I don’t think theft is absolutely rampant but it’s definitely out there so it’s good to be vigilant. At the restaurant we had our laptops out to put songs on an iPod and were using the hotels wifi to get on google maps and plan our route. I’m guessing this was our dumb move which drew unnecessary attention to us.

    The funny thing was right before we had breakfast, my friend that I was with, who has traveled all over South America, Mexico, and Central America, was paranoid the whole time about getting our stuff stolen on the beach. He said we needed to swim one at a time and the other person should guard our stuff (we had our wallets on us).
    I was like, “We’re the only people out here! No one is going to steal our stuff.” We ended up doing it his way. I thought he was going a little overboard at the time. Maybe not…

  11. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    just spun the elements set- first time in a very long time. that set is top shelf phish. i love the first half sand>light>dirt- and it only gets better waves>undermind>steam. money phish, for sure. and then a four/five song encore- wild.

  12. phoammhead Says:

    Thanks for that recon info … Again, no matter how you look at still ducks on a pond

    nice heady maybe I’ll spin that next

  13. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    @ selector and phoam- i had stuff taken from me in costa- twice. first time in a locked car while surfing around boca barranca- they didn’t take much- only about five bucks- that’s all we had in there. the second time, i crossed the boarder from panama and went down to pavones. i was so stoked to see such perfect waves that i stashed my backpack in the jungle and went directly into the water- i didn’t bother to find a place to crash first (i was only travelling with a small backpack and a yellow fish that i picked up in panama city). when i came back my pack was gone. luckily, i had my passport and cash on me in a water proof pouch that i girth hitched to a loop in my board short’s pocket. i wound up talking to some locals and got my pack and clothes back (it took about two days and lots of talking- thank goodness my spanish is decent). they kept my tent and walkman. you know your a bad dresser when you get robbed in a third world country and they give you the clothes back. ha! just be careful. my stuff getting taken at pavones was totally my fault.

    the ticos are great people. some of them see a lot of white people come into their country with a minute amount of respect and a lot of attitude, money, and “things”- they are robin hoodin’. if you are respectful and smart- no problems.

  14. HeadyBrosevelt Says:

    ^ and to add to that story- the only people that helped me out when i was looking for my pack and tent where ticos. they leant me a towel, 2 shirts, and an extra pair of board shorts- all the americans/euros/candians gave me the cold shoulder- not willing to help out.

  15. phoammhead Says:

    interesting, heady … great story even better info and headys up!

  16. phoammhead Says:

    this eyes wrangler is tits on jammone

  17. RoosterPizza Says:

    Me up until five minutes had no interest in MSG run. As of five minutes ago, I got the voicemail from Hood saying, “Let’s do it.” That makes me interested real quick.

  18. bob dylan Says:

    Why does the feeling of missing an upcoming show never subside?


    Ain’t no place I’d rather be.

  19. MiA Says:

    Nice bottle of Pinot Noir and this


  20. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Whoa! Crazy Rica stories. Sounds to me one should perpetrate themselves as a Canuck in every sense & you’ll be fine.

    Costa Rica…all I need are some tasty waves a cool buzz & I’m fine

  21. MiA Says:

    So I’m playing this relaxation music and drinking and MrsMiA came and said “Are you playing my work music?!” Well I suppose.

    Didn’t quite put into perspective she has to work with people who want to listen to Enya. all.the.fucking.time.
    Put in Follakazoid new song Cave. She likes it better.

  22. MiA Says:

    Love a good Fast Times reference

  23. joe Says:

    bb’er discussion on twitter about some 90’s dead inspired me to check out this show (not one that was discussed there) and I could have done a lot worse. really enjoying it so far up to scarlet fire


  24. MiA Says:

    I have no idea what I’m talking about. This IS Cave. Not Follakazoid


  25. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Love a good MiA loves my reference post

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