A Postcard From Maine

Official Augusta Poster

After a 420 mile drive (on the nose) from Augusta to Utica and a hearty Denny’s breakfast, last night’s full-on review will have to wait a bit. In short, Phish dropped a standout second set centered around an experimental “Light” in a gymnasium taken right out of the 1980s. Amidst a burly “Fuck Your Mike’s Groove,” Phish took “Light” into original realms, building on the revised jam format unveiled in Broomfield – improvising out of the main build into percussive and futuristic funkscapes rather than reprising the lyrics and leading the piece into ambient psychedelia. Stellar versions of “Bathtub Gin” and “Harry Hood” also highlighted the show, but the most spectacular part may have come in the encore of all places! Usually an afterthought, Phish came out and dropped a absolutely sublime and exploratory “Reba” that showcased the band’s most cohesive improv of the evening. Stopping in a brief “Manteca” tease out of a surreal sequence, the jaw-dropping highlight of the night came last – and that is a rarity. More to come in the day off – gotta catch a nap before this evening…

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Back on the Train, Torn and Frayed, Bathtub Gin, Gumbo, The Divided Sky, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Nellie Kane, 46 Days, Possum

II: Fuck Your Face > Mike’s Song* > Light > Twenty Years Later > Fast Enough for You, Weekapaug Groove, Halley’s Comet > Free, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus, A Day in the Life

E: Reba**, Backwards Down the Number Line

* w/ “Fuck Your Face” quotes at the beginning and end of the jam, ** w/ “Manteca” quote

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1,647 Responses to “A Postcard From Maine”

  1. BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh my….

  2. Kevin Says:

    The overall internet scene, Type III. I read so many posts where people (here and elsewhere) were sad they missed the show of the tour in SC.

    Nope! And we’re all glad.

  3. BTB Says:

    HH deserves this shit

  4. neemor Says:

    “poor, poor AC. I heard it had some nice parts of town. 10 days from now it will be gone.”

    Along with the entire East Coast.
    The entire coastline just lost 29 inches.

  5. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Birds reprise?

  6. oneshowatatime Says:

    “Pubert’d”

    i think that’s my new fave

  7. KWL Says:

    def. so happy for HH

    fucking birds!!!!!!

  8. BTB Says:

    Back into BOAF…

  9. Kevin Says:

    And I was in SC and liked night 1 better than night 2. I’m weird like that:)

  10. Mr. Murph Says:

    What is happening right now?

  11. DukeOfLizards Says:

    COME.

    THE FUCK.

    ON.

  12. oneshowatatime Says:

    oh my god, this show is truly legendary

  13. neemor Says:

    “HH deserves this shit”
    ^ this

  14. Leo Weaver Says:

    Yeah he does BTB. sounds like him and sumo are enjoying themselves

  15. Jtran Says:

    HAHAHAHAHA

    I leave for a couple minutes and this nonsense blows up. JEEEEEEEEEEZUZ

  16. BTB Says:

    KWL – I feel like a just looked at you and said “stash” 😉

  17. oneshowatatime Says:

    i can’t believe the show is still going. are they going to play until dawn and end at 6:30am with 2001>meatstick?

  18. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Fish leading the charge back into Melt?

  19. BTB Says:

    Pass the BBQ leo

  20. KWL Says:

    unreal

  21. kip Says:

    Really enjoyed this show, especially the first set song selections. The Gin got me geeking out a bit for sure and 46 Days is slowly rising as one of my favorite arena rock songs that they play. I have a couple of vids up on YouTube for Torn and Frayed and Day in Life:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqzPJBwxKKw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFhiRr3VXA

  22. thedayman Says:

    back to split????? jesus christ!!??!!

  23. KWL Says:

    un fucking real

  24. Jtran Says:

    And into Melt

  25. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Yezzir!

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