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. ChefBradford Says:

    Been keeping tabs at work via Twitter. On paper, this show looks absolutely amazing. Astonishing, really

  2. Jtran Says:

    Saturday can’t come soon enough.

  3. oneshowatatime Says:

    @chef – paper is nothing to this show

  4. sneven Says:

    post-show – you could sell a warm bottle of water, a cold grilled cheese, and a clean pair of pink underoos as a package deal – all 3 for $20.

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Set 2:
    Drowned -> Sand > Theme, Axilla, Birds, Tela, Split > Have Mercy > Piper -> Melt > Slave

    Did anybody else hear the “Birds of a Feather” reprise in Piper? I thought they were gonna go back into the lyrics, Trey played the lead.

    I love this band

  6. Jeffiem Says:

    Better via stream, Chef. Can’t wait for the tapes.

  7. Jtran Says:

    @Chef

    It’s sounded even better

  8. AintNoTele Says:

    Putting in order for ALAC now…

  9. BTB Says:

    It’s actually kinda lame Chef 🙂

  10. Jtran Says:

    @BK

    Yea, heard that.

  11. Mr. Murph Says:

    This stuff right here makes me want to drop everything and go on tour.

  12. oneshowatatime Says:

    from the hoodstream board (i like this one): “hansoj: 30 min slave, trey kills mike and they break up”

  13. DukeOfLizards Says:

    @BK

    Def happened.

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    y’all in on taper420?

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    How the hell did they top the first set? Seriously, I forgot about it until now….

    This show will go down in history as one of the “BIG” shows.

    Melodic Slave intro build before drums – LOVE it

  16. HenryGale Says:

    Man my friends picked a hell of a show to pick up tour. By AC they’re gonna be starting songs on Friday, playing the bridge on Saturday, and finishing them in Set III on Sunday!

  17. oneshowatatime Says:

    i’m going to make my girlfriend listen to this show for weeks and she’s going to hate me for every minute of it

  18. Jtran Says:

    I’m on duckpoop on hoodstream C

  19. jdub Says:

    What’s the score tonight? Looking at that setlist and reading a few comments it looks like a blowout.

  20. sneven Says:

    wont be able to understand Miner’s review tomorrow… it’ll be written in tongues.

  21. BTB Says:

    C- Duckpoop

  22. Leo Weaver Says:

    duck poop here too

    take care of your shoes!

  23. thedayman Says:

    duckpoop aint bad at’all

  24. DukeOfLizards Says:

    @jdub

    Sounds like one too.

    😉

  25. KWL Says:

    miner wont have a review tomorrow

    this one’s going to take a day

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