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:

    So much deep, wide open, original, creative improv tonight. I am really happy. Even though I didn’t get anything done that I was planning on doing, this is much better 😀

  2. Jtran Says:

    I wonder how badly purp is bummed on no Ghost. I say not badly 🙂

  3. thedayman Says:

    @ oneshow – google ustream taper420 thats how i found him

  4. thedayman Says:

    some zep, word.

  5. Jtran Says:

    GTBT > Blat Boom

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    footbell!

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    go to another ustream channel page

    change the name in the url

  8. AintNoTele Says:

    Monkey encore

  9. Jtran Says:

    I’ll take GTBT > Tweeprise actually

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    Holy shit this sounds incredible. Thank you @Mr C

  11. oneshowatatime Says:

    @dayman – you da(y) man

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah just keep it chill, keep it offboard

  13. AintNoTele Says:

    you need a password

  14. thedayman Says:

    no worries brotha, thanks for the hookup mrc this audio is unreal

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    On a night like tonight….GTBT->atypical ambient jam->groove->Guyute teases->Blat Boom->Ghost->Shine A Light

    LLFA

  16. oneshowatatime Says:

    last good times/bad times was greek2

  17. oneshowatatime Says:

    …which was a SICK warmup show for greek3!

  18. AintNoTele Says:

    nevermind

  19. Jtran Says:

    Was hoping that baseball game would go on longer to force me to stay up until the boards are up.

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    WHOS GOT MY HETTY BLAT BOOM YO

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    So Hood and Sumodie got totally HOSED in every way tonight. Lucky bastards 😀

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Are they really jamming this….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  23. KWL Says:

    hood on the rail for set II

    decent set 🙄

  24. Mr. Completely Says:

    I associate GTBT with shows that are up and down – some good points, some bad points, to quote another song from this show

    obviously not a good fit for tonight

  25. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Really, Phish? Really?

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