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. kayatosh Says:

    thanks, palmer. qual kuroda info. check out the landlady designs via the jah phone website. i esp. dig the dog log

  2. kayatosh Says:

    attn. BB: looking for 1 ticket for each night of SF. xpun may have me covered but i wanted to throw another line in the water. thanks in advance.

  3. thedayman Says:

    the deer creek shows are a bit glossed over due to the plethora of highlights from this summer, but dc nite 1 set 2 is so great. love the whole thing, including fish antics. dc waves is top notch.

  4. Mr.Miner Says:

    5 day tropical festie??

  5. Mr.Miner Says:

    Dc1 is the chron. Dc2 not so much.

  6. MiA Says:

    I know exactly what Robear means about a wormhole.

    Seemed like the “whale” section, kept coming back, even in Weekapaug and they were like teasing the jams in the jams. So much counter-referencing stuff they just did 4 minutes ago.

    Love how Page can’t let go of Light at the beginning of Week. and how they kinda plop into Seven Below.

    The Seven Below jam is like bits of all three previous songs.

    What do i know though.

  7. thedayman Says:

    def agree miner. kind of an individual component type show as you say. the disease->sand is great, but set fizzled with that rifted twist and short gin. really thought we were about to blast off when twist started..

    still though, the lower tier shows this tour still have some great highlights.

    thanks again for all that you do.

  8. Mr. Palmer Says:

    They are going to play every state in the US they haven’t played yet. Not sure how many states are left.

    Show at Mt. Rushmore 2013 !

  9. Mr.Miner Says:


  10. Mr.Miner Says:

    Seemed like the “whale” section, kept coming back, even in Weekapaug and they were like teasing the jams in the jams. So much counter-referencing stuff they just did 4 minutes ago.

    ^yup! re: star lake. this is what I often refer to as “self-referrential jamming” for lack of a better term. My favorite of that sequence is when Page so gently brings back Week in -7…so smooth

  11. Mr. Palmer Says:

    The Juneau Alaska will melt brains….

  12. Robear Says:

    Palmer FTW!

  13. Gavinsdad Says:

    Dylan playing ND/SD this fall. My friend is going to tick off the last two states he hasn’t seen Dylan (plus a mount Rushmore trip!)

  14. sumodie Says:

    Apparently BGCA are stealth shows for dr g & me

    Every time those dates come up in convo with family my mouth inadvertently says we’re doing sth else besides phish. Oops. Hope my brain and mouth start colluding so i can keep my story straight, lol

  15. kayatosh Says:

    hilarious, sumo. same here. my wife tells her mom today that i’m headed out to SF in mid august. mom in law says: “For what?” i told her it was a reunion of good friends. and the ?ing thankfully stopped.

  16. Xpun Says:

    So I’ll throw it back out there too that I’m looking for some cheap lodging. Floors work. Over sized chairs + ottomans are even better 😉

    Thanks for the link Palmer. Great read.

    13 going to be a busy year!

  17. sumodie Says:

    Still trying to use for SF lodging -sent another inquiry just now. Wanna tie up the loose ends real soon

    Time for another episode of Sherlock Holmes (2010 version). Yup, it’s pretty damned great. Streams free on netflix

  18. BingosBrother Says:

    Space Camp

    6/28/95 Tweezer

  19. MiA Says:

    Just watched Firefly. Wasn’t there someone pimping that on here a few days ago?

  20. garretc Says:

    I think Silly was both praising and condemning it, MiA. I, personally, think its great

  21. IrieWalton Says:

    Beautiful day outside + slow day + boss away= early dismissal for proper listening at home to Cincy’s Set II.


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