8.19.2102 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (Michael Stein)

I: Crowd Control, Party Time, Axilla, Reba, Free, Mound, Walk Away, NICU, Back on the Train, Gotta Jibboo, Roggae, David Bowie

II: Crosseyed and Painless > Light -> Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley -> Crosseyed > Theme From the Bottom, Rocky Top, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Meatstick, Bug, You Enjoy Myself

E: Ride Captain Ride > Tweezer Reprise

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312 Responses to “Perfection.”

  1. snow Says:

    Nice Voopa.

    You’re not the only one Bobby D. I had to leave heaven, I mean San Fran yesterday.

    I’ve got Fri/Sat DL codes to trade for last night….
    snowbank bb at geemail

  2. Gavinsdad Says:

    Crazy energy in the building is an understatement! Good meeting u finally @voopa hope u hit pay dirt out there. Sounds like u did.

  3. snow Says:

    There were definitely plenty of w00ks not making it in Bobby..
    Not sure if anyone with $ got left out.

    And… It was nice meeting voopa. Hopefully we can hang more down the road…

  4. snow Says:

    I mean, cause, why would phish decide to end the trend of phoning in the third night the first time I only hit the first two nights?

    I feel like snOBEAR.

  5. Gavinsdad Says:

    And @butter like others have said…great review. U have the knack of retaining subtleties about the show in real time that I simply don’t have. Great thoughts. Also wanted to mention how nice it was to hang w ur wife and son. Beautiful people.

  6. butter Says:

    thanks alot GD, always a pleasure my friend

    home sweet home

    CA tour…..wowzers

  7. butter Says:

    bout to puff a tube, give thanks and fire up last nights set 2

  8. Gavinsdad Says:

    That ticket was a grind. Couldn’t get any for folks in need with $150 at the ready. Saw one go on sat for $250. Saw kids offering $300.

  9. voopa Says:

    bobby d- Not while high himself (at least not deemsters). It was linked here during Jerry week, I’ll see if I can find it.

  10. voopa Says:


    “There’s so much mystery there in brain chemistry that I’m sure you cough up a psychedelic experience every once in a while. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it happens pretty frequently – frequently enough for me personally to be aware that there’s something there.

    More interesting yet is that I’ve experienced at times – this has only happened on those rare occasions when somebody on stage is smoking DMT, it’s usually like the Hell’s Angels – but when there’s DMT being smoked on stage, there’s actually an interference that occurs, a measurable effect that happens to the electronics on stage. I mean I can hear it, and if I had the right meters, I could measure it. It really changes things – there’s a real *electron* leap of some sort that produces a kind of wireless broadcast.

    There are times when I’d notice, hey, suddenly something is very different, and *then* notice the smell of DMT. Like you’re playing an electric guitar, you’re doing very minute things with your fingertips. The smallest string is 9/1000th of an inch in diameter, and that’s pretty small – so you’re dealing with minute little changes which are amplified up to huge size, and so the psycho-acoustic effect that happens in that chain, is something you feel with your body, it’s not just something you hear, you *feel* it, it affects your touch.

    So that DMT thing, it’s like somebody sticks in a square wave generator, all of a sudden the waves are just chopped off right at the top, it’s like a super fuzz tone is inserted in the line somewhere, and also the amplitude jumps up about 20-30%. It’s an amazing effect. We don’t *know* what the brain does. I’m sure it’s a measurable, quantifiable, repeatable thing, in terms of “science.”

  11. DukeOfLizards Says:


  12. DukeOfLizards Says:

    Also, is it just me, or did that little arpeggiation PZA was dropping just before the Theme drop sound suspiciously like the very beginning of Sea of Sand from MSG95?


  13. revise your despise Says:

    I’m down for pre gaming in atl. Also plan on a dab a thon in my room at the marriott. All BBers invited.

    Still looking for oak mtn. Cash or kind. hlw1985 gheemol

  14. MiA Says:

    Hazel Mango gifted/faced someone her extra outside of BGCA. So nice.

    Right after that, her cab driver ran up to her with her phone in her hand calling her name.

    The universe pays dividends for good people!

  15. MiA Says:

    I felt lifted last night. Like from the sweet tart the night before. Got my second wind after sitting down for 15 mins at set break.

    Those chairs were comfy.

    I really liked the place. Great bathrooms, super security.

    Phish could do a six night stand there for sure.

  16. PigSong Says:

    Thanks for the stories and recaps, all!

    Crosseyed>Light>Sally is so easily the top of 3.0 for me right now. I mean, holy god, all feels right in the Ph world. Ya’ll are lucky bastards. I was totally content to catch a Saturday night special in ATL, until now.

    MY expectations just blew up.

  17. PigSong Says:

    Studio time could be very rewarding this fall. A December run would be divine.

  18. lumpyhead Says:

    I loved Bill Graham.

  19. PigSong Says:

    I’ll tell you what, good thing I wasn’t in attendance last night. My head would have exploded at the Light peak and subsequent Sally tranny.

    Perfectly sober on my couch and I just near popped my noggin.

  20. butter Says:

    Silly – great posts today, you can tell the music was pushed too limits you hadn’t experienced yet.

  21. voopa Says:

    Our cab drivers this weekend were from these countries: Morocco, Nigeria, Nepal, Yemen and San Francisco.

    Local cabbie was bummed because his last fare gave him a nug and he didn’t have papers or anything, asked us if we had a disposable pipe or something…no, so I gave him another nug and wished him well. I’m sure he did alright.

  22. Gavinsdad Says:

    I caught the sea and sand essence @DOL…mentioned it to the peeps around me.

  23. BingosBrother Says:

    Yes, Duke. Page def thought about Sea and Sand and then switched to Theme. Great decision, cause that Theme is feckin sweet. Big Theme fan.

  24. BingosBrother Says:

    I’m picturing cabs full of nugs. Gave a kid at AV papers and he kicked me a nug. Nug gifts get you higher.

  25. joe Says:

    slowed down lick from Worcester Boogie on there in Sally

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