How was Phish?phish
Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:14 PM
This looks nice...
Phish: Thu, Jun 07, 2012 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Set 1: Buried Alive > Runaway Jim > Torn and Frayed, Funky Bitch, The Moma Dance > Rift, Nothing, Ocelot, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Possum, Rocky Top
Set 2: Carini -> Taste, Ghost > Boogie On Reggae Woman > If I Could, Quinn the Eskimo > Harry Hood > Cavern > Buried Alive Reprise
Encore: Loving Cup
 Buried Alive tease.
 Beauty of a Broken Heart tease.
 Norwegian Wood tease.
Notes: Runaway Jim included a Buried Alive tease, Possum included a Beauty of a Broken Heart tease and Taste included a Norwegian Wood tease (all from Trey). If I Could was last played on November 21, 2009 (102 shows).
Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:17 PM
loved the buried alive opener (and closer). pretty good up until nothing (implied "can you please play moma a little longer?").....hate ocelot but it was def a good version, jam was pretty tight
carini was another sweet set opener, total rage. taste was good, ghost was good, psyched to hear if i could, end jamming was very nice....boogie on was HOT!!!!!!! lots of buildup, lots of crowd excitement, rest of the set was great.
fun night overall. good jamming. felt like there was a lot of participation from each of the guys. cover selection was nice
definitely not upset i have 4 more shows in the next week (i was a little nervous id be bummed if the show sucked haha)
they then said oooh that carini taste ghost boogie looks nice to which i replied
kuroda did this cool thing with the lights during taste where the band was fully surrounded by vertical lines during the first quietish part, they kinda started as they were jamming into the song so it was definitely an "a HA" ck5 moment. just found a video, its about the 12 min mark
he also had these interesting led lights around the outside edge of the three circles. he did random colors and also did a lot of "running" stuff where they would be "moving", maybe there is some in those videos, he used it more and more as the show went on
(that same youtube-er has more vids from last night)
good to see matty, sad not to see you guys
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:06 PM
Inside there was some music and some lights, and lots of people. LOTS of people. I enjoyed the lights mostly for the first set. I preferred the second set for sure. Swayed much harder. Maybe too hard. They showed some Rhody love with Weekapaug Groove and made me want to leave with a 3 hour suzy during the encore.
That was a lot of fun!
Set 1: Free, Kill Devil Falls, Roses Are Free, Theme from the Bottom > Axilla, Julius, Bouncin', Maze, GIN
Set 2: Down with Disease > SAND > Nellie Kane, Mike's Song> Makisupa Policeman > Weekapaug Groove, Velvet Cheese, 2001, ZERO
E: Oh Kee Pah > Suzy Greenberg
Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:35 PM
Some pretty funny shit in here if you don't take it too serious
Courtesy of Pooper and PT
Yes. Worcester Night 2 was worse than cancer. Ok, maybe I shouldn't have said that. I know, I know, I know what you must be thinking, "Worse than cancer? Really, Pooper? Really?" I know. Saying that 6/8/12 was worse than cancer is giving it far too much credit. What I really should have said was that 6/8/12 was simply the most dragged-out, appalling, pitiful, absolutely holocaustic display of unethical musical BULLSHIT I have ever seen.
It's funny. Phish usually tries to start their shows off on a good note. However, as the lights came down and Trey swaggered on stage, it was obvious that he was fucked up. What he was fucked up on I have no idea. If he looked like that laying down, I would certainly think he was a rotting fucking corpse or some kind of fucking diseased homeless man. We actually made eye contact for a few moments. I gave him that look that says, "I know, you fucking doper, I know," and he gave me a look back that said, "I'm sorry for what you are about to see. I am ashamed of myself and want to die."
It was only then that he began to spinelessly plunk out the depressing first notes of Free. Yes, you read that correctly. They opened the show with "Free," arguably the stupidest song in their entire catalog. They pathetically dragged themselves through the song, never once straying away from the ONE SINGLE FUCKING NOTE THAT DRIVES THE ENTIRE SONG. Durn durn. Durn durn. Durn durn.
Why I didn't leave then and there is beyond me, probably because the unperforated WoW I bought outside the venue literally had me planted into the ground with fear. Let me just say these doses are bad. Real bad. Anybody who bought these at the venue should do themselves and the world around them a favor and throw them away, or better yet, set them on fire. Nobody should be subjected to a trip that fucking awful.
Anyway, after that they played Kill Devil Falls, which really needs no explanation at all. It is the epitome of gay fucking shit.
The rest of that set pretty much speaks for itself. Dreadful and fucking pathetic. I get it, "Oh but they did segues, that's so fucking cool," and "Oh my God they jammed in the first set," That was ROSES ARE FREE. A fucking WEEN cover. WEEN. COVER. Do you have any idea how pathetic it is that ANYONE, let alone Phish, covers WEEN??? If I want to see Ween songs I'll go to a Ween show - OH WAIT I FORGOT THEY BROKE UP BECAUSE THEY ARE TALENTLESS, WASHED-UP JOKES.
Set-break was excruciating. Not because I was tripping, not because I had to mingle with wooks about how amazing their experience at UVM was, but because I knew in less than an hour I'd be subjected to the same fucking shit I just saw. Little did I know Set 2 would prove to be even worse than its predecessor.
They opened with Down With Disease. Basically if you haven't seen Down With Disease live, I'll sum it up for you. Mike smacks the body of his bass like a fucking chimpanzee for a minute and a half, all the while making crushing alien afterbirth noises that blare out of the speakers in your face. I can imagine that's what death must be like, just having "WORBOLROLBORLOBLROBL" blared right in your fucking face for eternity. Then, they jump into this groovy, faggot-ass little number, with some lyrics that Trey's daughter wrote when Trey showed up to practice back in 93 and was supposed to write lyrics but actually spent the entire night railing K-Pins out of a bunch of dudes' assholes, then woke up the next morning, bloody-nosed and still fucked up, slapped his infant daughter across the face and forced her to write lyrics. The result of this traumatic experience Trey's daughter had to endure was "A thousand barefoot children outside dancing on my lawn." Literally some of the DOPIEST lyrics I've ever heard. Then Trey jacks off with his guitar all over the audience for a few minutes (what you folks consider "jamming") and the band plunges into a 10 minute one-note bath salt experience that never ends. I think I saw one woman crying.
It actually started to get pretty cool when they fired up Sand. I was finally starting to dance a little bit. I think I might have even smiled. However, not even 20 seconds into the song, Trey goes "OH, THEY DONT WANT TO HEAR THIS, WHAT WE NEED TO PLAY IS SOME BLUEGRASS."
WE ARE IN WORCESTER FUCKING MASSACHUSETTS AT A PHISH SHOW. WE ARE BALLS DEEP INTO THE SECOND SET, EVERYONE IS READY TO RAGE, AND THE MOST LOGICAL THING YOU CAN THINK TO DO IS TO CUT EVERYTHING OUT AND START UP SOME BLUEGRASS.
THIS IS NOT THE SOUTH. I DO NOT SEE ANY CONFEDERATE FLAGS. WE DO NOT WANT TO LISTEN TO FUCKING BLUEGRASS.
But NO, they just HAD to do it, because Daddy Trey knows what his bitches need, and so everyone lapped it up. "OH MY GOD that segue was so perfect!" "Wow! Never saw that coming!" Of course you never saw that coming, because going into Nellie Kane was the worst fucking idea anybody on the face of the earth has EVER had.
They then played Mike's Song, which was cool. Mike doesn't get to play his own songs very much, and he should more often.
Then, of course, they went into Makisupa Policeman, a stupid fucking shout-out to all the stoners in the hizzie (I.E. EVERYBODY THERE) so that Trey could make some fans and, therefore, make more money to support his various crippling pill addictions. Trey makes a wisecrack about Sour Diesel, and you bet your bottom fucking dollar every stupid hippie under that roof was turning to their buddy going, "OH MY GOD, DID YOU HEAR THAT? HAHA, TREY SAID SOUR DIESEL. IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THAT'S A STRAIN OF MARIJUANA AND I AM A BIG FAN OF SMOKING MARIJUANA AS IT IS SOMETHING THAT I DO FREQUENTLY AND I AM DOING RIGHT NOW."
Shut the fuck up. I'm the only one in there who didn't fall for that stupid corporate bullshit while everyone else was laughing. It's almost like Trey convinced them that he is their friend, someone they can look up to. Pathetic.
And what better way to wrap up a Mike's Groove than with WADING IN THE VELVET SEA. It's so fun at a concert when the band just sort of starts playing a horribly pathetic ballad that just makes you want to find the nearest window and fucking leap from it. They stumbled over the notes and lyrics for as long as they could before fishman said "Uh, I don't know what to do now, so I guess we'll play 2001." A gay fucking cover of a stupid song that has been so many times I feel sick even thinking about it. Talk about cliché fucking gimmicks.
They then mindlessly decided to wrap up that shit show with Character Zero, which was torture in itself, OH BUT WAIT I FORGOT there's an encore. I decided to stick around. Who knows, I thought, perhaps they can redeem themselves here?
NOPE. They start playing the stupid instrumental downs syndrome-circus-orgy inspired jingle that everybody loves to hate, Oh Kee Pa ceremony, and then went right into Suzy Greenberg (WOW WOAH THAT REALLY THREW ME OFF GUARD.)
I'll just say this - You know that feeling you get, way down deep in the pit of your stomach, like back in elementary school where you accidentally farted after a long struggle of keeping it in, and time sort of freezes while everyone looks around going, "What the fuck?" and before anyone can react you blurt out "my chair squeaked" but everyone knows you actually farted and everyone wants to laugh but they don't just out of respect?
That's what Suzy Greenberg was like. I didn't see a single head bobbing. I didn't see anyone smiling. There were no good vibes. There were no vibes period. All I saw was one fucked up ginger on stage, dancing around while nodding off at the same time, idiotically screaming "SUUUUUZY, SUUUUUZY, SUUUUZAY SUUZAYYY" into a microphone for about 4 minutes, which really seemed like hours and hours and hours of fucking torture.
Walking out of that venue, I thought to myself, "This has to be it. I'm going to get run down by a semi or mugged and shot or killed somehow on the way back to my hotel. This was God's plan for me. I would see that show, lose all faith in humanity, and then die a slow, painful death."
Unfortunately, I didn't, and now I am here to recount every minute of that show, which is forever embedded in my mind and will continue to haunt my memories until the end of time.
Overall, I give that show a 2/10. Highlights: I found a used lottery ticket on the ground on the way inside.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:37 PM
Gonna give the rest of a show a good listen but, if the encore was that solid, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna like the rest of the show (even if I skip over Axilla...never a fan of that one).
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:37 AM
but i called for night two to be a "monster" night and i was right, imho...
trey had a lot more energy and was more animated and looked to have more fun!
the energy in the room was electric both nights but night two was just off the hook
soooo much fun!
wish i was going to more shows...i wanted a divided sky
sad its over
sooooo much fun!
Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:59 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:26 PM
Hope the feed is able to handle the additional 3,000-4,000 people minimum who will be watching come 9pm
It always seems to lag/glitch during headliners, radiohead and snoop during the coachella stream. I betcha the phish traffic will shut it down. Maybe they anticipate the traffic though.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:02 AM
the stream has been perfect, save for one minor buffering thingie in the very beginning. i am loving this. Jason, not so much
i'll make it up to him by going to sleep to Alice though.
Have a little viewing party going on and only had one or two minor buffering issues with the stream. Otherwise it's been great!
Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:00 PM
Friday night was nothing short of an amazing night with phish. They had the crowd beyond pumped for roses, which they tore up annd never really let that energy go. They got a 2 min standing/screaming applause after gin (that is a very very long time these days right?) the audience was definitely was showing their appreciation for a raging set (which continued through the night). Most every song was on point and their jams were tight and fun (still a little short but i guess we're getting used to that), especially first set, and just a sweet setlist. You could feel the 'you have got to be kidding me 2001!!!!!??!!!' moment where we all knew it was going to be a monster and it totally was. I cant even pick out highlights, setliset speaks for itself. Axilla gin maze (ck5 did some wuality stuff here) sand mikes groove 2001, it just had a nice flow and the place went crazy all night. Kuroda was on fire, he really hit everything last night. Dvd worthy show imo.
So happy to have them back in this kind of shape and back to being consistent. Maybe a tiny flub here or there but nothing that noticable and nothing changing the energy coming from them or the crowd.
They closed with char zzero after 2001 and played a super fun ohkeepah/suzy to encore. Not sure many people left their spot til all was said and done. It was just one of those nights
Much respect phish. They earned their standing ovation on friday!
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