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PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« on: March 08, 2009, 12:59:15 AM »
Had to start a new thread im so excited right now, Just got back from the best show of my life.

Honestyly, that second set was likely the best set played since 97-98!

Met up with RJ, Slim, Antelope, Gumbo, and Mandi on page side, we rocked it!!!!
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 01:09:17 AM »
nice dude, glad you had such an amazing night as did EVERYONE else in that building tonight.
can't even fathom what it must be like for all of these first timers to discover phish in all their glory.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 01:11:08 AM »
Met up with RJ, Slim, Antelope, Gumbo, and Mandi on page side, we rocked it!!!!

as they prolly told you we metup with them tonight to.

we'll all have to throw down together tomorrow for sure.
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 01:22:47 AM »
Had to start a new thread im so excited right now, Just got back from the best show of my life.

Honestyly, that second set was likely the best set played since 97-98!

Met up with RJ, Slim, Antelope, Gumbo, and Mandi on page side, we rocked it!!!!

So I guess that means you've been having a good time?  :-D
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 03:42:12 AM »
From what I've heard so far...they're definitely back!
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2009, 03:46:28 AM »
These first two nights have been really good, but I have a feeling that tomorrow night (or tonight I guess now), they are going to really throw it down.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 03:48:37 AM »
i got some goodies i'm trying to get on youtube right now.

paug meetup & show pics on the way too...



..stay tuned..
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009, 09:38:53 AM »
DL last night - looks like a fuckin' monster!!!
His eyes were clean and pure but his mind was so deranged

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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009, 09:42:29 AM »
DL last night - looks like a fuckin' monster!!!

Paper tiger... :wink:
I'll be honest...I didn't really like much of last night's show.
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2009, 11:04:47 AM »
ok, so from the perspective of not being there and not having the energy of a show surrounding me....

i'd say these shows are very meh... night 1 was a butcher shop IMO.  fluff & divided both had cringe worthy moments.  to their benefit it got better as the night went on, and the YEM was pretty hot.

i'm keeping an open mind, but i'm guessing this 2nd night isn't even the best PH show.  as Aug says, paper tiger... yes, its a fantasy set, but there are ZERO jams.

phish ain't back if they can't jam...

sorry to sound negative, but i think this thread and this board need a reality check
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2009, 12:05:45 PM »
I'd say that I'm enjoying the second set of last night a bit more than the second set of Friday.  I thought the transition between Piper and Birds was pretty cool.  The Wolfman's was pretty textbook, but not altogether unenjoyable. 

I think that these shows are best enjoyed as what they are; a warm up for summer tour.  The Trey's tone, and and the band's willingness to strive for practiced perfection (it ain't here yet, but you can read the intention in the music) already make the music more enjoyable to me than 2.0. 


Ultimately, only time can put these shows into proper perspective imo.  The battle between the  fluffers and those who have already set the band up for failure (in their minds) has really yet to be decided.

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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2009, 12:12:41 PM »
well i hope i don't fall into either of those categories.... i'm all for them being back, but lets not let the emotion of the moment cloud our judgement of the music.

i'm certainly encouraged, and ultimately more excited to see them at alpine, but they are far from the band of even 1999
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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2009, 12:13:34 PM »

i'm keeping an open mind, but i'm guessing this 2nd night isn't even the best PH show.  as Aug says, paper tiger... yes, its a fantasy set, but there are ZERO jams.


Rock and Roll was a HUGE jam.  2nd set Saturday had some really big jams.

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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 12:14:24 PM »
ok, so from the perspective of not being there and not having the energy of a show surrounding me....

i'd say these shows are very meh... night 1 was a butcher shop IMO.  fluff & divided both had cringe worthy moments.  to their benefit it got better as the night went on, and the YEM was pretty hot.

i'm keeping an open mind, but i'm guessing this 2nd night isn't even the best PH show.  as Aug says, paper tiger... yes, its a fantasy set, but there are ZERO jams.

phish ain't back if they can't jam...

sorry to sound negative, but i think this thread and this board need a reality check


Funk, man!!?   They played Fluff better than they have in like over a decade!!   I mean, aren't we going to cut the boys some slack here?   The main thing I hear is LOVE in their playing again........think about how much anxiety Trey must have had coming back after the past 5 years........I dunno - I wasn't at either show, but all I needed to hear was that there was heart and hope in these shows.........obviously I'm praying that they've established their swagger and synergy by the summer tour, but I'm psyched by what I'm hearing so far.......to me this is a meet and re-greet and a respect of what got them to 1995-2004;   chops, heart and focus.......these shows are the sniffing butt stage.

Hopefully by the time we're sharin' one at Alpine in June - these concerns or observations are well in the past - regardless, I really believe this is a far different band than the post-hiatus band or even the one that played most of 2000....i just hear a respectful caution (as they regain confidence not only in Trey, but themselves) instead of a cocky sloppiness...........and the fact that they nailed Fluff as well as they did, after the whole Mike Says No situation proves to me that Trey the Jedi may actually be back home.

much love, Jedi - as always, have some hard-hitting tribal tracks to send to you;  FB me, good sir.


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Re: PHISH IS FUCKING BACK!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 12:16:57 PM »
well i hope i don't fall into either of those categories.... i'm all for them being back, but lets not let the emotion of the moment cloud our judgement of the music.

i'm certainly encouraged, and ultimately more excited to see them at alpine, but they are far from the band of even 1999


I agree with you that some reality checking is in order.  I believe that that check is in understanding that these shows cannot be put into any sort of historical order until we see how things develop over summer tour.  Themes which may seem insignificant and trite now may develop into great things as time wears on.

In the meantime, I don't see anything wrong with enjoying the excitement of the moment with this understanding firmly in tow.