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really weird Phish festival from what I see.

big versions of Gin, Simple, Golden Age, and Reba....  narration in Forbinbird, a return to Albany shows (last set starting "jam" and last With-less Curtain) but then lacking in a Slave and YEM.....   Slave has been their big, pinnacle 'we-end-the-huge-ones-with-this' song, and they don't even play it? 


odd.  cant wait to listen though

The with-less Curtain was surely planned, with the appearance of Reba near the end of the set...
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really weird Phish festival from what I see.

big versions of Gin, Simple, Golden Age, and Reba....  narration in Forbinbird, a return to Albany shows (last set starting "jam" and last With-less Curtain) but then lacking in a Slave and YEM.....   Slave has been their big, pinnacle 'we-end-the-huge-ones-with-this' song, and they don't even play it? 


odd.  cant wait to listen though

The with-less Curtain was surely planned, with the appearance of Reba near the end of the set...

my thoughts exactly when they started Reba...
We are all and we are all we are
Far flung bits of Sun and bits of Stars
From the  ocean from the land from the
beginning to end
Backwards forwards back toward
we belong

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2011-07-03
Super Ball IX
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen, NY

Set 1: Soul Shakedown Party, AC/DC Bag, The Curtain > Col. Forbin's Ascent* > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Destiny Unbound, Big Black Furry Creature From Mars > Wilson > Mound, A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing, Time Loves A Hero, Reba** > David Bowie


Set 2: Big Balls^, Down With Disease > No Quarter, Party Time, Ghost, Gotta Jibboo > Light, Waves > What's The Use?, Meatstick, Stealing Time For The Faulty Plan


Encore: Star Spangled Banner^^, Trey thanks crew & fans, First Tube~

Really dug this first set.  Was happy to hear a bunch of less played songs, and it didn't have any of the 3.0 setlist predictability that most shows have.
Trey still can't play Mockingbird very cleanly but at least I got my first Forbin's narration (and it was awesome!).  Reba>Bowie was the highlights for me, especially the Bowie.

Second set was pretty meh based mostly on the weird flow.  Nothing was badly played, just lack of much substance. Although, I really did like the Light jam, got too a nice funky space for a bit.  Oh.. and Big Balls was fun as hell!
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Sorry bout the Meatstick jinx folks...  I had called it a night by the time that one got pulled out. Good decision on my part.
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First of all, Big Fucking Balls! Huge Balls! I fucking love Bonn Scott and this cover made me smile so much.

Second, this was the first time in all my shows that I have ever seen a true mosh pit break out. It was right behind us and it was fairly mild, but there was actual body slamming mosh pit craziness going on during BBFCFM. love it.

Finally, this show was really good. The Waves> :wtu: was nice as hell. The soul shakedown opener was great. The highlights abound, basically.

I've been coming to where I am from the get go
Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul

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Wasn't there a Mound "jam" tagged on the end?  That doesn't usually happen.... right?

I haven't listend back to anything yet but couldn't figure out at the time if Trey had just screwed up or what...
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really weird Phish festival from what I see.

big versions of Gin, Simple, Golden Age, and Reba....  narration in Forbinbird, a return to Albany shows (last set starting "jam" and last With-less Curtain) but then lacking in a Slave and YEM.....   Slave has been their big, pinnacle 'we-end-the-huge-ones-with-this' song, and they don't even play it? 


odd.  cant wait to listen though

The with-less Curtain was surely planned, with the appearance of Reba near the end of the set...

my thoughts exactly when they started Reba...


they didnt play "with" because they played rift the day before

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really weird Phish festival from what I see.

big versions of Gin, Simple, Golden Age, and Reba....  narration in Forbinbird, a return to Albany shows (last set starting "jam" and last With-less Curtain) but then lacking in a Slave and YEM.....   Slave has been their big, pinnacle 'we-end-the-huge-ones-with-this' song, and they don't even play it? 


odd.  cant wait to listen though

The with-less Curtain was surely planned, with the appearance of Reba near the end of the set...

my thoughts exactly when they started Reba...


they didnt play "with" because they played rift the day before

This seems more likely to me.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
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really weird Phish festival from what I see.

big versions of Gin, Simple, Golden Age, and Reba....  narration in Forbinbird, a return to Albany shows (last set starting "jam" and last With-less Curtain) but then lacking in a Slave and YEM.....   Slave has been their big, pinnacle 'we-end-the-huge-ones-with-this' song, and they don't even play it? 


odd.  cant wait to listen though

The with-less Curtain was surely planned, with the appearance of Reba near the end of the set...

my thoughts exactly when they started Reba...


they didnt play "with" because they played rift the day before

This seems more likely to me.

Eh.
They played both songs during the last show of 8.

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and, the omission of YEM still baffles me to the point of pulling out my hair

not a song to leave out at your stand-alone, not-part-of-a-tour festival... 

end the gig w/ meatstick, faulty plan, and first tube....

even if you want to make yem a "special" song or some crap (w/ which i wouldnt agree), this is a "special event" to which people have come to see those songs, to leave it off the shelf in favor of meatstick, faulty plan, and first tube... 

fuckin facepalm
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There was no YEM @ the Clifford Ball, Lemonwheel, Oswego, or IT....
Phish makes me happy.  It's as simple as that.

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There was no YEM @ the Clifford Ball, Lemonwheel, Oswego, or IT....

Damn! Look at the n00b siting precedent.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
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There was no YEM @ the Clifford Ball, Lemonwheel, Oswego, or IT....


i skipped 'em all but oswego! 


dwd and chalkdust are the only songs played at all of the festivals. 


i probably wouldnt take such an issue w/ it if they hadnt ended a 3 day festival w/ meatstick and faulty plan. 

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There was no YEM @ the Clifford Ball, Lemonwheel, Oswego, or IT....
I never realized this.  It's interesting that we criticize a band for their predictability but when they don't play a classic that we feel should be on the setlist, some of us still aren't happy. 
I have to say that I'm looking forward to hearing this 1st set the most.
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I suspect putin and trump have something to do with this
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It was definitely my favorite first set of the weekend.
Phish makes me happy.  It's as simple as that.