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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 09:57:01 AM »
I gotta go with Buried Alive as well. There's other songs I like more -- But nothing else makes quite the statement like Buried Alive opener. Like RJ pointed out, it's almost always the sign of a great show to come.

Can't go wrong with a Llama opener. Runaway Jim>Foam is another classic combo that get's me psyched...

I listened to some Aug93 show recently that opened with BBFCFM. That shit ruled face.


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Set 1: Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Foam, Loving Cup, Runaway Jim, The Horse[1] > Silent in the Morning > Punch You In the Eye, Fast Enough for You, Paul and Silas, I Didn't Know[2], David Bowie[3]
Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Rift, Harry Hood, Wilson > It's Ice > Fluffhead > Possum > Big Ball Jam, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Daniel Saw the Stone, Good Times Bad Times
Encore: My Sweet One, Free Bird
[1] Trey on acoustic guitar.
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[3] Random Note and Simpsons signals.
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Dixie tease in Foam
Tequila tease in Possum
Charge! tease in Hold Your Head Up
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 10:01:06 AM »
That's the ticket!

Also, that show is proof that Phish can play a fantastic show with virtually no "jams" -- I wouldn't necessarily say it stands out against most other gigs that month but it's a damn fine music concert!
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 10:17:01 AM »
Llama

or Bowie

Or PYITE

tweeprise is great too

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 10:21:13 AM »
That's the ticket!

Also, that show is proof that Phish can play a fantastic show with virtually no "jams" -- I wouldn't necessarily say it stands out against most other gigs that month but it's a damn fine music concert!
When I first started seeing them "Big" jams were few and far between. Fantastic shows, however, were played nightly.
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 10:23:54 AM »
PYITE
Llama
Buried Alive
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 10:35:55 AM »
That's the ticket!

Also, that show is proof that Phish can play a fantastic show with virtually no "jams" -- I wouldn't necessarily say it stands out against most other gigs that month but it's a damn fine music concert!
When I first started seeing them "Big" jams were few and far between. Fantastic shows, however, were played nightly.

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PYITE
Llama
Buried Alive

+ Funky Bitch completes the perfecta box. A Funky Bitch opener generally augers a barn-burner.
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 10:42:37 AM »
I damn near lost my shit when they opened with Alumni at Camden '10.

Buried Alive, Runaway Jim, and Mike's are all also excellent answers.

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 10:53:23 AM »
I damn near lost my shit when they opened with Alumni at Camden '10.

Alumni > BBFCFM no less!  :crazy:
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 11:05:50 AM »
I damn near lost my shit when they opened with Alumni at Camden '10.

Alumni > BBFCFM no less!  :crazy:

yeah this was great!
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2015, 11:17:25 AM »
Agree with Funky Bitch opener. Nothing like getting one of their best grooves right out of the gate  :crazy:

Would anyone argue that the funky Llama from this last summer is the best Llama opener in phishtory now?

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2015, 11:20:33 AM »
yeah funky llama was the tits as well

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2015, 11:26:09 AM »
I gotta go with Buried Alive as well. There's other songs I like more -- But nothing else makes quite the statement like Buried Alive opener. Like RJ pointed out, it's almost always the sign of a great show to come.

Can't go wrong with a Llama opener. Runaway Jim>Foam is another classic combo that get's me psyched...

I listened to some Aug93 show recently that opened with BBFCFM. That shit ruled face.

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Set 1: Buried Alive > Down with Disease > Theme From the Bottom, Poor Heart, Wolfman's Brother > Chalk Dust Torture, Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Stash, Cavern
Set 2: Halley's Comet > Mike's Song -> Weekapaug Groove, The Mango Song > Wilson > Suspicious Minds > Hold Your Head Up, David Bowie -> Catapult -> David Bowie
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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2015, 11:29:57 AM »
That's a given

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2015, 12:12:52 PM »
Also Wilson.

They opened with it at the Amsterdam show in 1996.

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Re: What's your favorite opener, and why?
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2015, 01:08:47 PM »
I damn near lost my shit when they opened with Alumni at Camden '10.

Buried Alive, Runaway Jim, and Mike's are all also excellent answers.

I mentally dq'd Jones Beach 2012 for this discussion b/c the two openers were such anomalies...


The week I moved out of my ex's house,  :phish: opened consecutive shows with Skin It Back and Alumni, the two unicorns I'd been chasing--loudly--for my entire history w/ the band.


I'm still not entirely convinced they didn't somehow know what I needed to hear.
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