, attached to 2011-06-07

Review by dutchbug

dutchbug I guess, looking back at all of the shows I've been to, this one is just right in the middle. Regarding the music, I remember the Llama opener, and this great scary feeling I got listening to it. Most of my memories of this show are of Great Woods prior to the show beginning.

I'd heard of great woods for years, but I'd never been. Honestly, I was expecting it to be something like Tanglewood. Boy was I wrong. The place feels post-apocalyptic. I remember shirtless 15 year olds bumping hardcore rap in the parking lot looking tough..this general sense of unease I had with the cops everywhere, eating these amazing lobster rolls we bought from these dudes from Maine...very sunny day.

Great Woods is weird...I'm not sure of the exact history, but it seems that whoever created the place had a Tanglewood/SPAC vibe in mind, but that throughout the years, this original vision became totally perverted. There are these pathetic half-assed patches of greenery all throughout the damn thing. I remember looking at some dude passed out in the mulch and just feeling kind of pathetic for being there. I don't have a problem with passed out dudes, and I don't have a problem with mulch, but the combo was just really sad.

Overall, it was a good experience. This show was where my girlfriend and I started likening scary crowd vibes to the "zombie apocalypse." We use this term affectionately now. I love the zombie hordes...sometimes Phish shows feel like the closest thing you can get to being a zombie movie, which is a really cool experience.

This show showed me that things were still righteous even though the DCU shows I attended weren't the best. This one motivated me to buy tickets to DCU 6/8/12, which was when shit really started getting serious for me.

To sum it up, it was a good transitional moment.


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