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Permalink Posted by JonBaker on , attached to 2012-06-28
JonBakerThe heat outside my vehicle on the way over to Indianapolis read 107. When I got to the lot (around 4), I had no idea it was gonna be this hot. I stayed near my vehicle for about 2 and a half hours before going inside. I drank plenty of things out in the lot, but not until late in the second set did I drink any thing else. I kinda regret that now, but anyway, the show started out a way I've never seen before, Phish walking out to the edge of the stage and singing The Birdwatcher. This would make for a very unique night. The next song I haven't heard since the my first show back in 1995, The Curtain With. It was as good as the first time I heard it. Then came a song I've never heard before fuck Your Face. Then came The Old Home Place. A good tune which I've always liked. I thought things would pick up from here, but they really didn't. Pebbles and Marbles followed Weigh. The tunes are decent enough, but not what I expected at this point. Then came Chalkdust Torture which kinda picked the crowd up followed by a great Wolfman's Brother. This is a song I have to be in the mood for, and of all things, I was. It really picked me up. Then came Cool It Down followed by one of the groups better songs, Tweezer. That got the crowd going again. Then came Tela followed by the closing song of the first set, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan. A decent ending but kinda surprised at this. Maybe I thought they'd end it with a different song, who knows. The second set started off with another tune I love, Mike's Song. It really never lived up to other ones I've heard the group either start the first or second set with. Maybe I was expecting more out of it. Then came McGrupp. You either like it or you don't. This is a song that doesn't do much for me. Maybe it's just me cause a lot of people really got into it. I think I've seen them do it one other time. Back on the Train was next which I hadn't heard in a while. Good timing. I enjoyed it quite a bit. The next few songs were let downs again for me. Hold Your Head up and Bike finishing back up with Hold Your Head up. At this point, the heat had gotten to me, so I went up on the lawn to get some air. Then came Weekapaug Groove which I love. They really never got to jam this tune out, in fact it kinda died out going into Prince Caspian followed by Waves. They then did Bug which I really like. Strange song but very interesting to say the least. The closed the set with Bowie which I saw them do the week before in Cincinnati. It's another one of my favorite tunes by Phish. I enjoyed it. The encore consisted of two tunes, Show of Life and Tweezer Reprise. A good ending to a very hot day and night. I hope to hell I never have to see Phish perform in these hot conditions again. It was a bit much for me and I hope that next summer, they play Deer Creek either earlier or later than they did this year. You never know what kind of weather your gonna get in Indiana this time of year. A September show over there would be a nice change of pace!
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