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Permalink Posted by gratephul on , attached to 2012-08-29
gratephulJust a note on the Gap Chart of this OKC show...and a comparison to the KC show the week prior. I was at the KC show this tour, so when I saw the OKC setlist, I was like..."I gotta post something!!" So, here goes...

In OKC, no gaps over 10 shows, except 2 songs, which were Divided Sky and Stealing Time. If I Could and Loving Cup both had the same gap of 5 shows, which was a week prior at Kansas City (which is 5 hours north of OKC). For those phans (both old and new) who live in between/around OKC or KC, and only made the KC and OKC shows, you may get some validation from me for wanting to kick your own ass for not doing St. Louis as well.

Midwestern phans are a unique lot of folk. I live in Nebraska and have been addicted to Phish since the KC show in 2000. Thankfully I was able to swing both Deer Creeks and Alpines this summer, because those 4 shows were beyond amazing. I've traveled all over the country for these guys, and I will continue to do so. And I'm still accepting that I'm doing the Dark Star Orchestra festival in Ohio instead of the Dicks shows in CO (bought DSO tix months before Phish announced Dicks shows, but I should have known. Anyway...)

I know that if I would have then done OKC, I would have been mad, at myself mind you, for being upset with a KC "repeat" of a lot of songs. I can never be mad at Phish. I love Phish, and always will, and at times, I wish I could let them just jam and fun, and not be a damn critic, either at the show or from using my LivePhish Ap (which, I have to note is pretty clutch!). But here is a chance to see how much of an ass i really am, online...

KC 8-22-12
Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Skin It Back, The Moma Dance > Rift > Bathtub Gin, Stash, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Kill Devil Falls > Funky Bitch > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Tweezer > Piper > Mike's Song > Bouncing Around the Room > Backwards Down the Number Line > Heavy Things, If I Could > Weekapaug Groove, Harry Hood > Suzy Greenberg[1]

Encore: Loving Cup > Tweezer Reprise

OKC 8-29-12
Set 1: Kill Devil Falls> Rift, Wilson > BDTNL > The Moma Dance > Divided Sky, Wolfman's > Axilla > 46 Days, Ya Mar, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Antelope

Set 2: DwD > Birds of a Feather > My Friend, My Friend[1] > Rock and Roll > Twist, If I Could > Light > Harry Hood > Character Zero > Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Slave to the Traffic Light > Loving Cup

OKC and KC Show comparisons: 4 same songs in 1st set, 3 same songs 2nd set, 1 same encore song, and 1 cross-set repeat (BDNL). That's 9 repeats, in 25 songs, which is over a 3rd of the whole OKC show.

Maybe you have to have been a midwestern phan for over a decade to get what I'm talking about. A phan that drives or flies long distances b/c their life-source band doesn't travel their way that often (and with good reason, b/c there isn't a lot of crap out here). And then, when they do make their way through, the expectations get a bit high, and maybe, some folks walk away pissed or bothered. I truly hope that those at OKC had a blast, that Phish felt their performance was above par, and that the Phish community will rally their forces and blow the crap out of Dicks' Sporting Goods in Denver, how ever long of a drive it happens to be.

But to those Kansas / Oklahoma / Arkansas / Missouri phans out there, who only did the KC and OKC shows, you may have to take this OKC show on the kisser and count the days (or years, rather) until they come back through. Or else, get in your car and phuckin' drive. Much love, thanks to the .net community for letting me post.

Dave Tothetrafficlight
Score: 9

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