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Link Saturday, 08/08/2009
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Soundcheck: Middle of the Road (several times), Twenty Years Later

Set 1: MangoThe Mango Song > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Middle of the Road[1], Tweezer, Driver, Twenty Years Later, Ya Mar, It's Ice, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Character Zero > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2], Alaska, WedgeThe Wedge, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line[3] > Piper, Grind

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Instrument switching; Keyword referenced Bobby Brown.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Hedwig's Theme tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Llama tease in Piper

Noteworthy Jams: Rock and Roll

Average Song Gap: 9.8

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Middle of the Road. Prior to Mike’s solo in the intro of Antelope, Trey whispered, “Cactus, Cactus, Cactus gonna play it for you, Cactus.” The keyword for Makisupa was “did like Bobby Brown. I ate my breakfast and I laid back down.” Trey and Mike switched instruments during Makisupa. Trey teased Hedwig’s Theme during YEM. BDTNL was unfinished.  Fish teased Llama several times at the end of Piper. During the soundcheck, Trey played an extended tease of the intro to Fly Famous Mockingbird.

Links:
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Song Distribution:
4 A Picture of Nectar
2 Joy
2 Farmhouse
2 Rift
2 The White Tape
1 Party Time
1 Undermind
1 Billy Breathes
1 Stash
1 Hoist
1 Lawn Boy
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

MiguelSanchez , attached to 2009-08-08 Permalink
MiguelSanchez After playing probably the best show of the summer the night before, it was hard for the boys in phish to top that one, but they gave it a good damn shot.

the mango song is a nice rare/odd ball opener, and the chalk dust that follows rips too. the new tune middle of the road does alright before a pretty solid tweezer. mike finds some nice grooves, but this is certainly a first set tweezer. driver and twenty years later give another nice breather before yamar and a particularly strong ice pick things up. page and fishman rip the middle section of ice. then there is wolfman's. they were throwing around a lot of good first set wolfman's action this summer, but this one might take the cake. trey and page find some nice funky realms while fishman and gordon hold down the rhythm oh so well. eventually this one pops into one of my pet-peave songs, especially as a closer- character zero. this one is average, but in my opinion, the song is cheesey... but this time, it does not close. they drop a really nice antelope, complete with trey prodding mike along. very good playing with trey pushing mike to the forefront. the whole band nailed this one.

after playing a huge rock and roll at red rocks, i think they actually were able to step it up a notch on this one. very explorative with trey driving the ship on this jam. after a long exploration, they finally dip into a nice makisupa policeman. probably my favorite "breather" songs. alaska, one of my favorite new songs, really fits in well after the policeman. keeping with the really good flow, the wedge works really well after alaska. while this run, makisupa-alaska is not very explorative, it is played oh so well. you enjoy myself picks back up on the 2nd set exploration. it is well played, especially fishman and gordon, but it is not anything you haven't heard out of a yem before. i'm not a huge bdtl fan, but i do really like the piper that follows. this was another great jam tune all summer. this wasnt my favorite of the summer, i prefer alpine valley's, but this one is good none the less. trey navigates in a similar manner to the rock and roll jam earlier in the set before this one comes to a close. the accapella grind closes this one down really well. before encoring with the 'ol zeppelin/tweeprise encore.

while this show is not as good as the first night, it is not one to miss. this show has some good jams, tight playing, and good flow, but it is just tough to beath that sneaking sally and the gin>hood combo from the first night.

set 1:
mango song, it's ice, wolfman's brother, antelope

set 2:
rock and roll>makisupa, the wedge, yem, piper
Score: 1
MiguelSanchez , attached to 2009-08-08 Permalink
MiguelSanchez After playing probably the best show of the summer the night before, it was hard for the boys in phish to top that one, but they gave it a good damn shot.

the mango song is a nice rare/odd ball opener, and the chalk dust that follows rips too. the new tune middle of the road does alright before a pretty solid tweezer. mike finds some nice grooves, but this is certainly a first set tweezer. driver and twenty years later give another nice breather before yamar and a particularly strong ice pick things up. page and fishman rip the middle section of ice. then there is wolfman's. they were throwing around a lot of good first set wolfman's action this summer, but this one might take the cake. trey and page find some nice funky realms while fishman and gordon hold down the rhythm oh so well. eventually this one pops into one of my pet-peave songs, especially as a closer- character zero. this one is average, but in my opinion, the song is cheesey... but this time, it does not close. they drop a really nice antelope, complete with trey prodding mike along. very good playing with trey pushing mike to the forefront. the whole band nailed this one.

after playing a huge rock and roll at red rocks, i think they actually were able to step it up a notch on this one. very explorative with trey driving the ship on this jam. after a long exploration, they finally dip into a nice makisupa policeman. probably my favorite "breather" songs. alaska, one of my favorite new songs, really fits in well after the policeman. keeping with the really good flow, the wedge works really well after alaska. while this run, makisupa-alaska is not very explorative, it is played oh so well. you enjoy myself picks back up on the 2nd set exploration. it is well played, especially fishman and gordon, but it is not anything you haven't heard out of a yem before. i'm not a huge bdtl fan, but i do really like the piper that follows. this was another great jam tune all summer. this wasnt my favorite of the summer, i prefer alpine valley's, but this one is good none the less. trey navigates in a similar manner to the rock and roll jam earlier in the set before this one comes to a close. the accapella grind closes this one down really well. before encoring with the 'ol zeppelin/tweeprise encore.

while this show is not as good as the first night, it is not one to miss. this show has some good jams, tight playing, and good flow, but it is just tough to beath that sneaking sally and the gin>hood combo from the first night.

set 1:
mango song, it's ice, wolfman's brother, antelope

set 2:
rock and roll>makisupa, the wedge, yem, piper
Score: 0

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