Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
Set 1: Character Zero, DestinyDestiny Unbound > Rift, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, GinBathtub Gin, MistMountains in the Mist, NICU > Gumbo > MSOMy Sweet One, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Strange Design, Sanity, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope
Set 2: R&RRock and Roll > CaspianPrince Caspian > Tweezer -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > HoodHarry Hood > Loving Cup
Average Song Gap: 12.58
Notes: Character Zero opened a show for the first time ever. McGrupp was played by request with Trey taking the sign from the crowd and holding it up before starting the song. Caspian was unfinished. Trey forgot the second verse to Sanity, asking "What the heck's the second verse here?" In a possible foreshadowing of the song's Phish debut the next night, Trey teased Super Bad in Tweezer. Hood's intro contained brief Killing in the Name teases from Fish.
Songs by Debut Year:
I had pit tix for this night, but would have been just as happy on the lawn of one of America's finest outdoor venues. Anytime you can see a tree and live music- someone has thought it all through.
Character Zero- I love this as an opener! Lets be honest this song had worn out it's welcome. This version is lively and immediatly whips the crowd into a frenzy. Lets hope this happens again soon.
Destiny>- I might of crapped my pants! First time so it was special and sounded great taboot. The nice little jam sandwiched in the verses is pretty sweet.
Rift- Wow what year is it? Great version!
McGrupp- Just shit my pants again! There are no bad versions of this one so . . .
Gin- GReat jamming on this one. Solid, very solid.
Mountains- I'm really liking this one. Very mellow with a floaty rythm.
Gumbo> Short but sweet. I love when they stretch this one out but it gets cut off for MSO.
MSO- Best 2 minutes of bluegrass you'll ever hear. Just kidding it was fine though.
Stealing time- What a great song. Heavy, Deep and retrospective for most. This song will grow into a monster by next year.
Strange design- I haven't heard it since clifford ball I think or at least I can't remember. Lovely as always.
Sanity- Heard it in Albany last year have now lost my sanity once again.
Antelope- Nothing crazy here but everyone loves Antelope
How do top the first set you ask? . . . .
R&R>- . . . thats how. My favorite opener along with Drowned. This one smokes especially the last 4-5 minutes.
Caspian>- I heard a lot of moans at the opening chords but you know what? You cheated yourself out of a great rendition. Caspian can zap the momentum on occasion but this isn't one of them. Beautiful! the transition into Tweezer will give you the willies. Trust me.
Tweezer>- Tight, Funky, SICK!!! Not long but very creative and fresh. My favorite song of the night.
Slave- Best version in over 15 years! $$$
Bouncing- if you were hating Caspian then you problably slashed your wrists when Mike started this one. I liked the call though. Stuffed a phatty and was ready to go for the 4th quarter.
Backwards>- My favorite song off of Joy. Tight jam man I couldn't d stop dancing. Great jam. Bravo!
Hood>- A sign of a great show. Thought it was the closer but I was wrong once again.
Loving Cup- Best choice for a closer!
E: Monkey>Tweezer Reprise- Sent us into the lot happy as clams. Baked Clams that is.