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Link Thursday, 08/12/2010
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Set 1: Runaway Jim > PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Roggae, CTBCars Trucks Buses > SampleSample in a Jar, NICU, Horn, Sugar Shack, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > TTETime Turns Elastic

Set 2: Drowned > JibbooGotta Jibboo -> GinBathtub Gin, My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Buffalo Bill > Twist > HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[1] > Dog Faced Boy, HoodHarry Hood > GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: Fee[2] > NO2 -> Kung[3] > Fire[4]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Trey on megaphone.
[4] Lyrics changed to "Move over and let Cactus take over."

Noteworthy Jams: Roggae, Fee

Average Song Gap: 19.35

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

Notes: Melt was unfinished. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone for the first time since February 25, 1997 (388 shows) and also used the megaphone during Kung. The lyrics to Fire were changed to "Move over and let Cactus take over."

Links:
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Song Distribution:
4 Rift
3 Hoist
2 Joy
2 Farmhouse
2 Stash
2 Lawn Boy
2 Junta
1 The Story of the Ghost
1 Billy Breathes
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

waxbanks , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
waxbanks Another excellent show from *far and away* the strongest, most consistent tour since 2003. Check out the detailed Wolfman's Bro, the spectacular five-minute closing jam in TTE, and that very very nice CTB (swell melodic soloing from Trey)! The second set is strong all the way through. The Drowned > Jibboo passage is delicate and lovely. Nice to hear the boys stay with the Drowned jam so long - it's the kind of thing that would have petered out quickly in '09, but they let the groove gather and evolve, and totally stick the landing. Bravo!

The Jibboo > Gin segue reminds me of the Tweezer > Boogie On pairing from Telluride that folks inexplicably bitched about; Trey and Mike are really on top of the segues here. Gin is uplifting, but honestly, when was the last bad Gin? Twist and Hood are great, with a particularly satisfying return to the lyrics (and some Passion Pit-style 'woo!!') in the former tune and an extraordinary, elegant, all-too-brief minor-key interlude in Hood.

The biggest surprise in a surprise-filled set is the Split > Boy. Split pretty much falls apart after nine minutes or so, and the boys simply abandon the song's off-kilter time signature for an evil, martial 4/4. Fishman starts playing some tricks on the drums, for a second Trey and Page sound like 'Kid A'-era Radiohead, the whole thing dissolves into creepy ambient space, and in an echt-Phish moment, out of the mist emerges...the misanthropic love song from 'Hoist.' It's pretty cool.

The encore is exactly what it looks like.

Sorry this isn't a more critical/analytical review - for some reason, all I can do is recommend this one as a great time. 8/12/10 isn't gonna top any 'Best of' lists, I'm guessing, but it's the kind of show any other band would kill to play, and it's plenty of odd twists'n'turns to offer the diehards. Anyone who made the trip to Indiana for this one has gotta be feeling pretty good about her choice.
Score: 6
King_Kung , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
Phish set the tone for the weekend early. Jim>PYITE killed it. Cars Trucks Buses was jammed out beautifully. The Noblesville jam after Drowned was nice, not as powerful as last years, but none the less still great! The highlight of the show had to be the encore though. First Fee with a megaphone since 97, blending right into NO2, then to Kung, finishing up the night with a blazing cover of the Hendrix classic. This encore was easily the best of the year so far, and likely wont be topped. It left everyone at the Creek foaming at the mouth for the next day, and they didn't disappoint.

Always a great time at Deer Creek, Phish was having fun and so were the Phans! Zero complaints, a must download show.
Score: 2
Captainebenezer , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
This show is standard Classic DeerCreek madness. If you've ever been there or are there now you know it's a farm-show-Fu**-fest! The boys love playing that shed, just like the Dead did in their day.... Ahhhh Creek. A smooth Jim, standard PYITE, good and smooth Roggae still kinda just letting it drip, then Bang! Nice and tight Cars, Trucks and Buses! This first set reminded me of Creek 00 with the CTB and Buffalo Bill. This show is a little more edgy, thought Trey was a lil off during Sugar Shack. Ok, ok, here's my rant. All you people crying about TTE shut up and put up. The song rocks, and is literally a musical masterpiece. Getting real tired of people complaining about TTE, and calling it a piss song. It's one of the most composed on Joy, and the lyrics are amazing.
Drowned>Jibboo, weird segue, but turned out aight. Drowned and the Jam was simply amazing. The rest of the set speaks for itself, as well as the music. Encore is a gem, simply a Gem. Because sometimes the jewel of Deercreek speaks through the boys. The four horseman are back.
Score: 1
TwiztAround , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
Sick show! It honestly reminded me of some of the great mid to late 90s shows where the whole band was on fire and really feeding off each other! Got a lot of classics, and the newer songs they played were unreal! Good call on the time turns elastic comment, it is a great tune and a great 1st set closer. Another memorable deer creek experience!
Score: 1
MiguelSanchez , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
MiguelSanchez after spending three lovely nights in telluride, 2 of them with phish, i was wondering how i would adjust to the lawn at deer creek. well, once the boys cranked into runaway jim, i knew i would have no problems. we had a great seat low in the lawn between fishman and trey. jim was pretty standard, with good playing by all. punch got the party in high gear. i still have not seen trey nail "the landlady" portion of punch since they have been back, but what the hey, it's a fun tune two songs in. roggae was the first surprise of the night. once again, there were a few rough spots, but they tacked on a beautiful little jam on the back end of this one. ctb was not even on my radar. great tune and page lit this one up. i'm not a big sample fan, but i must say, this one was played pretty solid. nicu and horn were both good but straight forward. i'm not a huge sugar shack fan, so i have not listened to this one extensively. have they rearranged it? it sounded pretty good here. they kicked it back in high gear with a typically funky wolfman's brother. page had some hot licks on this one as gordo directed them through a nice jam. time turns elastic seemed to be played with a touch more vigor than the other versions i've seen.

drowned pulled people right back in. right after they hit the "rocking section," they moved into a much more ambient jam. they moved nicely through this one before trey and gordon navigated into jibboo. llike twist later in the set, i am not a huge fan of this one, but they played it really, really well. the jamming was nice and focused with a good exploration. gordo started to take this jam in a different direction and soon enough, we land right into bathtub gin. this was a great transition, especially compared to some of the rockier ones played this summer. gin blew up, but as it does these days, did not go quite as far out as some of my beloved gins. the boys did play this one well as a unit before letting it taper off. mfmf was an awesome second set surprise. it was pretty much right on. buffalo bill was another nice surprise, as this is another tune that, luckily, seems to follow me around a bit. it worked nicely into a fine version of twist. the horse>silent was a fun breather before melt kicked the energy back up. they did some fun stuff with the time signature before moving into a quasi rare dfb. page sounded great on a pretty inspired take of harry hood. i though hood at telluride was as good as a done deal, but they held for the creek. no complaints here. golgi doesn't really do it for me, especially in the second set closing slot. when trey brough the megaphone out, i figured it would be a quick and easy fee>frankenstein or fee>anything classic rock. well, i was partly right. fee was played well and they slipped into ambient land before moving into n20>kung. i sure didn't see that coming! as they moved out of kung, they slammed into a nice take of hendrix's fire. gordo took a nice quick solo after the "let cactus take over" line. the boys really played well on this evening. i would say, i have never been to a show where they played more songs that i'm not all that into, but still thought they played killer versions of each one. of course, it is always good to be back at the creek!

highlights:
set 1:
roggae, ctb

set 2:
drowned>jibboo>bt gin, bill>twist, melt
Score: 1
zarathustraz , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
I saw this on youtube.The poster claims the Drowned jam from this show is the inspiration for Waiting All Night. After giving it a listen, I think he makes a pretty strong case, so I thought I'd throw it up here for other people to check out. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1UBGVJSY8M
Score: 1
reydempto , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
reydempto I'm confused--This setlist says they finished the second set with Golgi before the encore, while livephish's download/setlist does not include that track. Is this an error here or did livephish screw me out of a tune?
Score: 0
APYanke , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
@ reydempto - The tracking got messed up so Golgi is paired up with Hood. So Golgi is there, it's just matched up with Hood. It sucks but it's better than not having it at all. Hope that helped.
Score: 0
caesar , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
ya i didnt think hood was 18 min
Score: 0
turquOiseMountain , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
turquOiseMountain wishing to focus on the high points and positves......

adventurous first set......it felt like Phish were willing to get loose and explore a little bit early on......i was convinced of the spontaneity...... color me thrilled cuz they played NICU and Horn together (ala Hampton)......heard my first Sugar Shack......TTE actually had a cool jammed out section, as well as an incredible lighting cue when Trey made an entrance on one of those solo phrases deep into the jam......it was an incredible moment.

Cool vocals on Drowned! Really solid, slow burning, gradually building jams on Jibboo, and Gin. Always thrilled to hear My Friend, My Friend. Got my first SOAM. Finally. Vocals put me underwater for a little while, excellent. Then I started to get impressed with how long the second set was going. Endurance!!! When I thought they were sure to leave, they did Harry and Golgi. It had already long since become a total blast of course.

Lastly, I loved the encore choices. Fee w/ megaphone. And a way out there NO2 and Kung. Pretty incredible, all firsts for me, I think. Whatever Phish can spare the midwest in terms of energy, passion, and creativity - I'll take it.

To be there was an all-around fun show. Great weather (though very hot), beautiful sunset in that strip of visible horizon to the southwest, crescent moon sinking towards the south as the first set ended, saw a couple Perseids shooting stars across the night sky amidst the glow stick wars.
Score: 0
HarpuAdam , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
HarpuAdam Last Fee with megaphone was 02/25/97.
Score: 0
Shukky , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
These were my first Deercreek shows and all I can say is WOW. What energy and what great people everywhere. The encore of the first night was simply incredible. As soon as Trey came out with that megaphone the place erupted and I think everyone knew what was about to happen. What was crazy is that our group was talking about a Fee with a megaphone and how great it would be but never expected it to happen.

I was a bit surprised that night 2 did not go into a much darker show especially in the second set being Fri 13th and all but there are no complaints here and I am quite happy that Phish will pretty much play what Phish wants and still aren't very predictable. Everyone was expecting at least a Frankenstein but it did not happen. So many were talking about a Harpua>Thriller as well but again did not happen but all in all it was still a fantastic night 2 but night 1 still wins out for me! This is one happy/tired Phish fan. I don't think I have ever perspired that much in 48 hours in my whole life but it was well worth every drop. Until we meet again on fall tour!
Score: 0
Fill_Drummin , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
This Gin was the best I've heard since that misunderstood show in Champlain back in the 90's. Seriously high intensity and energy. I can't stop thinking about it. Yeah the rest of the show was awesome, but that gin....[shivers]
Score: 0
RandomPhan , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
RandomPhan Haven't relistened but set 1 highlgihts = roggae built up nicely. CTB was good, nice work from Page. And wolfman's brother was short, but good. There was some flubbing throughout the first set but it was very chill/mellow for the first part and I enjoyed it.

Set 2 = the segue between jibboo and gin is nice. Both were performed well. MFMF was nice to see, like the placement. Trey sliding his guitar along his mic stand was cool. Buffalo bill was short and fun, as usual. Twist had a nice little jam, remember some nice licks coming from Trey. 3.0 Melts usually suck. They are better when you experience them live because the lights add to the chaotic-ness of the performance. But don't typically hold up on recording. This one seemed to get decently interesting, and then it just sort of faded out into Dog Faced Boy which was cool. Hood has been lackluster at best for a long time. Trey has been building them up nicely as of recently but there is absolutely NO PEAK. Oh well, kind of disappointing but the middle jam seems to be working its way back to it's roots.

Encore was a blast and a half. Everyone was going nuts for the megaphone when trey picked it up. Megaphone windmills were awesome at the end, all of a sudden NO2?! Kung?! Fire rocked. Nice little Mike solo, I think Mike wanted to keep going but got cut short by Trey (go figure).

But all around, a solid show. A lot of fun. Ended with a nice chaotic, totally non-standard encore. Loved it.
Score: 0
JonBaker , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
Started off with a great Runaway Jim, which I hadn't seen them play before. Played good PYITE, Cars-Trucks-Buses, Sample in a Jar and NICU. Sugarshack didn't fit in well for me at that point. Wolfman's Brother was alright as Time Turns Elastic but nothing to jump up and down for. Maybe I was hoping for something more for a finish to set one. Drowned was a great start to to second set. The third time i've seen them play it. I love Gotta Jibbo, Bathtub Gin, and Twist. Split Open and Melt is another favorite of mine but they (Phish) just never seemed to go into that long jam session they like to do with this one and it kinda faded away. I was dissappoited with it. Good finish with Dog Faced Boy, Harry Hood and Golgi Apparatus. The encore was the killer though and I doubt that they will duplicate that finish tomorrow night. Maybe, but who knows
Score: 0
highhat , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
highhat 8-12 soundcheck:

Too Much of Everything (multiple times), Back at the Chicken Shack
Score: 0
Altheatoldme , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
Really fun show.

My first Deer Creek experience consisted of a strong opener with Runaway Jim and a surprise Roggae! Mike took the spotlight for Sugar Shack and Wolfman's Brother's Jam.
Encore: Fee>NO2>Kung>Fire (Hendrix Cover). I don't need to say anymore, eh?
Score: 0
Abe_Froman , attached to 2010-08-12 Permalink
Abe_Froman @zarathustraz +1 with the Youtube find. Hadn't listened to this show in a while, Drowned's improv is the rough draft of Waiting All Night, performed live. Great call by the Youtube guy.

I loved the flow, the feel, the energy of this show. Still one of my favorite Phish concerts; a beautiful Indiana night, great seats Page-side (Rage side, like you needed the reminder), great camping, good damn times.

Does anyone else remember the helicopters during the encore? Probably a coincidence, but hard to say for sure, right?
Score: 0

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