Benevento/Russo Duo opened. Trey teased "San-Ho-Zay" in "Mud City." The G.R.A.B. debut of “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson) was performed instrumental and intertwined with the “Mud City” theme throughout. “You’ve Got Me Floating,” “On the Road Again” and “Wilson” were performed by Trey on acoustic guitar and Mike on banjo. “Wilson” was played in part in a bluegrass style with alternate lyrics "Cactus" instead of "Wilson" and was followed by a “we’re still having fun” jam. “Who Are You” featured Mike on acoustic guitar. This show was the only G.R.A.B. performance released as a LivePhish download
Teases
Mud City tease in Billie Jean, San-Ho-Zay tease in Mud City

This show was part of the "G.R.A.B. - Summer 2006 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2006-07-19

Review by Scully

Scully I feel privileged to be the first one to review this show. As of today it happened nearly seven years ago already but it still seems fresh in the mind. This was during the hiatus years and there was a sense of urgency for me to get to this show. For whatever reason I could not find anybody else to go with so I talked my younger brother into experiencing his first Phish related show. He gladly agreed to go along and also brought a friend of his who was interested in seeing Phish having heard of them plenty before.
The venue for this show is right on the Cuyahoga River. And if I do say so myself, G.R.A.B. lit it on fire one more time. The boaters that would float up to the back of the stage and the lights flickering off the water gave this show an extra element of enjoyment you won't get at many other venues. You are right smack dab in the middle if downtown Cleveland, outdoors. Great city feel. Fortunate for me this was also a show with a very small crowd which allowed me to get within' 5 standing rows of the stage.
This show is definitely worth listening to. I really enjoyed the Billie Jean. That was unexpected. Get Back was great for my brother since he was already into The Beatles. Mr. Completely and Goodbye Head offered some really good jams. By that time the sun was down and the water caught the stage lights. Just pure enjoyment. Watching Mike pick up an acoustic guitar and gettin' down on Who Are You was a kicker. The whole show felt like it was gonna be a real treat from the beginning. I heard Phish did the Floyd album cover because of the low attendance. This had some of that same energy. Though G.R.A.B. might not be as tight as Phish it's no coincidence this is the only live release on Phish.com from that tour. Quality stuff there. I give it a 5 out of 5 based on every aspect and with all of my senses involved.
, attached to 2006-07-19

Review by gigrant

gigrant i agree with Scully. this was a really fine show. it's great that it got released, but being there was a real treat. i was fresh off quitting my crap-ass job and ready to cut loose. said hi to Mike in the parking lot and got there early to hear the Duo. really cool.

Host Across the Potomac was unexpected and beautiful. never heard it since, whihc is a shame. Beltless Buckler was typical Mike, great stuff. Billie Jean was unexpected as well, and i swear i almost had to yell at Trey to get him to pay attention to the seque - he was totally late jumping on Mike's bass lines. but once he got there it was on. Goodbye Head was awesome too.

GRAB was an experience. very different feel than Phish, and it was welcome too. this was like cheating on your wife with an equally hot woman just with different hair color. and with no guilt. i didn't feel like i owed Fish or Page an apology for being there. i'd like to see them do this again, yet at the same time i'm really happy to be seeing high-quality Phish shows right now.
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