[Recap/review of last night's Bonnaroo show is courtesy of Michael Ayers, user @yhgtbfkm. Note that there was no recap/review posted to the blog about Roo1's show, because no one attending the show volunteered to recap it, and there wasn't a webcast of it either, and we decided not to recap it based simply on the LivePhish recording. -Ed.]
Ahh, Bonnaroo. The perennial jam band festival that’s not really a jam band festival anymore.
I’ve had the pleasure of only attending Bonnaroo once, back in 2005. I saw a slew of amazing sets that weekend, including Benevento Russo Duo with Mike Gordon (a show you should definitely check out if you haven’t), Keller Williams, Jurassic 5 and Dave Matthews Band (laugh all you want, it was my first time seeing them and I really enjoyed it). That’s the nice part about festivals like this, it gives you the opportunity to see acts in the same place that you normally wouldn’t.
After the St Louis shows, I texted a good friend of mine who was on the fence about driving up to Camden to see them. I said, “Dude, I might be biased, but they are already playing lights out. You can’t miss seeing them in Camden.” I thought both nights in St Louis were spectacular. I will admit, the second night in particular will always be near and dear to my heart because of what transpired during the setbreak and how set two started out. I felt like there was little rust in the St. Louis shows (which you sometimes can’t say for tour openers), which made me both excited for the two nights at Bonnaroo and disappointed that I was not attending them.
So what will the boys have in store for us for Sunday down in Manchester? Will they bust out something they haven’t played in years (looking at you, "Free Bird")? Will Bo Bice and Trey share the stage again? (Spoiler alert: they did not, thank god.) Everyone is familiar with the old adage “Never Miss A Sunday Show,” would that apply to tonight as well? Let’s find out.
Welcome to the 380th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the third of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the three mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn't be part of the correct answer. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I'll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. Good luck!
Answer: In winning his seventh contest this week, @HarborSeal is (fittingly?) Emeritus #23 to enter the MJM Hall of Fame. After reading his awesome comment below explaining how he cracked this nut, it should be no surprise to anyone that he'd be able to solve so many of these, including this week's triple clipper without even needing the hint. That's right, it took less than four hours from the time these clips dropped to figure out that all these jams were played in Utah: 6/9/94 "Mike's Song," 7/15/03 "Spread It Round," and 6/8/95 "Tweezer." For his efforts, not only does he win a free MP3 download code from our friends at LivePhish.com, he also receives a pair of Propet Tour Walkers, free unlimited lifetime access to the Jam Charts he created for this site, a signed photo of Fishman (NSFW), and of course, the requisite copy of the keys to the vault and addition to the MJM+Phish iOS group text. Did I mention that no one took longer than @HarborSeal between their first and seventh wins? True story: when he won his first, it was the first MJM after the "Tahoe Tweezer" was played! Congrats to the man of the hour, and we'll see how long it takes @MikeThong to join him at the pier. Come back next week for more Phishy goodness at MJM381.
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