Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Harpua", 1998-11-02

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TREY: Hello everyone, we're happy to be here at the E Center. What a good place to be. I love this place, like, I'm in love with this place. I love everyone here. I love everything. It feels so warm and full of love. The E Center.

So here's this story. I'll now tell you this story of another person who is full of love, and that is of course the infamous Jimmy. That's what this song is about, Jimmy, and what happened to Jimmy. The story starts with Jimmy, who lives in this little town, and it's a beautiful little town surrounded by lots and lots of mountains. It's a very wilderness-oriented area, but in the middle of it is this town started by a man with a vision: Jimmy's ancestor. He had a vision of a beautiful town. So, this town grew, and, anyway, Jimmy grew up in this town in this little suburban house. He loved it. Everyone was really happy and really nice. It was a great place, but every once in a while he felt like he had to leave town to go someplace where the action was. It wasn't the most action-filled place.

In this particular story, on this day Jimmy decides he's gonna leave his house, and I'm gonna cut to the chase here, with his cat Poster Nutbag. And they're gonna leave his little town and they're gonna go to Las Vegas, right?

So, you may have heard this story once before. He walks through the desert, sits by the campfires, hears yodelers. Anyway, he walks from this very different town to Las Vegas. But, this time, the story's a little different. When he gets to Las Vegas, he finds out it's just too crazy. There's too many people. It's just too much for him. He can't take it! So, he wants to get a concert while he's there but it's hard to get tickets and all that stuff.

So, anyway, he decides to go back. He decides to hitch a ride with this guy who's going back to Salt Lake City. He hitches a ride, it's like a seven-hour ride, and he says "I'm gonna go see this concert in Salt Lake City tomorrow night."

So they start driving, and as they're driving, this guy puts on this album, and it's one of Jimmy's favorite albums. So, as he's driving it turns to night, the sun goes down, and they get to do this beautiful long drive through the desert. As they're driving, they listen to this beautiful music that they love so much. It turns out to be an incredible drive through the desert listening to some music...

[Band performs Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, and “Harpua” is completed afterward]
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