Sunday, April 18, 2010

ohkeepahblog: "Recommended Download" Phish 6.29.00 PNC Bank Arts Center ~ Holmdel, NJ

Set 1: Funky Bitch > Wilson, Limb By Limb, Drowned -> Rock and Roll

Set 2: Birds of a Feather -> Catapult > Heavy Things, Sand, Meatstick > Cities -> Walk Away > Run Like an Antelope > Frankenstein, Wading in the Velvet Sea

Encore: Character Zero

Having spent the previous night contained by New Jersey's(Montcalm County) finest along with a hundred other fans this show has always carried special weight for me. Funky Bitch > Wilson opener was insanely high energy to open the show. Limb by Limb actually develops into a pretty interesting jam outside the normal framework. Drowned -> Rock & Roll highlights the first set. The Drowned jam is fierce out of the gates before morphing into a slow "techno" jam transcending the same feelings of exhaustion, gloominess, and melancholy that I was feeling from my experiences the previous night. The jam eventually transitions itself into Rock and Roll, the jam is short but this song works great as a set closer. The second set features great jamming out of Birds, Catapult bridges into the loosest Heavy Things in Phish history. Sand gets the frat-boy party going with clapping interaction from the audience and Trey on keys nailing down the uber space-shuttle affects. The first Meatstick since Japan tour features the revealing of Japanese lyrics and tons of Trey banter regarding Japan, Meatstick, World Records and the Macarena. Meatstick takes over the show from here, with each song getting a Meatstick tease worked in. The energy remains high throughout Cities -> Walk Away > Run Like an Antelope > Frankenstein and rare set closing Velvet Sea to cools things down after this Jersey thriller. As far as getting busted, pretty lame. Spent the night in a correctional facility where they made me take a cold shower, urine test and wear an orange suit. Was before a judge and out the next morning with a $1200 fine and one year of "out of state" probation. The judge complemented on the melting "steal your face" tie-dye I was wearing. New Jersey continues to fuck me over as it took me ten hours to make it down the turnpike on the way to Merriweather Post this past summer.

Source: B&K 4021 > Apogee AD-1000 > HHb PDR-1000 (@ 44.1 kHz

recorded by Eric Vandercar
transferred by Jason Sobel 

Special thanks to hoydog23 for the mps links and maintaining the Phish spreadsheet

On June 28 and 29, 2000, over 70 people were arrested in connection with two concerts by the jamband Phish. [2] It is believed that the band was not invited back to the venue, as they did not perform there again before the band's breakup in 2004. Phish's guitarist Trey Anastasio, however, did headline shows at PNC several times in the 2000s, most recently in 2006 with "G.R.A.B." (Gordon.Russo.Anastasio.Benevento.) which included former Phish bassist Mike Gordon, as well as Marco Benevento and Joe Russo of the Benevento/Russo Duo.

Video: Phish "Character Zero" 10.30.09 Festival 8 ~ Indio, CA

Phish preforming "Character Zero" as the encore at Festival 8 in Indio, California on 10/30/2009. Phish fans eager for band's 3-D movie release

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3-D glasses will bring the free-form rockers of Phish into crisp, lifelike focus for their new concert film "Phish 3D." It lands in select digital theaters this month, including the Majestic 10 in Williston. Theater operator Merrill Jarvis says, "Phish is from Vermont. Everyone loves a nice 'Vermont makes it big' story!"

Jarvis was at the California Phish festival in person last year where the movie was shot. "It was just beautiful out there in the desert," Jarvis remembers. "Phish played for three days. It was incredible!"

He's excited about reliving it on-screen, and just as excited about booming ticket sales. Already, a preview screening next week is sold out, and online sales for the official April 30 premiere have been strong.

Phish is sharing the limelight with the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. The band is encouraging its fans to bring non-perishable food or cash donations to the Majestic 10 during the run of the movie.

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