9-27-00 -- Fiddler's Green, Englewood, Colorado
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Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 09:52:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: Matthew Kane firstname.lastname@example.org
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Subject: Review - Phish 9.27.00 Fiddler's GREEN, Englewood (Denver), Colorado
9.27.00 Fiddler’s GREEN, Englewood (Denver), Colorado
I: Sample in a Jar, My Friend My Friend, Beauty of my Dreams, My Soul, Limb by Limb, Dirt,
Split Open and Melt, Horn, Taste, Cavern
II: Piper, Gumbo, Ghost, Mango Song, Heavy Things, Brother*, You Enjoy Myself**
Encore: Loving Cup
* After "Brother" Trey said "that song is all about the ending..."
* Last Brother 7/28/98, 148 shows.
** glowstick/glowring war
This was my 21st Phish show. My first was in 1994, at the Orpheum Theatre (cap. 3,000) in
Memphis, TN. I was 23 then, and now I am 29. And, in those six (6) years, I have seen/heard
Phish reinvent themselves numerous times. From Fall Tour 1999 through Summer Tour 2000, I
was disappointed with their quality of playing. It was obvious that Trey had completely
taken over all aspects of the band, from writing, to singing, to dominating guitar work. I
prefer Phish when all members are contributing. After participating in the 9.27.00 Fiddler’s
Green performance, I feel like I did after seeing them for the first time. They were a tight
and cohesive band demonstrating the traditional Phish sound (when you can hear each
instrument being played in its own groove thereby causing the sum to be greater than the
parts). I call this the stank, icky, gooey oooze. And there was much oooze being sprayed
from the stage during this show.
Quick note about the scene. As usual, most Phish concertgoers’ primary objective is getting
wasted and talking louder than the music to their friends and even strangers. And tonight
was no exception. Idiots, drunks, and wastoids were plentiful. Since the Phish scene has
always been this way, I was prepared. So, I just bunkered myself in and let the stupidity
evolve around me. Occasionally I would cup my ears to block out the chit chat around me, so
I could emerge myself into the sonic oooze. Upon doing this, I get some strange looks, but
soon after, those people are cupping their ears too.
Sample > My Soul: Quickly played tunes with little jamming, but I was happy to be there, so
Limb by Limb: Once the vocal part was done, the oooze commenced.
Dirt: I thought this was the Velvet Cheese at first, but was very happy it wasn’t.
Split Open and Melt: It’s on baby, it’s on! Brought me back to the old daze. This song is
broken into three parts: 1. Funk Vocals ("In the morning….."), 2. Slow Vocals ("We breathe
deep….."), and 3. OOOZE. The Funk Vocals were right on time, with Trey putting emphasis on
each syllable. The magic happened during the Slow Vocals as the entire audience was singing
along and the band recognized this and nice interaction ensued. And then, thick
ooooze. As far as I’m concerned they could play the SOAM Jam all night long (see "Demand").
Horn: Lowered the energy after an ear splitting Melt.
Taste: Favorite Taste is Gorge 97, I was there, I saw the big dipper spilling the cosmic
ooze down onto the stage. That’s tough to beat. But, this Taste was good.
Cavern: My shoes! Where are my shoes?!
Set break: 40 minutes. Everyone is completely bombed.
Piper: sinister funk to open. Keep it tight, keep it right. After the two rounds of
vocals, they unleashed the drippy ooze effect. With the sun long gone, Kuroda turned the
lights on. Fishman and Gordon lock into some phat groove, Page on the synth , and Trey
playing on top of all that with a "drip" sound effect (like the sound of water dripping from
a faucet, but instead ooze coming out of Trey’s guitar). Delay loops ensue. Then the
ambience. Just as the hypnosis is setting in………………..
Gumbo: more funk, sausage style. Trey sang the words with passion. Tight! Right! And
now, Page is making his presence known with the B-3/Leslie Speaker. Its howling. Gordon is
slapping the bass really hard and the ground is vibrating. Once the lyrics end, the porno
funk begins. Everyone takes turns and fills the air with pork chops. Its enjoyable watching
the interaction between band members. Tonight, no one wanted to be the stage hawg. Rather
than dominating, Trey layed backed and let Page, Mike, and Fishman lock into a groove, and
then he would solo on top of it with blues/soul licks. They just keep raging and raging and
raging, carefully building the jam to its proper climax, and then fading into
silence…………..enter the delay loop (shhhhoe, shhhhoe)….
Ghost: the definitive pornofunk. Liquid music. The 1997 Denver "Ghost" has its place in
history, and the band knows this. Vocals are loud and clear. Fishman has the controls on
this one. The snare and hi hat are strong. Page is making it funky. Gordon is slapping the
shit out of his bass. The ground is vibrating. People are doing karate kicks all
around. Jam. Jam, Jam. I can’t stop dancing. The jam winds down with a loose Ghost jam
reprise……then the ambience, crowd is cheering……….
Mango: they were completely in tune. What a treat. Although, the vocals lost some ground
here. But, the older songs have a lot of words and it must be seriously difficult to
remember the complicated music, so its cool.
Heavy Things: the newbies in the corporate boxes two rows behind us start screaming, "OH MY
GOD YOU GUYS!!! THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG!!!!!!!" And it was very festive. More dancing.
Brother: Finally, a song I haven’t heard live before. JACKPOT! Mind blowing. Gordon
continues to slap that bass driving the songs texture. The song was loud and strong clocking
in at about 6.5 minutes. It didn’t seem like they hadn’t played it in over two years because
they hit every note with passion and perfection. When done, Trey announces "that song is all
about the ending." Now, that could potentially have numerous meanings, but I believe he
meant that Brother is all about its "finish" ie. final chords and vocals.
YEM: Glowstick/Glowring war ensues during first half of song. When the war is done right,
it can have a deep impact on the music, and tonight it worked because the music was in sync
with the tosses. For the BoyManGodShit, it was funky. Then the tramps, and Gordon flips the
"bubble bass" on. You know that sound. I can’t get enough of it. The jam veers away from a
"Flashlight" theme, and this is when Phish says to its audience, "we are Phish, some bad
dudes, and we can turn it on whenever we want." The jam builds into the patented Phish
Phunk. Its so nasty, the band lets Mike take a measure all by himself, and then they jump
right back in as if to not miss out on the fun. Vocal jam ends it. Nothing to spicy, just
garden variety "ohhhhhs" and "awhhhhhs".
Loving Cup: D, C, G. Its Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones with major chords and rock n
roll. The Energy Meter is hitting 11, and the band is fighting off the 10:30pm curfew with
more intense jam building, until the final chorus, and goodnight. It was nice to see the
band being on top of the time situation. In the past, Fiddler’s Green has cut performances
off at 10:31pm by yanking the power and turning on the lights. Not tonight.
In conclusion, its all about having a good time, being positive, and getting lost in the
music. If you survive a Phish show, you can practically do anything you set your mind
on. May the Phish be with you, always.
Yours in Phish,
Matthew "Sugah" Kane
"Phish is an oracle. Their openness to this art allows a lot of information to come through
for each on a personal level. If you look for a particular song, etc. you may be missing the
importance of the gateway they are guardians of."
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:52:21 GMT
From: Mike Lancaster email@example.com
Subject: 9/27/00 Fiddler's Green Review
Great show at Fiddler's. The sound was actually very crisp from where I was
standing (right behind the tapers section). I won't go into great detail,
but I'll hit on my highlights of the show.
1st Set SOAM was no doubt the highlight. Jammed out nicely with Chris'
2nd Set consisted of some EXTREMELY tight jamming by all four units of the
best band on the planet. The jam out of Piper was probably the coolest
funk/techno jam I have ever heard Phish do. It was just such tight jamming
that you thought this music was pre-programmed. They were a jamming machine
at this point. Trey had this crazy guitar riff he kept playing over and
over (I think with the aide of his Whammy pedal). Then Gumbo hit, the jam
out of this was very very good as well. They were still jamming more as a
unit than I have heard in a while. Then came the Ghost that really rocked.
Just a solid stream of unbelievable jamming through this section of the
show...Mango was a nice treat, Heavy Things brought us back down to earth...
But Brother took us back to wherever we were before, and YEM held us
there...Just believe me when I say get the tapes/CD's, especially of the 2nd
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 06:55:04 EDT
Subject: Review 9-27-00
Review from Fiddler's Green, Colorado... "Ba BOOM" of a 2nd set...Filled with
groovy funky goo... WoW! Piper ~ Gumbo ~ Ghost ~ Mango ~ H.Things ~ Brother ~
Need not say anymore, delivered with the magic of Colorado herself.... Great
venue, quaint and cozy outdoors. With the Rocky mountains as backdrop,
smooth sunset, great people and Vibe.... A great way to begin the western
section of the tour...
Ohhh... Colorado A wonderously enlightening journey to Vegas and
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 10:45:27 EDT
Subject: my phirst show and my birthday
I turned 30 and saw my phirst show on wednesday and I am so stoked phish is
just so amazing, I have heard tapes and heard alot about the shows but I was
busy living my life to ever take a break and get into the groove I toured
with the dead from 88-92 and boy do I miss that life! the show was GREAT the
scene was wonderful and seeing everyone dance and commune brought me to
tears, I also came to pay my respects to a dear friend who died while on tour
to the new years show in florida his name is Robert Hickey and I truly loved
that boy and I am so sad he is gone, but when I was at the show he was with
me and he was happy that I was having such a blast. I would love to have a
tape of that show if anyone has a hook-up give me a e-mail.
much thanks, Debbi Kindell
the boonies, colorado
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 21:47:12 -0600
From: Adam Reshotko firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings all. What a show last night!! 2nd set was flat out nuts!! If
you're not up for reading a long, rambling review skip this one over 'cause I
got a lot to say. First of all, as I've gotten into Phish at a point in my
life where I'm not able to just take off and travel whenever, this is just my
5th show (first was 12/5/97) and first in my new hometown. I've got a whole
bunch of tapes and stuff and have pretty much turned into your basic
obsessive phan. As I've often said, the only way to truly appreciate Phish
is obsessively. Anyway, I found Fiddler's to be much better than I was led
to beleive (with the exception of traffic). Sound was great where I was,
front of lawn, right bellow the speaker tower, Page side-though I heard it
was not so good elsewhere.
Pre-show music included Charles Mingus' "Ah-Um" & Southern Culture on the
Skids' "Ditch Diggin'". Other than Phish, I'm not really into the "jam band"
scene, prefering more indie and underground stuff so I'm always pleased when
that aspect of my taste surfaces in the world of Phish. They do covers of
Ween, Pavement & the Velvet Underground & I've heard Lucsious Jackson, Yo La
Tengo, Patti Smith & now SCOTS as pre-show and set break music. Check these
bands out, people. They're all awesome. On with the show...
SAMPLE was pretty staright forward and got everyone grooving. I've always
liked the dark vibe of MY FRIEND. Tonight's version started slowly but got
going in the noisy break and had a nice mini-jam at the end. BEAUTY picked
us up with some nice bluegrass, both Page & Mike taking fine solos. The
first time I heard MY SOUL I thought it was a great rockin' tune but this one
seemed a little slow. Not bad but could have been better if they pick up the
pace. LIMB BY LIMB is always good to hear & there was some really fine
jamming at the end of this one. So far, the set was kinda chill so DIRT
didn't provide a break, just another slow song. This mood was not to last,
however, as SPLIT OPEN & MELT rocked the house!! Definite set 1 highlight
and great light work by CK as well. I was glad to hear HORN but wish they
would jam out the heavy part at the end more. Very happy to hear TASTE as
I'm a big fan of this one. It seems most people either don't like this tune
or think its just OK, but I think its one of the best tunes on Billy Breathes
and really cooks live. Great jamming here. You can't help but smile when
you hear CAVERN. Overall a good tight, not spectacular set with MELT & TASTE
the clear highlights. Big things yet to come.
Setbreak music was Miles Davis though I'm not sure which album ("Jack
Johnson" maybe?) Setbreak was about half an hour. Fiddler's has curfew at
10:30 so they gotta keep it moving. Show started around 7 and the first set
was done shortly after 8.
As other reviews have already noted, Set 2 was ON FIRE!!!! We started off
with three extended jams PIPER, GUMBO & GHOST that went all over the place.
After expending a tremendous amunt of energy, both band a crowd, on the fast
part of PIPER, they went into a relatively slower but by no means quiet jam.
Trey went to his keys for a little bit and then came up with a totally
whacked guitar line, heavy with effects, that words cannot describe. You
just gotta hear it. GUMBO was flat out funk jamming that I don't remember
too much of cause PIPER was still running through my brain. GHOST will
always hold a special place in the Phish cannon for me as it was the first
song played at the first show I ever saw. It knocked me out then and from
that point there was no turning back. Back then it was all funk straight
through. Tonight, like more recent versions I heard, they quivkly dispensed
with the funk after the main part of the song in favor of some flat out
rockin'. No complaints as Trey was tearin' shit up. Never been a big fan of
MANGO SONG but everyone else was really diggin' it so I fed off the good
vibes. Nice jam at the end. Never heard this one jammed out before. Maybe
I'll come around to it. I'll probably never come around to HEAVY THINGS but
why say bad things about that when there are so many good things to say
BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy living mother
of God's balls!! What a tune, what a jam!! I feel very fortunate to have
heard this rarely performed song in just my fifth show. This was the first
time I had heard it at all in any form. Damn this tune rocks. Mike was all
over this one, very Claypool-esque. The rest of the band was pumping
throughout. I was dancing as fast and as hard as PIPER. I've had the chorus
running through my head all day today and I don't think it will be leaving
anytime soon. "It's all about the ending" said Trey but the whole damn thing
was "all that". Definite show highlight. Checking out recent setlists, I
was fairly certain I'd get my first YEM this show, probably to close the
show. The only problem was BROTHER was still running through my head so I
was a bit distracted. Great version though with CK doing his part to knock
us out. The jam in between the vocal parts seemed a bit short but time was
running out. An uplifting encore of LOVING CUP ended right at 10:30 so that
was the end of that.
All in all, a tight, well-played, energetic show. Massive second set. The
only show I'm able to catch this year so I won't being seeing them for a
while. Have fun in Vegas and beyond. I get the feeling the craziness is
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 09:38:51 -0600
From: "Herman, Dennis" DJHerman@WYK.com
Subject: Phiddlers Review
OK, I admit it, it took me too long to jump on the bus. Phiddlers was
my first Phish show, after more than 50 Dead shows scattered from the
late '70s onward. What a show ... I only knew about a third of the
tunes, but it didn't matter, from the opening sounds of Simple to the
10:30 cutoff they picked me up and carried me away to a place that's
been too far gone. The Beauty-Soul jam was smokin, and the second half
"food set" (Gumbo/Mango) made me recall the Dead in their prime, where
the boys were playing off one another in another time's forgotten space
and one knew where the others were going before they got there. The new
wave Dead bands (Lesh & Friends/Other Ones) can occassionaly get to that
space, but there's too many new faces in the lineup and they just don't
have the history with one another to get there consistently (tho Lesh's
summer session at Red Rocks in '99 was as close as I've seen them come
since that sad day in '95). Phish has that magic, and totally caught me
off guard and blew me away. Like many old deadheads, I'd looked askance
at phish as pretenders to the throne; boy was I wrong. I gather from
the pholks around me that this was one of their hotter shows, and a
special one for me. I'd listened to the phish albums, including A Live
One, but never really got it; i guess like the dead vinyl (silicone?)
just can't capture the magic. And you phans were great -- as mellow,
friendly and down to earth as any I'd encountered in my Dead travels.
My only regret is that I didn't jump on the bus years ago, and that I
couldn't appreciate the rarity of Brother when it came screamin on the
scene. Now, if only some kind soul can provide me a CDR of the show, my
entry to the phold will be complete! (I've got a lot of Dead boots to
trade, but all are still on tape). Keep the vibe.
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 13:20:32 EDT
Subject: (no subject)
I had heard that the sound sucked at Fiddler's and I was pleasantly
surprised. I thought Phish sound crew came through and it sounded marvelous,
at least from my perspective up on the lawn.
I've never seen better jamming. I don't know what people were talking about
in the other reviews. From the beginning licks of Piper all the way through
YEM, this was some TIGHT shit. And original. Piper went to a place, a level
of jamming I've never heard in Piper. The groove was SO deep. Trey was
playing this new effect on his guitar, subtle it was, but it kind of had a
drip sort of feel to it. He used that a lot and seemed to be finding some
new, really inspired licks in the Piper, Gumbo Ghost. You know how,
especially in 99, Trey seemed to put similar licks in almost every jam, like
the jiboo lick- - - - - Well he found the sickest theme in this Piper with
his drippy effect.
The first set was good.
The second set was absolutely fucking unbelievable, in terms of a 4 man
jamming unit. Mile is the man. You should've heard his bassline in Piper.
We all had our jaws on the floor.
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 14:31:01 EDT
Subject: Fiddler's Green review
Last nights show was the shit. The one thing i hate about the phish scene is
all the complaining, bad venue, bad security, blah. It was all good last
night. The second set was one of the best ive scene with sick piper, ghost,
and gumbo jams, it all flowed so well. Get the tapes and check it out. On to
Vegas with Les Claypool andKid Rock - who let the dogs out??
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 13:40:38 EDT
Subject: 9-27-00 Fiddler's Green, Englewood, CO
Here's my first ever review of a show.
I've been seeing Phish on and off since my first show at the Gothic Theatre
Nov. 1st 1991---at which there was a bitching snowstorm.
This was my 15th in a span of 9 years. And 2nd in Englewood, CO (the Gothic
being the first). I never claimed to be a tour rat, but I have seen a good
variety over the years.
I'm not going to do a song by song review, as I'm more interested in the
energy of a show.
FACT- Fiddler's Green has the worst sound of ANY venue in Colorado.
-even small bars in the mountains achieve better sound in their cramped
IMPRESSION-Lot was good. Not too many A-camp dirtbags and lots of locals.
Security was rather lax for Fiddler's which was unexpected and a great treat.
Getting through the door was a delightful process (for me at least) with no
unnecessary searching happening. The Taper's section had a lot better vibe
than many east coast shows :-)
SET 1: The band's energy started from the first note of Sample. The crowd
just fed off of it. Everyone seemed to groove until My Soul, when large #'s
of people sat down to rest their legs from dancin' at 5280ft. Limb x Limb got
everyone back up for some more dancing. People were really going off during
Melt. Page was great on keys during this song. Unfortunately I'd like to see
them put that song on the shelf for a while....too many Melts and I might
plunge below the water line and drown. Many people didn't know Horn which was
fine by me, I danced my ass off for this one.....lots of thinking about my
DAT and how I'd get to listen to this song again right after the show :-)
Taste was O.K. VERY limb x limb'ish groove. Cavern. I can't get enough of
this one even though I've seen it at almost every show I've been to since '91.
Setbreak: big lines at bathroom and food stands. I like the "official" fall
tour shirts, the lots had no really creative or original shirts. Everyone was
basically selling the same shirts I saw at Deer Creek.
Set 2: Piper, Gumbo and Ghost all got jammed out pretty good. Thankfully not
as long as McNichols '97. Mango had the energy I was looking for...it seemed
other folks needed it too by all the dancing going on. Heavy things received
a lukewarm response at first but people eventually gave into the catchy tune.
Even though we all hate hearing our beloved Phish on the radio, you have to
admit this song is catchy and brings all types of people together to listen
to Phish, which isn't a bad thing. There was a long break between HT and
Brother, Trey got a drink, adjusted equipment, and had a little conversation
with Mike and Fish. Brother was great, although I have nothing on DAT, CDR or
analog to compare it to. The lights were very nice during Brother.
YEM--highlight of the show!! Great playing, lights, and crowd energy. Even
the non-aphishianado's around me seemed to get "it" during YEM. The tramps
were great. My girl commented that this should be an Olympic sport, and Phish
would obviously bring home gold. Vocal Jam at the end was nice. Kuroda was
working the crowd hard with the lights at this point.
Encore: Too bad Fiddler's is in an upper-middle class/business park. I always
want to hear more than one song. At first I thought it was going to Squirming
Coil, which wouldn't have been my first choice. Bang, Boom!!! LOVING CUP. I
really enjoy this song and was pleasantly surprised that Fiddler's didn't cut
them off mid-song like they did for Lenny Kravitz. Any show that ends
w/Loving Cup is a good one!
Overall-above average......though not outstanding....I'm an old fogey who
likes hearing the more lyrical type of songs, so the presence of so many
songs with more than 1 line pleased me a lot.
P.S. the tapes sound great, now who has my 2nd show 4-4-92??
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 00:09:32 -0400
From: Don and Jen Barto
We are forwarding this email from our good friend who just moved out to CO,
not an official review but a fun account of the night none-the-less... hope
you enjoy it - post it if you want. See you in Vegas?
Greetings from the Denver Public Library. Things are going really well out
here in Colorado. I was up in Breckenridge for a couple of days and I have a
couple of interviews set up for next week, and I can get into my place on
Wednesday. The weather has been great and I feel incredible.
Last night was Fiddler's Green and I can say it was in my top 3, not that
it's easy to classify, I'm back at the point where my most recent show is my
I really liked the venue. It was in a weird part of town, the business/tech
center, so that was odd, but the venue itself was nice.
My seats were incredible, around 7 rows back, Page side with the huge stacks
right in front of us. The Sample opener was nice, I've always been a fan,
and my friend Trinx was looking for one, he hadn't seen a show since the
first Hampton, so with the Sample he was psyched. My Friend was incredible, I
haven't seen that since my first show.
Beauty was cool, and My Soul was rocking, solid Trey. Limb by Limb was big,
my 3rd in 4 shows, but very good, I like that everytime. Riverbend was my
first Dirt, very appropriate in the mud there, so I really enjoyed it
tonight after hearing it once before. Split was out of control, huge jam
from Mike and Trey, which is pretty much the story of the night. Taste was a
nice treat and a standard cavern to close. I also need to add that during My
Friend an attractive young female directly in front of us decided to go
topless for the entire set. That is topless except for the lei, which found
a new home. I figured that it was a great place for it to end up.
After the whole crew into the seats, 6 of us, I was ready for the second
set. Piper to open was nice, high energy, but after Hershey's huge Piper I
was ready for song 2, and.... Gumbo, one of my all time favs, and I don't
know if I've ever seen it. The jam was nice and long with some groovin funk.
Like I said earlier this night was all Trey and Mike. Trey just went
bolistic on every jam. Waving the guitar around etc. Ghost was huge, Mango
was big. Heavy Things was a nice bouncy chill before, BROTHER Incredible.
Once again Trey just went nuts, loud fast incredible, YEM what can you say,
gigantic, with tramps and voice jam, and huge Trey. Then for the encore,
last show of the tour/2000 for me, Where's Harry? Not in Denver, they rocked
it down with a sick Loving Cup. "I'm the man from the Mountain..." Sick sick
sick. All in all for 2000 6, yes 6 shows, NO HARRY. Maybe things are looking
up here in Why?2K.
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:42:30 -0600
From: Chris Connors email@example.com
Subject: oh baby
First of all, after reading the reviews I would like to get my two cents
in...I have seen more Phish shows, than I will ever know. However they have
all been east coast shows..I spent two years on Dead tour in 92-and-3 and I
must say that catching a show a Fiddler's was great. So what if the security
was'nt that tight. Could have been the fleet center, in Boston-security
sucks there. ALso so what if it was'nt at Red Rocks..Boo Hoo. Who's fault
is that? I think they tore it up and as for the golden horizon line above
the continental divide, well that was a bonus. I did'nt even work my way
down the lawn, untill the sun was long gone. I think I have heard Trey play
better, but all in all I would say two thumbs up...They maintained a vibe
that was with me all the way back to Eagle county! Can't wait to hear Phil
regulate at the Phillmore..So if you are complaining about last night..Be
happy you made in, it seemed as though there were a lot of people who would
have loved to trade places with you. For the rest of the homi's on tour-
safe travles and watch out for the man....CBC
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 13:16:49 -0400
From: "Vierra, Eric" EVierra@VHB.com
Subject: review 9-27-00
Trey stumbled upon a Thomas Dolby "Hyperactive" tease! 'Twas in Piper or
Gumbo or both.
Hey, what a phenomenal rockin' 2nd set!! Highlights remain remembered.
Amoung them, YEM and the gold-medal winning (U.S. seniors division)
synchronized trampoline bounce. Very tight album version of the song, then,
the mind-fuck the band unleashed on the crowd for the voiced YEM-end. White
lights, shot directly out at the crowd, light-shapes in the form of enormous
spiked-pollen specks, modulating in intensity, searing at times, paralleling
the fluctuations of the onstage dirge. I sat down and peered above the heads
at what could have been, the second coming or perhaps the brainwashed and
the converted in attendance to receive a/any miracle. I heard "You're
killing us!" from the back. It was hilarious! The crowds uneasiness was
confirmed/encouraged by Phish leaving the 2nd set closer at that. Set them
up a big Lovin' Cup encore.
This after what grand jams the band brought forth. Gumbo and Piper and
Mango. The amphitheater-sound sucked where I was and I missed most of Page's
play with his subtle texturing, but yet knew it was there someplace. Brother
complete with mock-ululating-end, and Mike (so serious, too!) outlasting
Trey in the endurance race.
Pretty awesome, guys.
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 00:07:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: chris monson firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Fiddlers Review 9-27-2000
Well, Phish's return to the Denver area has come and gone, and there's no
telling when they'll return. As they plucked the final notes on the 10:30pm
curfew show, many good jams were left behind to keep us Coloradans longing
Tonight's show was very good, and it being only my 10th or so over-all, so I
was easy to please. But this was their first go-around at Fiddlers Green,
which boldly calls itself an ampitheater. I had seats in section 201, 1 full
tier back from the stage. I must say that concrete makes for good driveways,
but sucks as a sound resinator for this "ampitheater". It doesn't belong in
any bands schedule that admires a full sounding arena. It is truely tragic
that this band cannot play our beloved and famous natural monlithic
structure to the West anymore, but past cicumstances have negated any such
near future return to it. Thanks for the YEM, Sample, and the everlasting,
Lovin' Cup(Enc.). Rock on
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 09:07:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pat Larkin email@example.com
Subject: Fiddler's Show
Hey all, I went to the Fiddler's Show last night and left very satisfied. Most
will agree that Fiddler's is not a great venue, and security always sucks
there, but if you know that going in you can prepare yourself to enjoy the
show regardless. My personal highlights were Horn, Mango, YEM, and Cavern. I
thought it was a great set list overall.
My one criticism is that I didn't get the impression Trey was really on in the
second set. I'm not that excited about Heavy Things anyway, but when Trey went
into his solo he seemed like he couldn't decide where to go with it and it
sounded pretty emotionless. The were a couple ambient jams toward the
beginning of the second set that were cool, but dragged out a bit for my
YEM and Loving Cup were excellent closers and always leave you wanting more.
Oh what a beautiful buzz!
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 01:42:08 -0700
From: Jeffrey Klein firstname.lastname@example.org
great show tonite in denver. the piper - gumbo - ghost is reason alone to
get the tapes.
Does anyone know what they were talking about for so long before brother?
just trying to decide what to play?
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 02:38:59 -0300
From: alan tenenbaum email@example.com
Subject: 9/27/00 review
Well my friends, the band has finally busted out Brother.
And what a Brother it was!
Believe Trey's words for they are sacred......
For the last time?
You can count on it!
Oh and one last thing from the only one who knows:
"And I imagine...with great pleasure...all the horrible stirrings of the
nonmanifested to bring forth the scream which creates the universe.
Maybe one day I'll see you trembling, and you'll go into convulsions
and grow larger and smaller until your mouth opens and the world will
come from your mouth, escaping through the window like a river, and
it will flood the city. And then we'll begin to live."
---A. Jodorowsky, 1971.
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