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Phishing

Another setlist post while I try to maintain the motivation to update this blog…

I went to my first Phish show ever on 10/15/10 at the North Charleston Coliseum and it was incredibly fun. I didn’t know that many songs, but I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun I had. The crowd was really laid back and calm (unlike the dmb crowd) and the sound was great.

I went with GPiC and Duggs which aided in the great times

North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

Set 1: Punch You In the Eye > Possum, Bathtub Gin, Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?[1], Boogie On Reggae Woman, Destiny Unbound, Backwards Down the Number Line, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Joy, Buffalo Bill, Dog Faced Boy, Run Like an Antelope[2]

Set 2: Down with Disease > Prince Caspian > Twist, Roses Are Free > My Friend, My Friend > My Problem Right There, Tube > Mike’s Song > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Mexican Cousin, Weekapaug Groove, Suzy Greenberg > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Character Zero

[1] Dr. Jack McConnell on vocals and tap shoes.
[2] “Mike-O” substituted for “Marco Esquandolas.”

Notes: Bill Bailey featured Page’s dad, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals and tap shoes.

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The start of something new?

I’m back..ish. We’ll see for how long. I went to a dmb show last month which was a pretty big letdown for numerous reasons. But the band was awesome as usual.

The opening act (Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave) was fantastic. Easily the best opening act I’ve ever seen at a dmb show. I heard one song I had never heard before live (Still Water), but otherwise the set was mind-blowing like West Palm Shows. But it was still really good.

Highlights
I was excited to hear Best of What’s Around. That was a nice surprise.
Stefan’s intro to Crush was awesome!
Two Step was amazing as always.
Dave teased Spoon twice and I thought I was gonna hear it played live (finally), but he stopped after one verse. I was pretty bummed because it would have completed “Before These Crowded Streets” for me.

November 17, 2010
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC
Squirm
Proudest Monkey »
Satellite
Funny the Way It Is
Spaceman
Still Water
Don’t Drink the Water
I’ll Back You Up
Lie in Our Graves (Wonderful Tonight Interpolation by Dave)
Eh Hee
Spoon [tease] – Dave played the first few notes
Corn Bread feat. Trombone Shorty (Carter Intro, Down by the Riverside Interpolation by Rashawn & Jeff)
Digging a Ditch
Lying in the Hands of God
Shake Me Like a Monkey
Crush (Stefan Solo Intro with “Super Freak” interpolation)
The Best of What’s Around
What You Are (slow intro) »
You & Me
Two Step (Time Bomb Intro)
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Dive In (Dave Solo)
Spoon [tease] – Dave played one verse
Grey Street

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This is the last stop

I had an amazing time in Florida this past weekend.

Thursday was spent at Universal Studios. I had never been there so I was excited to check it out. I’m not a huge ride guy, so I wasn’t sure how much I would actually enjoy it, but I had a really good time. I didn’t really do any crazy rides but checked out some shows and less scary parts of the park.

Friday and Saturday were easily the best part of the trip. Both days were spent in West Palm Beach for my final two dmb shows of the year. The band is taking next year off from touring so the shows were a little sadder than usual. I have seen the band before every year since 1998 and these were my 25th and 26th shows. It’s crazy to think these shows won’t be part of my summer next year.

As usual the band did NOT disappoint. Even though I’ve seen the band perform so many times, I still saw some songs I’d never seen played live before (5 to be exact).

The first night was a better set for the casual fan as they played a lot of favorites, but night two brought out some rarities. I’ll detail some highlights and the full sets below…

After night one, we went to Roxy’s in West Palm Beach to see Tim Reynolds play with his band, TR3. Tim is a frequent contributed to dmb, but has essentially been a full-time member since 2008. I thought it was amazing that he plays with dmb and then drives straight from the venue to a small club to play another show.

The show was fun (completely different from a dmb show, but fun). KTB and I had met this guy and girl in the parking lot after dmb and they went with us to this show so we spent the night rocking out and getting a little tipsy. During TR3’s set, Jeff Coffin (the current saxophone player for dmb) walked up onto stage and started playing for a few songs. It was freakin great. Tim and Jeff are such amazing muscians and it was nice to see them in such a small venue.

After Jeff finished he walked around the club and we were able to meet him (very briefly) and take a picture with him. I always wanted to meet a member of my favorite band so this was pretty special for me….even if I was a bit too drunk to remember all the details haha.

After night two, we went to the PGA Resort and Hotel for an after-party being thrown by AntsMarching.org. There was an acoustic duo playing some songs, drinks, and lots of happy drunks.

Both nights we stayed at a really nice DoubleTree Hotel which included some steak and lobster for dinner on night two!

Sunday – Got up nice and early and went to Tampa Bay (well, St. Pete) to see the Yankees play the Devil Rays. The game was terrible as the Yankees got blanked, but I still had fun with KTB, My hero and My Hero’s Wife who met us there.

Dave Matthews Band
July 30, 2010
Cruzan Amphitheatre (Palm Beach County Fairgrounds), West Palm Beach, FL
Minarets

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Don’t Drink the Water
What Would You Say
Seven (featuring Lasim Richards on Trombone)
The Best of What’s Around
#41 (featuring Lasim Richards on Trombone and Warren Hayes on guitar)
Shake Me Like a Monkey (featuring Lasim Richards on Trombone)
Pantala Naga Pampa »
Rapunzel
Digging a Ditch
Black Jack
You & Me
Dancing Nancies »
Grey Street
Crash Into Me (Dixie Chicken Outro)
Why I Am
Ants Marching
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Little Red Bird (Dave Solo)
Good Good Time
Tripping Billies
Highlights
– #41 was really awesome with Warren Hayes and Lasim Richards guesting. Warren can really shred.
-Best of What’s Around made its tour debut
-First time I’ve heard Little Red Bird, Good Good Time, and Black Jack live
-First time Good Good Time was played since 2/5/06
Dave Matthews Band
July 31, 2010
Cruzan Amphitheatre (Palm Beach County Fairgrounds), West Palm Beach, FL

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The Stone (Can’t Help Falling in Love interpolation by Jeff with crowd singing)
Warehouse (UTTAD style-intro, salsa jam)
Funny the Way It Is (short solo intro by Stefan)
Stay or Leave
Spaceman
Lying in the Hands of God
Shake Me Like a Monkey
The Last Stop » (reprise outro)
Proudest Monkey »
Satellite
Cortez the Killer (featuring Warren Hayes on vocals and guitar)
Lie in Our Graves (no reprise)
Corn Bread (Carter Intro, Down by the Riverside Interpolation, featuring Lasim Richards on trombone)
Black Jack
Stay (featuring Lasim Richards on trombone)
Jimi Thing (Sexy MF outro, featuring Lasim Richards on trombone)
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The Needle and the Damage Done (Dave solo)
Two Step (Time Bomb intro, Overflow outro)
Highlights
-First time The Last Stop has been played since 9/12/06. It was the first time I had seen the song live since my very first show (7/31/08)
-First time Cortez the Killer has been played since 12/16/06
-Cortez featured Warren and Dave switching off vocals and Warren melting everyone’s face several times
-First time I heard Cortez the Killer, and The Needle and the Damage Done live
-Jimi Thing had some really good solos by RaShawn, Jeff, and Lasim
-The Two Step overflow outro is always fantastic. Dave stopped playing and was walking off when everyone else kicked back in. Dave decided to just dance around and then leapt in the air as the outro finished. Carter tossed his sticks in the air at the same time. It was a really cool moment.
Dave’s dancing on Corn Bread (the audio is terrible on this video, just mute it and enjoy Dave being a nutball)

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Show Two-Four

I had a blast in Charlotte earlier this week. I had been anxiously awaiting the Dave Matthews Band show in the Other Carolina for MONTHS. And it certainly did not disappoint. We got to Charlotte with plenty of time to spare, met up with various friends, was able to hook said friends up with ticket upgrades for free, got many tasty adult beverages in my belly, and made it into the pit (!!!) with time to spare.

The pit was surprisingly awesome. I was afraid of pushing, shoving, and general douche-iness, but was pleasantly surprised by how great everyone was. The crowd was great, the band kicked ass, and setlist was a nice mix of new and old tunes. Despite being my 24th show (going to at least one show every year since ’98), I still heard two songs I had never heard live before.

The only low-light of the night was the encore. Just wasn’t very strong, but not something I really would complain too much about.

Highlights
1. Boyd’s Solo on Lie In Our Graves
2. Minarets being played for the first time since 12/13/05
3. My first time hearing Minarets and Some Devil live

Dave Matthews Band
July 21, 2010
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Minarets »
The Stone (Can’t Help Falling in Love interpolation by Jeff)
One Sweet World
Satellite
Shake Me Like a Monkey
Lying in the Hands of God
Pig
Spaceman
Seven
Lover Lay Down*
What Would You Say*
Some Devil
Why I Am
Don’t Drink the Water (included prelude)
Lie in Our Graves
You & Me »
Jimi Thing (Sexy MF Outro)*
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Sister
Corn Bread (Carter Solo Intro and Down By the Riverside interpolation by Rashawn and Jeff)

* = featured Branford Marsalis on saxophone

West Palm Beach shows are next up!!!

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See? The Fanboy is back!

Here is the setlist I would love to hear on Wednesday, but in no way will….

The Stone (Can’t Help Falling In Love Interoplation)
(Stop/Time Intro) Warehouse (Louie, Louie Outro)
Sweet Up & Down
Crazy-Easy
Best of What’s Around
Joyride
So Damn Lucky
Why I Am
Jimi Thing (Sexy MF Outro)
The Idea of You
JTR
You Never Know
Everyday (You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Heard Interpolation)
Shake Me Like A Monkey
Water Into Wine —> Two Step

#40
Break for It
Ants Marching

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It’s like walking with the wounded

I went to see Third Eye Blind at the Music Farm. It was my first time visiting the venue and I enjoyed it. It was a typical small venue – crowded, bar in the back, not the best acoustics. Just like other building downtown, the Music Farm had the Charleston-vibe. Which really just means it’s an older building made of bricks.

This was my fifth time seeing Third Eye Blind and although there are only two original members remaining, I barely noticed any difference. Stephan (lead singer) kept mentioning how beautiful Charleston was and how happy they were to be there. Bands always say that stuff, but I actually think he meant it because my city is awesome unlike yours. Suckers.

Anyway, here’s the setlist.

The links I provided are to videos, but not from the show I was it. I’m just providing them in case you are interested. I felt these were highlights of the show.

Third Eye Blind 4/6/10
Music Farm, Charleston, SC

Instrumental Intro –> Faster
Losing a Whole Year
Can You Take Me
Wounded
Company
Never Let You Go
Bonfire
Motorcycle Driveby
Water Landing
Crystal Baller
Graduate
Dao of St. Paul (Stephan Solo)
How’s It Going To Be (Brad Drum Solo towards the end)
Monotov’s Private Opera (Alternate Version)

Slow Motion (Stephan Solo)
Don’t Believe a Word
Semi-Charmed Life
God Of Wine (Feat. Joshua James)
Bonfire (reprise)

I love most of the songs that were played so I really enjoyed myself. I loved watching the crowd during “Monotov’s Private Opera.” Everyone was kinda of doing the same bouncing dance. It was kind of trance like.

All-in-all another great time in the Holy City.

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Fell In Love With the Girl at the Rock Show

I would hope at this point, it would not come as shock to you that I despise growing up. I pretty much cower in fear from all things “adult” and rarely pass up an opportunity to act like a child.

Last night was one of those unique times where I could not only act like I was younger, but also participate in an activity that I would have done in late high school/early college years.

That super awesome activity? Seeing Blink-182 in Charlotte!

Blink is a special band to me because they were my “punk-starter band.” Their music got me into a lot of other bands that I normally would not have listened to. Their lyrics are overly simple, but ridiculously fun to sing. I have a lot of memories of singing along to Blink songs during track practice in high school, on the team buses after meets, at dances, parties, and on road trips.

I almost always think of my best friends from home (token shout-out to PiC) and all the times we would sing along to this band. My favorite memory was probably on a road trip to Old Orchard Beach. My three best friends and myself were in a car with another friend’s father when “Damnit” came over the speakers. We had sung this song so many times we actually had different parts that we all would sing…(shut up, we were awesome). Needless to say, our friend’s dad was quite impressed with our harmonizing.

I made the trip to the Other Carolina on Tuesday afternoon and arrived around 5 pm. I met up with the All-American at his apartment and we promptly cracked up a beer. Before long, the All-American’s roommate and his friend arrived to join the fun. We arrived at the VZW Ampitheatre just as Asher Roth (“I Love College” guy) was performing. After hearing Roth say “Charlotte” and his own name about 30 times in 10 seconds, we decided to stay in the parking lot and tailgate. Despite the chilly weather, this was a success.

We met up with two of the Charlotte boys’ friends and soon made our way into the venue. The show was a lot of fun, but way too short. The crowd was full of rambunctious, drunk teenagers and well, that was actually okay with me. It was nice to see the youngins having the type of good time I had at my last Blink show back in 2002 or so. Thankfully, there weren’t any annoying kids around us. The only negative thing that happened was that the All-American almost got me killed on the way back from getting beers.

We were trying to find our friends on the lawn when he walked me into a wide open area. My initial joy was quickly replaced with intense fear as I realized he had led me directly into a most pit. I was ridiculously scared that some hormone-driven teen was going to knock me out. Luckily, we escaped with beers and bodies in tact.

As always, Blink put on a great show. They played most of their hits and told plenty of jokes in between songs.

Highlights
Travis’ drum solo – He went nuts! His drum set was actually lifted above the stage and turned completely vertical while he was playing, which was pretty intense.
Hijinks – During the encore, Mark and Tom were faux fighting which consisted of each of them running to the others’ side of the stage to knock over their mic. It was funny to see the roadies scurry out to clean up the discarded equipment.

blink-182 Reunion Tour
10/6/09
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre, Charlotte, NC
Setlist

Dumpweed
Feeling This
The Rock Show
What’s My Age Again
Violence
Miss You
Stay Together for The Kids
Down
Always
Interlude from the Self-Titled Album –>
Stockholm Syndrome
First Date
Man Overboard
Don’t Leave Me
All The Small Things
Reckless Abandon
Josie
Anthem Part II

Travis Drum Solo —>
Carousel
Damnit —>
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn (Chorus Only, Mark solo)

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