Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
I mentioned in my last post that I would be traveling for a week. After a long week in Israel where I attended a beautiful wedding and saw many amazing things, I am back at home and working. Yesterday was insanely busy as I tried to dig myself out of the hole a week away from work left me. Today is more of the same, but I’ve gotta get this blog back on track, so I’m starting now.
What I will do so that I’m not just piling posts on top of one another is post a couple of shows a day until I am caught up. As promised (to myself mostly), I adhered to the daily routine of listening. I didn’t write every day, though. It has taken some to to catch up on the writing side of the project. But I’m almost there.
Starting with the 6/14 show:
I listened to this show during a flight from Chicago to Madrid on our way to Israel for a wedding. I didn’t take notes, but here’s what I remember.
Great sounding soundboard with full bass. Sounded great through my Westone custom-molded monitors. If you travel as much as I do, you should really look into custom monitors for listening on the plane. 24 hours of travel from Austin to Tel Aviv and these things were comfortable the whole time! No joke. Plus, they block out crying babies, talkative pilots, engine noise, etc. all while sounding fantastic. Worth every penny!
What stands out most in the first set is, of course,the Guelah! Couldn’t really hear the Sweet Adeline, but the short Delay Loop jam is fun and the slam back into Guelah is unexpected and great!
Don’t remember much from the second set, other than ALWAYS loving Bike from Fish!
Sorry but that’s really all I’ve got on this one!
Thanks for reading.
Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
Soundcheck: Makisupa Policeman (different than usual; not reggae)
Set 1: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Sweet Adeline, Digital Delay Loop Jam > Guelah Papyrus, Rift, Down with Disease -> Fee -> My Friend, My Friend, Uncle Pen, I Didn’t Know > My Sweet One > I Didn’t Know, Split Open and Melt
Set 2: Frankenstein, Demand > David Bowie, If I Could > It’s Ice > Sparkle > You Enjoy Myself -> Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Possum
Encore: Sample in a Jar
Notes: After The Asse Festival segment of Guelah, the band launched into Adeline and then moved into a Digital Delay Loop Jam before finishing the song. Adeline was performed without microphones. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. My Sweet One was peformed acoustic without microphones. YEM included On Broadway teases in both the jam and the vocal jam; it was also teased during Possum. HYHU segued out of the YEM vocal jam and included Fishman talking about how much he hates that song (though he has nothing personal against Argent, who wrote it). Possum also included Dave’s Energy Guide teases.
Setlist courtesy of phish.net.
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-06-14/guelah-papyrus – let this flow through the end of the second “guealah” track. Worth it!!