DONUT: Lemon Poppy
The final weekend of Baker's Dozen. Night 11 of 13. What's gonna go down?
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Here's what you missed on Friday...
Phish, Baker's Dozen Night 11 - 8.4.17 MSG, NYC
Set 1: See That My Grave is Kept Clean**, PYITE > Party Time, Big Black Furry Creatures from Mars, Dinner and a Movie, Ocelot, Poor Heart, Winterqueen, Bold As Love, First Tube
Set 2: Dem Bones, No Men in No Man's Land > Everything in its Right Place**, What's the Use > Scents and Subtle Sounds > Prince Caspian > Fluffhead
420-Word Quicke Recap: NIGHT 11 LEMON POPPY
Friday Donut: Lemon Poppy... The final weekend. Tough ticket. Had not seen so many fingers in the air for an MSG show since NYE 2002... Carolina friend flew up for a single show with only clothes on his back and a phone charger. I heard similar stories about deadicated phans who sacrificed insane things to see one show... Irongirl01, my Deadhead big sister, visited from Albany for 2 shows... Opener blues cover by Blind Lemon Jefferson... PYITE > Party Time set the life/lemons/let's make lemonade party theme of the night. Party Time clocked in longer than sloppy Punch... BBFCFM, the lone punk song in Phish' cannon. Darby Crash would be proud. We got a glimpse of what Phish woulda been if Gordo/Fish formed a punk band and Trey/Page left Vermont to start a blues band in NYC with John Popper... Dinner & Movie legit bustout. Fortunate to be at shows whenever it popped up in 3.0. Schwasted aisle-dancer asked if D&M was new song... Ocelot = not wearing shirt... Winterqueen sleepercell sucked in a lot of folks in who normally dismissed the frosty ballad... Bold As Love = Leo crushes covers Volume 117. Surprised Jimi didn't end the set... First Tube always delivered the on the multi-orgo-climax... No Man's Land popped up in the two hole behind a rare a capella second set opener. NMINML got weird enough textually to set up a synthy-Radiohead cover... We've been chasing a Radiohead cover since Festival 8. Everything In It's Right Place was a Top 5 personal moment from BD. Should have seen it coming too with the "sucking on a lemon lyric." When NME tracked down Yorke for a comment on Phish, he deadpanned, "I heard the ladies fancy the piano player"... WTU with Radiohead lemon lyrics punched holes in the fabric of time and space. I had one of those nights when the party favors expedited time and sped it up so fast that the entire show felt like it spanned only 60 minutes... Scents Subtle Sounds sans intro... Could not top the Pitt Caspian from. Glad they didn't try. Been blowing Caspain the fuck up last couple summers, eh?... Fluffhead everyone maniacally waiting for... Page jumped on keytar and ripped funk'd-crack'd-up Frankenstein... Leaving venue, I told my Carolina bud, "You got a Radiohead cover plus Fluffhead at your first-ever MSG show?! Rest of the night was molly-sprinkled biscuits-n-gravy"... 11 down, 2 more to go.
BD SETLISTS: MSG 1 - MSG 2 - MSG 3 - MSG 4 - MSG 5 - MSG 6 - MSG 7 - MSG 8 - MSG 9 - MSG 10
LINKS: PITT - DAYTON - CHI 1 - CHI 2 - CHI 3 - 2017 ALL - 2016 ALL