DONUT: Maple Glaze
The Baker's Dozen continues. Night Nine at MSG. WTF is maple anyway?
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Here's what you missed on Tuesday...
Phish, Baker's Dozen Night 9 - 8.1.17 MSG, NYC
Set 1: O Canada**, Crowd Control, Sugar Shack, When the Circus Comes, Daniel Saw the Stone, Army of One, Wedge, Guleah Papyrus, Maple Leaf Rag** > Guleah Papyrus, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Limb By Limb > Walk Away
Set 2: Golden Age, Leaves > Swept Away > Steep > 46 Days > Piper > Possum
E: Rock n Roll Suicide
** debut, FTP
420-Word Quickie Recap: NIGHT 9 MAPLE
Tuesday Donut: Maple Glaze... Would we fade TTE and its "maple" lyric? I prepared for its arrival and prayed they'd leave it locked up in the basement with Jennifer Dances... Deadhead friends from Cincy arrived for weekday shows. I was finally the youngest person in the crew! The coolest aspect of catching all 13 Baker's Dozen shows is seeing them with different friends catching 2-3 shows at a time. On the flip side, the Cincy crew arrived with fresh legs and hit the ground running, while I dragged ass after eight shows in 10 days. I couldn't keep up... Serious bad back day. I relied on combo of painkillers, Chinese herbs, and sheer will to gut through the show... Phone ran of juice. Thank God! First time in 2 weeks I wasn't bombarded with nonstop messages for the Coventry Hippie Travel Agency, Sportsbook, Nerd Stats and Herbal Apothecary... Wine-drenched cougar with rock size of a golfball wedding ring texted cat emojis back and forth with Trey's wife preshow. She asked me how times I saw Phish. I said, "At least 360." She replied, "Oh, you're one of those freaks!" She then whispered "A capella Oh Canada is gonna be the opener." I dismissed it until Phish opened up with Woodstock-distorted version of Canada's national anthem, while a massive spotlight illuminated the flag hung from the rafters. MSG is also a hockey arena and heard Oh Canada played at NY Rangers games numerous times... I always make small talk with security guards/ushers at Phish shows and inevitably drop a "the circus is in town" joke... Daniel bustout... Page squeezed Scott Jolin's Maple Leaf Rag in the middle of Guleah Papyrus... Sublime McGrupp and those Hosers, eh!.... Octopus drummer on Limb... Sneaky Tweeprise tease in Walk Away. High alert Trey wank factor during homage to Joe Walsh. Leo slays those covers, eh?... Phishkid next to me took his 60-year old father to show. Old guy toked more weed than me and raged Walk Away... Golden Age nod to all the Brooklyn hipsters. Another 20+ deep dong jam... Steep>Swept Away highlight of night for me. More sideways parallel universe jamming. Gordo unleashed bowel-rattling bombastic brown-note. Wonder how many spunions shat themselves?... The threesome (35-min worth) of 46 Days > Piper > Possum capped off the set... Rock n Roll Suicide Bowie cover ended the somewhat short show... No TTE. Huge victory!... Faded all night, but survived the show... 9 down, 4 more to go.
BD SETLISTS: MSG 1 - MSG 2 - MSG 3 - MSG 4 - MSG 5 - MSG 6 - MSG 7 - MSG 8
LINKS: PITT - DAYTON - CHI 1 - CHI 2 - CHI 3 - 2017 ALL - 2016 ALL