Phish festival 8 – day 3

Third day at the festival. Got up early and spent several hours sitting at the camp site soaking up the California rays and listening to the Bunny radio (special radio station set up for the fest.) Phish did an acoustic set at noon “Broad Daylight” and finished the weekend with a double set blowout at night wrapping up with tweezer reprise – of course. Conners and I partied it up with some camp buddies – Tim and Ryan from San Diego. Pretty amazing event, so much fun I couldn’t believe it ! Do I have to go back to reality?


Phish crowd gathers for the last three sets.


90 degree Phish


Sunset in Coachella - gonna miss this view.


Festival 8 marker


Phi8h final night set from way back.


Heading into the final show.


Looking back at the trippy scene with the wheel, the burble and a laser dude.


The oil rigs were blasting to the notes. So cool.


The burble in all its glory.

Set I – Afternoon Acoustic Set:
Water in the Sky, Back On The Train, Brian & Robert, Invisible, Strange Design, Mountains in the Mist, The Curtain With, Army of One, Sleep Again, My Sweet One, Let Me Lie, Bouncin’ Around the Room, Train Song, Wilson, McGrupp

Driver, Talk, Secret Smile

Set II:
AC/DC Bag, Rift, Gotta Jiboo, Heavy Things, Reba, The Wedge, Guelah Papyrus, Undermind, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt

Set III:
Tweezer > Maze, Free, Sugar Shack, Limb by Limb, Theme from the Bottom, Mike’s Song ; 2001 ; Light ; ambient jam ; Slave to the Traffic Light

Grind, Esther, Tweezer Reprise

Phish festival 8 – day 2

After a brief nap we were up for a full day of halloween fun and three full sets of phish. We had a blast people watching through out the day. Everyone was dressed up and the party started early. We got indication that the guys were playing stones cover “exile on main” for the halloween show early and were pumped.


In the festival area - preshow watching the freaks.


On the camp site before the show.


Didn't take long to get used to the surroundings.


Bud lights in hand.


Waiting for some Lot food. Chicken wraps.


The flame throwers were going all night.


Set 3 they bust out Fluffhead and we were groovin.


I vaguely remember stumbling over this pumpkin in the way home.

Set I:
Sample in a Jar, The Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Kill Devil Falls, Bathtub Gin, Squirming Coil, Runaway Jim, Possum, Run Like an Antelope

*Set II – “Musical Costume” Cover Set: The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street w/ Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings:
Rocks off, Rip This Joint, Shake Your Hips, Casino Boogie, Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, Torn and Frayed, Sweet Black Angel, Loving Cup, Happy, Turd on the Run, Ventilator Blues > I Just Want to See His Face > Let It Loose, All Down the Line, Stop Breaking Down, Shine a Light, Soul Survivor

Set III: Backwards Down the Number Line > Fluffhead, Ghost, When the Circus Comes to Town, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Suzy Greenberg w/ Horns

phish festival 8 – day 1

Four AM wakeup call, plane to Vegas, plane to California, taxi to the desert, RV to the Valley, two Phish sets and 8 beers. Whew – long day.


Cribb and Conner setting up shop at the campgrounds


Our neighborhood for the weekend


Inside the festival area at sunset


Its all about the 8.


The Fire Tornado


Super realistic sights


The end of the night got fuzzy.


Sierra Nevada made this special phish brew for the festival!

Set I: Party Time, Chalkdust Torture, Moma Dance, NICU, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Poor Heart, Cavern, Beauty Of A Broken Heart, Ocelot, Time Turns Elastic

Set II: Punch You in the Eye, Down With Disease -> Prince Caspian > Wolfman’s Brother -> Piper -> Joy, David Bowie, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

Encore: Character Zero