Traffic isn't bad at Fontanel if you get to a show early. We arrived at 6:50 for a 7:30 start and didn't encounter any traffic at all. Smooth sailing into the parking lot.
By the way, you didn't miss much with the opener. The soundscapes created were nice but she stuck to one vowel with the vocals. "eeeeeeeeeeeEEEeeEEEEeeeee" throughout each song. Of course she could have been singing "a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down" but it sounded like, "eeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEE" to me and my friends.
I did sense some snobbery among the crowd - A couple nearby gave several dirty looks while rolling their eyes when my friends lit their cigarettes (snob). That same dude had his head buried in his iPad while Sigur Ros was playing (tool).
Sigur Ros was great but the show didn't quite match their 2006 Ryman performance. The live show was better then, and I prefer songs from their earlier catalog. Nonetheless, great show as always.
I'm not so sure they played the Anita Bryant cover on Saturday night. The song dedication to Lambchop was actually, "I'll Be Around" by The Spinners.
What?! Tool is coming out with a new album?! Sweet!
I agree with you Mr. Torrance. I drove by to assess the situation before 7:00 and didn't see any of the stereotypical hipster type. Except maybe that dude in a suit. Saw a chick in blue scrubs too. So hip she is.
Josh Ritter at Mercy or Cannery on 7/28.
Steve Earle is coming to 3rd & Lindsley in August.
Here's Jonny has no idea what he's talking about. You can't sum up a band like Phish that simply. Within a thirty minute window you can get a hint of what Phish is about, but to "completely digest the scope of their existence" (which simply can't be done by some folks) you would need to an entire show or two. Now i'm sure that sounds like hell to some of you but that's really what it takes. Each show, or set, can take a different direction than the previous with different styles or overtones within their music. A Phish show is a musical journey bringing the listener along for a ride if they are willing.
People like some of the writers and commentors on this blog, and just plain music snobs around the world, will bash Phish in a second. But, the truth there is that those people don't even begin to understand the scope of Phish's existence.
Hey Lance, just leave early on Sunday so you don't have to hear Phish headline that evening. Or, stay with an open mind and open ears and maybe you will enjoy it. Otherwise, leave early and give me more room to enjoy myself.
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