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  1. from phish.net

    Thursday, 07/06/2000

    Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Soundcheck: Dog Log, I Wish I Was In Guelph, Jam

    Set 1: Reba, Dogs Stole Things > Taste, Dog Faced Boy, Heavy Things > The Moma Dance, First Tube, I Didn't Know, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Prince Caspian > Golgi Apparatus, You Enjoy Myself

    Set 2: Limb By Limb[1] > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Bug > Piper > Driver, Harry Hood[2] > Loving Cup

    Encore: The Squirming Coil

    [1] Unfinished.

    [2] Small vocal jam during the intro.

    Notes: For his vacuum solo in I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fishman as “Mr. Ralph Blowenstein.†Limb By Limb was unfinished. Trey made several comments during the show regarding his affinity for the venue. Hood included a small vocal jam during the intro.

  2. That sounds about right. Interesting that the top 10 were 3 for Phish and 7 for DMB and most of the top 50 spots were occupied by those two plus Bruno Mars and a couple of Michael Buble shows.

    Jam might be dead, but its got a beautiful corpse.

    to make sure others understand, they Phish and DMB are up there because presumably Red Light dumped ALL of Summer sales to Billboard just this week. When Madonna or Depeche Mode or he Red Hot Chili peppers tour and those numbers get released, they flood the weekly list. Again, this is not a list of The Most Successful Acts Of 2013, it's simply a list of what new info Billboard got this week. None of these will carry over to next week's listings.

    Not saying you didn't get that Sean, just clarifying in general.

  3. Billboard magazine, as I am sure most know, is the industry "bible" and the "Boxscore" listings are the numbers submitted by promoters/venues and management companies regarding ticket sales. What you see on that list are just what was submitted to Billboard in the past week. Next week could have listings that predate those you see in this week's.

    Fudging the numbers in any way is a sure fire way to get you blacklisted. Good or bad, it is expected that the numbers are reported. These numbers are as accurate as can be. Venues, promoters and all sorts use these as a means of monitoring how acts and markets are faring.

    What is that a box score of? It must only be the people that happily disclose or something. No Stones?

    The Stones toured last May. Gotta google this shit.


    there's the Canadian show numbers. Sell outs.

  4. Just got back. While the festival was often underwhelming musically, I had a wonderful day in a beautiful setting. I will definitely go back to this festival again; maybe not annually, but I will return for sure.

    A few musical notes:

    Emmylou Harris's set was hands-down the highlight. She was sublime - what a voice! - and her song choices were top-notch.

    Gordon Lightfoot, I'm afraid to say, was unbelievably disappointing. I've seen him a half-dozen times so i know he's not the most dynamic performer, but they might as well have just rolled out a nice cot so he could lie down and croak his way through particularly wimpy versions of so many classic songs. Plus they cut the volume down by half because 'ol Gord doesn't like things loud. Ugh.

    Daniel Lanois's set was trippy, expansive and inspired. Enjoyed it very much.

    Terra Lightfoot played a smokin' 15 minute set on the second stage - she's just a delight, a real talent.

    Pegi Young and her band played a set of songs that ranged from all-right, to servicable, to just bad; but the musicians on stage were fantastic. They were just playing bad songs and Pegi Young is not a great singer. Got to meet her though, what a sweet lady!

    Martha Wainwright played a beautiful set; never seen her before. It was great to see Emmylou side stage catching every song.

    Trixie Whitley (who?) was irritating.

    Finally, it was a thrill for me to see Hamilton guitar legend Brian Griffith play a short set of solo electric guitar that floored everyone who was there at the second stage to check it. It's always fun to see an old friend impress.

    What a pain about the ticket situation. I'm still so glad I went.

    Finally, weather was perfect, the food stalls were varied and interesting, and Steam Whistle cans were $5, and icy cold. Amen.

  5. Pegi Young and The Survivors sounded fantastic this afternoon. I wasn't sure what to expect but this will do just fine. I recognized the bass and piano players from somewhere- maybe some of Neils 'other' bands or side projects?

    Nice. bass player would be Rock Rosas, who has played with Neil in various incarnations over the past 25 years. He's Neil's go-to guy.

    The piano player is Spooner Oldham. A true legend. Any audience should treat his presence as a treat and with due respect. I look forward to hearing him play!


  6. At $100 i think it's a great value to see Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois and Gordon Lightfoot, at the least. Still, it leaves a bad bad taste in my mouth that there are not FULL REFUNDS available for those who disagree.

    This is the the third year of this event. Every year has featured Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris. I am ok with that. But the price almost doubled this year because of the addition of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. This is not a reality to ignore. From both a promoters point of view, this event immediately became "Neil Young And Crazy Horse" with "A Bunch Of Other Artists Playing Before Them" to "A Fill-In Gordon Lightfoot With Some Other Artists". I am going to this gig. I will enjoy it. I just wish I had a choice to not go and get my $ back, and I see you there TimmyB. It's not what got me - and many others - to get a ticket in the 1st place. I just feel offended I do not get an option of a full refund when the marquee headliner drops out, even in unfortunate circumstances. Get well, Poncho!

  7. I think Neil should have done a solo show as well given the nature of the festival, which I would also guess would appeal more to the demographic anyways. Shame all around

    For better or for worse, I think Neil exists in whatever space he is currently inhabiting; lately, that is not a solo-acoustic performance space. It's a shame all around, but not shameful, imo.

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