Phil Lesh & Friends, Asheville NC 06.27.2006
Went with a group of buds to Phil Lesh and Friends at the Asheville Civic Center this past Tuesday. What a show! John Scofield completely blew my mind in the second set - a Scofield Dark Star!!! Yeahaheahaha! Mike Gordon + the Duo closed the show. I grabbed a few pics with the Razr and eventually made it down on the floor for the second set and up to the end. Saw a lot of old friends, danced, had a few drinks, freaked out and went home very late and buzzing from an epic performance. Downloading the audience recording right now!
I spent the second set up on the rails standing right in front of Joan Osbourne who was swaying and wailing like a banshee in time with the thumping of Phils bass and the titanium screams of Sco's celestial guitar solos. I think I'm 100% in love with that woman now! Joan will haunt my dream life forever.......
The Duo set ROCKED! But where did everybody go?!?!?!?! 90% of the civic center emptied out after the PLF show! You can't tell me that everybody missed those large optic-pink signs hung on every entrance announcing that Mike + the Duo were closing the night.... Musta been the goo-balls..... oh well!
Oh yeah - a special thanks to the kind brother with the cooler chock full of Fat Tire's in the parking lot. That was a great lead-off watering before the show!
Set 1: Sitting On Top Of The World, Pride Of Cucamonga, Mr. Charlie, Deep Elem Blues, Candyman, Cosmic Charlie, Casey Jones
Set 2: jam > Joan Moan > Dark Star > China Cat Sunflower > The Eleven> Other One > He's Gone > Eyes of the World > The Wheel > Joan Moan > Viola Lee Blues, E: A Little Piece For You