I would not expect it to be a popular pick, but 3-30-11 in Pittsburgh is my favorite show. I won't even argue for it being the best played show but I had the best time out of the 8 times I've had the chance to see Furthur.
I: Feel Like a Stranger, Till the Morning Comes, Loose Lucy, Pride of Cucamonga, Big River, Althea, Colors of the Rain > Mason's Children
II: Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > I Know You Rider, Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The Wheel > So Many Roads > The Other One > Caution > Gimme Some Lovin
E: Brokedown Palace
Pittsburgh is a city I know very well and we were set up seven rows from the stage in the Phil Zone, quite a treat. I enjoyed every note that night but one of the best parts was being close enough to see the band interact with one another on stage and the true group mind it takes to play this music. From the floor it was easy to see how much the band enjoys playing together. Their energy alone is enough to enjoy the night, and the music takes it, well...furthur.
I will never be able to explain the wave that washed over me as Bobby counted off into Estimated to open the second set, or accurately quantify the actual force from a bomb Phil dropped during The Wheel. Really, everything felt and sounded incredibly on-point with a lot of tight jamming throughout both sets. Estimated>Eyes...doesn't get a whole lot cooler, maybe only rivaled on the night by the appropriately timed Big River in terms of unique songs or sequences.
Understood some out there don't appreciate vocals from Phil at times, but listen to the show-closer, Gimmie Some Lovin', and tell me it's not fun. It is.
Just spectacular moments with Bobby, Phil and the band. It's amazing to experience the music and community each time out.
Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by CalliopesAndClowns.
This afternoon, streets turned grey and I watched the cars below
My time coming any day, don't worry 'bout me, no