June 19, 2004

Phish at Keyspan Park

POST #    1112

I can't really say that I'm much a Phishhead but Johnny and I went to the Phish concert last night at Keyspan Park. Let's just say it was an interesting night. The evening started with a couple of hot dogs from Nathan's and a hilarious incident where a concert attendee was splashed with a drink as he was waiting to cross the street. Security was so tight slow that we missed the first two songs of the show.

After finally getting inside, I marveled at the scene - it was like no other concert I've been to. The first song or two, I was just taking in the atmosphere, but after it hit me, I understood why Phish concerts, even if you're not a fan of theirs, can be so enjoyable. Keyspan also has this remarkable smoke system that seems to form flumes of smoke all over the field. Quite remarkable. Over the course of the concert, I recognized two songs - both by Brooklyn native and special guest, Jay-Z. He performed "99 Problems" and "Big Pimpin'". That was great and very unexpected. After that, Trey joked by saying, "Ladies and gentlemen, Eric Clapton...just kidding!"

I ended the night by eating two more hot dogs. There's nothing quite like eating 4 hot dogs in the span of 4 hours. There may have been some chili cheese fries as well...yikes.

- Setlist from last night's show.
- Clips of the Jay-Z performance. (1.5 mb .mov file)

Posted by tien mao in Concerts/Music at 1:14 PM

 

 

So Jay Z performed with Phish? I'm confused...

Posted by: information leafblower at June 19, 2004 2:25 PM

yeah, it pretty cool. it was totally unexpected and the crowd seemed to like it.

Posted by: tien at June 19, 2004 8:07 PM

I caught the Thursday night Phish show. I do like them a lot, but haven't been to a show in years. Grew out of the scene maybe. Thursday was fantastic though. Even despite getting soaked to the bone.

And Jigga Man is sure getting around. He came out between the Beastie Boys and The Strokes last night at the K-Rock DFP8 show to do 99 Problems. Maybe he's on a mission to broaden his audience.

Posted by: saltydog at June 20, 2004 4:02 PM

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