Thursday, January 31, 2008

Suzie Reprise with The Dude of Life

Here's an interesting one for ya... It's from 11-24-98 at the New Haven Coliseum. The venue was very strange, it's shaped like a giant plus instead of an oval- there are huge empty voids in the 4 corners and the 4 "lines" of the plus go up VERY high. This was the last Phish show ever at the NHC. Guaranteed. Reunion or not (and the rumors are flying these days). Guaranteed because in 2007 they imploded the place. Sort of an ok show, some good jams- DWD, Tweezer-but nothing spectacular. The first set was sort of blah.

The encore however was great! First off, you really can't go wrong with a Suzie Greenberg, Tweezer Reprise encore. Love the Reprise in the encore slot- might as well end the show dancing as hard as humanly possible (see Antelope too). This Suzie features the one and only Dude of Life, who wrote the song, singing it. The Dude, in typical DOL style, adds his own little flourishes to it. His lyrics are slightly different than what Trey typically sings and he ADDS A WHOLE NEW 2ND VERSE to it. And to top it off, he's adding in some lyrics to the opening of Tweprise. And he's dancing around, wearing stupid glasses atop his head, and having just a grand ol' time up there with Phish. So all in all, a solid and very fun encore. If anyone out there can understand anything he's actually singing in the 2nd verse or Reprise, maybe you could transcribe it in the comments section?! Thanks- Enjoy:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I said it's time that we go on a rampage. I said it's tue that we go on a rampage.