It always feels good to be back at SPAC! I was able to attend these shows with a large group of close friends, which made the run very enjoyable, aside for the rainstorm right before the first show (I got soaked of course, and it felt great). We stayed at a house/recording studio 30 minutes from the venue, a nice change from the hotel scene. The lot scene was great, SPAC is known for its shakedown, and it doesn’t fail to deliver. I brought my SPAC posters to sell and got a very positive reaction (and quite a few sales!) I still have some left, but they are going fast!
Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. This show featured the debut of Let’s Go. Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished and featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike on keys. Sleeping Monkey included the last lyric of My Sweet One and a Say My Name quote.
Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Trey quoted Sleeping Monkey during BOTT. Martian Monster featured Trey on Marimba Lumina. Light featured NMINML quotes. Following Antelope, Trey picked up a shirt that read “They Attack!” prompting a The Birds quote before the band left the stage.
Apologies for the lack of updates, it’s been a hectic couple days with SPAC run (couch/camptour), The Mann shows (which I attended), then the inevitable wook flu I’ve had the last couple days. I’ve managed though to finished up the SPAC setlists as well as the first night of Mann (only 2 shows behind!) These are all available via etsy, as well as discounts for purchasing whole runs of shows
Last night of SPAC was my favorite of couch tour, in this case camp tour. I thought I’d be missing it since I was doing a family camping weekend. Luckily I was able to get a stream of the show that sounded good, and got to enjoy first set along a lake, and second set in front of a fire.
Mann show was quite the experience. It’s been months since a show, so I was psyched to be able to see them 20 minutes from my house. I was also excited for the lot scene, which from what I heard opened at 9am. First thing we noticed when we got there was that there were cops everywhere. which I didn’t think much of. I’ve sold my antelope canvases before without a problem, even from the Phish copyright police, who ok’ed them at Burgettstown in 2012. So I walked around, sold a couple, and on my way back saw a cop eyeing them. He seemed like he dug them, but then hesitantly told me “You can’t sell those here” He seemed bummed to have to tell me, but then told me “People are getting all their stuff confiscated”, which I wasn’t about to do. Naturally after this encounter, people kept calling me over to see them, but with the cop starting to walk towards me, I decided to cheese it to my car. 😦
The show itself was something else. An impending thunderstorm and announcers telling us to go to our car, we remained stubborn and found shelter under the walkway (Not under a tree, like some people decided to do). We huddled up, made new friends, and shared a flask until the storm subsided. The show didn’t start until 9:20 or so, which was weird because first set was in complete darkness. We expected a long set, but were surprised to find out they were coming back for another set. Thank jeebus that Mann’s curfew is 12:30!
It’s been a crazy couple of days for me. With 3 nights of SPAC, attempting to draw, post, scan, and edit was quite the challenge. I managed to find some decent audio streams of the show all the nights, which works fine for me since I’m not really watching the tv most of the shows. I have been posting the sketches of the setlists on my twitter account, usually right after each set break. This has resulted in lots of new followers and retweets, which is really cool, and doesn’t happen often. I probably won’t post too many works in progress here, but the finished pieces.
Here’s the finished version of the First night at SPAC. I decided to switch to color. The previous setlist seemed a little drab, so I decided to add a bit of color, but not completely. I’m still getting the hang of coloring digitally, but I’m actually enjoying it this time around. The hardest thing to get used to is sitting in front of a computer instead of a table with paper and paint. Depending how this goes, I would like to use more expensive, yet better quality methods to print that would allow me to use watercolors and have the colors accurately reproduced (this has been a problem in the past) .
I have this and several other Phish themed art for sale via my Esty shop, www.etsy.com/shop/Joseeen. I will also have most of these on me when I go to the Mann and Merriweather shows. I usually walk the lots selling/holding the antelope sign canvas up. If there is something I have up here that interests someone, just keep and eye out for me, I may have it on me at the time.
I will try to get the July 4th show done soon, but with the craziness that will incur with the Mann show down the road from me (20 minute drive!) I’ll either be done with it tomorrow or Thursday. I’ll have a small sketchbook with me for the Mann shows, so I’ll be sketching the setlist from the show. Make sure to follow me on twitter to see them, I’ll probably be posting after each set!