Phish Dinner and A Movie Setlist Below!
Today marks the one year anniversary of "THE RUBY WAVES". It was a scorching hot weekend in East Troy, Wisconsin, the home of the legendary Alpine Valley Music Theatre....
Alpine Valley has a long history of hosting some of the greatest touring bands in Rock and Roll History, including The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Motley Crue, Rage Against the Machine, Rush, and everyones new favorite... THE PHISH!
Phish has played Alpine a total of 22 times after last summer. They started their epic 3 night run on 7/12/20 and ended with what is considered to be one of the best Phish shows of 3.0. 7/14/20 was a hot summer Sunday that 37,000 Phan's enjoyed together while many others were sour not to be able to attend...
The show will be featured on tonight's Dinner And A Movie which will bring back some good memories for some who were able to catch one of the hottest Sunday night shows every
7/14/20 - ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE
Soundcheck: My Soul (this soundcheck is possibly incomplete) SET 1: The Landlady, Olivia's Pool, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Meatstick, Vultures, Spock's Brain, Pebbles and Marbles, Glide, About to Run, Strange Design > Timber (Jerry The Mule) > I Didn't Know, Good Times Bad Times SET 2: Mercury > Ruby Waves > Twist > Swept Away > Steep > Death Don't Hurt Very Long, Icculus, Buffalo Bill, Icculus Reprise, You Enjoy Myself -> Catapult > Contact > You Enjoy Myself ENCORE: More > Tweezer Reprise This show featured several bustouts: The Landlady (first since July 10, 2016, or 122 shows), Olivia's Pool (November 17, 1997, or 692 shows), The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday and Avenu Malkenu (August 21, 2015, or 147 shows), Strange Design (July 8, 2016, or 124 shows), Icculus (December 31, 2013, or 210 shows), and Catapult (July 27, 2014, or 191 shows). Trey teased Funiculi Funicula in Vultures. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide in Ruby Waves. Prior to Contact, Trey mentioned meeting a couple in his hotel lobby the day before where the man said he would propose to his girlfriend if Mike sang Contact on Sunday night at Alpine Valley. Trey teased Bridal Chorus at the end of Contact. (www.phish.net)
As you can see the setlist was a trip..
For most Phan's the 38+ Minute Ruby Waves was the #1 spot on the highlight reel.
Here is a video of "THE RUBY WAVES" from the official Phish Youtube Channel
This version of Ruby Waves will take you on a ride..
"And the sea of love
Ruby waves would pour down on my head
Ocean of love would carry me up from this prison of lies
If I could touch the stars with my finger tips
The doors would open all around me
Gonna escape from this prison of lies
And swim in the ocean up above my head"
© Seven Below Inc. (BMI) (Phish.net)
In the words of MACHINE GUN TREY
" it's not about the note you play, it's about the attitude you put behind it"
- Trey Anastasio (7/14/20, Alpine Valley Music Theatre)
Let us all take inspiration from this glorious FULL SEND jam...
Stay strong, stay weird friends...
(Photos of Rick Van Patten and Friends at Alpine Valley Music Theatre 7/12/19 - 7/14/19)
written by Rick Van Patten