02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

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02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby willbreathes » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:43 pm

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

Set I: You Enjoy Myself, Clone, Roggae, Drifting, Blue Skies, The Moma Dance, Final Flight, Maze

Set II: Stash, Ghost -> Low Rider Jam -> Makisupa Policeman -> Ya Mar, Guyute, Waves > Prince Caspian -> Frankenstein > Golgi Apparatus

Encore: Loving Cup

Show Notes: For the first time since November 18, 1989, Phish opened with YEM (albeit preceded by a "Charge!" tease from Trey). The YEM vocal jam included Trey singing pieces Clone. Phish subsequently debuted Clone, as well as three other songs previously only played by various band member side projects: Drifting, Blue Skies, and Final Flight. Stash included a Foam tease. The lyrics to Makiupa referenced the fire at the band's hotel in Cincinnati a week earlier. Trey expanded Page's nickname to "Leo Kottke" in Ya Mar. Ya Mar also included a Stash tease. Caspian was unfinished. Golgi included a Frankenstein tease.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby clevername » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:52 pm

My first show. I still get the tinglies thinking of that night...

My friend who was also my ride to the show bailed on me about 10 hours before the show so that he could play in an all-important D-League intramural hockey game. Thankfully he regrets it, but it put me in a bad spot. I had seen a poster the day before the show on campus advertising 2 tickets for face. I emailed the guy right away but he said they were already taken. I emailed back and offered $60 each for the tickets (face was $42.50). They were good seats and I desperately wanted to go to a show. Luckily, the other person didn't want to go that high, so I met him on campus and made the exchange. The next day (2/26), my friend informs me that his intramural hockey team has made the D-League intramural hockey playoffs because 2 teams didn't show up. So it's 11AM, I'm a sophomore in college, I have no car, no ride and an extra ticket for the show, which is a 3 hour drive away. I started calling just about everyone I could think of when I remembered I had randomly had lunch with some freshman a couple weeks ago who liked Phish. I looked him up in the campus directory and gave him a call. I asked if he'd be interested in going to Phish with me. He didn't hesitate. Next, I told him that the tickets were more than face, the show was tonight and we didn't have a way of getting there. He was fine with all of that. We met up and I checked the Amtrak schedule. Perfect - there was a 2:30PM train that would put us in Worcester in plenty of time to hang out in the lot, grab some food and mosey into the venue. We get to the train station and see our train up on the board with a flashing yellow light and "1 hour delay" next to it. We're thinking it's no big deal, since the Worcester train station is directly across the street from the Centrum. We wait a little longer, then the "1 hour" turns to "2 hours" and finally "3 hours." Now there's no way we could make the train and still be on time for the show. I called the Albany bus station and they said they had a bus to Worcester leaving in 12 minutes. We cashed in our train tickets and hailed a cab across the river to the bus station (to borrow a phrase: it's a wretched hive of scum and villainy). The cab ride literally took 4 minutes and was about 1 mile. The cabbie charged us $16, but we didn't have time to argue. We ran through the bus station, got tickets and jumped on the bus 30 seconds before it backed out. At this point, we're thinking we're in the clear. WRONG. We're rolling along on I-90 just fine and then we get to exit 10 for Worcester. Dead stop. The bus crawled up 290 towards downtown Worcester. By the time we finally reached the exit, it's past showtime. We finally pull into the bus station, then realize that we have no idea how to get to the centrum from the bus station. I relied on stereotypes and approached a nice looking girl with dreads. I asked her if she was going to the Phish show. She was, and better yet her boyfriend had room to bring us there! Now up rolls the boyfriend in a beat up Ford Ranger with those fold-down back seats. The cab is full of trash and clothing, so the guy shoves it all behind the driver's seat. I'm squashed into one of those fold down seats, the girl has her legs awkwardly wrapped around the stick shift and my friend is crammed into shotgun. We pull out of the bus station and drive literally 2 blocks to the Centrum. If there hadn't been a building between the bus station and the Centrum, we would have seen it without a problem and realized that driving there is a silly idea. We finally get to the glorious Centrum and manage to get through security and to our seats shortly after 8:40. We had been seated for all of 30 seconds when the lights go down, the band comes out and the guy next to us hands us a joint because he overheard us saying it was our first show. We sparked that baby up and then Trey let out the Charge! tease and dropped into a smokin' YEM. The rest of the night was pure bliss (except for Final Flight ;) ).
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby goochy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:17 pm

Great story, that's some dedication right there!
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby marco » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:41 pm

Best jam that has ever come out of Moma Dance, IMO.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby ghost_2000 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:14 am

^
I would agree, although 7-11-00 and 7-10-03 deserve strong consideration.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby Real Talk YEM » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:13 am

[quote="marco"]Best jam that has ever come out of Moma Dance, IMO.[/quote]2nd for me, to Brooklyn '04. Sick show.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby marco » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:14 pm

And talk about opening a show in style. Awesome YEM!
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby clevername » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:15 pm

Hooray! It's the 7 year anniversary of my first show!
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby KDF4LYPHE » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:33 pm

marco wrote:Best jam that has ever come out of Moma Dance, FACT.


fixed your post. :)

I love Mike's Bass in YEM too....sounds really liquid. And then Clone is sweet as well.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby ghost_2000 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:01 am

I listened to that "Moma Dance" twice today, both times at full blast in my car.

It was glorious. Crunchy groove.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby Atoms » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:01 am

I am glad I saw this thread. Listening to the Moma Dance right now. Good stuff.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby PardonMe Doug » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:18 am

All of the Moma's from Winter 2003 were the heat, and this one is cream of said crop.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby ghost_2000 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:39 am

Teh heat indeed.
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Re: 02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre

Postby y0n » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:23 am

marco wrote:Best jam that has ever come out of Moma Dance, IMO.


Fast forward 8 years and you've got 2 more versions making a case for fitting this bill.
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