Heh, I was just kidding, folks. I did end up going to see Phish!

The lot crowd before the show was a bit melancholy, which was most definitely caused by the combination of planes roaring directly overhead every two minutes and the slight amount of rain. Once everyone got inside, the mood was dramatically lifted, mostly because we were no longer cold and wet. Here is the setlist:

Set I (0:53): Come On Baby Lets Go Downtown > Moma Dance, Frankenstein, Halley’s Comet > Fee, Stash

Set II (1:12): Birds of a Feather, Tweezer> NICU > Scent of a Mule, Fast Enough for You, Piper > Character Zer0

Encore (0:09): Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise

Short first set, eh? The reason: GLOWSTICKS. People throwing hundreds of glow sticks all over the arena is a cool effect in the dark smoke-saturated environment. People throwing glow sticks at the stage, at the band — not good. We probably missed out on two songs because of it. Most people knew something was wrong at intermission. The arena crowd created a cacophony after the second set which was probably the ONLY reason why Phish did an encore. The crowd really did not deserve it. Thus, we got two songs, and the band bowed and ran off stage. Dodging glowsticks. Again. Bastard phans.

Here it is, 9:15 AM or so. If I was going to see Phish this weekend, I would have left by now. You can just hear my spirits deflate.

Whoa, I just realized that I am going to Chicago for the weekend. This has been planned since my birthday (August 4th — don’t forget next year!) when I got the tickets to Phish, but I almost completely forgot. It will be a fun fun weekend, believe me.

I am not upset that I weigh 190lbs. I am upset that this is the first time in my adult life that my weight is greater than my IQ and my bench press.

Perhaps the film I’m looking most forward to next year is DUDE, WHERE’s MY CAR who’s plot outline simply states, “Two potheads wake up from a night of partying and can’t remember where they parked their car. With Fabio as a guest star, and characters like “Nordic Dude #2” in the credits, it’s cleary next year’s blockbuster. Stolen, again, from X-E.

Christopher Reeve broke his leg on August 17th during physical therapy. The exact cause of the injury is unknown, but sources close to Reeve suggest it may have something to do with trying to get a crippled guy to walk. Stolen from X-E.

The Smashing Pumpkins are on their way out, but in a great way. Sick of their record label, they decided to allow the entire album to be available on MP3. That is not a link to a news story, that is a link to the MP3s themselves!