Looking Back On Phish’s Best Shows At Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre

first_imgPhish are returning to an old favorite tonight, as they will play Hartford’s XFINITY Theatre after a 252 show gap. Formerly known as Meadows Music Theatre and The Comcast Theatre, the venue is right in the middle of Phish’s home turf, holds 30,000 people (with a 22,500 person lawn!) and has seen some classic performances from Phish over the years. While the band gears up for tonight’s show, let’s go back in time and look at some of the best shows they’ve played at this classic New England amphitheatre.June 30th, 2000 – Meadows Music TheatreTheir first show at the venue, Phish showed up in a particularly playful mood, which was evident from their first-set-opening “Ha Ha Ha.” They followed that up with, “AC/DC Bag,” which flowed into a raging “Tweezer” that then bounced its way into “Runaway Jim.” A rare first set “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” came next, which wound its way into bluegrass standard “Ginseng Sullivan” before landing on “Guyute.” Up next was “Golgi Apparatus,” which segued into another first-set-rarity in “Tweezer Reprise,” which was surprisingly followed by an uproarious, set-closing “Possum.”The segues continued in set two, as Phish opened up with “Halley’s Comet” into “The Mango Song” into “Twist.” Following a short “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Back On The Train” started, which eventually morphed into “Makisupa Policeman,” complete with the key phrase “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Big Fat Doob.” The show ended with a trio of songs in “Farmhouse,” “Sleeping Monkey,” and “David Bowie,” before encoring with “Cavern.” What a show.See below for full setlist details and audio of “The Mango Song” from 6/30/2000.Listen to audio from “The Mango Song” from Meadows Music Theatre below, courtesy of YouTube user dgmaffi.Setlist – Meadows Music Theatre 6/30/2000Set 1: Ha Ha Ha, AC/DC Bag > Tweezer > Runaway Jim, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Ginseng Sullivan > Guyute, Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise > PossumSet 2: Halley’s Comet > The Mango Song > Twist, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Back on the Train > Makisupa Policeman, Farmhouse > Sleeping Monkey > David BowieEncore: CavernAugust 14th, 2009 – The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CTIn 2009, Phish came back with all their cylinders firing. With their stop in Hartford coming in August, this show came near the tail end of their first summer tour after reuniting early that year. It was certainly a celebratory summer, and Phish’s return to venue, which was then known as The Comcast Theatre, was one of the grandest celebrations of them all. In what was an instant-classic 3.0 show, Phish opened with the always-exciting “Punch You In The Eye,” followed by “AC/DC Bag” into “NICU.” The real surprises began with the next song, as Phish busted out “Colonel Forbin’s Ascent” -> “Fly Famous Mockingbird” for the first time in the 3.0 era. The mere mention of “Icculus” during “Forbin’s” set the crowd on fire, and set the table for what was to come in the second set.Set two was ridiculous, and set the standard for high-energy crowds in the 3.0 era. After opening with a “Down With Disease” that contained a “Reba” jam, the band segued into a raucous “Wilson,” the found itself blissfully landing on “Slave to the Traffic Light.” “Piper” was next, which flowed gracefully into “Water in the Sky,” and then the real prize of the night arrived. The band closed the show with a ridiculous segment in “Ghost” -> “Psycho Killer” -> “Catapult” -> “Icculus” -> “You Enjoy Myself.” The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” hadn’t been played in 282 shows, and “Icculus” hadn’t been performed in. 193 shows. The crazy “Icculus” focused on how people don’t read anymore, and encouraging the “kids” to put down their iPhones and read THE book.Also of note, Phish encored with The Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which they also encored with at their previous concert at the venue on 7/1/2000.Watch an HD video of “Catapult” -> “Icculus” from The Comcast Theatre below, courtesy of YouTube user notmkdevoSetlist – The Comcast Theatre 08/14/2009Set 1: Punch You In the Eye, AC/DC Bag > NICU, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Birds of a Feather, Lawn Boy, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Middle of the Road, Character ZeroSet 2: Down with Disease > Wilson > Slave to the Traffic Light, Piper > Water in the Sky, Ghost -> Psycho Killer -> Catapult -> Icculus > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: While My Guitar Gently WeepsJune 18th, 2010 – The Comcast TheatreThe last time Phish performed at this venue, they scorched the earth beneath them with a fun show, capped by a memorable encore. The first set contained fun versions of “Rift,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Foam,” and a great “Reba,” while the second set contained some great segues, with “Halley’s Comet” > “Light” -> “Billy Breathes” opening things up, before the meat of the set followed with “Tweezer” > “Theme From the Bottom” > “Harry Hood” > “Wading in the Velvet Sea.”However, it was the encore that truly captivated the audience. First, due to a request via a sign in the audience, Phish busted out “Sleeping Monkey,” which he encouraged the crowd to sing along to, since the sign was no-longer in sight and the person who made the sign might be able to hear the crowd singing it for him on the recording. Gotta love Trey Anastasio.Then, After a standard (yet always raging) version of “Tweezer Reprise,” Trey announced that they were going to play the song a second time to make it up to all the fans at Hershey Park who witnessed a “Tweezer” without its “Reprise. They started things back up for a wild, ripping version of the song. The band definitely loses tempo a few times getting lost in their excitement, but it doesn’t matter, as the crowd in front of them was going bananas.See below for full setlist details, and a video of the band playing both versions of “Tweezer Reprise.”Watch back-to-back versions of “Tweezer Reprise” from Hartford 6/18/2010, courtesy of YouTube user HarpuaFSB.Setlist – The Comcast Theatre 06/18/2010Set 1: Fee > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ’89, Foam, Possum > The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba, CavernSet 2: Halley’s Comet > Light -> Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From the Bottom >Harry Hood > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty PlanEncore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Repriselast_img read more

I am not quitting Hearts of Oak – David Duncan

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan has told JOY Sports he will not be leaving the club now that the season has ended.This goes to dispel all speculations that the former Ashgold trainer was unhappy with the former African champions and wanted to quit.It was widely rumored towards the end of the 2012/2013 premier league season that the outspoken coach was frustrated at not receiving enough support from management of the Phobia fraternity and thus hinted at moving.But Duncan, who is credited with the turnaround of Hearts Oak, leading them to a fifth place finish, told JOY Sports “I am with Hearts of Oak, I am going nowhere. How many times do you want me to reiterate this? I am going nowhere.”The 2012/2013 season’s top scorer, Mahatma Otoo with 20 goals emerged from David Duncan’s side and the coach believes “Mahatma Otoo deserves more than praises for his goal scoring techniques. Mahatma is simply unbelievable.“Words just can’t describe how he takes his goals. These are goals that belong to the sophisticated European leagues, typically for some selected few players in Europe. But he’s been able to display something like that here and that shows his class. He should nick the best player award and any award in that category.”last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: Dec. 30, 2013 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Jeweleen Newman, born in 1982, of Fort Worth, Texas was charged with unlawful use of driver’s license, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.On Dec. 4, 2013, Newman is accused of possessing a small baggy of meth in her purse, a glass smoking pipe, and a driver’s license not her own as she entered the Kansas Star Casino.Her court deposition is set for Jan. 2.•••••Anthony Lea, born in 1984, of Wellington was charged with aggravated battery, a level 5 felony; conspiracy to interfere with a law enforcement, a level 10 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony.Lisa Koehn, born in 1981, address not available was charged with conspiracy to commit interference with law enforcement, a level 10 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony.Meredith Lea, born in 1987, address not available, was charged with conspiracy to commit interference with law enforcement, a level 10 felony, and interference with a law enforcement, a level 9 felony.On Dec, 8, 2013, Anthony Lea is accused of recklessly causing bodily harm to a 7-year-old with an object, perhaps a toy gun, causing a laceration to her head and a skull fracture requiring surgery.Then allegedly, Anthony Lea conspired with Meredith Lea and Koehn to commit the crime of interference with law enforcement by providing information to the Wellington Police Department that is false. They allegedly said the little girl was injured by another child at Koehn’s residence at 1202 Crest Ridge in Wellington when in reality she was allegedly injured by Anthony Lea at 1213 North C in Wellington.Allegedly, Koehn advised a Wellington police officer that the child was injured at her residence and Anthony advised a police detective that his wife took their two girls to her sister’s house and he was not present when the child was injured.Anthony Lea’s court deposition is set for January 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.•••••Christopher Hutchins-Hernandez, born in 1994, of Wichita was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; driving while license is suspended or revoked; a Class B misdemeanor; and failure to provide proof of insurance, a Class B misdemeanor.According to the criminal complaint, Hutchins-Hernandez on Dec. 4 willfully possessed a baggie with marijuana while operating a vehicle on Interstate 35 with a driver’s license that was suspended.His court deposition is set for Jan. 9 at 9 a.m.•••••Levi Coykendall, born in 1986, of Clearwater was charged with burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony; burglary of a separate storage machine shed, a level 7 felony; and theft, a level 9 felony.Coykendall is accused of going into a machine storage shed located at 832 W. 70th Avenue North, with the intent of stealing 11 batteries from vehicles within the machine shed. Then at 847 W. 70th Avenue North, Coykendall stole 23 Duralast brand batteries from vehicles. The value of the combined 34 batteries is valued at $3,900.•••••Alex D.N. Marks, born in 1988, of Wichita was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.Marks is accused of taking a wallet with about $275 in cash. He allegedly saw the wallet lying on a counter where he discretely put it into his pocket without permission and then later removed about $275 in cash and threw the wallet containing the identification into the trash can while at the Kansas Star Casino.Marks then allegedly resisted being handcuffed with an officer of the Kansas Racing and Gaming attempting to arrest him.He pleaded no contest to the charge of theft and is required to pay $1,000 fine and $300 in restitution. He is also not allowed to go back to the Kansas Star Casino.•••••Karlyss Debuhr, born in 1962, of Wellington was charged with criminal use of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony; interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony; and possession of narcotics, a level 5 drug felony.Debuhr is accused of knowingly possessing a firearm, i.e. handgun, while in his home after admitting to being addicted to controlled substances and experiencing hallucinations.Debuhr allegedly discharged the handgun at 715 N. Gardner on Dec. 12, 2013. A woman, who was living there, said he was waving the gun around in the house before shooting it. She was afraid he would shoot her or Debuhr’s father.He then is accused of placing a uniformed officer in danger by going outside the home carrying a hatchet and disobeying the officer’s instructions to put it down. Debuhr instead raised the hatchet in a threatening manner causing the officer to use his taser to prevent the attack.Debuhr then allegedly resisted arrest and was handcuffed by the officer for aggravated assault which is a felony.Officers then allegedly found possession of a narcotic drug, Oxycodone pills in his bedrooms which is a level 5 drug felony.Debuhr’s court deposition is set for Jan. 9, 2014 at 9 a.m.••••• Dakota Hughes, born in 1994, of Oxford was charged with burglary of a vehicle, a level 9 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and burglary, a level 9 felony.Hughes is accused on Dec. 10 of taking about $5 in coins and tan leather gloves from a vehicle parked at 607 N. Sumner in Oxford. He then allegedly went into a garage on E. Olive in Oxford with intent to commit a theft by opening the refrigerator in the garage and taking a couple cans of Mountain Dew and some water. He then allegedly took some bottled water, cans of soda, and coins in the car.His deposition is set for Jan. 2, 2014.•••••Tyron James, born in 1981, of Wichita was charged with forgery, a level 8 felony; identity theft, a level 8 felony; and interference with a law enforcement, a level 9 felony.James is accused on Dec. 14 of issuing a check to O’Reilly’s in Wellington for $342.18 by using another name that was fictitious. James then allegedly used identity information belonging to another person in an attempt to defraud a Wellington police officer, who later apprehended him.Then at Orscheln’s in Wellington while talking to the same police officer he falsely denied passing the check at O’Reilly’s.His bond was set at $5,000.•••••Susieanna Cooper, born in 1963, of Wichita, was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Cooper is accused of striking another person in the face and pushing her to the ground on Dec. 12, 2013.Cooper was allegedly talking to a third person when the alleged victim came over to talk to the same person. While the alleged victim was waiting her turn to speak, Cooper allegedly directed rude language at her. As she walked away, Cooper allegedly pursued her with more rude language before physically attacking and knocking her down.•••••Amanda Fisk-James, born in 1983, of Wichita is charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Fisk-James is accused of possessing meth, baggies and a glass smoking pipe on Dec. 14, 2013.•••••Melissa Ann Wren, born in 1968, of Derby was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Wren is accused of possession a half smoked marijuana cigarette inside a Marlboro cigarette box in her vehicle and a baggy containing marijuana inside a pouch in her purse at the Kansas Star Casino. She also allegedly had an orange marijuana pipe laying in plain view inside her vehicle and a green and silver marijuana pipe in her purse.•••••Sean Carver, born in 1972, of Derby was charged with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Carver is accused of on Dec. 14 of knowingly causing physical contact in a rude, insulting or angry matter with a family member. He also is accused of acting in a way that will provoke an assault, disturb others, or other breach of peace.•••••Regina Littlejohn, born in 1985, of Wichita is accused of possessing marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possessing drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and improper registration, a misdemeanor.Littlejohn is accused of on Nov. 29, of possessing marijuana which was loose and laying in plain view on the door handle of her gray Honda Accord in the casino parking lot and a baggy of marijuana in a pouch above the windshield. She also allegedly had rolling paper and baggies.The case is continue to Jan. 2, 2014.last_img read more