Vida Blue - 12-31-2001

Vida Blue

Roseland Ballroom
New York, NY

discs: 2
recording type: AUD
shn: yes; book/page: 2/9
quality rating: A

[disc 1] (49:41)
1. Jam 4 (waiting patiently - boundaries of the mind?) (13:15)
2. Bubblehead ("smokers lament"?) (7:13)
3. Jam 15 (10:08)
4. Piano Mel (a scattin' Oteil - 2nd half is "yesterday...") (11:43)
5. Get Ready (Pay by the lb?) (7:20)

[disc 2] (50:11)
1. ...intros... (0:34)
2. Peg > Auld Lang Syne > Instant Karma (10:19)
3. Colin Jones (11:13)
4. Ballentine (10:44)
5. America the Beautiful (2:26)
6. Light Up or Leave Me Alone * (14:52)

The Band: Page McConnell of Phish Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band Russell Batiste of the Funky Meters

* w/ trey & mike (see notes below)

Midnight was celebrated with KISS-like pyrotechnics and a balloon drop. Page did not play on "America the Beautiful"; Oteil dedicated the song to New York because "they'd been through a lot this year." "Light Up or Leave Me Alone" featured Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon of Phish, both playing Languedoc guitars (Mike on a new one recently built for him by Paul, and Trey on the older, butterscotch colored one of his). Phish lighting director Chris Kuroda manned the light board, and Phish soundman Paul Languedoc served as front- of-house engineer. Bullfrog and Kid Koala opened.

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