The Daily Ghost

The Daily Ghost #103 08/17/2011 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Background (Set: 2 of 2 – Song: 7 of 13 – Show Gap: 4)

I get asked about this Ghost quite a bit. The Ghostabortion of UIC is the shortest Ghost ever played.  We have included the segue and entire Makisupa Policeman.  Lets get this over with.

Composed Section (0:00-3:34)

Ghost enters nicely from a spacey Piper ending.  Situated in the middle of the second set, it is poised to be a monster.  Turns out it had as much poise as Lindsey Lohan.  The first inclination of this travesty, is how quickly Trey gets into the lyrics.  The intro is almost non existent.  The other clue?  The rushed pace of this Ghost.  Knowing what we all know about this Ghost now, the clues are all over.  This was going to be shorter than Danny DeVito.

The solo section continues the quick pace and it certainly feels like they are rushing.  When Mike enters, the jam is pretty sweet though.

The lead in is OK and the pause is a bit longer than normal.  The drop isn’t half bad, though it seems a little forced.

Here We Go…

WHAT?? (3:35-4:00)

So the jam starts nicely and heads toward its customary breakdown.  It works toward an initial groove.  Trey is leading out in front a bit.. and then

What the hell is going on here?  Is Trey really playing Makisupa Policeman immediately into this jam?  I’m just in shell shock mode right now.

This can’t be happening!!!

Makisupa Policeman?  We aborted a mid second set Ghost for a song with some funny key words?  I mean…I like Makisupa Policeman and all but I will catch you later…

4:00 minutes.  You did not read that wrong.  4:00 minutes.  Phish played a 4:00 minute Ghost.

Things I have done longer than 4:00 minutes today…

  1. Search for Gifs
  2. Eat Ice Cream
  3. Watch the Mariners give up 6 runs to the Astros in a 21 minute half inning.
  4. Read reviews on Amazon about a 55 gallon tube of lube…
  5. Look at flights for Tour
  6. Research the difference between a passport book and passport card (for Toronto Show)
  7. An Online Kuroda Jigsaw Puzzle
  8. Shred Documents
  9. Dishes
  10. Manscape (ok I made that last one up).


That was an easy list to come up.  4:00 Freakin minutes.

Final Thoughts

This Ghost is short.  Did I mention that?  They didn’t exactly…. umm…develop the jam.  Not cool.  Yeah Makisupa Policeman was a cool version, but this is the second set.  I remember streaming this show on hoodstream.  This set of course had the “Still Waiting” teases throughout the show.  One guy wrote “Still Waiting….For the Rest of that Ghost…”  I was on the floor laughing.  Well said.

Score: 2.0