Phish Sets The “Golden” Standard With Incredible First Night In Vegas

first_imgAfter two long years, Phish returned to Las Vegas, NV for an exciting four-night run that leads into the holiest of jam band holidays, Halloween. After a brief fall tour that has been highlighted with great playing, Big Boat material and a sit-in from the Grateful Dead’s own Bob Weir, all eyes have been on Vegas. Fortunately, Phish got started with a bust-out heavy opener to set the pace for the weekend to come.The band introduced their four night stand at MGM Grand with a nod to their 2014 Halloween trip to Las Vegas. The space ship immediately blasted off; excitement was in the air with the initial notes of “Martian Monster.” With “No Men In No Man’s Land,” Trey Anastasio came down hard with the gritty licks. The band picked up on it, and fed from the fruits of their own energy. Off the bat, the spirit was high, and then the band kept things exciting with two big bust outs in a row! They broke into the first “Dogs Stole Things” since 2012 (182 shows) and the first “Beauty of My Dreams” since 2010 (227 shows), and these led into the relative rarity and crowd favorite, “Destiny Unbound.”While the audience was initially a bit apprehensive toward the new song “Home,” the Big Boat tune evolved into an excellent jam, complete with Mike Gordon bass bombs galore. Los Lobos’ “When The Circus Comes” was a nice sentimental moment in the first set, but it was the impressive “Steam” that really picked things up at the MGM. The standard “The Wedge” came next, and the set closed with a solid “Walls of a Cave.” Coming off of a highly energetic introduction, the crowd sank right in with the flow of the show.The second set began with a rarity, “Crimes of the Mind,” which hadn’t been played since 2009 (283 shows). Phish extended that energy into an improv-heavy “Golden Age,” reaching a next-level 25-minute mark worth recording, then shuffling into a dimension that brought “Simple” to a “Light” for the ages. Joy track “Twenty Years Later” provided a breath of fresh air, before “Blaze On” and “The Squirming Coil” became an excellent end to the second set.The band returned for a brief “Bouncing Around the Room” before closing with Jimi Hendrix‘s “Bold As Love.” The TV On The Radio original, “Golden Age”, was the absolute takeaway, especially after their previous, jam-less show in Grand Prairie, Texas. The improv-heavy 25+ minute jam more than proved that Phish is still on their game, with three more nights to look forward to.Watch full videos of the first night, courtesy of Tom Rowles on YouTube. You can navigate through the playlist using the icon on the top left.Check out the full setlist from Phish at the MGM below, courtesy of Phish.net. Viva Phish Vegas!Setlist: Phish at MGM Grand Garden Area, Las Vegas, NV – 10/28/16Set I: Martian Monster, No Men In No Man’s Land, Dogs Stole Things, Beauty of My Dreams, Destiny Unbound, Limb By Limb, Home, When The Circus Comes, Steam > The Wedge, Cavern, Walls of the CaveSet II: Crimes of the Mind, Golden Age > Simple > Light > Twenty Years Later > Blaze On, Squirming CoilE: Bouncing Around The Room, Bold As Love[Photo via Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Willian reveals what Mikel Arteta told him about Arsenal’s ambitious Champions League plan

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Aug 2020 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Willian and Arteta share bold ambitions (Picture: Getty Images)Willian has revealed that Mikel Arteta’s lofty ambitions of winning the Champions League within the next three years convinced him to sign for Arsenal.The winger made the switch to the Emirates on a free transfer after running down his contract at Chelsea.Willian brings plenty of experience to the north London club, having won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Europa League over a seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.The one trophy that has evaded the 32-year-old is the Champions League, and Arteta assured the Brazilian of a plan to win the competition by the time his three-year contract with the Gunners expires.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘One of the reasons I wanted a three-year deal was to be part of a plan, not just a player passing through,’ the winger told SunSport.‘When I talked with the manager he told me why he needed me for three years. Comment Willian reveals what Mikel Arteta told him about Arsenal’s ambitious Champions League plan Arteta has already had a taste of silverware (Picture: Getty Images)‘It was that he first wanted to qualify for the Champions League and win it by the time I left. That was what I wanted to hear.‘I was at Chelsea for seven years and won everything except the Champions League.‘Hopefully this move will give me the trophy I haven’t got as well as another Premier League title.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWillian will be 35 when his three-year deal expires, but the winger insisted his physical condition will be of no concern.‘My age is no big thing,’ the Brazil international added. ‘If you look after yourself, live right and train right, today’s players can still be at top level when they are 35. For me it is not a problem.‘I have a lot to play for with Brazil too and I want to be at the next World Cup.‘If I do well at Arsenal then that will happen.’MORE: Gabriel reconsidering Arsenal move after Manchester United submit bid at 11th hourMORE: Arsenal or Napoli? Lille president confirms club have recommended next move to GabrielFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisementlast_img read more

Indiana’s new outdoor recreation five-year plan is available

first_imgStatewide—The latest in a long line of five-year plans to help determine the future public outdoor recreation needs of all Indiana residents and plan for that future is available from the Department of Natural Resources.Just as similar organizations in other states, the Indiana DNR is required to create a comprehensive state-level outdoor recreation plan every five years. This planning process keeps Indiana eligible to obtain funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) that DNR then re-grants to park boards in counties, townships, cities, and towns.The new 140-page Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which covers 2016-2020 and includes the 2021-2025 Indiana Trails Plan, can be downloaded here. The site also includes information on how the study is done.For more information, contact DNR Outdoor Recreation’s Greg Beilfuss at 317-232-4071 or [email protected]last_img read more