PHIL LESH JOINS UMPHREY'S ONSTAGE IN SF

UMPHREY'S McGEE :: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2004
GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL :: SAN FRANCISCO

Wait a second...is that Phil Lesh? Yes, indeed. The Umphrey's McGee show was going along swimmingly on its own to a sold out crowd at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The highlight in the first set was an amazing transition from the Umph classic "Divisions" into the anthemic "Glory" and then back into "Divisions." It was, for lack of a better word, glorious.

Then there were the setbreak murmurs, "Phil Lesh is here, Phil Lesh is here, Phil Lesh is here." Phil Lesh first met Umphrey's McGee at Bonnaroo 2002 and he became a fan at that point. He came by the show at the GAMH (people saw him waiting in the will call line) and quickly a decision was made that he would join the band on stage.

So, he did. Not only that, but they performed a stellar "Franklin's Tower" - sung by Phil - and sent spectators into a luscious time warp. Truly an epic event for everyone in attendance and for Umphrey's McGee as well. Enjoy these photos by Sue Weiand.

Photos by Susan J. Weiand

Words by SuperDee
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[Published on: 10/25/04]

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