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