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Song Interpretation
Influenced by a party in South Africa and Dave’s Acid influenced experiences. Julia Grey named this song, when after hearing it (w/o the Billies refrain), said it sounded like Hillbillies on Acid. The rumor of the Billie being slang for a British police officer, whereas the slang may be true, it does not apply to the song.

Dave stated during the 1999 Storytellers performance that the line 'Dragons were smoked' is a coy reference to the cartoon (and song) "Puff The Magic Dragon". There was a time when people thought it was slang for smoking pot, so Dave referenced it as such. Without Dave's explanation of the line, one would be hard pressed to guess at the meaning of that obscure line.

Song Information
Album: Remember Two Things
Fall 1996 Rarity: 91.6667
Historical Rarity: 35.7546
Average Slot: 7
Average Length: 5:19

Tripping Billies

  43 Fall 1996 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1996-09-27Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI155:26
DMB 1996-09-29Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA155:21
DMB 1996-10-01Fleet Center, Boston, MA15:20
DMB 1996-10-02Fleet Center, Boston, MA165:13
DMB 1996-10-03DMBLive - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 10/3/1996, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY125:14
DMB 1996-10-04Madison Square Garden, New York, NY155:40
DMB 1996-10-06Mullins Center - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA55:34
DMB 1996-10-10Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY15:18
DMB 1996-10-11Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME105:19
DMB 1996-10-12New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT175:20
DMB 1996-10-13Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY10
DMB 1996-10-15War Memorial At Oncenter, Syracuse, NY165:13
DMB 1996-10-16War Memorial, Rochester, NY45:18
DMB 1996-10-18Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN25:12
DMB 1996-10-19Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO1
DMB 1996-10-21Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI35:13
DMB 1996-10-22Target Center, Minneapolis, MN15:15
DMB 1996-10-24DMBLive - Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX 10/24/1996, Frank Erwin Center - University of Texas, Austin, TX175:10
DMB 1996-10-25Woodlands Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX125:17
DMB 1996-10-26Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX185:11
DMB 1996-10-28Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS15:20
DMB 1996-10-29Hilton Coliseum - Iowa State University, Ames, IA75:21
DMB 1996-10-31McNichols Arena, Denver, CO15:20
DMB 1996-11-02Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT17
DMB 1996-11-03Boise State University Pavilion - Boise State University, Boise, ID17
DMB 1996-11-05Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR135:14
DMB 1996-11-06Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA5
DMB 1996-11-07Key Arena, Seattle, WA35:18
DMB 1996-11-09Live Trax Volume 54, Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA55:19
DMB 1996-11-12Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA55:20
DMB 1996-11-13Lawler Event Center - University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, NV7
DMB 1996-11-15Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA15:23
DMB 1996-11-16Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA8
DMB 1996-11-17Rimac Arena - University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA55:22
DMB 1996-11-19America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ75:15
DMB 1996-11-20Thomas & Mack Center - University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV1
DMB 1996-12-01Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE25:19
DMB 1996-12-02Assembly Hall - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL45:24
DMB 1996-12-03Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI25:23
DMB 1996-12-05Joyce Center - Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN35:24
DMB 1996-12-06John Savage Hall - University of Toledo, Toledo, OH85:13
DMB 1996-12-07Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY35:17
DMB 1996-12-08Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV25:21


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