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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
Summer 1997 Rarity: 100
Historical Rarity: 37.0229
Average Slot: 10
Average Length: 6:36

Tripping Billies

  Summer 1997 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1997-06-03Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, VA175:16
DMB 1997-06-05Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY11
DMB 1997-06-06Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY55:40
DMB 1997-06-07Sony/Blockbuster Pavilion, Camden, NJ165:39
DMB 1997-06-08Live Trax Volume 47, Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT146:46
DMB 1997-06-10Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY95:14
DMB 1997-06-11Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY165:53
DMB 1997-06-12Great Woods, Mansfield, MA45:18
DMB 1997-06-13Great Woods, Mansfield, MA85:18
DMB 1997-06-15Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA115:36
DMB 1997-06-16Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ45:15
DMB 1997-06-18Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC24:58
DMB 1997-06-19Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA55:34
DMB 1997-06-20Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC14:59
DMB 1997-06-22Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH95:31
DMB 1997-06-23Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH25:34
DMB 1997-06-25Pine Knob, Clarkston, MI25:14
DMB 1997-06-26Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI165:44
DMB 1997-06-27World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL135:20
DMB 1997-06-28Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN155:37
DMB 1997-07-01Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO155:31
DMB 1997-07-02Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO208:16
DMB 1997-07-03Wolf Mountain, Park City, UT155:33
DMB 1997-07-05Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA155:32
DMB 1997-07-06Live Trax Volume 17, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA125:53
DMB 1997-07-07Concord Pavillion, Concord, CA145:24
DMB 1997-07-08Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA95:14
DMB 1997-07-10Portland Meadows, Portland, OR45:16
DMB 1997-07-11Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA165:37


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