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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 1999 Rarity: 39.3939
Historical Rarity: 36.3513
Average Slot: 11
Average Length: 0:00

Tripping Billies

  29 Summer 1999 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1999-05-01Tampa Bay Ice Palace, Tampa, FL10
DMB 1999-05-04Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, AL13
DMB 1999-05-05Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, AL16
DMB 1999-05-08Thompson-Boling Arena - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN15
DMB 1999-05-12Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH2
DMB 1999-05-15Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI7
DMB 1999-05-16Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI12
DMB 1999-05-20Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA13
DMB 1999-05-22Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA2
DMB 1999-05-25Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ16
DMB 1999-05-30Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, MA5
DMB 1999-06-05Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA18
DMB 1999-06-08First American Music Center, Antioch, TN16
DMB 1999-06-09Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN15
DMB 1999-06-12Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS7
DMB 1999-06-15World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL9
DMB 1999-06-16Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO13
DMB 1999-06-18Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH15
DMB 1999-06-20Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH15
DMB 1999-06-23Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN16
DMB 1999-06-27Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI10
DMB 1999-07-07Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA4
DMB 1999-07-10Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA14
DMB 1999-07-13Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA10
DMB 1999-07-15Portland Meadows, Portland, OR1
DMB 1999-07-17Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA1
DMB 1999-07-31Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC16
DMB 1999-08-04Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, PA19
DMB 1999-08-08Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT7


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