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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 1993 Rarity: 74.5098
Historical Rarity: 37.1539
Average Slot: 6
Average Length: 5:00

Tripping Billies

  Fall 1993 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1993-09-23Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA1
DMB 1993-10-01Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC56:12
DMB 1993-10-03Van Ryper`s Music Festival, Van Riper's Lake & Campground, Afton, VA810:35
DMB 1993-10-05Trax, Charlottesville, VA124:45
DMB 1993-10-07Car Dealership Parking Lot, Columbia, SC46:55
DMB 1993-10-15Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA46:00
DMB 1993-10-16Lake Matoaka - The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA24:34
DMB 1993-10-20Flood Zone, Richmond, VA14
DMB 1993-10-22Louie Louie, Birmingham, AL12
DMB 1993-10-26Trax, Charlottesville, VA174:21
DMB 1993-10-30Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY144:31
DMB 1993-11-03Flood Zone, Richmond, VA144:36
DMB 1993-11-05Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC105:05
DMB 1993-11-06St. Christopher's Homecoming, Richmond, VA7
DMB 1993-11-09Trax, Charlottesville, VA134:04
DMB 1993-11-10Flood Zone, Richmond, VA124:43
DMB 1993-11-11Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton, MA24:29
DMB 1993-11-12The Paradise, Boston, MA2
DMB 1993-11-13Trinity College Fieldhouse - Trinity College, Hartford, CT24:33
DMB 1993-11-16Trax, Charlottesville, VA24:31
DMB 1993-11-17Flood Zone, Richmond, VA24:31
DMB 1993-11-18The Mad Monk, Wilmington, NC2
DMB 1993-11-19Music Farm, Charleston, SC2
DMB 1993-11-20Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA2
DMB 1993-11-23Trax, Charlottesville, VA54:30
DMB 1993-11-24Flood Zone, Richmond, VA14:28
DMB 1993-11-26Peppermint Beach Club, Virginia Beach, VA24:32
DMB 1993-11-27The Bayou, Washington, D.C.2
DMB 1993-11-29Wilson Hall - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA10
DM_ 1993-11-30WTJU Benefit, Prism Coffeehouse, Charlottesville, VA6
DMB 1993-12-01Flood Zone, Richmond, VA104:47
DMB 1993-12-02Commonwealth Ballroom - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA74:25
DMB 1993-12-03Flamingo's, Knoxville, TN2
DMB 1993-12-04The Cannery, Nashville, TN5
DMB 1993-12-05Ivory Tusk, Tuscaloosa, AL24:43
DMB 1993-12-07Trax, Charlottesville, VA44:30
DMB 1993-12-08Flood Zone, Richmond, VA24:28
DMB 1993-12-10Irving Plaza, New York, NY34:33
DMB 1993-12-11Williams College, Williamstown, MA24:35


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