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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 1994 Rarity: 75
Historical Rarity: 37.1539
Average Slot: 5
Average Length: 4:19

Tripping Billies



  Summer 1994 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1994-07-17Backstage Tavern, Ballard, WA94:17
DMB 1994-07-19Desperados, Charleston, SC114:29
DMB 1994-07-20Locker Room, Auburn, AL24:29
DMB 1994-07-20Locker Room, Auburn, AL84:29
DM_ 1994-07-2190.7 WVUA - The Sean Carrey Show, Tuscaloosa, AL1Tease
DMB 1994-07-21Ivory Tusk, Tuscaloosa, AL14:20
DMB 1994-07-22Louie Louie, Birmingham, AL24:06
DMB 1994-07-23Summer Jam, Unknown, Charlotte, NC34:09
DMB 1994-07-24Masquerade Park, Atlanta, GA34:10
DMB 1994-07-27Hammerjacks, Baltimore, MD34:12
DMB 1994-07-28Irving Plaza, New York, NY34:17
DMB 1994-07-30Operation SMILE, Brown's Island, Richmond, VA114:45
DMB 1994-08-01The Muse, Nantucket, MA114:35
DMB 1994-08-02The Muse, Nantucket, MA144:19
DMB 1994-08-05The Paradise, Boston, MA114:55
DMB 1994-08-06Met Cafe, Providence, RI84:31
DMB 1994-08-11328 Performance Hall, Nashville, TN3
DMB 1994-08-12Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC34:13
DMB 1994-08-13Strawberry Banks, Hampton, VA84:23
DMB 1994-08-16HORDE Tour, Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ34:08
DMB 1994-08-17HORDE Tour, Riverside Park, Agawam, MA14:14
DMB 1994-08-20HORDE Tour, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY24:14
DMB 1994-08-21HORDE Tour, Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA24:30
DMB 1994-08-23HORDE Tour, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN7
DMB 1994-08-24HORDE Tour, Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, VA64:09
DMB 1994-08-26HORDE Tour, Merriweather Post Pavilion , Columbia, MD24:15
DMB 1994-08-27Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO24:07
DMB 1994-08-28Gerald Ford Amphitheatre, Vail, CO24:13
DMB 1994-08-30HORDE Tour, Empire Court, Syracuse, NY24:08
DMB 1994-09-01HORDE Tour, Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY64:09
DMB 1994-09-03HORDE Tour, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY4





   



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