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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
Winter 1994 Rarity: 63.8298
Historical Rarity: 35.8378
Average Slot: 5
Average Length: 5:32

Tripping Billies

  32 Winter 1994 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1994-01-03Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA2
DMB 1994-01-03Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA2
DMB 1994-01-10Garton's Saloon, Vail, CO84:20
D&B 1994-01-14Acoustic Special, 97.3 KBCO-FM, Boulder, CO14:30
DMB 1994-02-04Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA54:33
DMB 1994-02-05Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA54:48
DMB 1994-02-09Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC144:43
DMB 1994-02-10Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC34:32
DMB 1994-02-11Guilford College, Greensboro, NC1
DMB 1994-02-16Rockafellas, Columbia, SC24:31
DMB 1994-02-17The Mad Monk, Wilmington, NC24:18
DMB 1994-02-19Drury College, Springfield, MO7
DMB 1994-02-22DMBLive - Trax, Charlottesville, VA 02/22/1994, Trax, Charlottesville, VA24:17
DMB 1994-02-23The Ritz, Raleigh, NC2
DMB 1994-02-24Flood Zone, Richmond, VA24:30
DMB 1994-02-25Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA84:14
DMB 1994-02-26The Bayou, Washington, D.C.2
DMB 1994-03-01The Covered Dish, Gainesville, FL1
DMB 1994-03-02DMBLive - Masquerade Nightclub 3/2/1994, Masquerade Nightclub, Tampa, FL4
DMB 1994-03-04Louie Louie, Birmingham, AL34:15
DMB 1994-03-05Craven's Hall, University Of The South, Sewanee, TN34:29
DMB 1994-03-07Benchwarmers, Lawrence, KS24:19
DMB 1994-03-08Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO25:15
DMB 1994-03-10Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO84:25
DMB 1994-03-15Club DeWash, Madison, WI4
DMB 1994-03-17Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI24:33
DMB 1994-03-18Schuba's, Chicago, IL2
DMB 1994-03-19Schuba's, Chicago, IL34:15
DMB 1994-12-27Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA74:28
DMB 1994-12-28Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham, AL64:39
DMB 1994-12-29Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC16
DMB 1994-12-31The Marriott, Richmond, VA175:21


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