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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 1995 Rarity: 58
Historical Rarity: 36.0053
Average Slot: 8
Average Length: 5:52

Tripping Billies

  29 Winter 1995 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1995-01-26Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT115:47
DMB 1995-01-27Leede Arena - Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH10
DMB 1995-01-30Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI24:31
DMB 1995-02-02Maine Center for the Performing Arts - University of Maine, Orono, ME3
DMB 1995-02-04Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA124:29
DMB 1995-02-05Palace Theatre, New Haven, CT24:27
DMB 1995-02-07Greene Hall - Smith College, Northampton, MA114:23
DMB 1995-02-08DMBLive - Palace Theatre, Albany, NY 2/8/1995, Palace Theatre, Albany, NY10
DMB 1995-02-12Recreation Hall - Penn State University, University Park, PA145:01
DMB 1995-02-17House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA134:31
DMB 1995-02-20Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY13
DMB 1995-02-22102.7 WNEW-FM, New York, NY1
DMB 1995-02-23Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY165:48
DMB 1995-02-25DMBLive - Lafayette College, Easton, PA 2/25/1995, Kirby Field House - Lafayette College, Easton, PA164:30
DMB 1995-02-26Rochester Auditorium, Rochester, NY115:10
DMB 1995-03-01Wharton Center - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI74:29
DMB 1995-03-05A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA74:31
DMB 1995-03-07Embassy Theater, Fort Wayne, IN14
DMB 1995-03-09Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH14
DMB 1995-03-11Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS2
DM_ 1995-03-1295 KSHE-FM, St. Louis, MO24:50
DMB 1995-03-15Eagle Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI11
DMB 1995-03-16JBTV, Chicago, IL45:05
DMB 1995-03-1793.1 WXRT-FM, Chicago, IL55:13
DMB 1995-12-27The Omni, Atlanta, GA145:00
DMB 1995-12-28Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC15:30
DMB 1995-12-29Patriot Center - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA14:45
DMB 1995-12-30Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA14:48
DMB 1995-12-31Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA124:40


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