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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
Spring 1995 Rarity: 60.4167
Historical Rarity: 37.1539
Average Slot: 8
Average Length: 5:37

Tripping Billies

  Spring 1995 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1995-03-23Arapaho, Paris, Ile-de-France, France11
DMB 1995-03-25DMBLive - The Revolver Club, Madrid, Spain 3/25/1995, Revolver, Madrid, Madrid, Spain6
DMB 1995-03-30Melkweg, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands11
DMB 1995-04-02Gino, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden10
DMB 1995-04-03Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns, Denmark5
DMB 1995-04-05DMBLive - The Academy, New York, NY 4/5/1995, The Academy, New York, NY165:34
DMB 1995-04-10The Edge, Orlando, FL104:35
DMB 1995-04-11Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL124:36
D&B 1995-04-14Blockbuster Video, Greenville, SC3
DMB 1995-04-14Greenville Memorial Auditorium, Greenville, SC163:30
DMB 1995-04-16Wilmington Fairgrounds, Wilmington, NC34:31
DMB 1995-04-17Avolena Studios, Nashville, TN1
DMB 1995-04-18Mud Island River Park Amphitheatre, Memphis, TN124:40
DMB 1995-04-21Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO94:45
DMB 1995-04-22In Cahoots, Oklahoma City, OK124:25
DMB 1995-04-25Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX13
DMB 1995-04-26Backyard, Austin, TX12
DMB 1995-04-27International Ballroom, Houston, TX3
DMB 1995-04-29Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, NM1
DMB 1995-04-30Moby Gym - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO12
DMB 1995-05-04Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA5
DMB 1995-05-05Live Trax Volume 12, L.B. Day Amphitheater, Salem, OR84:29
DMB 1995-05-08Community Theater, Sacramento, CA12
DMB 1995-05-09Warfield, San Francisco, CA104:46
DMB 1995-05-10Yoshi's, Oakland, CA75:07
DMB 1995-05-10DMBLive - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 5/10/1995, Warfield, San Francisco, CA44:34
DMB 1995-05-13Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA6
DMB 1995-05-14Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ64:32
DMB 1995-05-20Sam Boyd Stadium - University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV24:30


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