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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 1995 Rarity: 80
Historical Rarity: 37.4152
Average Slot: 9
Average Length: 5:40

Tripping Billies

Summer 1995

Shows played at:
Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1995-07-20DMBLive - DMB Mud Island Amphitheatre, Memphis, TN 7/20/1995, Mud Island River Park Amphitheatre, Memphis, TN3
DMB 1995-07-21Riverfront, Nashville, TN34:28
DMB 1995-07-22Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA44:28
DMB 1995-07-23Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC64:31
DMB 1995-07-25Classic Amphitheatre, Richmond, VA124:25
DMB 1995-07-26Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC54:25
DMB 1995-07-27World's Fair Park, Knoxville, TN74:24
DMB 1995-07-28Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL44:37
DMB 1995-07-30Fair Park Bandshell, Dallas, TX124:30
DMB 1995-07-31Music Hall, Austin, TX64:30
DMB 1995-08-02Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre, Santa Fe, NM136:17
DMB 1995-08-03Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ54:32
DMB 1995-08-04Live Trax Volume 21, The Soma, San Diego, CA44:31
DMB 1995-08-05Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA4
DMB 1995-08-07Rose Quarter Commons, Portland, OR34:30
DMB 1995-08-08Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre, Woodinville, WA3
DMB 1995-08-09Cuthbert Amphitheatre, Eugene, OR44:35
DMB 1995-08-11Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA74:35
DMB 1995-08-12County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA54:36
DMB 1995-08-13Modern Rock Live, San Francisco, CA94:52
DMB 1995-08-15Live at Red Rocks: 8.15.95, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO114:32
DMB 1995-08-17Palmer Auditorium, Davenport, IA174:37
DMB 1995-08-19HORDE Tour, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, WI54:36
DMB 1995-08-21Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH164:16
DMB 1995-08-23Live Trax Volume 5, Meadowbrook Amphitheatre, Rochester Hills, MI74:31
DMB 1995-08-24IC Light Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA15
DMB 1995-08-25Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY194:33
DMB 1995-08-27Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA174:35
DMB 1995-08-31Great Woods, Mansfield, MA54:51
DMB 1995-09-01Recreation and Convocation Center - State University of New York (SUNY), Albany, NY64:53
DMB 1995-09-01Crash Sessions, Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, NY19
DMB 1995-09-02Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT164:54
DMB 1995-09-03Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, NY175:25


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