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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
Dave and Tim 1997 Rarity: 83.871
Historical Rarity: 35.7546
Average Slot: 21
Average Length: 5:55

Tripping Billies

  26 Dave and Tim 1997 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
D&T 1997-01-14Elliott Hall of Music - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN25
D&T 1997-01-15Indiana University Auditorium - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN254:40
D&T 1997-01-20Haas Auditorium - Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA14:58
D&T 1997-01-22Warner Theatre, Erie, PA204:40
D&T 1997-01-23Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI205:15
D&T 1997-01-25Stanley Theatre, Utica, NY234:39
D&T 1997-01-27Palmer Auditorium - Connecticut College, New London, CT254:57
D&T 1997-01-29Maine Center for the Performing Arts - University of Maine, Orono, ME265:00
D&T 1997-01-30Vets Memorial Auditorium - Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI184:44
D&T 1997-02-01Eisenhower Hall - West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY214:55
D&T 1997-02-02Cultural Center - Marrywood College, Scranton, PA214:50
D&T 1997-02-03State Theatre - Lafayette College, Easton, PA15
D&T 1997-02-03State Theatre - Lafayette College, Easton, PA16
D&T 1997-02-04Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH235:58
D&T 1997-02-06Burruss Auditorium - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA264:53
D&T 1997-02-08Live Trax Volume 24, Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC244:45
D&T 1997-02-10Branscomb Memorial Auditorium - Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL20
D&T 1997-02-11Stephen C. O'Connell Center - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL225:14
D&T 1997-02-13Mercer Theatre - Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA274:40
D&T 1997-02-14Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, AL224:55
D&T 1997-02-17Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO23
D&T 1997-02-20Warfield, San Francisco, CA264:44
D&T 1997-02-21Warfield, San Francisco, CA30
D&T 1997-02-22Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA19
D&T 1997-02-23Centennial Hall - University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ164:40
D&T 1997-07-13Winter Park American Music Festival, Winter Park Ski Resort, Winter Park, CO25:00


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