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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
Fall 1998 Rarity: 68.4211
Historical Rarity: 37.4152
Average Slot: 14
Average Length: 0:00

Tripping Billies

Fall 1998

Shows played at:
Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1998-10-01Hora Prima, Miami, FL4
DMB 1998-10-15Free Jazz Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil9
DMB 1998-10-18Free Jazz Festival, Canal da Música, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil10
DMB 1998-10-26Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA1
DMB 1998-10-27Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA15
DMB 1998-10-29San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA17
DMB 1998-10-30Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA15
DMB 1998-10-31Live Trax Volume 39, Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA9
DMB 1998-11-02Boise State University Pavilion - Boise State University, Boise, ID13
DMB 1998-11-04Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA13
DMB 1998-11-05Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada14
DMB 1998-11-11Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada17
DMB 1998-11-16Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada17
DMB 1998-11-17Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada16
DMB 1998-11-19Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI17
DMB 1998-11-20Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY16
DMB 1998-11-21The Crown, Cincinnati, OH14
DMB 1998-11-28Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC14
DMB 1998-12-01First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA16
DMB 1998-12-02Madison Square Garden, New York, NY14
DMB 1998-12-05Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY18
DMB 1998-12-08Live Trax Volume 1, The Centrum, Worcester, MA15
DMB 1998-12-10Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI17
DMB 1998-12-14Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI16
DMB 1998-12-15Assembly Hall - University of Illinois, Champaign, IL15
DMB 1998-12-17Hilton Coliseum - Iowa State University, Ames, IA17


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