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UncleGrizz
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The best show you ever saw ?

#9380 3 years, 6 months ago
It's tough, I know.
But for me, there are two that really stand-out in the memory banks. The first would be my first show, in Hampton, on my 17th birthday ( 3/26/88 ), with unquestionably the best China>Rider I ever saw. Man, this night changed my life ! I went to the show the next night, the " Ballad of a Thin Man " show, and it has gotten a LOT of deserved reverence over the years, but the 3/26 show was just as good.
The other one that reallt stands out was the " Ripple " show at the Cap Centre on 9/3/88. Not only because of the " Ripple " ( although that was the highest point I've ever experienced at any live event in my life. Indescribable vibe in the building ), but also because of the " Dew " that closed it, leading into a hot " Saturday Night " encore, followed by a pretty long pause ( alot of folks had actually started heading for the exits ), into the opening strains of " Ripple."

Any other unforgettable moments out there ?
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9382 3 years, 6 months ago
I always loved this one :


6-9-91 Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, Oh.

Set I: Picasso Moon, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose,When I Paint My Masterpiece, Reuben & Cherise, Let It Grow

Set II: Samson and Delila, Crazy Fingers> Playin in the Band> He's Gone> Drumz> Other One> Wharf Rat> Around and Around

E:Knockin' on Heaven's Door


final "Reuben & Cherise" - Violent Femmes opened
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UncleGrizz
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9384 3 years, 6 months ago
the highway terror wrote:
I always loved this one :


6-9-91 Buckeye Lake Music Center, Hebron, Oh.

Set I: Picasso Moon, Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose,When I Paint My Masterpiece, Reuben & Cherise, Let It Grow

Set II: Samson and Delila, Crazy Fingers> Playin in the Band> He's Gone> Drumz> Other One> Wharf Rat> Around and Around

E:Knockin' on Heaven's Door


final "Reuben & Cherise" - Violent Femmes opened


Thats cool. I had an uncanny knack for missing the " Reuben and Cherise's ". They did it at the Cap Centre that spring at the ONE show that I ever got shut-out of. I was also real good at missing the " China Dolls."
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Colorado Greg
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9399 3 years, 6 months ago
Hard to pick an absolute favorite, but it seemed like anytime I was only able to make it to one show on a tour I got really lucky. For example fall 91 I was sadly only able to make it to one show, but it was 9-10-91 w/ Branford!!!
edit ; Was at Buckeye 91, yes great show, but what about the rain in 94 with traffic opening! That was sick!!!
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9416 3 years, 6 months ago
Nothing has ever come close to this one for me, including GD and JGB

Friday, 12/31/1999
Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Big Cypress, FL
Set 1: Runaway Jim, Funky Bitch, Tube, IDKI Didn't Know[1], PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Roggae, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[2] -> Catapult, BOTTBack on the Train, Horn, Guyute, After Midnight[3]

Set 2: Meatstick -> Auld Lang Syne > DwDDown with Disease -> Llama, GinBathtub Gin, Heavy Things, Twist -> CaspianPrince Caspian > R&RRock and Roll[4], YEMYou Enjoy Myself[5], C&PCrosseyed and Painless[6], The Inlaw Josie Wales[7], Sand[8] -> Quadrophonic Toppling[9], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Albuquerque[10], Reba, Axilla[10], Uncle Pen, BowieDavid Bowie, My Soul, Drowned -> After Midnight Reprise, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > Bittersweet Motel, Piper[11] -> Free, Lawn Boy, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up, RosesRoses Are Free, Bug, 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra[12] > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea > Meatstick


[1] Fishman on vacuum.
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Phish debut.
[4] After Midnight tease.
[5] Vocal jam based around the word "cheesecake."
[6] DEG tease.
[7] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[8] My Soul tease from Mike.
[9] Debut.
[10] Trey altered lyrics to reference cheesecake.
[11] Bug teases from Page.
[12] Began with the signature Hood drum roll.


Notes: This was the second show of the Big Cypress festival. I Didn’t Know featured Fishman (introduced as ‘Soda Jerk’) on vacuum. SOAM was unfinished. After the ensuing Catapult, Trey remarked: “Only at the largest concert in the world could we get away with playing a song like that.” After Midnight made its Phish debut. The late set, also known as “The Show,” began at around 11:35. “Father Time” was on stage, pedaling on an exercise bike that powered a large clock. The sounds of the clock’s gears could be heard through the sound system. About ten minutes before midnight, “Father Time” collapsed from exhaustion and the clock stopped. Then, a large fan boat entered the concert field and approached the stage. Early in its journey, the fan boat exploded away and revealed the hot dog used in the 1994 New Year’s stunt. While the band rode the hot dog to the stage, an instrumental version of Meatstick began to play over the P.A.. The band reached the stage and fed several meatsticks to Father Time, reviving him so that the clock could continue moving toward midnight. The band then took the stage and played Meatstick to begin The Show. Dancers were on stage prior to Phish reaching it. Heavy Things was recorded live and rebroadcast as part of ABC television’s New Year’s Eve coverage. In a humorous effort to confuse the home audience, Trey instructed the crowd to yell the word “cheesecake” in lieu of cheering at the end of the song. After twice giving the example of yelling the word once, Trey changed his mind and instructed the crowd to chant it, adding for them to say it like they were pissed. Trey then introduced the band for the rebroadcast and offered a message of peace and harmony for the world where he reminded people to drive in the right lane unless passing another vehicle. Meatstick was subsequently teased as the New Year approached in the central time zone. Sand included a My Soul tease from Mike and Crosseyed included a DEG tease. YEM included a vocal jam based around the word “cheesecake” and Trey altered the lyrics to Axilla and Albuquerque to reference the word. Inlaw Josie Wales featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Quadrophonic Toppling debuted, albeit with different music than on The Siket Disc. Rock and Roll included an After Midnight tease. Love You included band introductions; Fishman introduced Page before the song and Mike and Trey afterwards, and the band as “Phish 2000” (see November 2, 1990). Piper contained Bug teases from Page. 2001 began with the signature Hood drum roll. After the show closed with yet another version of Meatstick, the Beatles song Here Comes the Sun was piped through the crowd at sunrise. Two breakouts were played: Crosseyed and Painless (first since August 13, 1997, or 158 shows), and Love You (first since July 5, 1997, or 178 shows).
Okie
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9439 3 years, 6 months ago
3-24-93 Chapel Hill, NC.

It was my best friends 21st birthday. We had an absolute blast and the show was awesome!
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9442 3 years, 6 months ago
Furthur 11/20-21/2010
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Colorado Greg
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9446 3 years, 6 months ago
Okie wrote:
3-24-93 Chapel Hill, NC.

It was my best friends 21st birthday. We had an absolute blast and the show was awesome!

I know the guy who worked the board patch from Healy, love the soundboards!
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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9447 3 years, 6 months ago
My favorite show is Barton Hall 5/8/77. It was a warm spring afternoon but when we came out of the show it was snowing. We waited on line so we could race inside and lay our blanket down as a place marker in front of stage. Well that didn't last past the opening bars of Minglewood and soon we were squished right up against the stage.

I was going to see Donna. I was enamoured with her at that time, so much so that I considered myself a donnahead. Her parts espeically in Row Jimmy, Dancin' and St. Stephen were awesome. She was spot on for this show. Keith, as was his wont, ended up with his head down on the keyboard before long. The chemistry between Donna and Bobby on Dancin' still comes through on the recocding. They were HOT.

Morning Dew really hit the mark that night for me and it remains my favortie tune till this day. That night JG began to come into my focus. It was a magical time in my life.

Thanks for asking.

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Re: The best show you ever saw ?

#9450 3 years, 6 months ago
Colorado Greg wrote:
Okie wrote:
3-24-93 Chapel Hill, NC.

It was my best friends 21st birthday. We had an absolute blast and the show was awesome!

I know the guy who worked the board patch from Healy, love the soundboards!


Those bards are killer. I think I have two different versions and one of them is a monitor mix.

Probably the best sounding 93 show I have.
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