Weekend Nuggets: The Great Went

DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:

phish-great-went97As we return from the holidays, let’s finish some unfinished business.  The last “Download Of the Day” was night one of The Great Went.  This weekend’s downloads complete all of the music that happened on this historic and memorable first trip to Limestone.  With magic dancing in the air, the feeling of complete isolation from society was enchanting.  Taking on a whole different feeling than The Clifford Ball, the sheer distance that people drove to get to the tip of America made Limestone feel like it belonged to us.  We had our own little Phish city in the middle of nowhere.  The Lemonwheel and IT would carry this tradition proudly, but there was nothing like the first time we stepped foot on Loring Air Force Base.  Relive the weekend in all its glory, including Kevin Shapiro’s broadcasts from the archives that we heard all weekend.  (I’ll put a link to night one in this post as well, for the convenience of having everything in one place.)

8.16.97 The Great Went, Limestone, ME SBD < LINK

8.17.97 The Great Went, Limestone, ME SBD < LINK

I: The Wedge, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, Water in the Sky > Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, Tweezer > Taste, Carolina

II: Down With Disease > Bathtub Gin > Uncle Pen, Also Sprach Zarathustra >Art Jam* > Harry Hood

III: Buffalo Bill > NICU, Weigh, Guyute, Dirt, Scent of a Mule# > Prince Caspian

E: When the Circus Comes > Tweezer Reprise^

*The band members take turns painting large designs at the side of the stage. Then, the crowd “carries” the pieces of this design to the side of the venue where it is assembled and hoisted for everyone to see onto a tower. This wood tower is tall and covered in painted plywood and has been built during the two shows.  As “Harry Hood” goes into its jam, Trey asks Chris to turn the lights off, and the band jams while the front section has a gigantic Glow Stick War. #No Muel Duel.  ^The entire art tower was burned to the ground.

8.16.97 Late Night “Disco Tent” < LINK

The Great Went Archives Radio Show < LINK

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VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND:

“2001 > Art Banter” 8.17.97

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“Tweezer” Jam 8.17.97

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4 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The Great Went”

  1. c0wfunk Says:

    thanks for the disco jam!!! :)

  2. gills Says:

    Nce, the Went was my favorite fest. when we burnt the art up i can still remember that exact feeling, man… these SBD’s are off the chain. Nothing like some crispy phish. Still holdin out for an end of summer fest, with all my peeps. Shouldn’t be too long till we see some dates.

    “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain”
    Marley

  3. c0wfunk Says:

    diggin on the went downloads! Any chance there’s a lemonwheel (w/ ring of fire jam of course!) SBD/FM where that came from?

    and again I emphasize .. you rock :)

  4. punkmug Says:

    The mediafile link says the Great Went Archives show no longer exists.

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