Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96


Portland '96

Since Phish has shied away from the Pacific Northwest this time around, here are a couple shows from ’96, when Phish was a nationally touring outfit. These shows were part of an extensive west coast run that concluded Fall ’96. (This Portland show may have been posted once, but now it will be in the permanent archives as well.)

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Torrent

11.24.96 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR < Megaupload

I: Poor Heart, AC/DC Bag, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, Character Zero, Strange Design, Taste, I Didn’t Know, Sample in a Jar, Run Like an Antelope

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sparkle, David Bowie, A Day in the Life, You Enjoy Myself, Loving Cup, Suzy Greenberg

E: Ginseng Sullivan, Cavern
Source: Unknown


11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Torrent

11.27.96 Key Arena, Seattle, WA < Megaupload

I: Julius, My Friend, My Friend, Ya Mar, Chalk Dust Torture, The Sloth, Uncle Pen, Free, Theme From the Bottom, Bold As Love

II: Down with Disease > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Scent of a Mule, Tweezer > Sweet Emotion Jam > Down with Disease, The Star Spangled Banner, Fire

E: Waste, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub Gin” 11.7.96 II

A beast from Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY.




“Sneakin Sally” 10.31.98 Las Vegas, NV

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553 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Pacific NW ’96”

  1. kayatosh Says:

    bull definitely losing his mojo for now. the long trade was too easy for too long. little trickier now, even with the correction cushion.

  2. bouncin fan Says:

    Don’t underestimate 0% rates and the pros not having anywhere to put their dough

    Look how hard they bought off the last bottom with no fundamental support

    They don’t end up holding the bag. I just don’t see the $$ printing Obama administration letting this thing sink

    1000 be the trend shift market likes visible numbers

  3. bouncin fan Says:

    Can you say tarp part II

  4. kayatosh Says:

    thanks, bouncin. you know your shit.

  5. kayatosh Says:

    time to put kids to bed. check back later. peace

  6. bouncin fan Says:

    I’m just not that bearish with neutral inflation/ deflation and 0% rates

  7. bouncin fan Says:


    Good you kill it man

  8. bouncin fan Says:

    Meant hope you kill it

    Damn phones

  9. lastwaltzer Says:


    only one man………………..

  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    David Byrne sues charlie christ


  11. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    If anyone wants to check out My new Studio Effort, Click the name^
    Thanks yall!

  12. lastwaltzer Says:

    Stup, is this all samples/keyboards?

  13. Angryjoggerz Says:

    Are hula hoops a string cheese thing or something?

  14. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Nah Its me playing drums and the rest is keyboard & synths, theres
    samples in there too but not many, both from myself and different recordings…

  15. Gavinsdad Says:

    LW – took ya long enuff ;-p

  16. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    Yes hulas are SCI

    my first time seeing the band in 99, had never heard of them before and
    went to a show cause I was in town. There were taped sections designated for hooping…

  17. Gavinsdad Says:

    Flyers comin for AW’s Blackhawks!

  18. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    overdubs of my self playing different tones… basically

  19. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks, bouncin. r2k hurtin after hours. too bad i dumped most of my short already.

    peace, yall

  20. Gavinsdad Says:

    We do cover alot of areas on this board but what we don’t necessarily do is interpret lyrics, however loosely. It’s taken me a certain amount of years to transistion into the more serious side of phish, even tho I was exposed to it early on…with, say, FEFY. So with that said, I was listening to NICU recently and wondered…what the heck is

    “the gelatin lay on a truncated sleigh”

    All about? The gelatin is himself? Truncated sleigh is a short bed? What the fuck Tom???

  21. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    I 2 have been trying to get more meaning out of the lyrics or at least pay more attention to them, it was all about the music at first and boy man god shit

  22. kayatosh Says:

    gdad: NICU just words that sound good together and wordplay. no left turned unstoned. in this category, i like tube and gumbo.

    off the top of my head, for lyrics enjoyment i like billy breathes, lifeboy, anything but me, scents and subtle sounds, pebbles and marbles, army of one, beauty of broken heart, access me, and tela

  23. lastwaltzer Says:

    I think there is more too it then just “words sounding good together”, each of those songs you mentioned have themes running through the song.

  24. lastwaltzer Says:

    but i guess you did say “and word play”

    …………….damn internet…….

  25. kayatosh Says:

    lw: don’t get me wrong, i do not discount the quirky lyrical tunes and do appreciate the themes and imagery these words conjure. i love this kind of song writing. very unique. leaves much to the listener’s imagination.

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