Today, in a one-time appearance between tours, Ten Tunes For Friday focuses on past highlights from all the Leg II venues. Spanning eras and playing styles, the history of these venues dip into a wide spectrum of Phish history. And here’s a small taste.
“Reba” 8.9.97 I
This dreamy, daytime “Reba” contributed to a big first set at Alpine ’97.
“Stash” 8.28.93 I
This first-set highlight from The Greek showcased Phish’s torrid jamming of Summer ’93, defined by near-subconscious communication.
“Run Like An Antelope” 8.12.96 I
Deer Creek and “Antelope” have become two peas in a pod over Phish’s career, with more than a few standout versions played in the cornfields. The band threw down this dizzying jam in the first set of the first show in 1996, setting the tone for a memorable weekend.
This combination closed the first set at Elk Ballroom, Phish’s last visit to Telluride. And yes, Phish could play then too.
“Harry Hood” 8.10.97 I
A uniquely gorgeous “Harry Hood,” this version carried a somber tone as Phish played the usually-blissful jam in a minor key to close the first set at Deer Creek.
“Harpua” 10.28.91 II
A classic version of “Harpua” with comical narration from another era of Phish, nineteen years ago. This selection goes out to zzyzx!
Strap on your seat belt for a wild ride through a quintessential piece of Summer ’95 improv. “Tweezer” passes through countless themes, including ‘Dave’s Energy Guide” and a jam of The Breeder’s “Cannonball,” on the way to a half-hour epic at Jones Beach.
“You Enjoy Myself” 8.28.93 II
The final piece to Summer ’93, featuring a prominent “Oye Como Va” jam.
Fan-Run Events Around the Greek:
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Where: Club Six – 60 6th St b/w Market and Mission, San Francisco
An art and music show showcasing the art of Stanley Mouse, Alan Forbes, Dave Hunter, David D’Andrea, Tripp Shealy, Erin Cadigan, Mark McCloud and the Blotter Barn Collection, Kyle Carter, Michael Matel and I.A.M.U. Presents artists Mark Henson, Android Jones, Xavi and Carey Thompson
DJ Sets from 9 pm – 2am
Downstairs: 10-11pm DJ Citizen Ten and MC Abstract Rude, 11pm-2am DJ Logic
Upstairs: SF’s own DJ Sleepyhead, Kaptain Harris, and Coopdville
Friday, August 6, 2010
Where: 88 Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
After the second show on the 6th, this late-night cruise will set sail from 1:00-4:00 am with live music on board provided by The Jug Dealers and Acacia. This special after-party will take place on The Fume Blanc, a magnificent three-deck replica of a New York State Hudson River Steamboat of yesteryear. See below for more information.
–Tags: 2010, TTFF