Weekend Nuggets: Florida ’96


11.3.1996 O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL < Torrent

11.3.1996 O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL < Megaupload

O'Connell Center - Gainesville, FL

In the days following their transformative Halloween in Atlanta, Phish headed back to Florida with Karl Perazzo along for his third and fourth consecutive shows. After their well-documented escapade at Coral Sky in West Palm Beach, the band played this show at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Perazzo played his final two sets before Phish traveled to the Midwest, off and running on their percussive pathway to 1997. Remain In Light took immediate effect as the band continued their collaborative grooving. Check out the late-set “Tweezer” for a show-stoppingĀ  highlight featuring thisĀ  emerging style of improv.


Jam of the Weekend:

Mike’s Song” 10.29.96 II

Phish blew up this second set “Mike’s Song” in Tallahassee, Florida, the show before Halloween. The band got some down-low practice during “Mike’s” second jam as they grooved significantly on Talking Head’s “Houses In Motion.” With Karl Perazzo on board, this piece really took off.




“Stash” 11.2.96 – More from Phish’s upcoming Coral Sky release

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383 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Florida ’96”

  1. Jtran Says:


  2. Jtran Says:

    I also like his Osaka 2000 and 12/11/99

  3. Jtran Says:

    Actually, I think I have the matrix for the Osaka show so can’t vouch for his remaster

  4. Mr.Miner Says:

    word. cheers.

  5. halcyon Says:

    Giants took a blood bath tonite…they looked awful…..at least wash. And Dallas lost

  6. yematt Says:

    I know it’s not anyones business. but I found out something new (to me) that spoke indirectly of the band’s state of health on the road. very randomly I last night I was introduced to a friend of a friend who commented on my dharma phish shirt, which then lead to that she has been on tour with phish as apart of their catering crew and claims that there is no alcohol allowed back stage. which i found very cool, but not really surprising after giving it a moments thought. this girl wasn’t farmiliar with their music at all really, but she said they were the nicest group of guys, and fishman’s kids were awesome.

  7. Selector J Says:

    @oldskool: My apologies.You’re totally right about the FLAC HDs. The LivePhish faq are in error and the few that I have are, to my surpirse, in 48KHz. (I guess this means you can front when Revelation comes.)

    ::Gladly eats crow.::

    Did they at least start out as 96 for the FLAC HDs? Or has the faq been wrong forever? Are we on the verge of a class action lawsuit? (Oh wait… I guess everyone would have needed to have paid for them to begin with. Nevermind.)

    Either way, I’m glad someone realized the folly of preserving all those hypersonic frequencies at the expense of precious disk space.

  8. The Light Between Says:

    Just reading back on the day’s comments. It rained hard on us the second day in Eugene. Rained all day, then cleared right before the show. Then dumped again for most of the second set. The lights looked supercool though in the rain, but the first night definitely took the cake setlist wise. The second set was nonstop insanity. Second show lagged a bit for me during the Bobby/Go to Heaven suite to end the first set.

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