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-stopping  highlight featuring this  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. butter Says:

    morning sumodie

    what shows are you trying to hit this fall?

  2. butter Says:

    Jtran i hope that 1/1/11 show pans out too

    it always feels like a total bonus show in that situation, like 11/1/09

  3. KWL Says:

    john stewart is probably the only reasonable political voice on american television…….and he’s a comedian

  4. butter Says:

    after typing that, its a lock

    we get 10/10/10…. of course we get 1/1/11

  5. El Duderino Says:

    Leo went down to see his Bulldogs.

    Some young hottie in town has been missing for a couple of days and she was last seen at the bar guyute711 hangs at…

  6. halcyon Says:

    Morning Everyone….

    Have a great weekend!

    MGMT playing to start the morning. Followed by some JGB, and the boys from VT.

  7. KWL Says:

    thanks for the vid jtran

    wouldn’t it be fun to see phish with mid-90s trey and fish with 2010 mike and kuroda?

    (can never hear page, so who knows when he was at his best)

  8. El Duderino Says:

    I’m with Robear, just waitin’ for Sunday.

    @ KWL

    I’m a Bill Mahr fan.
    Supporter of Legalization

  9. halcyon Says:

    What’s up with Colbert’s and Stewart’s rally in DC? Anyone know any details of the rally?

  10. joe Says:

    woke up this morning to freezing cold water in the shower. out of oil, didn’t call for the fill up in time. no problem, there are showers at work. Also ice cold! World is conspiring against my hygiene. Nice Stash video. Official releases from the band are nice. Are the cypress ones still around? didn’t see them at first glance. All this harvest talk really has me jonsing. Been dry and smoke free for 2 weeks now. alchohol too. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue”…

    (haven’t quit phish or the bb yet, though)

  11. joe Says:

    trey’s old marvin the martian shirts still on sale at Target for $9.99. almost bought one the other day to throw on-stage at Augusta (assuming I can get up close enough to hit the stage)

  12. Robear Says:

    lol @ Joe. I let my propane run out while on the greek>telly run. Came home to cold showers. Propane guy on vacation. Took two weeks to get it filled.

  13. KWL Says:

    selling a black fender mex strat, anyone wanna buy it from me at brimfield or AC?

  14. joe Says:

    posted the other day that I was in Maine for a couple of days earlier this week. Driving past Augusta really got me to thinking ahead to the tour.
    As my favorite Jamaican bartender used to say, “soon come, mon. soon come”

  15. El Duderino Says:

    Nothing worse than cold showers unless it’s 98

  16. butter Says:

    joe – wook down

    Robear – brutal, totally brutal to come home from a run of shows and have no hot shower, again – wook down

  17. El Duderino Says:

    @ KWL


  18. halcyon Says:


    Is Broomfield your Colorado farewell?

  19. KWL Says:

    i will consider your offer el dude, and report back in the morning

    halcy, pretty much. leaving a couple weeks later–cross country drive straight to AC

  20. Robear Says:

    Today is the 10th anniversary of my daughter’s first show:

    9/18/00 @ Blossom Music Center.

    Thanks for the reminder @ ZzYzX. Great show in the Ohio valley’s, with a ‘Guelah’ in the first and the elusive ‘4-song second set’.

  21. halcyon Says:


    We should have a lunchtime BB Meetup tuesday at the Mtn Sun, or Southern Sun. Monday I will be with my SLF most of the day before she heads back up for school on Tuesday.

  22. El Duderino Says:

    @ KWL

    I’m just josh’n.

    Don’t need a mexi strat.

  23. El Duderino Says:

    Any of you western NY. folk ever had one of these “Haystack” sandwiches?

    Fresh baked Hoagie roll

    Chopped steak


    Crispy shredded hash browns.


  24. KWL Says:

    me too el dude, i’d rather burn it or smash it up and get it on video than sell it for $5 😯

    robear’s daughters first show was on the same tour as mine. i’m a n00b.

  25. KWL Says:

    halcy, i’m definitely down for southern sun (or mt, but southern is closer, right?). probably try and hit a couple other places too that week (great divide, left hand, avery…we’ll see)

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