Our long and winding road through Decembers of lore has finally come to an end. On December 17, 1995, Lake Placid’s finale concluded a monumental 54-show fall tour whose size would never be approached again. On December 18, 1999, in Hampton, Virginia, Phish punctuated their second tour of fall — a two-week millennial prep course for the event of their lives. In each case, Phish spun two sets of celebratory anthems, crafting upbeat shows to send their fans home for the holidays. Enjoy the final step on our journey through Decembers past, because Worcester is only nine days away!
12.17.1995 Olympic Center Lake Placid, New York
I: My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, A Day in the Life, Run Like an Antelope, The Mango Song, Tube, Stash, The Lizards, Chalk Dust Torture
II: Bouncing Around the Room, Maze, Free, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Harry Hood, Sparkle, Tweezer > Tweezer Reprise
E: Hello My Baby, Runaway Jim
Source: Schoeps CMC64 > BPS-1 > DA-P1
12.18.99 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia
II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple, Weekapaug Groove > Buffalo Bill > Weekapaug Groove
E: Ya Mar, Sleeping Monkey
Source: (FOB) mk4 > kc5 > cmc6 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony D100
Jams of the Weekend:
The final piece to the gargantuan puzzle of Fall ’95.
It’s hard to beat nearly 40 minutes of grooves to start off a set. This was the end of 1999; Y2k was upon us, and we were heading into Chief Jim Billie’s territory.
VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND:
“Reba” 12.31.95 I – MSGTags: 2010