Festival Express II

Here’s another run through Phish’s eight festivals, one highlight at a time. Enjoy the jams as the weekend (and Super Ball IX) approaches!


The Clifford Ball

Mike’s -> Simple” 8.16.96 II

One of The Clifford Ball’s lasting highlights (with a scorching second jam in “Mike’s.”)



Tweezer> Taste” 8.17.97 II

These festival-sized grooves laced Sunday afternoon’s set at The Great Went. This version included teases of “Cities” and “Simple,” both highlights of the previous night.




Gumbo -> Sanity” 8.15.98 II

Some quintessential Summer ’98 funk on the grandest stage of the season.



Piper” 7.18.99 III

One of “Piper’s” finest versions; a thrilling ride.



Big Cypress

Twist -> Caspian” 12.31.99

This “Twist” provided an introspective jam that truly evoked the passage of time as the calendar turned to 2000.



Waves -> Bowie” 8.2.03 II

Another psychedelic masterpiece from IT.



Walls -> Runaway Jim > Jibboo” 8.14.04 I


Though Coventry may have been a train wreck, its opening sequence was surprisingly hot.



2001 > Light > Slave” 11.1.09 III

The closing sequence at Festival 8.

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2,125 Responses to “Festival Express II”

  1. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Just found out a good chunk of my “retired” 90s crew are now going to the Cinci show. Most of them didn’t even see a show in 2.0. Last August, I sent most of them copies of the Greek Night 3 and asked what they thought. All were blown away. It must have stuck, because all of their excuses of having families and jobs that prevented them from seeing the band anymore are no longer excuses. They can’t resist after listening to one great show.

    If the Cinci show ends up being great, I wonder what will happen? Will marriages end and children be neglected as they begin to tour again? We’ll see….

  2. harryhood Says:

    Phish 3.0, melting faces and destroying families since 2009.

  3. lastwaltzer Says:


  4. SillyWilly Says:

    Spouses have a choice.

    They can go on tour, too.

  5. harryhood Says:

    @ silly

    I like where your mind is at. Unfortunately though, spouses just don’t get IT usually?

    “What!? You are going to 10 Phish shows this summer? Haven’t you seen them berfore? Isn’t once enough?”

  6. harryhood Says:

    I’m Ron Burgandy?

  7. Guyute711 Says:

    Isn’t once enough?

    Bwha ha ha

  8. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    from now on, whenever I hate my job and think it sucks, I will watch this video and be glad that I am not this guy.

    no fucking way no never ever never no, sir. 😯

  9. lastwaltzer Says:



  10. EL Duderino Says:

    Ricky Fowler wearing Masters Green

  11. lastwaltzer Says:


    worst job ever?

  12. EL Duderino Says:

    Snakes and Rats make my skin crawl

  13. SillyWilly Says:


    I know, man.

    My girl didn’t dig her one show. (AV1 with the big Diseases no less)

    Luckily, we don’t live together and I’m bigger than her.

    But, not meaner by any stretch.

    And if it comes down to a tackling drill, I’ll truck her. Im not scared.

    (uhhh, you guys forgot my real name, right??)

  14. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I love how they watch him the whole time.

  15. Guyute711 Says:

    Guy is not even frightened in the least

  16. SillyWilly Says:


    that was fucked up.

    the only thing I’ve seen more fucked up with animals in my life, is the dude during shark week who dove into the ocean 100 miles off Australia in the middle of the night to prove that Great White Sharks love human contact.

    Sure enough. He dove in. 3 female great whites swam into him. He stroked the shit out of their snout and then they wouldn’t leave. They just sat their like dogs. He swam away, the sharks slowly followed him. he dove deeper, the sharks were right next to him.

    He said sharks have a g-spot on their snout. And love being touched.

    It was the craziest thing I ever saw. A man molesting 13 foot Great Whites. Just him, his swim trunks, and three fine Great White ladies.

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    Bestiality at it’s absolute freakiest.

  18. ThePigSong Says:

    Lotsa great tunes this morning! Loooong night, attempted B&E at home with the wife alone. Luckily the dogs tipped her off, and was able to call the cops when she realized it wasn’t me coming home in the middle of the night. I guess their response time was less that 90 seconds, I for one am grateful for the guys in blue. At least last night.

  19. SillyWilly Says:

    whoa, Pig

    that’s really scary.

    glad she’s ok.

    How are you feeling today? How is she feeling?

  20. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    damn, pig, that’s messed up. glad to hear it was only an attempt. best to you and your wife.

  21. ThePigSong Says:

    I should point out that it appeared the guy was intoxicated, I might have accidentally painted the picture of a team of men in black with highly technical accoutrements and grappling hooks.

  22. ThePigSong Says:

    Thanks guys, she was shook up last night, but she’s a tough cookie! I guess after fiddling with the lock for a few minutes he started aggressively trying to open the door.

    We live in a small condo building in Midtown Atlanta, just this week I replaced all the hallway lights and a few security lights outside. I feel responsible as if all the lights made our building more attractive/noticeable. As soon as I get home I’m definitely taking down a few of the lights to conform a little better with the rest of the neighborhood.

  23. butter Says:

    Where do u live Pig?

    Have u guys seen the liquefaction occurring in Japan? The sand and water is rising from the earth, with solid land sinking


  24. butter Says:

    Atl, got it

    Scary shit, hope you guys settle down, and it was a one time thing

  25. lastwaltzer Says:

    “But, not meaner by any stretch.”SW

    Silly do you need to tell us something? Are you in abusive relationship?

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