The legacy is deep; so deep that for a third consecutive Friday, we revisit MSG highlights from Holiday Runs past! With anticipation growing for the end of the year bash and rumors already beginning to bubble for next year, take some time out of your Friday to aurally peruse some more of the years gone by. Back to writing next week…
“2001” 12.29.98 II
A quintessential ’98 ambient jam bleeds into a furious funk throw-down which Trey absolutely tears apart..
This multi-tiered and exploratory “Disease” was the monster jam on the 30th in 1998.
“David Bowie” 12.30.95 I
An intense first-setter from 1995—vintage December ’95 Phish fire.
A stellar kick-off to New Year’s Eve ’98, following Prince’s “1999,” including the last legitimate “second jam” in “Mike’” (if I remember correctly.)
Phish sparked a special night at The Garden by ressurecting “Sneakin’ Sally” from the ’80s.
“Runaway Jim” 12.31.95 II
This jam was part of a power-packed second set on New Year’s Eve ’95; one of the best sets in MSG history.
“Harry Hood” 12.31.98 III
This unique version features a looped-out, spacey exploration of the song’s reggae intro before ever dropping into the song’s opening lyrics. This “Hood” was the final improvisational escapade in the best New Year’s Eve show since ’95.
“You Enjoy Myself” 12.30.94 II
The creative centerpiece version from the band’s Garden debut.
NYC BOOK SIGNING & AFTER-PARTY: Stay tuned for details on a pre-show book signing party and free, late-night after-party hosted by Phish Thoughts on 12/29! Both events will be held in the same locale within stumbling distance from The Garden, and there will be a “book check” for those who purchase books before the show! It should be a great night with music, friends and is open to all! More specifics to come…
Tags: New Years, TTFF, Venues