TTFF: Fall ’97 In the Shadows

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With the release of Hampton/Winston-Salem ’97 this week, there has been a lot of Fall ’97 nostalgia within the community on the 14 year anniversary of the legendary tour. Fall ’97 boasts so many jams that are household names, that quite a few playlists could be made from well-known highlights alone. The following selections aren’t exactly diamonds in the rough, but probably don’t jump to the forefront of one’s mind when recollecting the tour. Enjoy these lesser-played gems from one of the band’s most creative tours in history as we are now within weeks of re-congregating at MSG!


Ghost > Wilson” 12.5.97 I

Though many popular “Ghosts” on this tour overshadow this laid-back, show-opening version from Cleveland.



Timber -> Simple” 11.16.97 II

Having always lived in the shadow of the gargantuan show the following night, this jam and segue are spectacular.



Bathtub Gin -> Llama” 11.19.97 I

With such a monstrous second set in Champaign, many forget that the first was quite impressive as well, and here is one of its centerpieces.



Stash > Hydrogen > Weekapaug” 12.9.97 I

This unorthodox combo came together quite nicely 14 years ago tonight at Penn State. This “Weekapaug” absolutely kills.



Drowned > Roses Are Free” 12.11.97 II

A monstrous piece of psychedelia in “Drowned” led into the debut of “Roses” in Rochester, another stellar outing along the golden road of fall.



Run Like An Antelope” 12.6.97 I

Phish applied the funk paradigm to just about everything at some point during Fall ’97. This “Antelope” was the second song of the epic outing at The Palace at Auburn Hills.

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782 Responses to “TTFF: Fall ’97 In the Shadows”

  1. phoammhead Says:

    from what i’ve seen and heard . . . sounds like mike is sayin’, i’ll fuckin’ jam!

  2. bob dylan Says:

    Brother, I don’t think it’s blown out of proportion. There is absolutely no room for that when you’re getting a scholarship to play ball. And all the trash talk after? Have you seen the press conference. Ridic.

  3. bob dylan Says:

    And yeah realized it was the cinci coach. Good for him even tho he’s just trying to keep his job.

  4. bob dylan Says:

    Just writing it off as something that happens is bullshit also IMO.

  5. Mr palmer Says:

    Cincy can thank Huggins for the reputation. Great coach, but not afraid to bring in questionable characters.

  6. bob dylan Says:

    Those are driveby posts so apologies if I’m kickin up dust

  7. Mr palmer Says:

    Not to gang up on Cincy, Xavier was looking for a fight.

    Unfortunately these kids are more concerned with not looking ” soft” than doing the right thing. It is something that happens. Happens all the time, not just in sports.

  8. sumodie Says:

    cactus setlist & a few comments on p.24

    good & jammy last nite!

  9. Mr palmer Says:

    Cincy guys got suspended 6 games.

  10. phoammhead Says:

    sitting out 6 games = kinda like jail

  11. ThePigSong Says:

    ah, thanks sumo

  12. phoammhead Says:

    great show was 12.6.97 now rocky top!

  13. phoammhead Says:

    let’s try the night before starting with ghost!

  14. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Tweezer Reprise to open NBCs golf coverage that just started at 3pm. Nice.

  15. phoammhead Says:

    holier funky>bek!

  16. phoammhead Says:

    had me a sparkle!

  17. phoammhead Says:

    fire in the fireplace . . . down to 25 last nite

  18. Atl007 Says:

    11-23-97 Julius…….. Is that Mike Gordon or Donald “Duck” Dunn… That is some major Blues Brothers type heat !

  19. phoammhead Says:

    holy frost when we came home last nite! wait that didn’t sound right!

  20. voopa Says:



  21. phoammhead Says:

    runaway jim one of my all time favorite phish songs

  22. phoammhead Says:

    took a tab just for good measure. afternoon, folks. . .cheers!

  23. Mr palmer Says:

    Niners clinched, no? They just be worried about staying injury free.

    Pats defense is horribly bad.

    Tyler Palko is the worst qb be ever seen in a real NFL game.

    Go giants! Beat Dallas!

  24. Mr palmer Says:

    Oh yeah, Mike fucking Bibby? Ugh…

    Bay area folks… My boy Brandon Tierney , a transplanted NYer , is out there and has a hot sports radio show. Check him out. He’s great. On twitter also.

  25. Tom Says:

    Mike Tonight. Anyone else attending ?

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