TTFF: Dreaming of Summer

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

7.22.13, Toronto (Jake Silco)

Mike’s -> Simple” Clifford Ball 8.16.96 II

A historic chunk of Summertime Phish.



Reba” 8.2.03 Limestone, ME

A daytime, post-hiatus gem.



Sneakin’ Sally” 8.8.98 Columbia, MD

Quintessential Summer ’98 grooves here.



Disease -> Free” 6.26.95 I, SPAC, NY

Simply put, one of Phish most superbly executed  psychedelic odysseys.



Chalk Dust Torture” 8.31.12 II, Commerce City, CO

Some of Trey’s most blissful and cathartic playing of Summer ’12.



Light” SPAC, NY 7.5.13 II

This dense, virtuosic conversation kicked off Summer ’13 in earnest and is now my go-to version of the song.



Crosseyed and Painless” 7.10.13, Holmdel, NJ 

This jam has so much staying power—truly an all-timer.



Harry Hood” 7.22.97 II, Raleigh, NC

After an intense, power-packed set of Phish, the band encored with this sublime “Harry Hood.”



Rock and Roll -> Meatstick” 8.5.11, George, WA

A jam—especially in context—that caused ripples throughout the modern Phish universe.



Ghost” 8.15.98 II, Limestone, ME

The essential nugget of late-Summer ’98 Phish foreshadowed the shift to ambient jamming come the fall. This relatively under-the-radar “Ghost” sneaks into my personal top five.

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3,385 Responses to “TTFF: Dreaming of Summer”

  1. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Which one Thomas the switching instruments April Fools version or the proper version?

  2. little umbrellas Says:

    love that fast swing of just Billy in these early 70’s Dead jams.

    The Jam out of Weather Report into Dark Star had this same feel. Playin reprise/Darkstar prelude.

  3. MiA Says:

    Love the “Monkey Man” tease in the Moma Dance.

  4. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Sent to my JF crew earlier today: Festivus Fitness Challenge. 100 push ups broken up anyway you want per day everyday for the next 30 days. 4/1-4/30/14. Minimum of 3000 push ups in the month leading up to Festivus. Got my hundo in for today. Core strength is important when you’re jammin & funkin into the wee horas.

  5. Jerome Garcia Says:

    I’d like to nominate WC Slave as well.

  6. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^oops. Hampton 11/21/97 Slave to be precise.

  7. Jerome Garcia Says:

    ^oops. Hampton 11/21/97 Slave to be precise.

  8. Jerome Garcia Says:

    paddlin stabbing then a puddlin

  9. jtran Says:

    11/2/98 TUBBBBEEEEEEE $$$

  10. jtran Says:

    what show you listening to LU? Could use a nice swinging Dead set this afternoon.

  11. garretcorncob Says:

    He’s doing the Dave’sP9 Montana show, I believe, Jtran

  12. lumpyhead Says:

    lakewood slave fo sho

  13. Jerome Garcia Says:

    jtran from pg 129. Enjoy young man.

    5/14/74 Adams Field House Univ of Montana Missoula MT (only GD show every in MT btw) CMiller upgrade taboot

  14. BingosBrother Says:

    The Grateful Dead suck, man.

  15. Jerome Garcia Says:

    April Fools to you to Bingos 😉

  16. phlorida phan Says:

    Lakewood fo sho, should be ghostslave though, conjoined twins.

  17. Stoney Case Says:

    Tahoe Tweezer to the dome.


  18. little umbrellas Says:

    Yup @Jtran, JG’s gotcha back, that’s the one. Under the lens as it is the new Dave’s Picks release.

  19. little umbrellas Says:

    ahh and Garret too. Just finished the show. Some fantastic stuff in there.

  20. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Does the 11/22/97 Mike’s have the ever elusive in 3.0 second jam? Bc this Mikes is the tetons!

    Stoney I like your style. Think I’ll queue up Tahweezer for my post work walk. Of course will get mildly powercooked beforehand.

  21. Jerome Garcia Says:

    & Thomas I was def slow on the uptake re is triptastic today…some jam is playing on loop everytime you got to said webby.

  22. bob dylan Says:

    ^thats the fire on the mtn tease in drowned @JG

  23. Jerome Garcia Says:

    Hahaha! Gold bob.

  24. MiA Says:

    I guess they buy fresh air in china, not nitrous.


  25. little umbrellas Says:

    listening to Tahoe Tweezer aswell, minute 20. Open section, it’s about to get Bliss’y. Trey does play some razor hot leads near the end to bring it all back around, but I like the first 20 minutes the best.

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