Festival Express

With Super Ball IX on our minds, I figured I’d drop one highlight from each of the previous eight festivals to enjoy throughout your Tuesday.


Harry Hood” 8.16.96 III

The Great Went

The first festival “Hood;” a soaring rendition from the third set of The Clifford Ball.



Wolfman’s > Simple” 8.16.97 II

Two of so many amazing jams at The Great Went.



Ghost” 8.16.98 II


As Summer ’98 came to a close, Phish began weaving in a new style of melodic, ambient jamming—present in this “Ghost”—that would become prevalent throughout the fall. This version is a gorgeous festival highlight that often flies under the radar.



Tweezer -> Have Mercy” 7.17.99 I

This gooey “Tweezer” provided the sunset soundtrack on the first night at Osewgo.



After Midnight Reprise” 12.31.99

Sacred Phish ground from the depths of night at Big Cypress.



46 Days” 8.3.03 II


Post-hiatus abstract psychedelia at its finest.



AC/DC Bag” 8.14.04 II

One of few impressive musical moments at Coventry.



You Enjoy Myself” 10.31.09 III

A climactic version from the third set of a West Coast Halloween.

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1,317 Responses to “Festival Express”

  1. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    5.23.00 ya mar (video) = $$$$$

    just readicculus delay loop jam with full band metronome groove accuracy

    always been a favorite of mine, but just had a solid session with it and its exciting every time

  2. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    ha @purple, i’ve been listening to that a lot the last few days

  3. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    that whole show is available in SBD btw

  4. thedayman Says:

    is that like the vh1 video for that show? i remember seeing a vid of piper from a vh1 labeled telecast a while back on yew t00b

  5. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    yep that’s the one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US_lQf3Xi74

  6. thedayman Says:

    thanks dude, much obliged. awesome icon, btw. that deerhunter album is incredible.

  7. EllJefe Says:

    Hadn’t listened to that Fukuoka Twist in a while Blasted it over the home stereo a month ago……LOVE IT. Tzara we like similar stuff. Give me Tower set shenanigans any time.

  8. Slicksasquatch Says:

    It would be my luck to skip super ball and miss late night sets.
    Not that I’m skipping

  9. butter Says:

    Waves IT with a few different strains to the dome this morn

    that fight is just part of the soundtrack now

    all kinds of crazy shit happens, when IT happens

    bigjig, AW and I saw this dude choking out his girl in the 100’s aisle during MSG Sand

    i made him stop and leave our section

    didnt phase any of our soaking in that jam, just a micro moment

  10. Kaveh Says:

    05.23.00 is a show I need to listen to all of. Thanks for the video link early.

  11. Kaveh Says:

    @DFool: Is the SBD on torrent somewhere? Thanks.

  12. Kaveh Says:

    I found this matrix: http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=527019

    Anyone has this one? Thoughts on quality?

  13. Chuck sweD Says:

    fema kuti’s (fela’s son) new release:


  14. Phinally Says:

    Phish playing 2 sets at Outside Lands Fest in August. Sounds like they are just playing one night?!

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  16. Kaveh Says:

    8/05 – The Gorge Amphithetare, George, WA
    8/06 – The Gorge Amphithetare, George, WA
    8/08 – Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
    8/09 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Lake Tahoe, CA
    8/10 – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s, Lake Tahoe, CA
    8/12 – Outside Lands Festival, San Franscico, CA
    8/15 – UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
    8/16 – UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
    8/17 – UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL

  17. Kaveh Says:

    Those dates are official! 🙂 $$$$$$

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