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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