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. MiA Says:

    Glad joe won. Gophers have me eating 3 Xanax.

  2. phishm Says:

    At least we all know MiA is sleeping like a baby. I mean who wouldn’t after 3 Xanax? I remember when the Packers played the Giants for the NFC championship way back when. Toward the end of the game I could of sworn I was having a heart attack. Shit was too stressful. And the Packers lost. Bummer night for sure.

  3. MiA Says:

    I was just joking there. No Xanax. But not asleep yet either.

  4. phishm Says:

    I figured as much. Just messing around. Couldn’t sleep if I had to. Sure I took enough sleep aids to put a horse down. They just don’t work anymore. I’m stuck with my thoughts all night long. It’s like a nighmare that won’t go away. I mean how does one convince themself that it’s OK to shut your eyes when they know what dreams lie ahead?

    JK of course. Night all.

  5. phishm Says:

    Another thing I figured out is that the Moma Dance from Coney Island on DVD 2004 is great for someone that hasn’t ever listened to Phish. I just think that song is so cool the way it’s put together. I saw some BEK posts today. Same song with words. Amazing both ways. Who writes songs like that anymore?

  6. sumodie Says:

    Maybe yes, maybe no?

    October 17 – Seattle, WA
    October 18 – Seattle, WA
    October 19 – Portland, OR
    October 21 – Boise, ID
    October 22 – Salt Lake City, UT
    October 24 – San Francisco, CA
    October 25 – San Francisco, CA
    October 26 – San Francisco, CA
    October 28 – Los Angeles, CA
    October 30 – Las Vegas, NV
    October 31 – Las Vegas, NV
    November 1 – Las Vegas, NV

  7. little umbrellas Says:

    No Portland or Boise or Salt Lake.
    Seattle yes, three nights at the Bill Graham yes, also more nights in LA, Vegas.

  8. little umbrellas Says:

    yes yes yes

  9. plord Says:

    Guess which note won for “greatest single sustain in history.”


  10. Bwana Says:

    I was in Omaha on that cold icy night… You just never know when you are gonna be a part of history! I was a sophomore at CSU that fall and we drove from Ft Collins for the St Louis and Omaha shows. Both keepers!

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