, attached to 1997-12-29

Review by ColForbin

ColForbin Back in 1997, I saw the 3 out of 4 of the New Year's run. This is the show I skipped (took a day off and saw Michael Ray at Wetlands instead). Big mistake. This is an amazing show. The Crossroads in the first set has Trey ripping a solo at the height of his guitar powers. The Theme is awesome and just has a huge sound that it never reaches anymore, and Antelope has some very cool jamming as well, along with a fun "We'll see you in 15 minutes" outro.

Set 2 is a monster. 5 songs, all played at the highest level. DWD, Bowie and YEM all clock in at around 20 minutes, and are filled with some amazing jamming, particularly the DWD. The Possum/Can't Turn You Loose jam is fantastic, even to this jaded listener of the 2011's Summer of Possum. GTBT is always one of my favorite encores, and this one doesn't disappoint. I still love Phish in 2011, but I would give anything for them to play a show like this again.

Please check this out. Livephish.com has a combo deal with this show and 12/30/97 for a discount, and it is well worth picking up the SBDs.


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