Saturday, December 29, 2007


Born in 1983 at the University of Vermont the original band consisted of Trey Anastasio and Jeff Holdsworth on guitar, Mike Gordon on bass, and Jon Fishman on the drums.
Percussionist Marc Daubert joined in the fall of 1984 but only stayed a few months. Page McConnell joined on keyboards in the fall of 1985 and Holdsworth left after graduating in 1986 leaving the lineup that lasted the rest of the bands career.

Over the years the band gained a huge loyal following second only to the Grateful Dead. In fact many Dead Heads crossed over after the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995. The band toured regularly and held yearly festivals at various east coast venues.

In October 2000 at a show at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California they left the stage without saying a word after their performance as the Beatles “Let It Be” played. I was at that show and the rumor spread quickly through the crowd that they had broken up. The next day their website announced that in fact they would be taking an extended hiatus.

They reformed in 2002 releasing an album and doing some sporadic touring leading to their final festival in 2004 after which they called it quits.

So now it’s time to go Phishing!

Run Like an Antelope 87

Lushington => Possum 87

Reba 89

Peaches en Regalia 89

Fee 89

Bathtub Gin 89

Lizards 89

Uncle Pen 90

Bouncing Around the Room 90

Destiny Unbound 91

Rift 92

Divided Sky 94

While My Guitar Gently Weeps 94

Tube 96

Bohemian Rhapsody 96

Champagne Supernova 96

Chalkdust Torture 97

Johnny B. Goode 97

Squirming Coil 97

Halley’s Comet 97
(Takes a minute to get rolling)

Moma Dance 98

Runaway Jim w/ Neil Young 98

Down By the River
– continuation from Runaway Jim

The Mighty Quinn 98

Funky Bitch 98







Auld Lang Syne => Down With Disease

Boogie On Reggae Woman

Loop Jamming => Mike’s Song

Back On the Train

Upon hearing the following song in concert I evolved from a curious onlooker to a true Phish head. From then on I made every show within 150 miles of my home.

One of my concert companions and fellow Phish head would sign along with his own version of the words: “Wash your face and drive me to Valencia”

You Enjoy Myself part 1

You Enjoy Myself part 2

Round Room

Phish Official Website

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