Wednesday 10/17/2012 by ericwyman

THE FOURTH BALL (UNCOVERED)

In case you missed it, Phish.net user @LawnMemo has taken on the sizeable task of reviewing each and every ghost, in order, at his new project site "The Daily Ghost". Clearly a man who believes in showing this endeavour the utmost attention, Myke reached out to Brad Sands for some additional info on the unofficial first performance of "Ghost" at his house on June 6, 1997. Brad had this to add about how that gig came about...

Before the band was to head off to Europe they decided to
play a warmup “show” on the back porch at my house
where Pete Carini lived also. There was probably about 100
people there, (probably about 20 dogs) and most decided to
camp overnight. The band actually played 2 sets that night,
both of them being the same set. The tape that circulates is
the second of these 2 sets.

-Brad Sands

You'll also want to check out the full review for a nice cautionary tale from Brad on the dangers of actually having Phish play your backyard.

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Comments

, comment by Mdawg
Mdawg woo!
, comment by spencur6
spencur6 I wonder what the review of the UIC 2011 ghost is gonna be like?
, comment by AmysComet
AmysComet LawnMemo is awesome!
, comment by pauly
pauly very cool!
, comment by ronsteen
ronsteen Great article.
, comment by Peezy
Peezy That would be soo baller! I feel like the jams would get even more in touch with the crowd. It would be an easier concept of being "sucked in", and also a very mellow vibe. i would pay a fortune!
, comment by stASHdrisc
stASHdrisc Keep it up Memo!!
, comment by Robert_Zimmerman
Robert_Zimmerman Daily dose of ghost! Memo is the man!
, comment by LawnMemo
LawnMemo Post has been updated to include video of the gig from the 20th anniversary montage video.

http://lawnmemo.com/the-daily-ghost-0-06061997-brad-sandss-and-pete-carinis-house-aka-the-fourth-ball-aka-bradstock/
, comment by Feel_The_Bern
Feel_The_Bern The author has removed all of the text from their comment
, comment by johnnyd
johnnyd Huh. It sounds like me and Brad have the same birthday. Rock on.
, comment by phishhheads
phishhheads sooooo fun. love me a good ghost.
, comment by Potato_Sacks
Potato_Sacks Came a long way @LawnMemo. Spinning in TT paid off after all huh. Keep it up brotha.
, comment by Feel_The_Bern
Feel_The_Bern my tape of this show is one of my favorites... great ghost, limb, and piper
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