, attached to 1997-07-30

Review by Blackeydsloth

Blackeydsloth I don't know how much more I can add about this show the reviews above pretty much sums it up. This was my first show I remember driving from the Inland Valley with 2 friends of mine who also had never seen the band. I really didn't know what to expect. As I rolled into the lot it hit me that I found a new passion.
I have listened to Phish albums since like 1992 where my cousin introduced me to Junta. I was to young to travel to shows so I finally made it.
After a nice walk on the beach and through the lot we went into the show and picked a nice place up on the wall just below the bleachers.
Now on to the goodies
Band comes out they start up NICU wow what the hell is this I've never heard this before but liked the groove "what album is it on." Wolfmans now here is a song I have heard I know this one and holy funk I was sucked into it. and then of course here comes a chalkdust it was great 3 songs in people all around me groovin'.
So on goes the rest of the set I had heard everything other than the 2 new tunes Water In The Sky and Piper oh and of course the NICU. I was having a great time meeting and chatting with new people.
PYITE wow I thought know way they are going to play gamehendge I had heard Gamehendge before on the radio back at the University in Redlands when I worked at a gas station they had a radio station that played live Phish shows I believe from like 9-midnight on wednesdays or something like that so I had heard Gamehendge before. I used to bring my little portable boombox and blank tapes and tape the broadcast back then and it sucked because people would come and I would have a big metal register banging around also people talking. Made it hard to listen to those tpapes but, I had nothing else other than albums back then.
I knew it wasn't in order and soon realized it wasn't happening We go on through When I heard the Simpson Signal I couldn't figure out what was going on I had not ever been exposed to that before and never knew about it but, it was great and to hear that Matt Groening was there but, I had not seen him.
Anyways back to it Bowie was great I kind of got lost for a minute and then out comes this crazy riff I had heard before what was it KNOW WAY!!!! Cities OMG!!!!! man I knew this one and back into Bowie to finish off.
Ok so now this was really hitting me Bouncing and to the end of the show we go after that they played Fire to end a great night and was it Fire man oh man.
My Soul that was the first time I had heard that and really enjoyed it.
So after the show I knew I found something I was asking where the next show was and how I wanted to go so bad I should have but limited on cash so I didn't. I did however by my first Phish lot shirt with the little fish man on it.
So people you will not be disappointed in this show hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.
After this show is when I started doing B&P's to get copies of shows and stopped listening to those albums.
:)


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