, attached to 1989-11-02

Review by StWill

StWill This was my first show. I had never heard a single note of Phish before entering that room, and I was a huge fan by the time they got through the 3rd silly theme in Gin. I was thinking "who does this shit?"

Listening back, it's not the greatest performance but the sense of humor and fun is there, and they weren't yet taking themselves too seriously.

They had also not developed their improvisational mastery...hints of what was to come were there, but it was mostly songs.

It was $4 at the door, and there were like 150 people there. I bought Junta on cassette that night and it turns out I had a defective copy that was dubbed at the wrong speed or something. Every song was too fast and about a whole step higher than the actual key.

Anyway, today is the 24th anniversary of this show so I'm listening on Phishtracks. What a trip...so glad I went.


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