, attached to 1991-07-11

Review by WeatherReport

WeatherReport One of the more famous early shows I attended, and also taped. There was only 2 or three other tapers besides myself. I remember making a lot of copies of those tapes before sound board tapes turned up years later. Anyway back to the show, which I believe was announced that day, or possibly the day before. I remember a friend came by my apartment that morning, and said Phish would be playing a free show in Battery Park. My apartment was across the street from the park, so there wasn't any travel involved. I got there at least an hour early, and was able to record the Alumni Blues sound check. I was about 30 feet back, dead center, the perfect spot for taping. More people started to turn up after the sound check, and by show time there were at least 500 people in the park. I liked the addition of Giant Country Horns, and was thrilled to finally get to hear Flat Fee. I don't really remember the dust cloud, but it was a dry and sunny day. It really was perfect weather for an outdoor show, and the Battery Park band shell has pretty good sound. I really loved The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday jam, I think this show was the only time I saw them play it. It was definitely a "bust out" show, Touch Me was a first timer, and Flat Fee hadn't been played in ages. I remember thinking the show could have been a bit longer, it was about 2 hours long. But, otherwise it was a great day, and it was free even, it's hard to beat that.


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