, attached to 1995-06-20

Review by CJforreal

CJforreal What can I say about my first phish show?? I was the ripe age of 14. My brother and I rolled down from Detroit to check out the band he had been hearing about. We got pulled over twice in one hour on the Ohio turnpike and It's a wonder we didn't end up in some Ohio lock up that day (twice)!!

Thankfully we made it to the show on time. As soon as we hit the lot we immediately took steps to getting in the right "frame of mind". From there what was left of my mind was absolutely blown! I had never seen anything like it. The people, sounds, dancing, lights and the energy were the most exciting thing I had experienced in my life to that point.

I'd never seen a band that didn't stop playing to chat or tell a story to the crowd. Phish just played, and played and played! The only song I really knew was highway to hell. But in that moment I had absolutely no idea why they'd be playing an AC/DC song.

In hindsight I count my blessings and recognize how lucky I was to see that Cuyahoga show. An unbelievably well played set and awesome selection of tunes. My highlights were the if I could and foam. Two songs both played with sincere emotion and energy on two completely opposite ends of the spectrum. From beautiful and heart felt to more intense(I really felt like I was falling in that well for a minute).

Thankfully I was not in that well. There was no well at all. In that 4 hours I feel like I got the perfect taste of what phish had to offer. Every show I see it's like hopping in a time machine. Those feelings I had that day in 95 come rushing right back each time. Gotta love it!!


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