Fluffhead, well I was 2nd row, and when this came on I lost it, jumping up and down. Trey zoned in on me I guess feeding off my energy. When I realized he was staring at me, I guess I entered fanboy phase (I had just turned 20), and made a confused face because he was staring right back at me. He made a dorky face pretty back at me and looked away. Thought it was quite cool that band like this was so in tune with the audience.
During Contact I swear I remember Kuroda having wheel silhouettes rolling around then venue, and then Phish logos rolling around the venue. Big Ball Jam, I fell try to bop the ball, and Big Phil caught me. Brain, Fish has just gotten a haircut, and told some story about his hairstylist talking to him about the haircut.
Being the newbie that I was at the time, I cheered when they started Sweet Adeline. I was second row and Page GLARED at me. I STFU.
Great, great time. Forget about the next two nights! AMAZING!
Not much of a review, but its what I remember from 17 years ago.
Oh, one other thing, this was pre-Wilson chant. I miss those days. And I also think the clapping in Stash was just starting to begin. Lots of whistles and hooting instead of clapping if I remember correctly. Fish on wood blocks was the most audible.