Notes: This show marked the debut of Page’s theremin. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played for the first time since July 3, 1994 (161 shows) and was performed solo by Page on the theremin in response to the huge rainbow that appeared over the venue just before the show started. Possum contained an Oom Pa Pa signal. Antelope included a tease of May The Force Be With You (The Force Theme from Star Wars).
Beautiful venue!! Nice way to start summer tour. This was the same venue they were supposed to play for my first show a year earlier. Ok show. I remember likeing the Runaway Jim and the Tweezer. Punch You In The Eye was a cool encore. The rainbow over the stage was beautiful... and trippy!!
There was a big Phish crowd in Park City the day before and we all just happen to meet up at the grocery store purchasing sundries and what not. We asked a couple of the locals where we could camp and they told us of this ridgeline up above town. So we had a big party and camped up above Park City with probably 30 people and 5-6 cars/tents. Bonfire, BBQ, beers, and buds. Grate stuff!
To be honest the WSP show the next year(6/28/97)at the same venue was much better. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys encore. Dave Grisman Quintet opened. Check it out.
Been meaning to get to this review a long time ago. I can hardly remember this show now being 15 years ago.
The scene was serene, and immediately sublime and keen.
I had never experienced so many smiling faces at a concert before. As this was my first I had my brain dosed with Phish for the 8 days leading up to it. Non-stop school across the country. So I had my early favorites. What is ironic is how your taste changes over time.
After this show I was a huge fan of Free and Caspian. Almost like the catchy pop hit that you can't get out of your head. Not even realizing that in my very first show I get a Theme and a Fluffhead and a Tweezer and Antelope in the same show. On paper this show should be considered epic. But frankly I remember Red Rocks in the proceeding days a lot better. And I was on more drugs at the time.