Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England
Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Stash, Walfredo, Taste > Waste > Poor Heart > Character Zero > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Love Me, BowieDavid Bowie
Set 2: Julius, CTBCars Trucks Buses > My Soul > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Jam > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > CircusWhen the Circus Comes > Maze > Rock A William, HoodHarry Hood > Frankenstein
 Phish debut.
· Close to the Edge tease in Jam
Noteworthy Jams: Jam (highly recommended)
Average Song Gap: 2.6
Notes: The European tour opener featured the debuts of Walfredo and Rock A William and the Phish debuts of Love Me, My Soul, and When the Circus Comes. The jam after PYITE contained Close to the Edge (Yes) teases from Trey. Maze was unfinished.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1997 Winter European Tour."
There aren't really any highlights in this show, save the Punch. The song Punch You In The Eye itself, is a little sloppy, but the post-jam out of the last big hit is quite tasty and reaches some very nice spacey places. If you include the post-jam in the timing, Punch is almost 17 minutes long. Other than that we've got just decent versions of 2001, Stash, and Bowie in the first set and five debuts sprinkled in for flavor.
In the end, the only thing you really ought to hear from this show is the Punch.