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Link Tuesday, 07/29/1997
Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

Set 1: ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Beauty of My Dreams, Gumbo, Dirt, Sparkle, Ghost > Swept Away > Steep > Loving Cup

Set 2: Olivia's Pool, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Twist -> Taste, SampleSample in a Jar > Rocky Top, CoilThe Squirming Coil

Encore: Possum

· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Twist

Noteworthy Jams: Gumbo (highly recommended), Ghost, Loving Cup, Run Like an Antelope (highly recommended), Twist (highly recommended), Taste

Average Song Gap: 8.89

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: Twist contained DEG teases by Mike.

Song Distribution:
4 Billy Breathes
2 Farmhouse
2 The Story of the Ghost
2 Stash
2 Lawn Boy
1 Hoist
1 Rift
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1997 Summer U.S. Tour."

frantic0blivion , attached to 1997-07-29 Permalink
frantic0blivion also check out the ghost and twist->taste

some people might not realize, given how it has become more regular since, but twist was one of the lesser played songs from the 97 ghost-era batch of songs, however the band consistently took the jam for type II jaunts when they did play it

this is the first jammed out gumbo and is essential listening

the desert environment does interesting things to the mood of phish as displayed in antelope. check out 9.21 and 9.22.99 to hear more of this sort of thing

7.29 is a strong date for phish with excellent shows in 98 and 03 as well
Score: 7
ucpete Staff , attached to 1997-07-29 Permalink
ucpete This is a solid show that feels a bit uneven -- there are some lulls in the action, but the high points are very high. In the first set, Gumbo is one for the ages, and in fact is the first ever jammed out Gumbo that was a sign of things to come (8/13/97, 8/3/98, 8/15/98). Ghost is huge too, and has an almost Crosseyed feel to it, before (setlist is mislabeled) > Swept Away > Steep > Loving Cup takes us into the break in unusual fashion. The second set has a rip-roaring extended Antelope early in the set (see what I mean about unusual?), and after Wading, we get one last peak (Twist -> Taste) before a victory lap takes us home. This is a top 10, maybe top 5 ever Twist, that goes full Type II, gets dark as hell, and somehow pulls itself out of the underworld for an uplifting -> Taste. If you only have 30 minutes to spend on this show, go for Twist -> Taste, but if you've got more time on your hands, check out Gumbo, Ghost, and Antelope too.
Score: 5
ADAWGWYO , attached to 1997-07-29 Permalink
ADAWGWYO Get this show simply for the 14 min funked-out Gumbo, 20 min out-there, atypical Antelope. Both reaaal nice!
Score: 3
slapadaBASS , attached to 1997-07-29 Permalink
This show contains my all-time favorite Gumbo. So funky, with Page destroying the organ and Fish keeping it interesting throughout.

First jammed and funked out version of a song that I hope makes its return this year as the BEAST it should be.
Score: 3

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