A few of us had found a large rock in the woods near the main parking lot after the Gamehenge show and took shelter there for the night. Day two produced our first copy of the helping friendly book. It was similar to Dead base but had phish shows going back to the beginning. This dude in a Bus was selling then eventually giving away silver... Many of us were flying free with the One spirit. A vivid memory of sitting in the parking lot with the wind turning the pages to the HFB will forever Be here. We danced like a mirror to the music. A ticket stub allowed for travelling up front then wandering up to the lawn... We saw ourselves up on the video screens for the lawn. It really went beyond words into the formless. Loved this show
This was my first Phish show!!! Yes, I had a choice between the 2 nights and I chose night 2. Then again at the time I'd have had no idea what Gamehenge was. I was 14, and my father drove my friend Jake and I to Mansfield. This is the show for me that started it all.
My second show, first 2 setter. I arrived with friends of a friend, who were all veterans by then. They insisted on bemoaning "Down with Disease" and all the accessibility of Hoist on the way up from Providence. I immediately wandered off and enjoyed the show anonymously embedded. Needless to say, I was very stoked when DWD started up in the 1st set. Twenty Years Later, I can close my eyes and still conjure up visions of Jim, DWD, Antelope, SOAM, Suzy, and the Encore. Antelope was the highlight for me. I exited this show floating.
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