Ghost

, comment by tubescreamer
tubescreamer Anyone else think the band produced that glowstick war? They were all orange green and yellow, they all came from the back, and there was a million of them
, comment by lititzphan
lititzphan was present also. Band was so loose,,they were tight. Glowstick war like I've never seen!!
, comment by mmg781
mmg781 I was fortunate to witness this Ghost live. I remember a RAGING glowstick war during the jam. At one point, Trey put his guitar on loop and he was catching glowsticks and throwing them back at the crowd, which intensified the war. Mike tried to catch a few but missed them. Unbelievable jam at an unbelievable festival. Ahh those long-ago days at Loring...
, comment by Pinhead_Larry
Pinhead_Larry Those who generally stay away from Phish 2.0 will want to hear this Ghost from N2 of IT. Actually, those who avoid Phish 2.0 will probably want to hear this whole festival. IT Festival is probably the best post-hiatus shows Phish have to offer (competing with 2/28/03, 7/15/03).

This Ghost wastes no time heading into a soaring jam section that lasts for a little more than a half hour, but long-time fans will hardly even notice the time fly, because this jam flies. Though not as subtle as RCMH 2000 Ghost, yet not as in-your-face as 7/3/97, this Ghost is a good complement between the two. The jam is (relatively) straightforward through (with several distinct sections) up until the 20 minute mark, when Trey turns the guitar down and Page turns the keyboard effects up making for a very blissful atmosphere of white noise. Then comes the rocking guitar solo and Fish's hard-hitting cymbal crashes and the jam nears an end.

Overall, this Ghost is near perfection (though I still have a bias to the aforementioned RCMH 2000). I can only imagine how the crowd at IT must have been reacting with this Ghost. In a word, I would describe this Ghost as being "synchronizing" because the band was seriously in tune with each other and there is not one minute that is wasted.

I also want to say that there is this weird low-register guitar loop that replaces the usual siren loops that were used during much of '97-'99 during the intro of the song. It adds a certain "mystique" to the song. I like it.

All in all, don't skip this Ghost. And if you like this Ghost, definitely check out the Chalk Dust Torture from this same show. Both are labeled in the red font for a reason!
 
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