Tuesday 11/20/2018 by dmg924

BEYOND THE POND PODCAST: 50TH EPISODE EXTRAVAGANZA! TOP 10 FAVORITE PHISH SHOWS ATTENDED

Beyond the Pond is a bi-weekly podcast in which Brian Brinkman (@sufferingjuke) and David Goldstein (@daveg924) use the music of Phish as a gateway to introduce the listener to many other bands, the vast majority of which are not jambands. An episode generally begins with a deep dive into a designated portion of Phish improvisation, and then can spin off to any variety of musical themes and other acts, the overarching purpose being introducing the listener to as many new and different bands as possible.

(This post has since been updated to include Part 2 below Part 1)

We made it to FIFTY EPISODES! How cool is that! So while in a given episode, we would normally showcase plenty of non-jambands in addition to Phish, this time we’re going to give you a break and simply go long and self-indulgent on the Phish From Vermont. We’re each counting down our ten favorite Phish shows that we were able to see in person (i.e., none of us were at 12/31/95, so we aren’t talking about it). We also shout-out the many people, places, and things that aided us in our journey to this point. To keep this episode at a reasonable length, and to keep you hungry for more, we split it into two parts; this week features shows 10-6, and we’ll jump into the top 5 next week. Truly your cup runneth over this Thanksgiving.

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Comments

, comment by lysergic
lysergic I'm curious what the top 10 are. From the pics looks like 2 MSG, 2 Dick's, 1 magnaball, 1 jones beach, 1 MPP, ...not sure of the other three.

So obviously we have 7/27/14, saturday magnaball, and dick's FYF show. What are the others?
, comment by GAphishin
GAphishin I love the BTP boys! They have been a gateway as the theme of their show contends: Myopism be damned! Spread your wings and let your love of music fly! I loo. Forward to taking the time to listen for your til 10s. Congratulations and take care of your shoes!
, comment by dwayne
dwayne I would, of course, include 12/31/95 on my list of best shows I've seen. Another particular show that I would argue belongs on the list, for me, is 6/14/1995 Mud Island with the 54 minute Tweezer. A review of that show by Amy Lee says, "this day changed my life"; I have probably echoed that sentiment. I have also previously claimed that on this day, Trey's guitar controlled the winds.
, comment by jsauce
jsauce Big Cypress both shows are a no brainer, as are 11/21-22/97. 10/31/09, 10/31/18, 12/31/13, 7/3-4/99, 8/6-7/10. That's 11. I ain't even sorry.
, comment by phloyd79
phloyd79 You've got Alpine in the lower right corner... my guess would be '98, '99 or 2nd night '15...

@lysergic said:
I'm curious what the top 10 are. From the pics looks like 2 MSG, 2 Dick's, 1 magnaball, 1 jones beach, 1 MPP, ...not sure of the other three.

So obviously we have 7/27/14, saturday magnaball, and dick's FYF show. What are the others?
, comment by Jboatner
Jboatner Great call on 8/14/2009. What excellent show that was. Pick up the f****ing book! And thanks for the heads up on 12/02/95. Bri: Yes, Vegas 2004 was certainly a time when the boys were not on, despite our high hopes. Keep em' comin!
, comment by gratefulweb
gratefulweb Love that this is called "Top 10 favorite shows" and not "best shows"... love hearing this stuff

My favorites that I attended:
4/1/92
3/13/93
11/25/94
10/21/95
12/6/96
7/30/97
7/17/98
6/7/09
12/30/16
7/25/17
10/16/18 (bonus, because 2018 is so damn good!)
, comment by Houdini11
Houdini11 My favorites from 1.0, (but not necessarily best as older lesser known shows need the love) that I attended:

2/12/93
5/8/93
12/30/93
10/31/94
6/26/95
11/11/95
12/11/95
12/29/95
11/27/98
09/17/99

Bonus 2.0 faves:
2/28/03
6/19/04

And 3.0:
8/14/09
10/26/10
8/15/11
8/19/12
7/27/14
, comment by Real_out_casty
Real_out_casty Should exclude the 3 setters, NYE 95, All Hallow’s Eve 94–>98, Various Balls

1. UIC 94
2. Champaign 97
3. Murat 93
4. Vegas 96
5. Spartansburg 94
6. Dayton 97
7. Red Rocks 94 #2
8. Blossom 95
9. 4th of July 99
X. Deer Creek Moby Dick 00

also tried to inc. one from each year
, comment by tiggerphish
tiggerphish My 10 favorites attended, starting with my first ....11/19/95, Charlotte NC 7/22/97 Raleigh, NC !1/21-22/97 Hampton,VA 8/9/98 Virginia Bch, VA, 7/7/99, Charlotte, NC, 12/16/99, Raleigh, NC, 8/14/15(Bday), Raleigh, NC, 8/10/18, Raleigh, NC, 10/19&21/18, Hampton,VA,...This is 11, yes I do know, so if 1 has to go then I'll put that in your hands. Leaving out 4 Hampton shows, 2 in 99 and 2 in 13 is brutal enough, not to mention the 11/23/97 Winston-Salem, NC show. I have been fortunate to have seen some scorchers in my 21 total shows. and take none of them for granted.
, comment by LookAtTheEyesMurray
LookAtTheEyesMurray Tall order to rank my top 10 but here goes...

1. 4/3/98 - Nassau Coliseum
2. 11/17/97- McNichols Arena
3. 7/17/98 - Gorge Ampitheater
4. 4/5/98- Providence Civic Center
5. 7/30/17 - Madison Square Garden
6. 7/11/2000 - Deer Creek Ampitheater
7. 8/15/11 - UIC Pavillion
8. 10/30/10 - Boardwalk Hall
9. 7/23/99 - Polaris Ampitheater
10. 10/30/98 - Thomas & Mack Center

I left out all festivals, NYE’s and Halloween’s.

There are some shows that were epic that maybe should be in there...
7/15/98 - Portland Meadows
7/16/98 - Gorge Ampitheater (The Reba)
7/20/98 - Ventura County Fairgrounds
7/21/98 - Desert Sky Pavillion
That whole West Coast ‘98 Tour was incredible!

7/15/99 - PNC Bank Arts Center
10/26/18 - All State Arena

It’s so stupendous, living in this tube!
, comment by jsauce
jsauce @tiggerphish said:
My 10 favorites attended, starting with my first ....11/19/95, Charlotte NC 7/22/97 Raleigh, NC !1/21-22/97 Hampton,VA 8/9/98 Virginia Bch, VA, 7/7/99, Charlotte, NC, 12/16/99, Raleigh, NC, 8/14/15(Bday), Raleigh, NC, 8/10/18, Raleigh, NC, 10/19&21/18, Hampton,VA,...This is 11, yes I do know, so if 1 has to go then I'll put that in your hands. Leaving out 4 Hampton shows, 2 in 99 and 2 in 13 is brutal enough, not to mention the 11/23/97 Winston-Salem, NC show. I have been fortunate to have seen some scorchers in my 21 total shows. and take none of them for granted.
Charlotte 95 was my first show too. You’re freaking me out here!
, comment by lostboy01
lostboy01 top ten (by date):

07.11.2000 (moby dick)
02.22.2003 (first time on floor--16th row, page side. tube!)
06.24.2004 (i was at peace leaving the venue expecting to never see them play live again.)
12.31.2009 (dfc suite. one of the most underrated second sets ever.)
08.14.2010 (there is a reason they put the show out on dvd.)
10.16.2010 (great setlist, great playing. and still waiting...)
06.23.2012 (arms and legs flailed the whole show.)
08.09.2015 (first set bustouts and second set busts nuts.)
08.22.2015 (but the whole thing was other worldly.)
01.17.2016 (but the whole thing was other worldly.)
, comment by prepschoolhippie04
prepschoolhippie04 2/20/03 allstate
8/15/11 uic (elements and encore that was more like a short third set)
7/20/14 northerly
12/31/15 nye msg
1/2/16 msg
10/22/16 alpharetta
7/15/17 northerly
8/6/17 msg bd n13
8/3/18 alpharetta
10/26/18 allstate
, comment by cookphish
cookphish What is the opening music before the main conversation??
, comment by dmg924
dmg924 @cookphish said:
What is the opening music before the main conversation??
pt1 - The War on Drugs "Under the Pressure"
pt2 - Wilco "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
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