, attached to 1994-11-04

Review by oongowa

oongowa What really struck me about this show is how it seems like everyone in attendance is completely into the music and just totally pumped to be there. I’m sure people were still buzzed from the Halloween show a few days earlier. Sure people are always cheering really loud between songs or when a favorite song starts up but when the crowd is raging during parts that only Phish fans would pick up on you know that there were a lot of fans there and a ton of energy in that room. I guess at this point Phish was still SOMEWHAT of an underground thing and hadn’t turned into the drug fueled party scene of people just going there to get fucked up. I actually think that there are more true fans at Phish shows these days then there were from this era, 94-95, on. They started playing bigger venues which just made room for more douche bags. Anyone agree with me on this?

Well then, I liked the first set and really liked the first half of the second set. The changes in Mike’s and the Simple and then back to Mike’s is really good. Awesome rock and roll shit going on here. After all that excitement they bring it down with Tela, which is fine with me. I like Tela, even in the second set. I have fond memories of hearing it for the first time at SPAC (summer 95) so it always brings me back to that time. I’ve been listening to a lot of Slave’s recently but this one doesn’t really do much for me. Kind of surprised considering the era and the excitement going on during this show.
This show has got a lot of noob favorites, monster rock songs AND a Forbin narration. I’m sure there were a lot of converts made this night. I’m going to be checking out some more shows from a few weeks prior and after. My second show was in Erie a few days later and I haven’t listened to it in YEARS, I don’t really even remember much about the show. It’ll be fun to visit it again.


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