, attached to 1995-12-30

Review by ScottM104

ScottM104 This was my very first Phish show as an 18 year old. This was also my first attempt at getting NYE tickets which failed, and I ended up with 12/30. Oh well, time to catch a train with a friend and get to the show! Caspian, 2001 was a nice one, two punch to start. I was still trying to take everything in at this point. I feel like when Suzy started, people lost their goddamn minds! I can still see all of the beaming smiles, people jumping up and down, using the railings as leverage to jump higher, screaming like they had just hit the lotto, etc. I thought, so this is Phish....I can get down with this. I wasn't familiar with Suzy at this point. I started listening to Phish somewhere in the summer of '93. I had Junta, Lawnboy, Rift, A Live One, and Hoist all on cassette. I had heard some live stuff that i liked (mostly early 90's Gamehendge songs with narrations), and all of the songs on the before mentioned albums. I couldn't understand how this hidden gem of a song was so well known by all of these people packed into MSG. They seemed like they had all heard Suzy 100 times. I loved the rest of this show mixed with songs I knew well, and other ones that I was hearing for the first time. Other highlights included Bowie, Ice, Divided Sky, Sample, and the entire second set. Free in particular was another great song where everyone sings the chorus. "Freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!" It felt so true. I was free, without parents watching over me, out of state in a strange place, it felt....perfect. I'll never forget the feeling of joy that i got from that Suzy though. It was a life changer, and I will forever be grateful to have attended such a high energy experience as a young man.


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