Soundcheck: Push on ‘Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Simple Twist Up Dave, Money Love and Change, At the Barbeque, Nothing But an ‘E’ Thing, Sidewalks of San Francisco

SET 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Acting the Devil, Small Axe, Simple Twist Up Dave, Nothing But an 'E' Thing, Cayman Review, Last Tube

SET 2: Moesha > Quantegy, Burlap Sack and Pumps [1], Money, Love and Change, Flock of Words, Mr. Completely, At the Gazebo, Drifting

ENCORE: First Tube

John Medeski performed on keyboards for the entire show; regular TAB keyboardist Ray Paczkowski did not perform at this gig. During “Last Tube,” Trey thanked the audience, calling Alpine Valley “the best place to play in the whole world.” “Burlap Sack and Pumps” contained an extended (~five minute) jam with just Trey and John Medeski.
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This show was part of the "TAB - The Octet"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2001-07-21

Review by howard_roark

howard_roark This show was my introduction to the overall jamband scene. I was 16, working as a camp counselor at Camp MacLean, and listening to Dave Matthews Band. One of my buddies that summer kept talking about Phish, and kept feeding me Phish shows - 11/17/94, 9/14/99, 11/25/95, 6/26/95, etc. He bought me a ticket on a free weekend we had, and let me crash at his parents place.

This show was an absolutely transformative moment in my life. I remember waking onto the lot, hearing the Dead and old Phish shows crackling out of stereos. I remember the smell of weed wafting in the air, as if no-one had a care of being caught. I remember being offered LSD and being viscerally frightened by that fact. I remember eating a goo-ball and fading into total bliss. I remember how people kept talking about this guy Medeski on keys, it sounded like a big deal but I had no idea. I remember how welcoming the stage looked with those blue lights hovering over Trey's guitar. I remember the jolt of energy I got watching Trey walk onto the stage and picking up his guitar, hovering below the lights, had to his brow, looking for people he knew in the crowd. I remember the way the roar of the crowd grew with the first snap of Push on Til The Day. I remember I didn't stop dancing until the show was over.


Push On 'Til The Day
Simple Twist Up Dave
Last Tube
Burlap Sack & Pumps -> Trey/Medeski Jam -> BSP
FIRST TUBE (The First Phish Song I Heard Live)

I walked away from this show completely changed. Musically, I'd never go back. I'd found the sound I'd been looking for my whole life. I found the addictive joy of live/improvisational music, and I've spent the last 16 years seeking it out relentlessly. Lifestyle-wise, this was transformative. I knew the people I wanted to be around. I know the open-mindedness I wanted to live with. I knew I wanted to travel and experience this feeling over and over again.

Thank you, Trey. Thank you, Arron Klein, wherever you are.
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