Friday, April 11, 2014

Full Show Friday: Phish 6/22/97 Koblenz, Germany

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's.  These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Phish!
Every April we have a special showcase for bands who are playing this years Jazzfest in NOLA. Today we will focus on Phish who will be headlining the Acura Stage Saturday April 26th

Here's the Trey we know. Let's say it now, we messed up. We were so excited for Jazzfest that we found a good deal early on, for the second weekend of the festival, we jumped at it. The second weekend has always been our go to. An extra day, starting in May and usually the better acts. Serves us right...a few weeks later when bands were announced and Phish was going to headline the first weekend we were upset. While steadily drifting down our list of favorite acts, seeing one of our favorites in our favorites city (outside NYC) would be a rare treat.

Sadly we won't, so we will offer up this full show as some it is not any sort of makeup for us....Ok I lied...there is a makeup, after I wrote this post I found out a band we like even more then Phish, The Rough Seven are playing the second weekend! We made the right choice.

This show is from the bands 2nd European tour of 1997, specifically 6/22/97 half way through our favorite year of the bands live shows (I know I have the tape of it somewhere in the collection the feedback in "Taste" rang an alarm bell). It contains a few of my favorite "first set" type tunes with "Limb by Limb", "Stash" and "Theme From The Bottom" as well as one of my top 5 Phish tunes "Ghost". We have obviously written about Phish before, but since they are playing Jazzfest (AND WE WON'T BE THERE) I need to give them a bit more love this week.  Enjoy, and enjoy to all my Phish friends catching them in NOLA....jerks.

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