PHiSH -20th Anniversary Video Montage- 12/2/2003 Boston, MA. This half hour video played in the Fleet Center during set break, and consists of footage of the band progressing through the years. It began with extremely early footage of the band playing “Fluffhead” in what appears to be a dormroom, and ran through video of such famed shows as The Alladin Theater, the “Dog Log” show, Halloween 94 and 95, NYE 94-98, as well as several clips of Cypress and the reunion show.
Check out this Pollock designed holiday card in celebration of Phish’s 20 anniversary 12/2/2003, for sale here
Setlist from Tuesday, 12/02/2003 FleetCenter, Boston, MA – courtesy of phish.net
Set 1: Harry Hood > Cavern, Birds of a Feather, Ya Mar, Horn > Piper > Anything But Me, Water in the Sky, Down with Disease
Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Weekapaug Groove-> Tweezer Reprise > Frankenstein -> Kung -> Frankenstein, All of These Dreams, The Wedge, Boogie On Reggae Woman > Cities > Maze, Waste
This gig commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Phish show. In the audience, a section of seats were roped off to make way for a music stand. The music stand held a three-ring binder that contained lyrics from the Phish canon, but it did not play an active role in the performance. Ya Mar contained teases of The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana). At the end of Disease, a video screen descended behind the stage. As the house lights remained down, a 25+ minute video was played featuring retrospective highlights from throughout Phish’s career. Before the second set, Mike brought out a tray of desserts and shared them with fans in front of the stage. Highway to Hell was briefly teased by Trey before Rock and Roll. Weekapaug was unfinished. Tweezer Reprise included lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song. Appropriately, the post-show house music was the Beatles’ song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (which begins with the lyric, “It was twenty years ago today…”).
Doc was in attendance when Phish debuted “Terrapin Station” under a full moon in Virginia Beach on 8/9/1998, the third anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death.
Terrapin Station – Phish – 8/9/1998 – Virginia Beach
The crowd’s reaction to the first signature guitar lick created crackling energy, which is palpable on quality recordings. Though Phish hasn’t revisited it since, Trey and Page played an extended “Terrapin” in their Phil Lesh & Friends engagement in April 1999, and Trey joined Phil again for a lovely Terrapin on 6/30/06 in Camden, NJ.
FYI: As a youth,Garcia studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.
FYI: Jerry produced over 2,000 pieces.
GARCIA WEIR GALLERY – More Garcia Art