Watch Phish Destroy MSG, On This Day In 1997 [Full Show Video]

first_imgSetlist: Phish at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY – 12/29/97Set I:  NICU > Golgi Apparatus > Crossroads, Cars Trucks Buses, Train Song, Theme From the Bottom > Fluffhead, Dirt, Run Like an AntelopeSet II:  Down with Disease[1] -> David Bowie[2] > Possum, Tube, You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Good Times Bad Times[1] Unfinished.[2] Antelope-esque jamming. James Bond Theme tease from Mike[Setlist via Phish.net] Kicking off their first of three nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 29, 1997, Phish was coming off of arguably their most significant tour to date, their Fall ’97 Phish Destroys America Tour, practically exploring each and every song in their catalog every night with extended improvisational jamming in ways fans hadn’t heard them before.Free Phish NYE Stream Next To MSG + Aftershow Tribute To The Dead, Floyd, & PhishThe ’97 YEMSG run kicked off with a spirited “NICU” > “Golgi Apparatus” > “Crossroads” opening sequece followed by “Cars Trucks Buses,” with strong versions of “Theme From The Bottom” and “Fluffhead” also coming towards the end of the first set. The first set was capped off with a funky version of “Run Like An Antelope” with Mike Gordon doing some of the heavy lifting on slap bass. A great climax to this version.Looking Back On Phish’s Past YEMSG New Year’s CelebrationsThe second set went down like most other sets in 1997: fewer songs, more jamming. Beginning with a scorching 20+ minute “Down With Disease” that segued into an exceptional version of “David Bowie,” the set was shaping up to be one of the band’s finest and funkiest all year. “Possum” came out of “Bowie” and included a “Can’t Turn You Loose” jam. A fun and funky version of “Tube” was the penultimate selection of the second stanza, reminding fans of the fantastic 12/7 performance of the song performed at the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH earlier in the month. Appropriately enough, Phish’s ultimate composition “You Enjoy Myself” was played to end the second set with Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times” serving as the encore.Watch the entire show below:last_img

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