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10 Years Ago Today

Mar 1, 2006, 2:28 PM EDT

I’m a Philly sports nut, but if there’s anything I was ever more passionate about it was music.  I think it’s safe to say I was a Phish head at multiple points in my life — perhaps even ’til this day.

It all started 10 years ago today at the Spectrum.  It was one of those nights that changed a 16 year old’s life.

Here’s the setlist:
12-29-96
Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

1: Poor Heart, Caravan, Cavern, Taste, Guelah Papyrus, Train Song, Rift,
Free, The Squirming Coil, La Grange

2: David Bowie, A Day in the Life, Bathtub
Gin
, Lizards, You Enjoy Myself*-> Sixteen Candles**-> Vocal Jam, Harpua***->
Champagne Supernova#-> Harpua (1:27)

E: Rocky Top (0:02)

*With rotation jam. (First: Trey on drums, Fish on piano, Page on
bass, and Mike on guitar. Then Fish switched to bass, Mike to piano, Page
to guitar, and Trey continued on drums.) **Mike solo on piano. ***Story
about everybody in town. Jimmy, Poster Nutbag, Harpua, etc., go to hell,
where they all see the "Uber-Demon" (Tom Marshall). # Oasis cover, sung
by Tom Marshall, the "Uber-Demon".

The story has been taken down.  You can email me if you’d like to read it.