There have been lot’s of threads like this and i was hoping to make this an official one and keep it going long and strong. There are some noteable shows from this date and i would like to recognize 8-16-96. 9 years ago today we had no clue what to expect from this, first of the 7 festivals. It was a carnival like atmosphere on the concert grounds with all the crazy props and character’s around. We set our blanket down in front of the first speaker tower’s. I was worried there would be an echo as i never experienced this type of sound set up before. The first set was rippen and contained the final Esther i would be priveliged to see. Three sets later i did not belive what i saw. Although there were many repeats from Deer Creek these new versions set themselves far apart and let us know again a Mike’s on Wednesday will not be the same on Saturday. I took a bit of fluff this night and wandered the grounds and was blessed to catch the last 20 minutes of the famous flatbed set. So many times in my career i felt that extra connection with this band. This night was more cement in the foundation.
PT | Phish | Shows | 08/16/96 Plattsburgh Air Force Base - Plattsburgh, NY