Getting released into the wild on December 6th, the Hampton/Winston-Salem box set from Phish covers the bands live shows from their epic fall 1997 tour and they have chosen three shows in particular – two from Hampton Coliseum and one from Winston-Salem, which preceded the two Hampton shows during the tour. Fans can bitch and moan about the best shows of that tour but it’s hard to beat this material.
In standard Phish fashion, they are whetting the whistle of their fan base with free downloads and video clips. Such as the clip below of the “Halley’s Comet” from the second night of Hampton. This was the second set opener and it extends past twenty minutes, a feet that’s rarely seen these days by any song let alone Halley’s. This past summer the kids got all giddy when they jammed out this classic tune for the first time since returning to the stage at Bethel, NY but even that was no where near this monster.
Complete setlists from box set
Phish – “Halley’s Comet” 11/22/97 from Phish on Vimeo.
Our crew is looking forward to some more live Phish as we help ring in the New Year down at Madison Square Garden. First time I’ll be doing a Phish NYE since their Millennium show down in the Florida Everglades where they played from midnight until sunrise. Still one of the best musical experiences of my life to date.