Upstate Phishheads can rejoice today as one of the most memorable shows the foursome has ever played in our region is released with beautiful sounding board quality. 1993 was a time of change for Phish – transitioning from small theaters into larger amphitheaters and watching their fan base literally explode in size. The summer of ’93 contains some of the most memorable moments in Phishtory and this heater of a show from the then 16,000 capacity Darien Lake Performing Arts center was no exception.
Highlights include a ripping “Llama” opener, a radically non-standard “Mike’s > Groove” (w/ “The Sloth” taking the Weekapaug spot), and an ascent up Colonel Forbin’s mountain via the “Roller Coaster of the Mind”. This show is top notch from end to end – I should know, I was there and it was my phirst.