Happy Memorial Day! Usually I’d skip the Monday morning videos on holidays, but on this day, as we remember the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made, I thought we’d take a trip down Phishy memory lane as well. Specifically, to look back on our fond one-year-old memories from Bethel 2011.
I attended the second and third Bethel shows, and the second show–coming on the heels of my previous shows, 12/31/10 and 1/1/11–left me with more hope about the future of Phish than I’d had in quite a while. The first sign that something was in the air was during Halley’s, when the jam section, aka the ripcord section, came around, and the cord wasn’t pulled:
After that, the Gin took things to even greater heights (I don’t think the whole song is on Youtube, but here’s a section):
And the Disease kept the energy up in the second set:
Though that was the strongest of the three shows, the other two were no slouches. Here are some other highlights from the run:
Have a great Memorial Day and an excellent 4-day week. See you all back here next week. 11 days until tour!