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Month: January 2018

Episode 11: Humidity

Episode 11: Humidity

Humidity can be a bear. The last episode of an All-Request January gives us an example of weather tension-and-release from 1999. Preshow rain clears up and Phish plays a great first set. After the sun goes down, the band plays along to building humid conditions, growing winds and a swirling storm alive with lightning moving in. The second set is maniacal: five songs ranging from dance-hall, to heavy syncopation, to musical majesty… all before the rain moves in during the encore. One of the more underrated second sets of the Summer 99 tour, quite different than the shows that surround it.

Episode 10: Summer Flow

Episode 10: Summer Flow

A first-time performance from a now defunct venue populates Episode 10. A perfect July day leads to a fantastic Midwest melt with a great example of the elusive “flow” we all desire each time we show up. The third episode of All-Request January throws us deep into a few funky numbers in set one and rare treats woven into a thick second set. Underrated? Listen to what you have been missing from Summer ’98.

Episode 9: End of an Era

Episode 9: End of an Era

Few Phish concerts signal a change in the wings, but this is one of them. Starting a new year from their hometown, the band shows us practiced prowess and quite an number of new songs from an overlooked show to start a Spring Tour. A second set throw-down from the Giant Country Horns spells a treat for the continuation of Twenty8’s All-Request January on Fee’s Cavern.

Episode 8: First of The Run

Episode 8: First of The Run

A brief statement about an update to the podcast precedes this episode, then we climb right into the first episode of the new year.  Twenty8 dusts off a mid-90s New Year’s Run show that wastes no time getting to the heat.  The first set has some fun moments and the second set begs you for headphones.  Let’s step into the freezer from a cold night in Worcester.  If you want the date of the show before it plays, new id3 tags have the date as the album title.