Tomorrow night Phish continues a Labor Day Weekend tradition with the beginning
of a three-night stand at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. The
quartet first started playing three shows at Dick's over Labor Day Weekend in 2011
and have since returned every year. Colorado is one of the first areas of the country
beyond the Northeast where Phish gained a foothold. For this week's Throwback
Thursday let's look at video from the band's third trip to The Centennial
State from way back in 1990.
On November 2, 1990 the Vermonters performed at the Glenn Miller Ballroom on the
campus of The University of Colorado in Boulder. The show has everything we love
about those early Phish years including plenty of humor. In fact, the evening began
with an announcement that the band had broken up and instead the show would be
performed by "Phish 2000." The band laid down a phenomenal "David Bowie" at the end
of the second set that featured teases of many of the tunes Phish had played earlier
in the evening such as "Possum," "Fly Famous Mockingbird," "Colonel Forbin's Ascent,"
"Divided Sky," "Mike's Song" and "The Asse Festival." Yet, it's not just the teases
that make this "Bowie" special as there's plenty of impressive improvisation that
foreshadows the jamming monsters the band would soon become.
Thankfully for us video footage of the "Bowie" circulates. Let's take a look thanks
to The Phish
Phish's three-night stand in Colorado will be webcast via LivePhish.com.
[Published on: 8/28/14]