Sunday, January 25, 2015

Episode 50: Guest Pick - Adam Menzo - 12.6.97

This week we have Adam Menzo joining us, who picked a show that was his first and is near and dear to our hearts, 12.6.97 from The Palace. All 3 of us were lucky enough to have been there, and this show still ranks as one of the best in Phish history.

New Experiment! We're trying something different this week. Instead of including the show audio in the podcast, we're going to point you to a few places where you can hear it (links below). Because there are so many ways to listen to shows these days, we wanted to save some bandwidth/file size and deliver the guest conversation while letting you listen to the music in whatever way works for you. Chapters below.

Listen to 12.6.97 on PhishTracks, Phish On Demand App or Live Phish.

Please please send us feedback about this experiment and let us know what you think.

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Chapter 1   0:00         Intro Chat w/Adam
Chapter 2   26:46       Set 1 Breakdown
Chapter 3   33:41       Set 2 Breakdown & Wrap Up


Phish, 12.6.97, The Palace, Auburn Hills, MI

Set 1: Golgi Apparatus, Run Like an Antelope, Train Song > Bathtub Gin -> Foam, Sample in a Jar, Fee > Maze, Cavern

Set 2: Tweezer -> Izabella -> Twist -> Piper, Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise

Encore: Rocky Top


  1. Not a big fan of new format. I listen on subway where this is not a wireless stream. Well, there is at certain stations but not during the ride. Grateful for you guys but please re attach the tunes if you can! Thanks!

  2. Not a fan of the new format at all. Need the audio included in the cast; that's the point!

  3. Definitely prefer hearing the music embedded with the beloved Phish geekiness.

  4. Thanks for sharing your favorite shows and providing audio on past podcasts. That said, nothing personal, but I'm listening for the music and try to skip your commentary. If this is the new format, I will unsubscribe.

  5. Music 1st, commentary 2nd.