Saturday, August 16, 2008

Today in Phishtory: 8/16 - Clifford Ball (96), The Great Went (97), and Lemonwheel (98)


August 16th has a significant impact on Phishtory. In the late 1990s, Phish played three festival gigs on 8/16 at abandoned Air Force bases (in Platsburgh, NY and Limestone, ME).

Here are the listening/download links (courtesy of Phishows.com and/or hoydog23):
8/16/96 Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh, NY - Part 1
8/16/96 Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh, NY - Part 2
8/16/96 Clifford Ball, Plattsburgh, NY - Part 3

8/16/1997 The Great Went, Limestone, ME

8/16/1998 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME - Part 1
8/16/1998 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME - Part 2
8/16/1998 Lemonwheel, Limestone, ME - Part 3

And here are the setlists...
Clifford Ball - 8/16/96 Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY

Set I: Chalkdust Torture, Bathtub Gin, Ya Mar, AC/DC Bag, Esther, The Divided Sky, Halley's Comet, David Bowie

Set II: Split Open and Melt, Sparkle, Free, Squirming Coil, Waste1, Talk, Train Song, Strange Design, Hello My Baby, Mike's Song > Simple > Contact > Weekapaug Groove

Set III: Makisupa Policeman, 2001 > Down With Disease, NICU, Life On Mars, Harry Hood

Encore: Amazing Grace

* * * * *

The Great Went - 8/16/97 Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set I: Makisupa Policeman > Harpua, Chalkdust Torture, Theme from the Bottom, Punch You in the Eye, Ghost, Ginseng Sullivan, You Enjoy Myself, Train Song, Character Zero, Squirming Coil

Set II: Wolfman's Brother > Simple > My Soul > Slave to the Traffic Light, Rocky Top, Julius

Set III: Halley's Comet > Cities > Llama, Lawn Boy, Limb By Limb, Funky Bitch

Encore: Contact, Loving Cup

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Lemonwheel - 8/16/98 Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set I: Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin > Rift, Punch You in the Eye, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar > AC/DC Bag, Frankie Says, Birds of a Feather, Guyute, Possum

Set II: Down With Disease > Piper > Ghost > Fluffhead, When the Circus Comes to Town, Velvet Sea, HYHU > Sexual Healing > HYHU, Antelope

Set III: Sabotage > 2001, Wilson, The Mango Song, Character Zero, Bittersweet Motel, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Encore: Harry Hood, Baby Elephant Walk

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