Episode 16 - Phish Live at Hershey Park, set 1 (1995)


This time on Beast in the Maze, we've finally gotten into some live Phish material. This is a set from the mid 90's, with their most recent official album at the time being A Live One

Consisting of a lot of songs from A Picture Of Nectar and even a couple of Gamehendge songs, this set has some faster ones, some slower ones, some by-the-numbers versions and some unique takes.

While we'll be doing two episodes on this concert, we decided to stick with the first set only on this episode, do a Maiden episode in between, and then come back and close it out with set two.

Join us as we go track by track, as well as discussing the broader question of what makes a good concert, etiquette when other fans are being loud or distracting, the role of many of the Mike Gordon songs in the larger scope of the Phish catalogue including how they're used at shows, and of course, the spiritual/scientific nature of chocolate. As always, of course, we also reveal our pick for the next episode!

Providing live picks here seems redundant since we're going to be discussing all live versions during the episode, but here's one from the show anyway! It's the performance of "Theme From The Bottom" from this set. We hope you enjoy it and the episode as well, which of course you can still find on all major podcast platforms as well as on this site. Cheers!