1994 was a special year in the world of Phish. They played 124 shows in 1994, the most of any year in their 30 year history. I have long declared 1994 to be my favorite year of Phish.
Sometime toward the end of 2013 I decided I wanted to listen to every show from 1994. Not only that, I wanted to listen to them exactly 20 years to the day after they happened. So, what you will see on this blog will be my reports of these shows as I listen to them 20 years later.
It’s going to be a monumental task. I do have a full time job, so I intend to keep this blog anonymous. I do not need my employer knowing I spend 3 hours every day listening to music. That said, I imagine much of my listening will happen while working anyway.
What to expect: I definitely will not do a song-by-song review of each show. I will just give some general comments and point to a couple of highlights. I imagine it will include some personal stuff, too. What was my mood was when I listened… how that affected my opinion of the show… experiences seeing the show (I saw 17 shows that year)… my memories of tapes I had and knew well of certain shows from the year… if I’m getting sick of phish a month in… whatever.
I also have a couple of friends interested in joining me on this journey. Perhaps it will be a challenge amongst us… a fight to the finish!
Thanks for reading!
I saw 6/14/94, Civic Aud, Iowa. It was my 2nd show. I would be willing to write a review if you need.