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The band sings a capella.

What a Great experience! I guess what I want to say most of all is thank you to Phish and Co., the state of Maine and all the wonderful folks between our I95 exit and the entrance to paradise. I could have never imagined such a fine welcome. I rolled through the towns around 8:00pm Friday and all along the way were locals out on the streets waving and honking. It was quite a special feeling. For me, it set the tone for the whole weekend. It turned out to be the one of the best weekends of my life. The music, scene and people were all wonderful.

My take on the Harry Hood exhibition is as follows... After seeing Pink Floyd on their last outing I became convinced that I had probably reached my visual pinnacle. That is, what in the hell could top lasers, surreal video, explosions, and a mirrored ball the size of a Cadillac (all on cue I might add!).

Harry Hood Glowsticks.
Harry was much better than that and more! All those flying glow sticks and ropes were beautiful. I've tried to tell people about it but there aren't words to describe what several thousand glowing objects look like flying through the air for five minutes. It was amazing and, best of all, it was ours. It was sort of like our spontaneous treat for the band and crew. The band really appreciated it too! Here is exactly what Trey said at the end of Harry Hood: "Alright, we're gonna take another break and then we're gonna come back and play more. So keep throwing those things up in the air because it looks amazing and... I have no idea... Go get some more of those things man... We'll see ya in a little bit."

I was 10 feet from te stage in the fog and in the middle of the Glowtsicks ... that whole set is one of the best ever.  The DWD>Gin>Upenn SIIIIICK! And then the 2001 and Hood were completely off the hook. I swear they were playing possesed that night.  My favorite 1 set jam ever.

Seeing that Gin was a top-5 Phish moment for me. Then that beast of a 2001, followed by the first-ever glow stick war...

Anyone who tells you 8/17/97 II wasn't the best set ever wasn't there.

Once again, Thank you oh so much to Phish and Co., and the fine folks of Northern Maine.

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The band sings a capella.
The band sings a capella.
Harry Hood Glowsticks.
Harry Hood Glowsticks.
The rain goes away...
The rain goes away...
...and the sky opens up.
...and the sky opens up.
Campground.
Campground.
Page side.
Page side.
Mike paints his piece.
Mike paints his piece.
The art tower aflame.
The art tower aflame.
Clouds afloat.
Clouds afloat.
More clouds and art.
More clouds and art.
Upwards of 80,000 attended.
Upwards of 80,000 attended.
Disco Inferno.
Disco Inferno.
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