Hi everybody. And welcome to today's episode of attendance bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein.
Today's guest is the founder of the Oceans of Osyrus message board, Damon Callisto.
For today's conversation, Damon picked Phish's show from October 8th, 1995 at the Adams Fieldhouse at the University of Montana in Missoula. Now, this is a pretty unique pick for a number of reasons. Number one, it was played in 1995. And as I combed back through the Attendance Bias episodes, the only other show from that year was December 31st, 1995; the legendary New Year's Eve show. And yet the fact that so many fans cited as their favorite year of Phish, I was just. surprised that no one else had picked a show from '95. So I was really glad that Damon chose it. Also, it's a show from Montana. And if you look up the statistics, Phish has played Montana just twice in their whole career.
And Damon did a really great job melding the history of Montana and the culture of Montana with this show that was played at the Adams Fieldhouse in 1995. So, I was thrilled to learn a little bit more background about the show and about the state.
Something that really surprised me was the amount of bluegrass that fish played in the show. And Damon is really wonderful at explaining how it made him feel throughout the entire show, because it felt like a hometown show and you don't get to say that very often if you live in Montana.
So let's join Damon to talk about one of the best message boards out there for Phish and Phish related content, to hear about the history of Montana and Phish, and also to hear why "Suspicious Minds" should make a comeback as we talk about Phish's show from October 8th, 1995 at the Adams Fieldhouse at the University of Montana in Missoula.
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