Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Robert Miller.
I love every episode of Attendance Bias, and while hosting this podcast, it’s become clear that the word “special” or “meaningful” means something different for every Phish fan. Some people want to talk about their first show, others have a special connection with the venue or city where the show was played, and sometimes, it’s simply a matter of the music. Other times, a fan has a memory and an emotional connection to a particular song played one night. That is the case for today’s episode, where Rob picked “If I Could” from October 11, 1995 at the Compton Terrace Amphitheater in Phoenix, Arizona. Rob was in college at the time, and we’ve all been there; we go on an adventure with someone who starts off as a friend. But during the adventure, we get tunnel vision, and we want the friend to become something more than a friend. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. But there are times when our favorite band becomes the soundtrack to that memory, and a specific song gains meaning and weight as it somehow describes the situation in the moment.
It’s not always that simple, but it sometimes makes for a good story, and that’s why we are all here today.
So let’s join Rob to chat about the fall ‘95 tour, our dream special guests, and when it is and isn’t okay to take a piss break as we break down “If I Could’ from October 11, 1995 at The Compton Terrace Amphitheater in Phoenix.
Jambase--Fall '95 By The Numbers
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