Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Scott King of Ontario, Canada. For today’s episode, Scott chose to discuss a show for which we BOTH have attendance bias: February 22, 2003 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The February, 2003 tour was a special time to be a Phish fan. During the band’s 18-month hiatus, dozens of jambands gained prominence and began to specialize in specific genres popularized by Phish to jamband fans and ironically, Phish’s absence made them more popular. When they returned for this winter tour, anticipation was at an all-time high, and Phish delivered, offering all-time career highlight jams and shows in a brief, 12-show tour.
Scott was going through a transformative time in his life and, being Canadian, did not usually get the opportunity to see Phish that often. Byt sometimes the starts line up and he was able to see a few shows on this memorable tour, and this 2nd night of a 2-show run in Cincy during a rainy weekend would be a healing time when he was going through a tough time.
So let’s join Scott to talk about bbq Frito twists, Walls of the Cave, filling up your gas tank as we discuss Phish’s show from February 22, 2003 at The U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.