Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Michael K, who chose to discuss Phish’s show from July 30, 2003 at what was then the Tweeter Center in Camden.
The end of July 2003 was, at least in my opinion, the pinnacle of the 2.0 era. The band had the February tour to get reacquainted with the road, and the longer summer tour hit all of the familiar and favorite venues. By the time they reached the end of July, 2003, the band and the fans were on the precipice of the ultimate expression of the Phish experience: the IT festival. But before IT, the band had a lot to say through their instruments, and today’s show said a lot through lots of rarities, off-beat covers, and the long-sought after four song second set.
Michael is a longtime listener of Attendance Bias, and you’ll hear him explain how a combination of listening to the podcast and his love for the Velvet Underground led him to get in touch to share his love for this show in Camden. So enough from me; let’s join Mike to talk about bootleg tshirts, the Velvet Underground, and Fishman’s China cymbal, as we discuss Phish’s show from July 30, 2003 at the Tweeter Center in Camden, NJ.