Attendance Bias

"Tweezer>Izabella" 12/6/97 @ Auburn Hills w/ Bill Stadler

July 12, 2023 Brian Weinstein
Attendance Bias
"Tweezer>Izabella" 12/6/97 @ Auburn Hills w/ Bill Stadler
Show Notes

Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is Bill Stadler who came to discuss one of the best jams from one of the best tours: “Tweezer” into “Izabella” from December 6, 1997 at The Palace at Auburn Hills, Michigan.

When it comes to the fall of 1997, there’s no shortage of shows or jams to break down, and between all of the Phish podcasts out there, lots of it has been covered by fans. That said, most guests on Attendance Bias have chosen entire shows from this tour, and not so many specific jams. This one-two punch that opened the second set at Auburn Hills provides enough music and stylistic variety to carry a full conversation about this time in Phish history, and much more!

Accordingly, Bill came correct. You all know that I’m a teacher and my favorite kind of Attendance Bias guest is the guest who comes prepared. You can’t see it, but Bill came with notes, statistics, dates, and personal history, all ready to talk about this gig, this jam, and who he was at the time that it was played. 

So let’s join Bill to talk about Page’s setup, the 1992 Santana tour, and much more as we discuss the “Tweezabella” from Phish’s show on December 6, 1997 at The Palace at Auburn Hills.