Mini-Episode #13: Suzy Greenberg, 9/14/00, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien, NY
Hi everybody, and welcome to mini-episode #13 of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Mini-episodes of Attendance Bias feature a breakdown of a single song or jam from a show that I’ve attended. I’ll give a little background about what makes the song or jam so special to me, and then we dive right in.
These mini-episodes are posted on a bi-weekly basis in between full episodes of Attendance Bias, when a guest and I go over a full Phish show. Today’s mini-episode features “Suzy Greenberg” from September 14, 2000 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY.
I am the only Phish fan in my family. I don’t have, and never had, a familial tie to the band or the scene. My older brother didn’t turn me on to Phish, my older cousin never “saw a few shows in college,” and my parents weren’t Deadheads who led me down the path toward psychedelic music. Aside from a few friends who were also into the band, I was pretty much on my own when I began to explore the Phish world at 14 years old.
I tried to bridge that family gap once, at this show, and it didn’t quit take. But before the experiment failed, there was some fun to be had. That fleeting moment happened at setbreak during the band’s show at Darien Lake on September 14, 2000, right after an all-time Suzy Greenberg.