My guest today on Attendance Bias is Las Vegas meteorologist and host of the Phish Recaps podcast and co-host of the Deeper Listening podcast, Justin Bruce. Justin chose to discuss the Phish show from July 7, 2000 at the Star Lake Amphitheater in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
It seems that in the year since COVID became a national and worldwide crisis, everyone started a podcast, myself included. Phish fans would be no different. After listening to, and ranking, every show from the late 1.0 era of Phish on Twitter, Justin decided to launch a podcast based on the same premise, but instead of 180-character summaries, Phish Recaps polishes each show from 1999-2000 to a 15 minute review. As you’ve all heard me say on this podcast, I am not well-versed in this era of the band, so I was immediately interested in having Justin come on the show.
And boy was I blown away. I thought I could hang with the best of them when talking Phish, but Justin’s knowledge of Phish in 1999 and 2000 is on another level. Citing specific shows, jams, and even segments of a tour, it was just a matter of time before I sat back and let him teach me.