Hi everybody and welcome to this week’s episode of Attendance Bias. I am your host, Brian Weinstein. Today’s guest is my friend George from Astoria, Queens.
For today’s episode, George chose one of the most epic Phish shows of all time and a true milestone of their career: December 30, 1994. As you’ll hear us mention several times, this was Phish’s first time playing at Madison Square Garden, and you’ll hear the excitement both in their playing and in George’s memories of the night. George is a native New Yorker and even though MSG was his second home since childhood, it didn’t take away from the novelty of seeing our little Vermont band take over Manhattan for the night.
Pretty soon, the entire 1994 holiday run will be covered on this podcast, and I’m completely thrilled to help break down this all-time great run in Phish’s history. So let’s join George to talk about the thrill of being a Rangers fan in 1994, Phish at SUNY Buffalo, and how one song can contain an entire year’s worth of jamming as we discuss Phish’s performance on December 30, 1994 at Madison Square Garden.
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