Dan and I have enjoyed writing about and featuring Phish videos for the past year or so. We are always eager to have others contribute and have been happy to feature a couple of submissions. However, we really want more! Find a vid you love, write a blurb and get it to us. This week's entry is one such submission coming to us from Greg (@Undermind) who also runs the fantastic Phishvidcollection Blog.
"While I am aware that I chose a fairly common video that many of the older generation of Phish fans has seen many times, it's one that I have strong feelings for and would like to introduce to newer fans. The footage of most of the show was released as a fan bootleg. I actually got my first copy as a VHS at Newbury Comics, a New England based music store in the fall after my first show, The Clifford Ball. The video cassette I had got worn out quickly. Back in those days there was obviously not the abundance of videos there is now and I just couldn't get enough of it.
Well this You Enjoy Myself, and the set as a whole, will not go down in Phish history near "best ever" territory, I believe this is a cool insight to the fanbase back in the early 90's. There are no smartphones in everybody's hands trying to capture the moment, nor glowsticks going through the air. (Though humorously there is a funny comment on the video on YouTube "that one dude with a glowstick was a visionary")
It's just Phish and the crowd having a blast and getting down.
There was a much grainier version of this video put up on Youtube back in 2007, but this one got put up just before Summer 2011 tour. It is a huge upgrade. Enjoy!