Debates: Tales of Mental Tangle #4 – Best Festival Set [OPT]

I’m picking 8/16/96 Set II from the Clifford Ball as the single best set to come out of a Phish festival. No disrespect to the Went, but there simply aren’t any Phish festivals without the Clifford Ball. The Clifford Ball is the middle point on a three point trajectory that launches itself from NYE ’95 to the swamps of south Florida. The gravity of the situation already sets it up as a legendary highpoint for the band and this is my favorite set of the weekend. This has it all: a raging Melt, a beautiful Coil solo, a huge Mike’s Groove and an acoustic set that wouldn’t be seen again at a fest until Festival 8. What’s not to love?

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