Encores: The Lost Art of the Encore [Dog Gone Blog]
What lacked from the encores, other than the exceptions mentioned above, was a lasting effect. After Burgettstown, everyone was left talking about what had just occurred, even if it was the result of a ‘mistake’. Just being themselves, they crafted a memorable Phish experience that reminded us of the good old days. Being themselves is something that was often left out of the encores this summer, as too many covers were repeated, too many times. All too often this summer were people correctly able to predict the encores, diminishing the effect, and the mystery that makes Phish unique.
Here are some of the best encores from over the years.