Phish Friday | Who the hell is Guy Forget?

guy-forget.jpgFor today’s Phish Friday, I thought we’d drop a little jam or two that definitely gets categorized in the Epic Jam Vehicle section of the band’s history, with that jam vehicle in question being the always-evident-in-the-later-setlists-jam: Piper.

This “Piper” is still no ordinary, we-like-to-jam-because-we’re-Phish version, especially considering that the band works in a segment following the tune that features Trey and Fishman trading off lyrics and musical screams on a theme that no one would really ever make sense out of: the famous French tennis player, Guy Forget.

“I had never met a man that I couldn’t forget except for…Guy Forget!”

Very clever, Phish…very clever indeed.

I have no direct experience with this one in particular, except for the fact that it’s the bonus segment of their Live in Vegas DVD that was recorded on 9/30/00, the capper of the truly epic two-night Vegas run that brought out “Spock’s Brain,” “The Curtain With,” Kid Rock (!), a Happy Birthday to Trey (as sung by the crowd), and plenty of other nice surprises. This segment was taken from the next night in Phoenix:

And with that, Phish gets added as an addendum on the Guy Forget Wikipedia entry. Have a killer weekend, ya’lls.

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  • http://www.doody.com donkey

    PLEASE post freebird acapella. I have looked all over the net can’t find phish doing this anywhere

  • http://www.doody.com donkey

    PLEASE post freebird acapella. I have looked all over the net can’t find phish doing this anywhere

  • GuyForget

    Ahhhhh, amazingly surreal Google search. My XBox 360 screen name as well as numerous other used ID’s, and I just happened to want to hear it today, so I googled it up, and as you always seem to do, meet my demand.

    This has such a wonderful way of appearing out of Piper as it dissipates. One of my favorite jam moments of 2000. “Trey on keys” in typical 2K fashion.

    Why was this never a more played gem?

  • GuyForget

    Ahhhhh, amazingly surreal Google search. My XBox 360 screen name as well as numerous other used ID’s, and I just happened to want to hear it today, so I googled it up, and as you always seem to do, meet my demand.

    This has such a wonderful way of appearing out of Piper as it dissipates. One of my favorite jam moments of 2000. “Trey on keys” in typical 2K fashion.

    Why was this never a more played gem?