PHISH FRIDAY: Video of “Piper” from 3/1/03 in Greensboro, NC

After this week’s 2/28/03 reminisce a few friends including our own Wesley Hodges mentioned that 3/1/03 also holds a special place in their respective concert-going-hearts. For Wes, it was his very first Phish experience and a grand one at that. “I was in high school and my friend’s mom drove us 8 hours to Greensboro. They played so many big go-to jams for a n00b – Divided Sky, Piper, 2001 and YEM.” @JasonSpang, who was also in attendance remembers a huge stream of orange glowsticks, a waterfall, being thrown from the upper level during Divided Sky’s pause. A glowstick war/sight so big even the band held their pause to watch. Naturally we couldn’t resist the chance of highlighting that awesome “Piper” and the “You Enjoy Myself” (w/ “Oye Como Va” and “Another One Bites the Dust” teases)! especially on Phish Friday. The perfect start to your weekend. Watch.

17-minute “Piper” from 3/1/03

“You Enjoy Myself” from 3/1/03

“Moma Dance” from 3/1/03

You can listen to the whole show here.

Setlist: 3/1/03 via Phish.net

Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance, Foam, Lawn Boy, Character Zero > Divided Sky, Mountains in the Mist, Waves > Sample in a Jar

Set 2: Rock and Roll > Wilson > Piper[1] > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wolfman’s Brother -> Boogie On Reggae Woman, Wading in the Velvet Sea > Run Like an Antelope, Carolina

Encore: First Tube > You Enjoy Myself[2] -> Proud Mary[3]

[1] A portion of the jam was based around the chords to Oye Como Va.
[2] Oye Como Va and Another One Bites the Dust teases. Daniel Saw the Stone tease in vocal jam.
[3] a cappella.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.jordan.7545 Tony Jordan

    I was at this show also and I totally remember the waterfall of glow sticks. I also remember there being talk after the show that this would be the last Phish show. This was primarily due to “Proud Mary” being the last song done acappella. That was the first time they had done that song in 1362 shows (biggest breakout of all time?). That show (12/2/83) was the second show they ever did and some thought they were bringing it full circle to end their career as a band. We now know that wasn’t (thankfully!) to be.