August 2, 1997
The Gorge Amphitheater
Set I: Theme From the Bottom, Genseng Sullivan, Ghost, Dogs Stole Things, Divided Sky, Wolfman's Brother, Water in the Sky, Split Open and Melt
Set II: Down with Disease>Tweezer>Johnny B. Goode>Sparkle, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Loving Cup>Tweeprise. E: Harry Hood
We had dealt with the camping fiasco and were comfortable in our compound along the back ridges of the Gorge's massive campgrounds. Having traveled for weeks around the majestic northwest and enjoyed the beauty, the weather, the free attitude of the road we were finally settled in to the Gorge. This was the largest Phish crowd since the Clifford Ball and the first of any real mass on the West coast. I was in awe from the traffic snarls, the vast Gorge Amphitheater campground, and the tens of thousands of fans all flocking to the high Washington desert for Phish.