17 years gone brah... Phish 7.6.00 in Soundboard Posted July 7, 2017 · Report reply About six months before this show Doug (eventually from The John Henry's) was at my place and heard YEM (NYE '00 I think?). It was his first time hearing Phish. "I feel like I just heard Hendrix for the first time," he said, and he asked to borrow the cassette. Three months later he's at my place again and he says, "Oh, I have that Phish tape to give back to you." I asked him if he learned anything from it and he told me he had learnt YEM. "Show me," I said, handing him an electric guitar. Now if you know Doug, you know he learns things right, and this was in an era when the two of us did nothing, and I mean nothing but play/study/teach guitar. He had spent several hours a day for months working on the tune by ear and he sat on the couch in front of me and played along with the tape for the entire twenty minutes without missing a single guitar note. I swear it was as exciting to watch as being on the rail at a Phish show. And so I brought him to this show in Toronto, and all I wanted was for the band to play YEM. They did, and it was awesome.