This Phish classic came to define their live shows and is probably their most popular song. Rolling Stone
magazine named it #85 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar songs, where they explained that Trey Anastasio wrote the song in the summer of 1985 when he was 20 years old and traveling in Europe with Phish drummer Jon Fishman. Said Anastasio: "I was coming up with these little bits, but I never really sat down to write anything. We'd be sitting around the bonfire with, like, 20 people, watching the stars and listening to the waves crash, and I'd be strumming along. I'd play something like the opening part of the song, and it would stick in my head. And the next week, we'd be standing on the street, and I'd come up with another part. I would just glue them together - the song is like a travel journal."
Bertrand - Paris, France