Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Inception) recently appeared as a special commentator of SiriusXM’s Phish Radio, describing his first time seeing the band on 7/30/97 in Ventura County, Calif.
“I have a distinct memory of singing along to [“Bouncing Around The Room”] with my buddies,” Gordon-Levitt recalls. “…And I have a distinct memory of singing that same song with my same friends 20 years later And to me, like, that is what life is all about.”
Then, the actor gets choked up, adding, “Honestly, what I haven’t talked about as much this whole time of what Phish really means to me, more than anything is my friends that I love. I’m getting emotional. It’s my friends that I love this band with.”
[Editors Note: With this in mind, can someone please edit this scene with some Phish tunes in the background?]
Listen to Gordon-Levitt’s comments and check out his first show’s setlist (courtesy of Phish.net) below:
July 30, 1997
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, Calif.
Set I: NICU > Wolfman’s Brother > Chalk Dust Torture, Water in the Sky, Stash, Weigh > Piper > Cars Trucks Buses, Character Zero
Set II: Punch You in the Eye > Free > David Bowie -> Cities -> David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room, Uncle Pen, Prince Caspian > Fire
Enc: My Soul
 Simpsons signal in intro.