Happy New Year! Welcome to the 306th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, on Tuesday, the first* and easiest of January. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of the mystery clip. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Wednesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, after which each person gets one more guess before I reveal the correct answer on Thursday. Good luck!
*Reminder: For the first MJM of each month, only folks who have never won an MJM are allowed to answer before the hint. If you have never won an MJM, please answer as a blog comment below. If you have previously won an MJM, but you'd like to submit a guess before the hint, you may do so by PMing me; once the hint has been posted, everyone should answer on the blog. If that's confusing to you, check out the handy decision tree I threw together to help guide you. If you're not sure if you've won before, check in the MJM Results spreadsheet linked below.
Answer: Congrats to @serpent_deflector on his first MJM win! Shortly thereafter the hint, which was a picture of peyote cactus – "Cactus" being Mike's nickname, hinting at "Mike's Song" (and other things, as explained in the comments) – @serpent_deflector correctly identified the 8/3/88 "Mike's Song." Some folks got thrown for a loop by the "Dave's Energy Guide" tease about 17 seconds in, which wasn't listed on the phish.net setlists at the time of the MJM, but thanks to the setlist team, it is now listed. Come back next week for MJM307, a puzzle I'm really excited about...
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