This show was at the wedding reception of Beth and Steven Drebber (the latter of The Joneses fame). Blue Sky was dedicated to the newlyweds. During Suzy, Mike teased Sunshine of Your Love, Trey teased the Popeye theme, and some of the attendees got on the trampolines. On Your Way Down was preceded by La Grange teases. Blue Monk was played for the first time since February 21, 1987 (198 shows). I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Icculus included Steven Drebber on vocals and an unknown trumpet player (possibly Fish). Antelope featured Steven on drums and Fish on trumpet and trombone.  This show included the first known performance of The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, the first known public Phish performances of On Green Dolphin Street, Autumn Leaves, and My Favorite Things, and the first known Phish performances of In a Mellow Tone, Four, Lucky Seven, Blue Sky and Night and Day.
Teases
La Grange tease, Sunshine of Your Love and Theme from Popeye teases in Suzy Greenberg
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-08-12

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener This "show" must have been a fun one to be at; it certainly sounds like the wedding guests are having a blast during the ceremonial "first bounce". Blue Sky is a cool debut, and everything (minus Rocky Top, which just sounds *off*) is well played.

This is the definition of a novelty show, not really one that is required listening, but is definitely worth a look as a curiosity. Numerous interesting moments abound, including a couple rarely played tunes, Page and Trey criticizing the guests' dancing abilities, and the fact that somehow it was okay for Phish to play YEM at a WEDDING. Toss in a humorous Icculus and a surprisingly competent Antelope (given that the drummer was someone other than Fish)...

3 stars.
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October 01, 2000
16 years ago
Desert Sky Pavilion

Set 1: First Tube > Wolfman's Brother, Back on the Train, Beauty of My Dreams, Vultures, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Billy Breathes, Llama[1], Lawn Boy, Runaway Jim

Set 2: Roses Are Free > Piper[2] -> Guy Forget[3] -> When the Circus Comes > Camel Walk, Driver, David Bowie

Encore: Waste

[1] Trey introduced the band during Llama before encouraging the audience to clap along with him. He slapped himself on the forehead and encouraged fans to slap the foreheads of the person next to them.
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Debut.

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