By request, extensive teasing of Iron Man preceded La Grange. The YEM vocal jam was based on the word “down” and contained teases of When the Levee Breaks. BBFCFM contained teases of the Flintstones theme and London Bridge Is Falling Down. This show is full of stage banter throughout, focused on the Dance Contest that took place during BBFCFM and Swing Low, “Art Funk” and “Foul, Reek and Fecal.” “Spunky Billington” (Ninja Mike) & Magoo from Ninja Custodian won the seemingly rigged dance contest and received the grand prize of Phish T-Shirts and a $20 bill. The listing for the third set may be incomplete. Some copies of this show in circulation are mislabeled as 6/18/88.
Noteworthy Jams
Teases
When the Levee Breaks tease in You Enjoy Myself, Theme from The Flintstones and London Bridge Is Falling Down teases in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Iron Man tease
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-06-19

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener There's a reason this show has no reviews until now. It's about as standard as standard comes. If you've heard any other show from 1988, you've basically heard 6-19-88 already. There's not much of interest here, unless you want to hear the rare "I Know A Little" or an early "Contact", although 5-24-88 and 6-15-88 respectively are better versions anyway.

The single highlight is a very crisply played "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", although if you're a Big Leg Emma fan, there's certainly no reason to miss this solid version.

Everything else is kind of a disappointment; the "La Grange" is short, "The Curtain With" is somewhat sloppy, "Antelope" doesn't have a lot going on, and the "Art Funk" references aren't that amusing or worth hearing. Sadly, the YEM is missing from the Phishtracks tape of the show, so I'll never know if it was any good.
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September 29, 2000
16 years ago
Thomas & Mack Center

Set 1: Carini, Rift, Frankenstein, Mellow Mood, Wilson[1] > Spock's Brain > Bathtub Gin > Character Zero

Set 2: Dinner and a Movie, The Moma Dance > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Fluffhead > Meatstick > Walk This Way[2], Rapper's Delight[2], You Shook Me All Night Long[3]

Encore: We're an American Band[4]

[1] Heavy metal jam.
[2] Phish debut; Kid Rock on guest vocals.
[3] First Phish performance in its entirety; Kid Rock on guest vocals.
[4] Kid Rock on guest vocals.

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