An emcee announced before the show that Phish would not be performing since they broke up in the dressing room beforehand. Instead, he announced that the show would be performed by “Phish 2000.” Trey teased Buried Alive in Landlady. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Oom Pa Pa signals, while Buried Alive also contained Charlie Chan and I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart signals. My Sweet One contained Mockingbird teases. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. The Bowie intro featured a medley of mostly songs played earlier in the show: Possum, Fly Famous Mockingbird, Forbin's, Divided Sky, Landlady, Mike's Song, The Asse Festival, Lizards, Foam, Harry Hood, and Makisupa. Bowie also included Fire On the Bayou and Wipe Out teases from Mike.
Noteworthy Jams
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1990-11-02

Review by kedrar

kedrar I remember this show because one of my best friends was manning the beer booth, since he worked for the University catering service. I drank a bunch of beer that night. I also remember him saying it was one of the best nights he ever had at work since the band was so excellent.

I could swear that they played Run like an antelope, because they dedicated it to Eric Bieniemy, who was a running back at University of Colorado at the time.
, attached to 1990-11-02

Review by Anonymous

Submitted to the legacy Phish.net site 12/28/99...

Well I just thought I'd put my thoughts in for this show. At $8 it was a bargain. Boulder was beautiful that evening due to the snow that was falling.

Really thick flakes. The scene was very mellow and small. I think it sold out eventually. The venue was really cool. Just a not too large ball room with a stage set up in the middle of one of the walls. I'd say that the playing was amazing. I loved all the song teases in David Bowie. I don't know how many but they touched on a lot of songs they had played throughout the evening. I remember being real excited about the La Grange. Being my second show, YEM and MIke's Song/ Weekapaug Groove were a blast cause of the trampolines. They did that at my first show so I was excited to see it again. Unfortunately the only music I had of them was a tape of my first show so I didn't know all the songs. After the show the crowd engaged in a playful snowball fight outside. Just a great time and scene.
, attached to 1990-11-02

Review by Fathership

Fathership This stellar show begins with little charisma as the band runs through several average (but not poorly played) hits before a ripping Mike's Groove. The Weekapaug in particular is madness. Things turn to 11 for the rest of the show. A nice Esther leads to a slow, funky Cavern. The set closing Possum is shredded by Trey and takes a detour into Buried Alive during the intro. It's a little jarring but very fun. Nice set, hear the Groove and the Possum if nothing else.

Set two begins with a short Suzy and a bare but nicely played Forbin's. The next two tunes are great but what you'll take away from this set is the monster YEM. Sublime, tight playing and cooperation from everyone as well as thrilling solos from Trey make this one to grab. Sweet vocal jam, too. Lizards, IDK, and a teasefest Bowie close this set in fine form. A slick Lawn Boy and a rousing La Grange round out the show nicely. Generally above average playing throughout and a few soaring highlights make this a four star show. Also, the SBD is real easy on the ears.
, attached to 1990-11-02

Review by KingDisco

KingDisco I am surprised by how little notice this show is getting. I really enjoyed this. Pretty average to above average for most of the show. Possum jam as good as advertised. After a really really tight Foam, the second set ends in a smoking hot fashion. The YEM is about as good as it gets so early. The set ends with an awesome tease heavy Bowie. Check out this early gem, it's rocking with a delicious SBD.
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