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Link Friday, 02/01/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Mike'sMike's Song > DEGDave's Energy Guide, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Prep School Hippie, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Notes: It is unconfirmed if this setlist is correct for this date, as it is identical to the first set of 2/3/86. If the setlist is correct, this show marked the first known performances of Mike's Song, Dave's Energy Guide, You Enjoy Myself, Alumni Blues, Letter to Jimmy Page, Prep School Hippie, and Run Like an Antelope.

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

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Link Friday, 02/15/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Friday, 02/22/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 02/25/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 03/02/1985
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 03/04/1985
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Anarchy[1], Camel Walk, Fire Up the Ganja[2], Skippy the Wondermouse[3], In the Midnight Hour

[1] First known version.
[2] First known Phish version; Bobby Hackney and Jah Roy on vocals.
[3] With McGrupp lyrics.

Notes: This show was an African Relief benefit for OXFAM. Fire Up the Ganja (which is the song Fire on the Mountain with different lyrics) featured Bobby Hackney and Jah Roy of the band Lambsbread on vocals. This setlist is incomplete and featured the first known version of Anarchy and first known Phish version of Fire Up the Ganja. This is the first known version of Skippy to have McGrupp lyrics. (This song was called Skippy by the band at this time, even though it eventually became McGrupp.)

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Link Friday, 03/08/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley[1]

[1] First known Phish performance.

Notes: This show featured the first known performance of Sneakin' Sally through the Alley.

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Link Saturday, 03/16/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: AlumniAlumni Blues[1], Skippy the Wondermouse, Bertha, Jam, Mike'sMike's Song[1]

[1] First known performance.

Notes: During the jam, cartoons were shown behind the band on six television screens. The cartoons got faster and faster while the band did the same. If the 2/1/85 setlist is not correct for that date, then this show featured the first known performances of Alumni Blues and Mike's Song.

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Link Friday, 03/29/1985
Doolin's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 04/06/1985
Finbar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: HydrogenI Am Hydrogen[1], Don't Want You No More, Cities, Wild Child, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Jam, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page[1] > AlumniAlumni Blues > Mike'sMike's Song[2] > DEGDave's Energy Guide[1], Big Leg Emma[3], Revolution[1], Anarchy, I Wish[3], Camel Walk, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters[4] > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman

Set 3: QuinnQuinn the Eskimo[3]

[1] First known performance.
[2] Vocal section at the end with lyrics to the effect of "Life is not what it seems."
[3] First known Phish performance.
[4] First known performance. Narrated rather than sung.

Notes: This show was a benefit for Tools for Peace and Justice in Central America and featured the first known performances of Hydrogen, Revolution, and McGrupp and the first known Phish performances of Big Leg Emma and Quinn the Eskimo. The jam after Slave may have been Back Porch Boogie Blues. The end of Mike's Song contained a vocal section with lyrics to the effect of "Life is not what it seems." Revolution was dedicated to Anne Labrusciano and Trey explained it used to be entitled "Leunig’s Sucks" but now it’s entitled “Revolution”. Run Like An Antelope was introduced by Trey as “Run Like an Antelope Out of Control”. McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters was narrated rather than sung. If the 2/1/85 setlist is not correct for that date, then this show featured the first known performances of Letter to Jimmy Page, Dave's Energy Guide, and Run Like an Antelope.

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Link Friday, 04/19/1985
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: It is unclear whether a show occurred on this date or not. The recording of this show that circulates, both as 4/19/85 and as 5/19/85, contains the Scarlet -> Eyes -> Whipping Post from 5/3/85, and both the Midnight Hour and Fire Up the Ganja (with members of the band Lambsbread) from 3/4/85 Hunt's. 

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Link Sunday, 04/21/1985
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: This show was performed at The Bowl in the center of campus.

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Link Wednesday, 05/01/1985
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: In what must have been the busiest day in early Phishtory, the band played four shows (three of which were fraternity parties).

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Link Wednesday, 05/01/1985
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: In what must have been the busiest day in early Phishtory, the band played four shows (three of which were fraternity parties).

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Link Wednesday, 05/01/1985
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: In what must have been the busiest day in early Phishtory, the band played four shows (three of which were fraternity parties).

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Link Wednesday, 05/01/1985
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: In what must have been the busiest day in early Phishtory, the band played four shows (three of which were fraternity parties).

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Link Friday, 05/03/1985
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Mike'sMike's Song > DEGDave's Energy Guide, Big Leg Emma

Set 2: AlumniAlumni Blues, Wild Child, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Jam -> Cities, Bring It On Home[1]

Set 3: Scarlet Begonias > Eyes of the World -> Whipping Post[2] -> McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[3] > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope -> The Other One[4]

Encore: Anarchy

[1] First known Phish performance; Bobby Brown on harmonica.
[2] Jeff on vocals.
[3] Reggae jam.
[4] First known Phish performance.

Notes: This show was performed at the Last Day Party on UVM’s Redstone campus. It marked Page’s debut with the band, as he sat in during portions of the third set. In fact, Big Leg Emma was preceded by an announcement from Trey that “our friend Page, from Goddard, will sit in later.” Bring it On Home featured Bobby Brown on harmonica and Whipping Post featured Jeff on vocals. McGrupp was dedicated to Fishman. Makisupa featured a reggae jam. This show featured the only known Phish performances of Bring It On Home and The Other One.

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Link Tuesday, 05/07/1985
Finbar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Friday, 05/31/1985
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Big Leg Emma

Notes: This show was a benefit for the Union of Concerned Students (UCS), a group that worked with anti-Apartheid forces to help pull UVM investments out of South Africa. Herbal Tea also played at this show. It appears that Big Leg Emma may have been played, but the setlist is unknown.

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Link Thursday, 09/26/1985
WRUV Radio, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Dog Log[1], Prep School Hippie[1], Camel Walk, AlumniAlumni Blues, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, DEGDave's Energy Guide, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters

[1] First known performance.

Notes: This was an in-studio set that was aired live on the WRUV “Exposure” radio show. Before Antelope, the band invited fans to the Slade Hall gig on the following night. Prep School Hippie was introduced as “Trust Fund Baby.” This performance was the band’s first with Page as an official member and featured the first known versions of Dog Log and Prep School Hippie.

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

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Link Friday, 09/27/1985
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Low Rider Jam > Big Leg Emma, Wild Child, Bluegrass, Camel Walk, Possum[1], Fire, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, In the Midnight Hour

Set 2: Melt the Guns[1] > Unknown Instrumental, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Prep School Hippie[2]

Set 3: Mike'sMike's Song > DEGDave's Energy Guide, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Cities, Anarchy, Revolution, Anarchy[3], Revolution[4], MakisupaMakisupa Policeman

[1] First known version.
[2] First known public performance.
[3] Sung as "Sex Mob"
[4] Sung as "Dead Cops"

Notes: This show was performed on the Redstone campus, is likely incomplete based on song and tape cuts, and may have been two sets instead of three. This show featured the first known performances of Possum and Melt the Guns and the first known public performance of Prep School Hippie. Anarchy and Revolution were performed twice with the second versions being sung as "Sex Mob" and "Dead Cops" respectively. Trey jokingly introduced McGrupp as "Love the One You're With." The segue between McGrupp and Cities included a jam that would eventually become the end of David Bowie. The band handed out boxes of macaroni and cheese during Melt the Guns for the audience to use as shakers. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Thursday, 10/17/1985
Finbar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: T.V. Theme[1], AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > Mike'sMike's Song, DEGDave's Energy Guide, Revolution, Anarchy, Camel Walk, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters

[1] First known performance.

Notes: This show featured the first known performance of T.V. Theme. Some fans have labeled the show-opening jam a “Star Trek Jam.”

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Link Saturday, 10/26/1985
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: "Halloween Fest" This would have been Phish’s first Halloween celebration, but they were unable to play. References to the show are made in The Phish Book; for audio comments, dig deep into the Hunt’s show four nights later.

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

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Link Wednesday, 10/30/1985
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: HoodHarry Hood[1], Dog Log[2] > Possum, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, I Wish, Revival, AlumniAlumni Blues[3] > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Prep School Hippie, Skippy the Wondermouse

[1] First known version.
[2] First known public version.
[3] Lyric referenced pumpkin pie.

Notes: This show contained the first known version of Harry Hood and the first known public version of Dog Log. Trey remarked during the intro to Hood that "this one is a story of the man who lives directly across the street from us right now." (The house on King Street where Trey, Fish, and Brian Long lived was across the street from the Hood factory.) Slave was dedicated to “Brickle.” Trey’s humorous comments about being “back on Planet Earth” were in reference to the events at Goddard on October 26. Alumni had a reference to pumpkin pie. This setlist is likely incomplete.

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Link Thursday, 11/14/1985
Memorial Auditorium Basement, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], Hurricane[2], MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2] > Piggies[2] -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2] -> Drums[3] > AlumniAlumni Blues[2] > Dear Mrs. Reagan[2]

[1] Acoustic. Possible female vocalist accompaniment.
[2] Acoustic.
[3] Possible guest appearance by Marc Daubert, at least one member of The Joneses, and possibly others.

Notes: This show was an acoustic benefit that also featured performances by The Joneses and The Visions. Fish played percussion instead of a drumkit. Slave appeared to have a female vocalist accompanying Trey. This show also featured the first known Phish versions of Hurricane and Piggies. Makisupa included additional impromptu verses regarding Mike, Fish and their "new friend, Page." Piggies was dedicated to Harry Mitiguy, then president of the Howard Bank (referred to by Trey as "Howard Mitiguy"). The drum jam out of Makisupa may have included Marc Daubert, at least one member of The Joneses, and possibly others. Phish's archivist, Kevin Shapiro, played the Makisupa > Piggies -> Makisupa portion of this show on From the Archives on 10/30/09 at Festival 8. The date of this show may be 11/19/85.

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Link Saturday, 11/23/1985
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 1: Wild Thing[1]

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song, Whipping Post Jam, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope -> DEGDave's Energy Guide

[1] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) and Dark Star teases in Whipping Post

Notes: This list for Set II is likely incomplete, as the only recording that circulates fades in and out at points. The “Whipping Post Jam” fades in after Mike’s Song on the recording that circulates. This “Jam” contained jams reminiscent of The Grateful Dead’s The Other One and Dark Star. It also featured Norwegian Wood teases from Mike, and a jam reminiscent of the early intro to Harry Hood. Antelope fades in after the “Whipping Post Jam” fades out. The complete lists for Sets I (featuring the first known Phish performance of Wild Thing) and II are not known, although Mike has referenced the first set Wild Thing in interviews and in The Phish Book.

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Link Friday, 12/13/1985
Private Party, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: This show is sometimes noted as the “Red House Party.”

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