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Link Monday, 01/19/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Wednesday, 01/21/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Wilson

Set 2: HydrogenI Am Hydrogen, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, Skin It Back > Cities, Fluffhead

Notes: It is possible this setlist may belong to 1/19/87 or both shows may have happened with this list properly attributed to 1/21/1987. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Sunday, 02/01/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 02/02/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Friday, 02/13/1987
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

Set 1: Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Possum, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light -> QuinnQuinn the Eskimo, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues[1], SuzySuzy Greenberg[2], Sanity[3], GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Wilson, Melt the Guns -> DEGDave's Energy Guide, Fluffhead[3], HoodHarry Hood[3]

[1] No vocals.
[2] First known version; Dude of Life on vocals.
[3] Dude of Life on vocals.

Notes: The Dude of Life made a guest appearance on vocals during Suzy (first known version), Sanity, Fluffhead, and Hood. There were no vocals on the return to Alumni Blues after Letter to Jimmy Page.

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Link Saturday, 02/21/1987
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Why Don't You Love Me?[1]

Set 2: Fluffhead, Fire, SuzySuzy Greenberg, Dear Mrs. Reagan, Camel Walk, Back Porch Boogie Blues, Blue Monk[1], Clod, Lushington, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman[1], Ya Mar[1], Corinna[1], Dog Log, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues

[1] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· Take the 'A' Train tease in Blue Monk

Notes: While this show may have taken place six nights later, this date is believed to be correct. This setlist is incomplete. The show contained the first known Phish performances of Why Don't You Love Me?, Blue Monk, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Ya Mar, and Corinna. In the intro to Blue Monk, Trey said “Ladies and gentlemen, three quarters of the Bob Dylan Band.” Blue Monk subsequently contained an 'A' Train tease from Page.

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Link Friday, 02/27/1987
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: Recordings circulate with this date with the same performance that is listed for 2/21/87.  It is unclear whether these songs were performed on 2/27/87 or 2/21/87.

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Link Friday, 03/06/1987
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 1: Funky Bitch, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, Corinna, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, QuinnQuinn the Eskimo > Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley

Set 2: Free Bird[1], Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday to You[2] > HoodHarry Hood, Tell Me Something Good[3] > Possum, Freeworld[4], Wilson

Encore: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

[1] First known Phish performance; Ninja Mike on vocals.
[2] To "Sue and Debra." Long, reggae-influenced version.
[3] First known Phish performance; unidentified female lead vocalist.
[4] First known Phish performance; Jim Pollock on vocals.

Notes: Free Bird was an actual attempt at the song and not an a cappella version, but was performed quite mockingly and not in its entirety. It did, however, feature Ninja Mike on vocals. Happy Birthday was sung to “Sue and Debra” and was a long, reggae-influenced version. Tell Me Something Good featured an unidentified female lead vocalist. Jim Pollock offered vocals for the only known performance of Freeworld. This show featured the first known Phish performances of Free Bird, Tell Me Something Good, and Freeworld.

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Link Sunday, 03/22/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 03/23/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Funky Bitch, Mike'sMike's Song > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Sparks[1]

Set 2: Fluffhead, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Ride Captain Ride[1] -> DEGDave's Energy Guide, Corinna, Why Don't You Love Me? > Camel Walk, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

[1] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· Wot and John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt quotes in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Based on comments made by the band during the show, it appears that there may have been a third set. However, only the first two sets are known to circulate. This gig featured the first known performances of Ride Captain Ride and Sparks. YEM contained Wot (Captain Sensible) and John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt quotes.

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Link Friday, 04/24/1987
Billings Lounge, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, BagAC/DC Bag -> Possum, Fluffhead, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> DEGDave's Energy Guide, Punch Me in the Eye[1] > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, HydrogenI Am Hydrogen -> Who Do? We Do![1], BowieDavid Bowie, Dear Mrs. Reagan > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

[1] First known performance.

Notes: Phish played this show at the conclusion of “Earth Week.” This gig featured the only known performance of Punch Me in the Eye and the first known performance of Who Do? We Do!

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Link Tuesday, 04/28/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Wednesday, 04/29/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: She Caught the KatyShe Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Fire, Skin It Back -> Cities, Lushington

Set 2: Dog Log, Melt the Guns -> DEGDave's Energy Guide, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train[1], Halley'sHalley's Comet > QuinnQuinn the Eskimo > BagAC/DC Bag

Set 3: PeachesPeaches en Regalia > Fluffhead, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, Anarchy, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, TimberTimber (Jerry)[2], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Sparks > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew[2], Come On (Part One)[2], HydrogenI Am Hydrogen -> Who Do? We Do!

Encore: FYFFuck Your Face[3]

[1] First known Phish performance; Jeff Friedberg on saxophone.
[2] First known Phish performance.
[3] Debut.

Notes: This show featured the debut of Fuck Your Face and the first known Phish performances of Take the ‘A’ Train, Timber (Jerry), The Ballad of Curtis Loew, and Come On (Part One). 'A' Train featured Jeff Friedberg on saxophone. The Fuck Your Face debut was in dispute for many years, though the Phish.com setlist file seems to confirm that the song was indeed performed on this date.

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Link Sunday, 05/10/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 05/11/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Lushington[1] -> Possum, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Clod, PeachesPeaches en Regalia > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday[2] > Avenu Malkenu[3] > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[4], Ya Mar

Encore: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Corinna, LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page

[1] No lyrics.
[2] First known performance.
[3] First known Phish performance.
[4] Keyword referenced dioxin and Gaddafi.

Notes: This show included some funny stage banter, including Trey’s announcement after TMWSIY: “That was called ‘The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday... and I’m going to get my head sharpened.” Lushington did not contain any lyrics. A set break was announced after Ya Mar, so this is the complete first set. The list for the second set is not known. This show featured the first known performance of The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday as well as the first known Phish performance of Avenu Malkenu. The keyword for Makisupa was "Woke up in the morning, dioxin on my head / Woke up in the afternoon Gaddafi in my bed."

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Link Tuesday, 05/12/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 05/16/1987
Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: This gig was part of Goddard’s SpringFest.

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Link Wednesday, 05/20/1987
The Ranch, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: Wilson > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Back Porch Boogie Blues > Lushington[1] -> Possum, HoodHarry Hood, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, AlumniAlumni Blues[2]

Set 2: Fire

[1] No lyrics.
[2] Guests from The Joneses and Mental Floss on rhythm guitar and saxophone.

Notes: This show was a co-bill with The Joneses. This setlist may be incomplete, as it was taken from a video that circulates. Lushington did not contain any lyrics. Alumni featured guests from local bands The Joneses and Mental Floss on rhythm guitar and saxophone.

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Link Sunday, 08/09/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, La Grange[1], Lushington[2] -> Possum, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, TimberTimber (Jerry), GTBTGood Times Bad Times, BagAC/DC Bag, Shaggy Dog, Funky Bitch

Set 2: Curtain WithThe Curtain With[3], Halley'sHalley's Comet > SlothThe Sloth[3], Light UpLight Up Or Leave Me Alone -> Skin It Back, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Fluffhead, Fee[3], HoodHarry Hood, Harpua[3], SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 3: BowieDavid Bowie, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Ya Mar, DividedDivided Sky[3], Flat Fee[3], McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Corinna

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] No lyrics.
[3] First known performance.

Notes: This show marked the first known performances of The Curtain With, The Sloth, Fee, Harpua, Divided Sky, and Flat Fee, as well as the first known Phish performance of La Grange. Lushington did not contain any lyrics.

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Link Friday, 08/21/1987
Ian McLean's Farm, Hebron, NY

Set 1: Dog Log, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, DividedDivided Sky, Funky Bitch, HoodHarry Hood, Clod, Curtain WithThe Curtain With, Light UpLight Up Or Leave Me Alone, Shaggy Dog, Wilson, Camel Walk

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song -> HYHUHold Your Head Up[1], Harpua[2] > Bundle of Joy[3] > Harpua -> GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Sparks[4], Flat Fee, Fee, Skin It Back -> Low Rider Jam -> Back Porch Boogie Blues -> SlothThe Sloth

Set 3: BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars[3], McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Stir It Up Jam, Makisupa JamMakisupa Policeman Jam[5] -> BowieDavid Bowie[6] > Sanity, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] Restarted after the opening lyric.
[3] First known performance.
[4] Extended intro.
[5] Freestyle reggae rapping from Trey.
[6] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Sneakin' Sally through the Alley tease in Harpua
· La Bamba quote in Low Rider
· Tom Sawyer tease in David Bowie
· Trench Town Rock, Jingle Jangle Jingle, Smoke on the Water, Slipknot!, and Whipping Post quotes
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Mike's Song

Notes: This show is mislabeled on many recordings as 8/27/87. Teases were everywhere, including a Trench Town Rock quote from Trey before Hood, a Whipping Post tease from Fish and a Jingle Jangle Jingle tease from Trey after HYHU, a full band Sneakin' Sally tease before Golgi, a Smoke on the Water tease after Sparks, La Bamba lyrics in the Low Rider Jam, as well as a full band HYHU tease and a Slipknot! tease from Trey before McGrupp. Harpua was played by request and was restarted after the opening lyric, which was repeated. The intro to Sparks was extended while Fish relieved himself. McGrupp was introduced as "The Gala Event." The third set was heavy on jamming and light on lyrics. Trey delivered some freestyle reggae rapping before and during the Makisupa Jam that some fans have labeled the “Mouse House Rap.” Mike's included a DEG tease from Trey. David Bowie contained a Tom Sawyer tease and was unfinished. This show contained the first known performances of Bundle of Joy and BBFCFM and the first known Phish performance of HYHU.

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Link Saturday, 08/29/1987
The Ranch, South Burlington, VT

Set 1: AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Flat Fee, Lushington, SuzySuzy Greenberg > HYHUHold Your Head Up > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Mustang Sally, Ya Mar, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday

Set 2: Clod, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Curtain WithThe Curtain With, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Possum, HoodHarry Hood, TimberTimber (Jerry), BagAC/DC Bag, DividedDivided Sky, Harpua > Bundle of Joy > Harpua

Set 3: La Grange, Corinna, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen[1] > Who Do? We Do!, Shaggy Dog, BowieDavid Bowie[2] -> JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago

Encore: She Caught the KatyShe Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride

[1] First known "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever" lyrics.
[2] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Wilson tease in Alumni Blues
· Hold Your Head Up and Sussudio teases in Suzy Greenberg
· Streets of Cairo tease in David Bowie
· Surfin' Bird tease
· Call to the Post tease in Ya Mar

Notes: This show was dedicated to Eric Larson, who took care of Trey’s dog Marley over the summer. Alumni contained a Wilson tease. HYHU was teased before Suzy. Suzy contained HYHU teases and a Sussudio quote from Trey. Surfin' Bird was teased after Mustang Sally. Ya Mar was dedicated to Marley and included a Call to the Post tease by Trey. This show featured the first known Hydrogen to contain the lyrics "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever." Bowie contained a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey and was unfinished.

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Link Wednesday, 09/02/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag, Fluffhead, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, DividedDivided Sky, Wilson, BowieDavid Bowie, Lushington[1] -> Possum, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, TimberTimber (Jerry), Shaggy Dog, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

[1] No lyrics.

Notes: Lushington did not contain any lyrics. Makisupa included the band playing with varied special effects. This setlist is likely incomplete.

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Link Thursday, 09/03/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Sunday, 09/20/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Sunday, 09/27/1987
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

No known setlist!

Notes: There was no show on this date. The show that circulated for many years as "9/27/87" has been determined to have occurred instead on February 20, 1988.

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

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Link Saturday, 10/10/1987
The Ranch, Shelburne, VT

Set 1: Setlist unknown

Set 2: Prep School Hippie[1], DividedDivided Sky

[1] Aborted.

Notes: This show was Wayne Stout's birthday party at Eric Larson’s house. The band played two sets and there are no recordings in circulation. Eric requested Prep School Hippie, which the band aborted, going into  Divided Sky. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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

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Link Wednesday, 10/14/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: PeachesPeaches en Regalia, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> GolgiGolgi Apparatus > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > The Chase[1] > Fluffhead -> DEGDave's Energy Guide > Possum

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie, BagAC/DC Bag > DividedDivided Sky > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Clod > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman

[1] First known performance outside of Lushington.

Notes: This show marked the first known performance of The Chase outside of Lushington. This setlist is likely incomplete.

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Link Sunday, 10/18/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 10/19/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Friday, 10/23/1987
Cork's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 10/24/1987
Cork's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 10/31/1987
Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 1: Jam -> Whipping Post[1], Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley -> Back Porch Boogie Blues > Halley'sHalley's Comet > Light UpLight Up Or Leave Me Alone, Love You[2], BagAC/DC Bag, Possum, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

Set 2: TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > TimberTimber (Jerry), The Chase > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > Who Do? We Do!, Fee > DividedDivided Sky > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Clod, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > Fluffhead, BowieDavid Bowie

[1] "Slice my nipple" lyric.
[2] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· Low Rider tease in Jam

Notes: This show was a double bill with The Joneses, and featured the first known performance of Love You. The jam before Whipping Post included Low Rider teases. Whipping Post had a lyric changed to "slice my nipple." It has been reported that Fish shaved his entire body for this show!

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Link Thursday, 11/19/1987
Hunt's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Sparks, Funky Bitch, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, HoodHarry Hood, Fire

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry), Fluffhead, IDKI Didn't Know, Fee, Corinna, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues

Set 3: Jam, SuzySuzy Greenberg > Possum, DividedDivided Sky > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Dinner and a Movie[1], Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew, Whipping Post, Harpua, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, Camel Walk, La Grange, Bike[2], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

[1] First known performance.
[2] First known Phish performance.

Notes: Divided Sky was botched badly, leading Trey to launch humorously into BBFCFM. This show contained the first known performance of Dinner and a Movie, the first known Phish performance of Bike, and was the last known show at Hunt’s.  Trey introduced ‘A’ Train as Fuck Your Face.

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Link Sunday, 11/22/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 11/23/1987
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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