1987

January: 19 | 21
February: 01 | 02 | 07 | 13 | 21 | 27
March: 06 | 22 | 23
April: 24 | 28 | 29
May: 10 | 11 | 12 | 16 | 20
August: 09 | 10 | 21 | 22 | 29
September: 02 | 03 | 04 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 27
October: 10 | 14 | 18 | 19 | 21 | 23 | 24 | 31
November: 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 21 | 22 | 23
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.
The second set listing is incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Bag. The first known performance of I Didn’t Know was dedicated to Brian Long.
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!
This show marked the first known performance of The Chase outside of Lushington. This setlist is likely incomplete.

SET 1: Setlist unknown

SET 2: Prep School Hippie[1], Divided Sky

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.
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.
The listed setbreaks may be incorrect. Happy Birthday, played in a decidedly 'dub' style, was dedicated to “Spup.” This show marked the first known Phish performances of Rocky Top and Terrapin. Flat Fee was teased after Antelope.
Lushington did not contain any lyrics. Makisupa included the band playing with varied special effects. This setlist is likely incomplete.
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.
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.
Icculus was dedicated to Paul Languedoc’s mother on her birthday. This show featured the first known Phish performance of Jesus Just Left Chicago.
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.
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.
This gig was part of Goddard’s SpringFest.
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."
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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