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Link Wednesday, 01/18/1989
Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT

Set 1: Dear Mrs. Reagan

Notes: The setlist is incomplete. Dear Mrs. Reagan was played to commemorate George Bush’s impending inauguration and Nancy Reagan’s departure from the White House.

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Link Wednesday, 01/25/1989
Penny Post, Old Town, ME

Set 1: Fee, Fluffhead

Notes: The setlist is incomplete.

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Link Thursday, 01/26/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Soundcheck: The Sloth > Possum

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know[1], GolgiGolgi Apparatus, AlumniAlumni Blues[2] > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, LizardsThe Lizards, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, Sanity[3], DividedDivided Sky, Fee, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg, Icculus, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, SlothThe Sloth -> Possum, Contact, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Foam, BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: BagAC/DC Bag, Fire

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] Additional lyrics.
[3] Fast version.

Teases:
· Minkin tease

Notes: This was the band’s first major gig in Boston. The Paradise held around 650 people, they didn’t think the band could come close to selling out the room and so refused to book Phish. John Paluska and Ben Hunter, who were managing Phish at the time, therefore rented the room for the evening. John and Ben promoted the gig heavily, including via radio. Tickets were only $5. Tom Baggott, a fan of the band, helped get Burlington fans to the show by Greyhound bus. Not only did the gig sell out, but there were some 200 people shut out (mostly Boston University and Boston College students). I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Alumni contained additional lyrics. Prior to YEM, Trey welcomed his mom, who had come "all the way from Ireland." After YEM, Trey said that they had a special guest that night for the person in the front row that kept requesting that they play Minkin. Trey mentioned that there was a Minkin hanging behind the band and that Minkin was also there that night. There was a subsequent brief Minkin vocal tease prior to Lizards. This version of Sanity was the fast version.

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Link Sunday, 02/05/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Tuesday, 02/07/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Esther > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters[1] > Foam, SlothThe Sloth -> Possum, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, Dinner and a Movie, BagAC/DC Bag > LizardsThe Lizards, TimberTimber (Jerry), Contact, AlumniAlumni Blues[2] > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Fee > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 3: Sanity[3], Fluffhead, SuzySuzy Greenberg > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Bike > Whipping Post[4]

Encore: Fire

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] Additional lyrics.
[3] Fast version.
[4] First known Fish vocals.

Teases:
· Theme from Woody Woodpecker tease in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: McGrupp featured Fish on trombone. Weekapaug featured alternate “Sharin’ in the Rhode Island groove” lyrics. Alumni contained additional lyrics. This version of Sanity was the fast version. Suzy contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey. Prior to Bike, Mike introduced Fish as "Moses Yaskremski." Whipping Post was the first known version to feature Fish on vocals.

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Link Friday, 02/17/1989
Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Fee, DividedDivided Sky, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[1], GolgiGolgi Apparatus, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, AlumniAlumni Blues, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Fluffhead

[1] First known version.

Notes: This show contained the first known version of Split Open and Melt. The setlist information for the second and third sets is unknown.

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Link Saturday, 02/18/1989
Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

Set 1: SlothThe Sloth, DividedDivided Sky, CurtainThe Curtain > IDKI Didn't Know, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > LizardsThe Lizards, Walk Away > Possum, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Wilson > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > La Grange, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Contact, BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Set 3: Whipping Post, Corinna, BagAC/DC Bag

Encore: Fire

[1] "Fish's Birthday" lyrics.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in David Bowie

Notes: This setlist is likely incomplete and out of order. David Bowie featured "Fish's Birthday" lyrics, as well as a brief Dave's Energy Guide tease from Trey and Page. (Fish's birthday is February 19.) During Bowie, Trey also shouted "A hundred push-ups!" Apparently, Fish did a number of "birthday push-ups" on stage after the Bowie. Only two partial recordings of this show circulate, and there are cuts before several songs (like both Contact and Bowie) on both recordings, and other songs appearing in this setlist do not appear on the recordings at all (e.g., Sloth, Divided, Slave, Fire). This setlist is therefore speculative, and based on the only recordings that circulate, song statistics, and the information that Phish.com and Phish.net have at the present time.

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Link Thursday, 02/23/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Satin Doll, Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)[1]

[1] Phish debut.

Notes: The songs listed in set I are from Mike's notes and may have occurred during either set. YEM and Camel Walk also show up in the 2/23/89 notes, but it is possible that those two songs are notes referring to 2/24/89's second set. This show marked the first and only known Phish performance of Stormy Monday. The source of this information is phish.com.

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Link Wednesday, 03/01/1989
Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT

Set 1: Funky Bitch, Possum, Walk Away, SuzySuzy Greenberg > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Dinner and a Movie[1], The Fishin' Hole[2], Satin Doll, Halley'sHalley's Comet[3] > Light UpLight Up Or Leave Me Alone, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

Set 3: Cities > DEGDave's Energy Guide > Cities, Dog Log, HoodHarry Hood, Fluffhead, Ride Captain Ride

Encore: Green Onions[4], Cinnamon Girl[4] > HYHUHold Your Head Up[5] > American Woman[6] > Wilson > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Fire

[1] Lyrics changed to reference Gallagher's.
[2] First known Phish performance.
[3] Richard Wright on vocals.
[4] First known Phish performance; Trey on drums and Fish on trombone.
[5] First complete Phish performance; Trey on drums and Fish on trombone.
[6] First known Phish performance. Trey on drums and Fish on trombone.

Notes: This show featured the first known Phish performances of The Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme), Green Onions, Cinnamon Girl, and American Woman. Dinner and a Movie contained alternate lyrics in reference to the venue: "Let's go out to Gallagher's and see a movie." Halley's Comet featured Richard Wright on vocals and Green Onions through American Woman featured Trey on drums and Fish on trombone. Hold Your Head Up was played in its entirety (for the first and only known time) with vocals and was performed for the first time since August 29, 1987 (129 shows). An unknown jazz tune was played after Peaches.

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Link Saturday, 03/04/1989
The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY

Set 1: 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, IDKI Didn't Know[1], Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Fee, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Possum > Fluffhead, LizardsThe Lizards, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Contact

[1] Fish on trombone.

Teases:
· Theme from I Dream of Jeannie tease in The Lizards

Notes: I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Lizards contained a tease of the I Dream of Jeannie theme from Page. The second set listing is incomplete.

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Link Sunday, 03/05/1989
Anastasio's House, Unknown, NJ

Set 1: Autumn Leaves, All Blues, Jazz Tune 1, Satin Doll, St. Thomas, Jazz Tune 2, My Favorite Things, Take the 'A' Train

Set 2: On Green Dolphin Street, Jazz Tune 3, Jazz Tune 4, Autumn Leaves, Donna Lee, Contact, The Lizards, So What, All Of Me, Basin Street Blues, I Didn't Know

Notes: This show was a private party for family and friends at Trey's dad's house. The gig consisted of the band set up in the living room playing jazz. Fish played mostly with brushes. This show featured the first known Phish performances of Autumn Leaves, My Favorite Things, On Green Dolphin Street, So What, All Of Me, and Basin Street Blues. Four unknown jazz standards were also performed. Page's dad, Jack McConnell sat in with the band on vocals for All Of Me and Basin Street Blues. Fish played a trombone solo during I Didn't Know. Page's parents, the band members' siblings, Andrew Fischbeck, and others were in attendance. Between sets, Trey explained his thesis "The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday", commonly known as ”Gamehendge” (without any musical accompaniment) to the McConnells and others while sitting around talking. The source of this setlist and show notes is phish.com.

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

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Link Saturday, 03/11/1989
Sheehan's, Northampton, MA

No known setlist!

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Link Sunday, 03/12/1989
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, If I Only Had a Brain[1], AlumniAlumni Blues[2] > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page[3] > AlumniAlumni Blues, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Bold As Love, Foam

[1] Phish debut; Fish on trombone.
[2] Additional lyrics.
[3] Eyeburn (a local band) traded off punk rock jams during the pause in LTJP.

Notes: This show featured the Phish debut of If I Only Had a Brain, which featured Fish on trombone. Alumni contained additional lyrics. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, a local band, Eyeburn, traded off punk rock jams. This setlist is incomplete.

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Link Monday, 03/13/1989
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Fee, Ya Mar, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Sanity[1], 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, Possum, DividedDivided Sky, LizardsThe Lizards, Fire

Set 3: Whipping Post, IDKI Didn't Know, Free Bird

Encore: GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Fast version.

Notes: YEM was preceded by two unknown jazz songs featuring the band as a trio with Trey on drums because Fish was absent. Fish arrived during the second jazz song and played trombone. This version of Sanity was the fast version. I Didn't Know was subsequently followed by a medley that included portions of Killer Joe, Low Rider, Back in Black, Godzilla, and Iron Man, as well as a rap funk. It is possible that this medley took place on 3/14/89. Free Bird was played for the first time since March 6, 1987 (149 shows). The third set was pieced together from Mike's notes and the source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Tuesday, 03/14/1989
Nectar's, Burlington, VT

Set 1: CurtainThe Curtain > Ya Mar, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Fluffhead, Contact, BagAC/DC Bag > Wilson, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Harpua, Foam

Set 2: Wilson, Fluffhead

Set 3: Fire, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, AlumniAlumni Blues, LizardsThe Lizards, La Grange, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Encore: Halley'sHalley's Comet

Teases:
· Charge!, Jingle Jangle Jingle, Mike's Song, Timber (Jerry), and Happy Trails teases in Harpua

Notes: Harpua contained "Charge!," Happy Trails, Jingle Jangle Jingle, and Mike's Song teases from Page as well as a Timber (Jerry) quote from Trey. One recording in circulation contains the first set, as listed above. Another contains the above list for sets II (incomplete) and III. Since songs are repeated within the list, it is likely that one is mislabeled. This was the last Phish show at Nectar’s and the master copy of sets II and III is specifically labeled as such; the recording circulating as the first set may be from the night before or from another show entirely. Also, the band wished the audience good night after Harpua and made several references to it being the “last song” so this is likely a final set from another show where Foam may have been the encore. Since an exact date cannot be ascertained, we will continue to list as is.

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Link Friday, 03/24/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: Possum, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > DividedDivided Sky, BagAC/DC Bag, If I Only Had a Brain, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, BowieDavid Bowie

Teases:
· Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease in Possum

Notes: This setlist is incomplete and is out of order. The only recording in circulation is a mix of songs from the show, which features Hydrogen brutally cut out of the Mike’s Groove. This setlist is in the order in which those songs appear on the mix. (The mix also includes several songs from the Paradise show on January 26, 1989.) Possum contained a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease, which raises the question – were these songs really performed in March 1989? David Bowie closed the first set. Before Brain, someone introduced Fish – or is it Phish – as being “from Bogota, Columbia.”  It is therefore possible that Brain opened this show, which would be the only (known) time that Brain opened a show.

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Link Thursday, 03/30/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Bold As Love, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > DividedDivided Sky, The Price of Love[1], On Your Way Down, Ya Mar, Fluffhead, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: MangoThe Mango Song[2], Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Undun[1], La Grange, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 3: PeachesPeaches en Regalia > Foam, BagAC/DC Bag > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, Satin Doll, Rocky Top

Encore: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman

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

Teases:
· Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease in Ya Mar
· You're No Good quote in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Ya Mar contained a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tease from Trey and YEM included You’re No Good quotes. This show included the first known performance of The Mango Song as well as the first known Phish performances of The Price of Love and Undun.

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Link Friday, 03/31/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 04/01/1989
10 Below, Northampton, MA

Set 1: La Grange

Notes: Per a flyer for this show, this venue may be U-Joint. This setlist is incomplete.

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Link Friday, 04/07/1989
Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

Set 1: Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird

Notes: This setlist is incomplete. This show marked the beginning of Chris Kuroda’s career as Phish lighting director. Chris ran lights during Mockingbird while then lighting director Chris “Steck” Stecher was in the bathroom. Trey had complimented Stecher on the lights for Mockingbird; after later learning that it was Chris who actually ran lights for that song, Chris was named the new lighting director.

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Link Thursday, 04/13/1989
Valley Club Cafe, Rutland, VT

Set 1: AlumniAlumni Blues, Wilson, MangoThe Mango Song, Le Freak[1]

[1] First known Phish performance.

Notes: This was Chris Kuroda’s first full show as lighting director. The setlist above was derived from Mike's notes about the show. It is incomplete and may be attributed to the wrong set(s) and/or out of order. This show featured the first and only known Phish performance of Le Freak (Chic). An unknown Ninja Custodian song was played between Mango Song and Le Freak. The Huge Members were the opening act. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Friday, 04/14/1989
The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

Soundcheck: Time Loves A Hero

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > Foam, Walk Away, Fluffhead, Fee, Halley'sHalley's Comet > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Contact, Fire

Set 2: YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Bold As Love, LizardsThe Lizards, SlothThe Sloth, Possum, If I Only Had a Brain[1], Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Esther

[1] Fish on trombone.

Teases:
· Theme from Woody Woodpecker tease in Possum

Notes: Some recordings of this show have the venue mislabeled as Chez Pierre. Possum contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey and  If I Only Had a Brain featured Fish on trombone.

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Link Saturday, 04/15/1989
Billings Lounge, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Soundcheck: Time Loves a Hero

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Esther > YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Wilson, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, On Your Way Down > AlumniAlumni Blues[1] > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, IDKI Didn't Know[2], McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters[3] > Foam, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Funky Bitch, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, MangoThe Mango Song, DividedDivided Sky, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[4], SuzySuzy Greenberg > Fluffhead > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

[1] Additional lyrics.
[2] Fish on trombone; with sound effects from an electronic drum machine.
[3] With sound effects from an electronic drum machine.
[4] With drum solo.

Teases:
· Dixie tease in Esther
· Call to the Post tease

Notes: This show was a benefit for VPIRG. Esther contained a Dixie tease from Trey. Alumni contained additional lyrics. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. I Didn't Know and McGrupp included sound effects from an electronic drum machine. Fish played Call to the Post on the woodblock after Slave. A fan identified the song and Trey said he won a date with Fish. SOAM included a drum solo. A recording of the second set circulates with AC/DC Bag and Possum as the encores, but they are from a different source than the rest of the recording, and thus may have been filler. (An early Phish.net setlist from the 1990s, as well as the Phish.com setlist, do not list any encores for this benefit show.)

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Link Wednesday, 04/19/1989
Johnny D's, Somerville, MA

Set 1: Undun

Notes: This setlist is incomplete.

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Link Thursday, 04/20/1989
Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > Fluffhead[1], You Shook Me All Night Long Jam > Fluffhead, Fire, Esther, SuzySuzy Greenberg, SlothThe Sloth, Possum, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Foam, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: DividedDivided Sky, Walk Away, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[2], LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Love You[3], Harpua

[1] Fire alarm interruption.
[2] Fish drum solo.
[3] Fish on trombone.

Teases:
· Theme from Popeye tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Riders on the Storm jams in David Bowie
· Charge!, Gimme Some Lovin', and Walk This Way teases in Harpua

Notes: Humphries House had been a Zeta Upsilon ("Zu") frat house and monthly parties used to occur there that were referred to as "Full Moon at the Zoo" parties. A fire alarm sounded as Fluffhead moved into the Clod segment of Fluff’s Travels, which caused the building to be evacuated. When the band retook the stage, they started up a humorous pass at You Shook Me All Night Long and then dove back into Fluff’s Travels. Fire was dedicated to the “brave men” who turned off the fire alarm. Suzy contained Popeye theme teases from Trey and Bowie included a brief Frosty the Snowman jam in the intro, as well as a Riders on the Storm tease from Page and a Santa Claus is Coming to Town tease. Melt contained a Fish drum solo. Love You was played for the first time since October 31, 1987 (135 shows) and featured Fish on trombone. Harpua contained a "Charge!" tease from Page, multiple Gimme Some Lovin' teases, and a Walk This Way tease from Mike.

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Link Friday, 04/21/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know, Contact

Notes: This performance was part of The Rock Rumble band competition. This setlist is incomplete. Fish was lowered naked from the rafters during I Didn’t Know for a “vacuum solo” instead of his trombone solo, but the vacuum was not powered up. Hollywood Indians, Gidget and Ghandi, Sundog, Peg Tassey, The Fortune Tellers, The Cuts, The Switch, and Dark Hollow also performed. Mike Luoma of WIZN was a judge and Arty Lavigne of WIZN was the emcee; Arty read an introduction that Phish had handed him.

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Link Saturday, 04/22/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: This performance was part of The Rock Rumble band competition. Phish won the competition and used the proceeds to record studio versions of Split Open and Melt and Bathtub Gin.

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Link Thursday, 04/27/1989
Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Jam[1], SlothThe Sloth > DividedDivided Sky, Sanity[2], IDKI Didn't Know, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > LizardsThe Lizards, Whipping Post

Encore: Contact, BowieDavid Bowie

[1] Often referred to as "String Changing Nature."
[2] Fast version.

Notes: The Jam, which is sometimes labeled String Changing Nature, arose while the band tuned their instruments and included some funny stage banter. This version of Sanity was the fast version.  This show is believed to have been sponsored by the UNH Outing Club and performed in the pub of the Memorial Union Building.

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Link Sunday, 04/30/1989
Night Stage, Cambridge, MA

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, LizardsThe Lizards, DividedDivided Sky, Wilson, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Terrapin[1]

Encore: Possum

[1] Fish on trombone.

Notes: This show was preceded by an introduction from Dionysian co-founder Ben Hunter. After YEM, Trey acknowledged his grandparents who were in attendance. Prior to McGrupp, Trey said that the band were traveling minstrels from Gamehendge and proceeded to provide a brief Gamehendge narration about each of the four songs they were going to play: McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters, The Lizards, "Divided Sky and the Wind Blows High," and "Wilson, Can You Still Have Fun?" Terrapin featured Fish on trombone.

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Link Wednesday, 05/03/1989
Tent Party, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Set 1: Possum, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, SlothThe Sloth, Contact

Notes: This setlist was pieced together from an online review by a fan who was in attendance and from Mike's notes. The setlist is incomplete, likely out of order and attributed to incorrect sets. There are no recordings of this show in circulation. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Sunday, 05/07/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Monday, 05/08/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Tuesday, 05/09/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Wilson, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Ya Mar, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, SlothThe Sloth, Possum, DividedDivided Sky

Set 2: YEMYou Enjoy Myself, La Grange, If I Don't Be There By Morning[1], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Esther > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, IDKI Didn't Know[2] > Nowhere Fast[3] -> I've Turned Bad[3] > IDKI Didn't Know, LizardsThe Lizards, Bold As Love, Harpua, Whipping Post

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] Fish on trombone.
[3] First known performance; Sofi Dillof and "Joe" on vocals.

Teases:
· Moby Dick tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Gimme Some Lovin' tease in Harpua

Notes: This show featured the first known performances of Nowhere Fast and I've Turned Bad as well as the first known Phish performance of If I Don't Be There By Morning. The end of YEM contained a Moby Dick tease. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Nowhere Fast and I’ve Turned Bad featured Sofi Dillof and "Joe" on vocals. Harpua contained Gimme Some Lovin' teases. This show was the release party for the original Junta cassette.

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Link Saturday, 05/13/1989
The Orange Grove, Syracuse, NY

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, La Grange, Fluffhead, Possum > Foam, Walk Away, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt > BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > Bold As Love, LizardsThe Lizards, HoodHarry Hood, If I Only Had a Brain, Contact, Fire

Encore: Whipping Post

Teases:
· The Fishin' Hole tease in Possum
· Split Open and Melt, Take the 'A' Train, and Fluffhead teases in David Bowie
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: This show featured more fun stage banter, as Trey referred to Fish as “the hometown boy” and Fish commented about embarrassing himself in front of his entire class. Prior to Alumni Blues, Trey referenced that day’s Syracuse University graduation events and dedicated the song to the graduates in the audience. Prior to YEM, Trey commented that his mother was in the audience, “all the way from Ireland,” and dedicated the song to her. Possum included Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) teases. The Bowie hi-hat intro included SOAM, ‘A’ Train, and Fluffhead teases. Suzy contained a brief Flintstones theme tease from Trey.

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Link Friday, 05/19/1989
The Blue Pelican, Newport, RI

Set 1: Possum, Contact

Notes: The two songs in this setlist were related by a former Phish Mail Order Employee who attended the show. The setlist is incomplete, out of order and the songs listed may belong to either set. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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Link Saturday, 05/20/1989
Northfield/Mt. Hermon School Gymnasium, Northfield, MA

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, LizardsThe Lizards, Wilson, DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know, Possum

Set 2: Bold As Love, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Foam, Contact, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, BowieDavid Bowie, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Teases:
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Possum
· Theme from Popeye tease in Weekapaug Groove
· Theme from Popeye tease in Take the 'A' Train
· Take the 'A' Train and Theme from Woody Woodpecker teases in David Bowie

Notes: Alumni was played for everybody in the crowd who was graduating. Possum contained a Flintstones theme tease from Trey, Weekapaug and 'A' Train contained a Popeye theme teases from Trey and the Bowie intro contained 'A' Train and Woody Woodpecker theme teases.

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Link Sunday, 05/21/1989
320 Spear Street, Burlington, VT

Set 1: HoodHarry Hood, Foam, Contact, Mike'sMike's Song[1] > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Dazed and Confused[2], SlothThe Sloth, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Ya Mar, BagAC/DC Bag > DividedDivided Sky

Set 2: AlumniAlumni Blues, Possum

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

Teases:
· Godzilla vocal jam in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Before Contact, the band announced that the police were towing cars out on Spear Street. This version of Mike’s Song, known also as “Molly’s Song,” included alternate lyrics. This show marked the only known Phish performance of Dazed and Confused. YEM included a Godzilla vocal jam. SOAM was introduced as being “about a pig.” The setlist for set II is unknown except for Chris Kuroda's guest sit-in on vocals for either Alumni Blues or Possum. It is also possible that Kuroda sat in on both songs. There are no recordings of set II in circulation. Some recordings that circulate are mislabeled as The Front. The set II information comes from phish.com.

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Link Friday, 05/26/1989
Valley Club Cafe, Rutland, VT

Set 1: Bold As Love, BagAC/DC Bag, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Sanity[1], Halley'sHalley's Comet[2] > SlothThe Sloth, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie[3], MangoThe Mango Song, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, GinBathtub Gin[4], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 3: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Funky Bitch, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew > Possum

Encore: The Practical Song

[1] Fast version.
[2] Richard Wright on vocals.
[3] Alternate "Lazy Lester" lyrics.
[4] First known version.

Teases:
· Sweet Georgia Brown and Linus and Lucy teases in David Bowie
· Johnny B. Goode tease in Possum
· Theme from Popeye and The Fishin' Hole teases in The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Notes: Sanity was the fast version. Richard Wright provided guest vocals on Halley’s Comet. Sweet Georgia Brown was teased before and in the Bowie intro. Linus and Lucy was also teased in the intro. Bowie was subsequently announced as, dedicated to, and sung as “Lazy Lester.” This show contained the first known version of Bathtub Gin. Trey compared Antelope to his life-long dream of playing hockey and dedicated the song to “all you pro hockey players out there.” Curtis Loew contained teases of the Popeye theme and Fishin' Hole from Trey. Possum contained Johnny B. Goode teases.

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Link Sunday, 05/28/1989
Ian McLean's Party, Connie Condon's Farm, Hebron, NY

Set 1: DividedDivided Sky, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, Fee -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Esther, SuzySuzy Greenberg, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1]

Set 2: Fire, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GinBathtub Gin, Sanity[2], Ride Captain Ride, PeachesPeaches en Regalia, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train[3], Possum, Contact[4], Funky (Breakdown)[5] -> The Price of Love[6], Funky Bitch, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[7], MangoThe Mango Song, HoodHarry Hood

Set 3: Jam -> La Grange Jam, SlothThe Sloth, Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley > Ya Mar[8], JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago

[1] Poop Vocal Jam.
[2] Fast version.
[3] Unknown saxophone player named "Paul."
[4] Trey wished the crowd "Merry Christmas" several times.
[5] First known Phish performance; Ninja Mike on vocals and Magoo on guitar.
[6] Ninja Mike on vocals, Magoo on guitar and Fish on vacuum and trombone.
[7] Fish drum solo.
[8] Lyrics referenced wild pigs and Paul.

Teases:
· HBO Theme Song tease in Mike's Song
· Blue Bayou and Auld Lang Syne quotes in Contact
· Changes and My Sharona quotes in Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley

Notes: Trey dedicated the Divided Sky opener to “the spirit of the pig.” Trey briefly teased TMWSIY before Antelope. This YEM featured the infamous “Poop Vocal Jam,” followed by a set-stopping keg run. Mike’s Song included a tease of the HBO theme song. Sanity was the fast version and dedicated to Eric Larson.  'A' Train featured "Paul," an unknown audience member, on saxophone. During Contact, Trey wished the crowd "Merry Christmas" several times, quoted Blue Bayou (with slightly altered lyrics) in a falsetto voice and teased Auld Lang Syne at the end of the song. This show featured the first known Phish performance of Funky (Breakdown). Funky (Breakdown) and Price of Love featured guest appearances by Ninja Mike (vocals) and Magoo (guitar). Fish intermittently played trombone and vacuum during the latter. Melt featured a Fish drum solo. The vocal jam at the end of Sneakin' Sally included Changes (David Bowie) and My Sharona (The Knack) quotes. Ya Mar's lyrics included references to wild pigs and Paul.

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Link Thursday, 06/08/1989
The Quad, Hobart College, Geneva, NY

No known setlist!

Notes: Phish played an outdoor party, complete with a beer moat. One fan in attendance recalls hearing Peaches en Regalia, as well as a Zeppelin cover (possibly Good Times Bad Times).

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Link Saturday, 06/10/1989
The Living Room, Providence, RI

Set 1: AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Ya Mar, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, BagAC/DC Bag > Foam, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Teases:
· Happy Birthday to You tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: YEM was played for "Max's" "Goddard Springfest birthday" and contained a Happy Birthday tease from Trey. This setlist is incomplete, and may also be incorrect. This set also has circulated as the second set of 8/23/89. 

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Link Wednesday, 06/14/1989
Private Party, Stone High School Graduation, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Me and Bobby McGee

Notes: This party took place on a boat and, according to Mike's notes, involved the band playing some unusual requests, including the first and only known Phish performance of Me and Bobby McGee. This show was not listed in the May 1989 Phish update and the rest of the setlist is unknown. The source of this setlist is phish.com.

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

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Link Thursday, 06/29/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Possum > DividedDivided Sky, Foam

Notes: This setlist is obviously incomplete, and the set in which these songs were performed is unknown.

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Link Friday, 06/30/1989
Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA

Set 1: Funky Bitch, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Possum, Donna Lee, Fluffhead > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Walk Away, BagAC/DC Bag > CurtainThe Curtain > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, GinBathtub Gin > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Teases:
· Donna Lee tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Frankenstein tease in Mike's Song

Notes: YEM contained a Donna Lee tease from Trey and Mike's Song contained a Frankenstein tease. Donna Lee was “the sing-along version.”

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Link Saturday, 07/01/1989
Les Foufounes Électriques, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Set 1: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Donna Lee, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > DividedDivided Sky, LizardsThe Lizards, BowieDavid Bowie, Bike, SlothThe Sloth, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, IDKI Didn't Know[1]

Encore: Immigrant Song[2] > Fluffhead

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] First known Phish performance; a cappella.

Notes: This show was part of the Montréal International Jazz Festival. Before SOAM, Trey introduced the band as “Phish, from Burlington, Ontario.” For Donna Lee, Trey noted that the band had to play at least one straight-ahead jazz tune at the Jazz Festival. Between Divided Sky and Lizards, Trey again referenced “Burlington, Ontario,” noting that it is out near Gamehendge, and asked if there were any “Gamehendgians” out in the audience. Fish wasn’t able to get any suction out of the vacuum during Bike; he subsequently used the trombone during I Didn’t Know. The first known Phish performance of Immigrant Song was sung a cappella.

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Link Friday, 08/11/1989
Tree Cafe, Portland, ME

No known setlist!

Notes: While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.

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Link Saturday, 08/12/1989
Burlington Boat House, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Satin Doll, On Green Dolphin Street[1], In a Mellow Tone[2], Autumn Leaves[1], Four[2], My Favorite Things[1], Lucky Seven[2], Donna Lee, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train

Set 2: Blue Sky[2], SuzySuzy Greenberg, BagAC/DC Bag, Ya Mar, Rocky Top, On Your Way Down, Night and Day[2], Blue Monk, IDKI Didn't Know[3], YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Possum

Set 3: Icculus[4], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[5], Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony[6] > Contact

[1] First known public Phish performance.
[2] First known Phish performance.
[3] Fish on trombone.
[4] Steven Drebber on vocals, unknown trumpet player (possibly Fish).
[5] Steven Drebber on drums and Fish on trumpet and trombone.
[6] First known performance.

Teases:
· La Grange tease

Notes: This show was at the wedding reception of Beth and Steven Drebber (the latter of The Joneses fame). Blue Sky was dedicated to the newlyweds. During Suzy, some of the attendees got on the trampolines. On Your Way Down was preceded by La Grange teases. Blue Monk was played for the first time since February 21, 1987 (198 shows). I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Icculus included Steven Drebber on vocals and an unknown trumpet player (possibly Fish). Antelope featured Steven on drums and Fish on trumpet and trombone.  This show included the first known performance of The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, the first known public Phish performances of On Green Dolphin Street, Autumn Leaves, and My Favorite Things, and the first known Phish performances of In a Mellow Tone, Four, Lucky Seven, Blue Sky and Night and Day.

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Link Sunday, 08/13/1989
Atlantic Connection, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

No known setlist!

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Link Thursday, 08/17/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Ya Mar, SuzySuzy Greenberg, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > SlothThe Sloth, Rocky Top, HoodHarry Hood, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: Walk Away, BagAC/DC Bag, MangoThe Mango Song, Fee > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, LizardsThe Lizards

Set 3: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, Bold As Love, PYITEPunch You In the Eye[1], Possum, Halley'sHalley's Comet[2] > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Contact > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Fire

[1] First known version.
[2] Richard Wright on vocals.

Teases:
· Theme from I Dream of Jeannie tease in The Lizards

Notes: This show included the first known version of PYITE. Lizards contained a theme from I Dream of Jeannie tease from Page. Halley’s featured Richard Wright on vocals. Richard announced that it was the last time he’d ever sing it. Rocky Top was played for the Drebbers, who had just gotten married (see August 12, 1989). 

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Link Saturday, 08/19/1989
Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Set 1: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu, BagAC/DC Bag, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Rocky Top, Bold As Love, MangoThe Mango Song, LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, DividedDivided Sky, GinBathtub Gin, Funky Bitch, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew, BowieDavid Bowie, Undun[1], AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, HoodHarry Hood

[1] Fish on trumpet.

Teases:
· Theme from Barney Miller tease in David Bowie

Notes: This show is often mislabeled as August 19, 1987 and August 19, 1988 but is definitely from 1989.  Fish was introduced as Marco Esquandolas before and after Undun as well as after Letter to Jimmy Page. The theme to Barney Miller was teased in the Bowie intro. Undun and the pause after Letter To Jimmy Page featured Fish on trumpet.

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Link Wednesday, 08/23/1989
The Living Room, Providence, RI

No known setlist!

Notes: While there was apparently a show on this date, the setlist is unknown.  The second set of this show has circulated with a setlist that is identical to the first set of 6/10/89, another show at The Living Room.  It is unclear if that set was performed on this date or on 6/10/89.

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Link Saturday, 08/26/1989
Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT

Set 1: Fluffhead, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, HoodHarry Hood, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, DividedDivided Sky, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Possum

Set 2: The Fishin' Hole > Bold As Love, Ya Mar, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, BagAC/DC Bag, Donna Lee, Funky Bitch > Foam, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 3: TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu, SuzySuzy Greenberg, Dinner and a Movie, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: Contact, LizardsThe Lizards, La Grange

Teases:
· Theme from The Odd Couple tease in Harry Hood
· Entrance of the Gladiators tease in Donna Lee
· If I Were a Rich Man tease in David Bowie
· Paint It Black tease in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: Apparently Fish got a speeding ticket on the way to the show and someone else had to set up his drum set. The Hood intro featured an Odd Couple theme tease from Page. The Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) started with the band whistling and ended with the audience whistling to the band’s accompaniment! Slave was introduced by Mike as being written by Pete Rose; Avenu Malkenu was subsequently announced as a song written by “Pete Rose and God.” Donna Lee contained an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Trey, the Bowie intro contained If I Were a Rich Man teases, and Antelope included a Paint it Black tease. This show was officially released as Live Phish 09.

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Link Friday, 09/01/1989
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

No known setlist!

Notes: While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.

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Link Friday, 09/08/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 09/09/1989
Dining Commons, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

Set 1: Foam, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Rhombus Narration[1] > DividedDivided Sky, BagAC/DC Bag > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > GinBathtub Gin, PYITEPunch You In the Eye -> Wilson, MSOMy Sweet One[1], BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Ya Mar, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[2], HoodHarry Hood, Walk Away, Possum

[1] First known version.
[2] Fish drum solo.

Teases:
· Reba tease in David Bowie

Notes: This show contained the first known Rhombus Narration and first known version of My Sweet One. Reba was teased in the Bowie intro. Melt contained a Fish drum solo.

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Link Saturday, 09/16/1989
Tree Cafe, Portland, ME

No known setlist!

Notes: Mango Song and Funky Bitch were played on this night. Other than the couple songs listed by Mike in his notes, the setlist for this show is unknown. It is possible the songs listed came from either set or from soundcheck. The source of this information is phish.com.

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Link Sunday, 10/01/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, HoodHarry Hood > The Chase > Wilson > Foam, Ya Mar, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > MSOMy Sweet One > Reba[1], Dinner and a Movie > Bundle of Joy > Possum, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > If I Only Had a Brain, Contact, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, LizardsThe Lizards

Encore: Highway to Hell[2]

[1] Debut. No whistling.
[2] First known Phish performance.

Teases:
· Purple Haze tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Theme from The Brady Bunch tease in Possum

Notes: Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy and the Brady Bunch theme in Possum. Trey dedicated the debut performance of Reba to the “Spirit of Nancy.” Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show also marked the first known Phish performance of Highway to Hell.

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Link Friday, 10/06/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: Setlist unknown

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry), Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, SlothThe Sloth, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Bold As Love, Dinner and a Movie, Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday to You[1], HoodHarry Hood, Possum, Highway to Hell, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times

[1] Fish on vacuum.

Notes: Fish performed Happy Birthday (last played September 12, 1988, or 135 shows) on the vacuum for his brother David. This setlist is incomplete and likely out of order.

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Link Saturday, 10/07/1989
Chase Hall, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Ya Mar, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, SuzySuzy Greenberg, Fee > La Grange, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Dinner and a Movie > Bundle of Joy > Possum, Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday to You, LizardsThe Lizards, BagAC/DC Bag, BowieDavid Bowie, Contact > Highway to Hell

Encore: YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Teases:
· Fly Like an Eagle, The Fishin' Hole, and Dave's Energy Guide jams in David Bowie
· Jean Pierre tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: This funky version of Happy Birthday was dedicated to Jennifer Spencer. The Bowie intro included a brief Fly Like an Eagle jam, and Bowie's jam contained Fishin' Hole and DEG teases. YEM included a Jean Pierre tease from Trey.

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Link Tuesday, 10/10/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

Notes: This show was not listed in the September 1989 or October 1989 Phish Updates and, while it's believed to have happened, is not confirmed. This show is believed to have featured the second Reba played, which would have been the original arrangement. There are no known recordings of this show and the rest of the setlist is unknown. The source of this information is phish.com.

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Link Friday, 10/13/1989
Clement's Brew Pub, Syracuse, NY

Set 1: BowieDavid Bowie, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, SlothThe Sloth, Possum

Set 2: Bike, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, BagAC/DC Bag, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent

Notes: While it is believed that this show listing, date, and venue are correct, confirmation has not been firmly established. It is believed that this show was not at The Orange Grove (where Phish performed on 5/13/89) or Copperfield’s, as is sometimes listed.  This setlist is incomplete and likely incorrect as well. Home videos were shown both before and during this humorous Bike. Trey jokingly referred to TMWSIY as “The Man Who Stepped Into Dog Log.”  A recording of this show circulates with a very different setlist, which features David Bowie and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot as the encore and lists the following in the second set:  McGrupp, Divided, Reba, Mike's Groove, Curtis Loew, Alumni, Contact, and Lizards.

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Link Saturday, 10/14/1989
The Barn, Hobart College, Geneva, NY

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Ya Mar, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Fee, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[1] > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Anarchy, Highway to Hell, Possum, Harpua

[1] Lyric changed to "Barn."

Teases:
· In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease in Harpua

Notes: This setlist is likely incomplete. After the conclusion of Fee, Trey apologized for missing a verse and then sang it by himself per Fish's request. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey thanked the members of the farmhouse for dinner. Anarchy was played for the first time since July 30, 1988 (134 shows). Makisupa had a lyric changed to reference the Barn. Harpua contained an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease.

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Link Friday, 10/20/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Harpua > Bundle of Joy > Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Reba > DividedDivided Sky, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: IDKI Didn't Know[1], BagAC/DC Bag[2] > Donna Lee[2], SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[3], HoodHarry Hood[4], Swing Low, Sweet Chariot[2], In a Hole[5], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[2], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[4]

Set 3: No Dogs Allowed > Walk Away, Dinner and a Movie > La Grange

[1] Fish on trombone, Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.
[2] Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.
[3] Restarted; Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.
[4] Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.
[5] First known performance; Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.

Teases:
· Theme from Jeopardy! tease in Fly Famous Mockingbird
· Theme from The Odd Couple tease in Harry Hood
· Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind tease in In a Hole
· Old MacDonald Had a Farm and Yakety Sax teases in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: Mockingbird included a Jeopardy! theme tease from Page. The intro to Antelope featured Old McDonald Had a Farm and Yakety Sax (the Benny Hill Show theme) teases. No Dogs Allowed was played for the first time since July 23, 1988 (133 shows) and was dedicated to Dave. I Didn't Know through Antelope featured Dave Grippo and Russ Remmington on saxophone. I Didn't Know also featured Fish on trombone. SOAM had to be started a second time after the lights went out before the a cappella segment of the first attempt. Hood contained an Odd Couple theme tease from the horns. Swing Low was played for the first time since June 19, 1988 (150 shows). This was the first known performance of In a Hole, which included a tease of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme.

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Link Saturday, 10/21/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Fee[1], Ya Mar, In a Hole, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Foam > BagAC/DC Bag > LizardsThe Lizards, Dog Log, BowieDavid Bowie[2]

Set 2: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Wilson, Possum, Reba, SlothThe Sloth, La Grange, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Highway to Hell[3], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: LizardsThe Lizards

[1] Lyric changed to "Mike the chimpanzee."
[2] Lyrics changed to "Ninja Mike, Magoo."
[3] Concluded with screams of "Hail" (or possibly "Hell") and "Satan."

Teases:
· Dixie tease in David Bowie
· Low Rider tease in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: It appears as though one of the two sets that circulate is labeled incorrectly, since Lizards probably would not have appeared twice in the same show.  It is possible that this second set and encore are from a different show. Fee's lyrics were changed to "Mike the chimpanzee" and David Bowie's lyrics were changed to "Ninja Mike, Magoo." Bowie contained a Dixie tease from Trey and Suzy contained a Low Rider tease. Highway to Hell concluded with screams of "Hail" (or possibly "Hell") and "Satan."

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Link Sunday, 10/22/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: La Grange, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Ya Mar, Foam, Rocky Top > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[1], Tela > DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: HoodHarry Hood, Reba, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, In a Hole, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > BagAC/DC Bag, MSOMy Sweet One, Fee > Possum

Encore: Undun[2], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

[1] With extended drum solo.
[2] Fish on trombone. Alternate lyrics referencing Sofi's birthday and Ninja Custodian.

Teases:
· Purple Haze tease in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: Suzy included Purple Haze teases from Trey. SOAM included an extended drum solo from Fish. Fish explained some of his vacuum parts before launching into a vacuum solo during I Didn’t Know. Members of Ninja Custodian visited the stage before and during the encore, leading to some funny stage banter. Undun was subsequently dedicated to Sofi (likely Sofi Dillof) on her 22nd birthday and the lyrics to the song were changed to reference the event and the Ninja Custodian hijinks. Undun also featured Fish on trombone. Tela was played for the first time since August 27, 1988 (123 shows). The setlist might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Antelope.

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Link Thursday, 10/26/1989
The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY

Set 1: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Fee > DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know, Wilson > LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[1]

Set 2: Who Knows Jam > Dinner and a Movie > Who Do? We Do! > BagAC/DC Bag > Reba > Walk Away > GinBathtub Gin > SlothThe Sloth > The Chase > Possum, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, In a Hole, Gaul Swerves and the Rest is Everything Else, No Dogs Allowed, BowieDavid Bowie

[1] Alternate "ain't gonna share my groove with you" lyrics.

Teases:
· Space Oddity tease in David Bowie

Notes: Weekapaug contained alternate “ain’t gonna share my groove with you” lyrics. PYITE, described by Trey as a recently debuted “love song,” was introduced under its original title, “Punch Me in the Eye.” In a Hole was introduced as having no title, until the band members jokingly decided to call it “What You Will.” Vocals were provided by Page “Tex” McConnell. No Dogs Allowed was introduced by Trey as a song he co-wrote with his mother for the children’s musical Gus the Christmas Dog. The Bowie intro contained Space Oddity teases.

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Link Saturday, 10/28/1989
The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, Highway to Hell, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, Dinner and a Movie, Reba, DividedDivided Sky

Set 2: Harpua

Teases:
· Takin' It to the Streets tease in Harpua

Notes: This setlist is incomplete and most likely out of order. Harpua contained a Takin' It to the Streets tease.

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Link Tuesday, 10/31/1989
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 1: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > BagAC/DC Bag > DividedDivided Sky, Fee, Walk Away, GinBathtub Gin > Possum

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie[1], Wilson, Reba, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues > LizardsThe Lizards, Highway to Hell

Encore: Contact > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope -> Kung[2] -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

[1] Macaroni and cheese jam.
[2] First known performance.

Teases:
· Theme from I Dream of Jeannie tease in The Lizards

Notes: This was a benefit for Goddard’s sculpture building and marked the first known performance of Kung. The band’s Halloween costumes included Trey wearing devil horns, latex pants, and strap-on breasts (which he ran around fondling during Ninja Custodian’s set) and Mike wearing a dog-faced mask. The band distributed boxes of macaroni and cheese for audience use during the Bowie intro. This Bowie, at over 20 minutes, was, at the time, one of the longest versions ever. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey wished happy birthday to "Mary Ellen." Lizards contained an I Dream of Jeannie theme tease from Page. The show closed with Trey returning to the Kung theme, as he promised to stage another runaway golf cart marathon this time next year. Ninja Custodian was the opening act.

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Link Thursday, 11/02/1989
Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Set 1: GinBathtub Gin, Foam, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Fee > CurtainThe Curtain > Reba, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Esther > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Kung, Rhombus Narration > DividedDivided Sky, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > BagAC/DC Bag > MSOMy Sweet One > Highway to Hell

Teases:
· Green Grass and High Tides tease in Rhombus Narration

Notes: The Rhombus Narration contained a Green Grass and High Tides (Outlaws) quote. Mike’s Song was dedicated to Matt Hawke. The band extended happy birthday wishes to “Tina” before Esther.  This show was sponsored by the UNH Outing Club and performed in the Stafford Room of the Memorial Union Building.

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Link Friday, 11/03/1989
Tree Cafe, Portland, ME

Set 1: Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > GinBathtub Gin, MSOMy Sweet One, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt > Bundle of Joy > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Reba, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie[1] > No Dogs Allowed, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SlothThe Sloth > Foam, HoodHarry Hood

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Wilson, Theme from Sesame Street, Entrance of the Gladiators, Manteca, and Run Like an Antelope teases in David Bowie

Notes: Bowie included teases of Wilson, the Sesame Street theme, Entrance of the Gladiators, and Manteca, an Antelope-style jam segment, and was unfinished. The listing for the second set is most likely incomplete.

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Link Saturday, 11/04/1989
College Auditorium, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

No known setlist!

Notes: While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.

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Link Friday, 11/10/1989
Sigma Phi House, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Set 1: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Rocky Top, Fee > DividedDivided Sky > BagAC/DC Bag, MSOMy Sweet One, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > La Grange

Set 2: HoodHarry Hood, GinBathtub Gin, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Clod > SlothThe Sloth, LizardsThe Lizards, If I Only Had a Brain, Possum

Encore: Harpua[1], Highway to Hell

Encore 2: 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

[1] Lyric changed to "Look! It's Elvis!"

Teases:
· Under the Boardwalk, Get a Job, and My Girl quotes in You Enjoy Myself
· Third Stone From the Sun and Sunshine of Your Love teases in Harpua
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Take the 'A' Train

Notes: The vocal jam in YEM included Under the Boardwalk, Get a Job, and My Girl quotes. Clod was played outside of Fluffhead for the first time since February 7, 1988 (198 shows). Before and after Brain, Fish was introduced as Marco Esquandolas. Harpua included a Third Stone From the Sun tease and Sunshine of Your Love teases. In response to some fans chanting "Elvis", Trey changed the "The storm's gone!" to "It's Elvis!" and Mike subsequently spoke in an Elvis Presley voice. 'A' Train contained a Flintstones theme tease from Trey.  The second encore may be filler from another show.

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Link Saturday, 11/11/1989
Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, GinBathtub Gin, BagAC/DC Bag > MSOMy Sweet One, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, If I Only Had a Brain, Frankenstein[1]

[1] First known Phish performance; unidentified horn players.

Notes: This was an opening set for Max Creek and Third World. The first known Phish performance of Frankenstein featured a guest appearance by unidentified horn players.

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Link Thursday, 11/16/1989
Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GinBathtub Gin, Foam, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, MSOMy Sweet One, Reba, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Frankenstein

Set 2: SlothThe Sloth > BagAC/DC Bag, Tela > BowieDavid Bowie

Notes: Trey teased 'A' Train in Bowie. According to the December 1989 Phish Update that followed this gig, "[a] number of unfortunate events occurred" at this show. Reportedly the unfortunate events began with a failed attempt by the venue to divide drinking-age fans from underage fans using a velvet rope. Adding to the confusion was an explosion on or near the stage during David Bowie (possibly a flash pot or fireworks) which pushed the crowd over the edge. The show was cut short when the house lights were turned on and bouncers quickly evacuated everybody from the venue. The source of these show notes is phish.com.

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Link Thursday, 11/30/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: GinBathtub Gin, DividedDivided Sky, Ya Mar, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > Foam, LizardsThe Lizards, MSOMy Sweet One, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Lawn Boy[1], Frankenstein

Set 2: Reba, Possum, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, Undun, Fee, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Contact > BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: In a Hole, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Debut.

Teases:
· Theme from Popeye tease in Run Like an Antelope
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Split Open and Melt
· Theme from Popeye and Dixie teases in Take the 'A' Train
· Theme from The Brady Bunch and Long Tall Glasses teases in Suzy Greenberg
· Contact and Mr. P.C. teases in David Bowie
· Auld Lang Syne tease
· Long Tall Glasses tease in Fee

Notes: Antelope was dedicated by Trey to "Chris" and "Bob." This show marked the debut of Lawn Boy, which Trey announced as a “world premiere.” Antelope and 'A' Train contained Popeye theme teases. Fee and Suzy included Long Tall Glasses teases. Suzy also contained a Brady Bunch theme tease. SOAM included Dave's Energy Guide teasing. 'A' Train also contained a Dixie tease. Bowie included a Contact tease in the intro and Mr. P.C. tease in the song. Prior to In a Hole, Auld Lang Syne was teased.

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Link Friday, 12/01/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know > La Grange, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, Dinner and a Movie > GinBathtub Gin, MSOMy Sweet One, HoodHarry Hood, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Rocky Top > DividedDivided Sky, Walk Away, LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, If I Only Had a Brain, Highway to Hell

Encore: Lawn Boy > Possum

Teases:
· Third Stone From the Sun tease in Mike's Song
· Theme from Bonanza tease in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: Harry Hood was dedicated to Trey’s friend, “Dave.” Trey dedicated Rocky Top to Katie McConnell (Page's sister) and the contingent of Volunteers from the University of Tennessee. Trey teased Third Stone From The Son several times, off-key, in Mike's Song. Weekapaug included a Bonanza theme tease from Trey. Before If I Only Had a Brain, Fish was introduced as “Moses Heaps.”

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Link Monday, 12/04/1989
The Front, Burlington, VT

No known setlist!

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Link Saturday, 12/09/1989
Huden Dining Hall, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT

Set 1: Dinner and a Movie > La Grange, LizardsThe Lizards, Foam, In a Hole, Rocky Top, BowieDavid Bowie, Lawn Boy, GinBathtub Gin, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > Fluffhead, Esther > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Fee, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: Contact > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

Teases:
· Rocky Top, Donna Lee, and Wipe Out teases in David Bowie
· Wipe Out tease in Bathtub Gin
· Low Rider tease in Contact
· Theme from Popeye and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

Notes: Bowie included Rocky Top, Donna Lee, and Wipe Out teases. Wipe Out was also teased by Page in Bathtub Gin. Contact contained a Low Rider tease from Page. BBFCFM contained Popeye and Brady Bunch theme teases from Trey.

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Link Friday, 12/15/1989
Ukrainian National Home, New York, NY

Set 1: 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Ya Mar > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: IDKI Didn't Know > DividedDivided Sky, Possum, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Funky Bitch[1], JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago[1], Contact > BowieDavid Bowie

[1] John Popper on harmonica.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Mike's Song
· Dixie tease in Ya Mar
· Low Rider tease in Contact
· The Lizards tease

Notes: Phish alternated sets at this gig with Blues Traveler, with Phish playing their first set, followed by Blues Traveler playing their first set, Phish playing their second set, and then Blues Traveler playing their second set. John Popper sat in on harmonica for Funky Bitch and JJLC. Funky Bitch was preceded by Trey explaining that they were going to introduce Popper as Chris Kuroda to pull a joke on their former light man, Tim, who used to jam on harmonica with the band but "wasn't that good."  Trey said they would give the tape to Tim and tell him that Chris was getting pretty good on the harmonica. Trey asked the crowd to yell "All right Chris!" when Popper came out on stage. After Jesus Just Left Chicago, Popper said "I better get back to those lights." Trey teased DEG in Mike's Song and Dixie in Ya Mar. Lizards was teased before Antelope. Contact included Low Rider teases from Page.

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Link Friday, 12/29/1989
23 East Caberet, Ardmore, PA

Set 1: Rhombus Narration > DividedDivided Sky, Ya Mar, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > LizardsThe Lizards, Lawn Boy, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Teases:
· The Christmas Song tease in Ya Mar

Notes: This setlist is incomplete. Ya Mar contained a tease of The Christmas Song by Trey. The opening act was The Modern Beatniks.

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Link Saturday, 12/30/1989
The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY

Set 1: Fluff's Travels[1] -> BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: GinBathtub Gin, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[2], Ya Mar, SuzySuzy Greenberg > Foam, MSOMy Sweet One > La Grange, Lawn Boy, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: Auld Lang Syne[3] -> Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

[1] First known performance.
[2] Fish drum solo.
[3] First known Phish performance.

Notes: The setlist for the first set is incomplete. Melt contained a Fish drum solo. The show featured the first known performance of Fluff's Travels and the first known Phish performance of Auld Lang Syne. The opening act was Indecision.

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Link Sunday, 12/31/1989
Boston World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Boston, MA

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag, Auld Lang Syne > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, GinBathtub Gin, LizardsThe Lizards, Satin Doll > Highway to Hell

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Ya Mar, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Fee > DividedDivided Sky, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: Contact

Notes: This was the first Phish New Year’s performance. Trey and Mike wore tuxedos and top hats to commemorate the event. Fish came out for I Didn’t Know wearing a top hat and a g-string with tuxedo tails. The opening act was The Ululators.

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