1989

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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.
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.
This setlist is incomplete. Ya Mar contained a tease of The Christmas Song by Trey. Weekapaug included a tease of Life's Been Good by Mike. The opening act was The Modern Beatniks.
This performance was a benefit show for the Burlington Community Boathouse. Trey teased the Bonanza theme in Weekapaug.
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.
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.
Trey teased The Man I Love in Antelope.
In I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced by Trey as Marco Esquandolas prior to his vacuum solo. Weekapaug included a Life’s Been Good tease from Mike.
Antelope contained a Bonanza theme tease from Trey. Melt contained a Fish drum solo.
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.”
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.
This listing may be one set of a two set show.
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.
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.
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 (197 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.
YEM and 'A' Train contained Frankenstein teases. Weekapaug contained a Dixie tease from Trey.
While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.
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.
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.
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.
This setlist is incomplete and most likely out of order. Harpua contained a Takin' It to the Streets tease.
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.
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 (122 shows).
Fee's lyrics were changed to "Mike the chimpanzee" and David Bowie's lyrics were changed to "Ninja Mike, Magoo." The Price of Love was teased after Dog Log. 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."
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 (132 shows) and was dedicated to Dave. I Didn't Know through Antelope featured Dave Grippo and Russ Remington 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 (149 shows). This was the first known performance of In a Hole, which included a tease of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme.
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 (133 shows). Makisupa had a lyric changed to reference the Barn. Harpua contained an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease.
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.
Prior to David Bowie, Donna Lee was teased. There was also a tease by Trey of the Flintstones theme during Weekapaug.
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.
Fish performed Happy Birthday (last played September 12, 1988, or 134 shows) on the vacuum for his brother David. This setlist is incomplete and likely out of order.
Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy. I'm A Man in Antelope, 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.
Who Do? We Do! was played for the first time since October 31, 1987 (187 shows).
Other than the two 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.
Bowie contained a Happy Birthday tease from Trey. This setlist is incomplete.
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.
While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.
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.
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.
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.
This show included the first known version of PYITE. McGrupp featured Fish on trumpet. 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). 
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, Mike teased Sunshine of Your Love, Trey teased the Popeye theme, and 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.
While it is believed this show was played, confirmation could not be established.
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.
YEM contained a Donna Lee tease from Trey and Mike's Song contained a Frankenstein tease. Trey teased Back in Black after Possum. Donna Lee was “the sing-along version.”
This setlist is obviously incomplete, and the set in which these songs were performed is unknown.
During the summer of '89, the members of Phish as well as Russell Remington and others performed a weekly series of performances of jazz standards under the moniker "The Johnny B. Fishman Jazz Ensemble." This is the only specific known date and was first reported by phish.com. There is no known recording or setlist.
Antelope contained Popeye and Jeopardy! theme teases.
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.
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. 
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).
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 and included a Dixie tease from Trey. 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.
This setlist is incomplete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This show was billed as the UMass Spring Concert where Phish opened for Canned Heat.
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.
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.
Page teased Esther at the end of YEM as the band segued into I Didn't Know. Suzy included a Linus and Lucy tease.
Ya Mar contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey. McGrupp featured Fish on trombone.
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.
'A' Train contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey, who delivered a Gamehendge narration before and after Icculus. The source of the second set's show notes is phish.com.
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.
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 was sponsored by the UNH Outing Club.
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.
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.
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 Sailor's Hornpipe 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 (134 shows) and featured Fish on trombone. Harpua contained "Charge!" and Price of Love teases from Page, multiple Gimme Some Lovin' teases, and a Walk This Way tease from Mike.
This setlist is incomplete.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Per a flyer for this show, this venue may be U-Joint. This setlist is incomplete.
No setlist exists but Kuroda recalls a long version of Whipping Post was performed at the show that he describes as his favorite Phish rendition of a cover song.This information is from Phish.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 (148 shows). The third set was pieced together from Mike's notes and the source of this setlist is phish.com.
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.

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

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.
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.
I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Alumni contained additional lyrics.
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 (128 shows). An unknown jazz tune was played after Peaches.
This second set listing may be incomplete, as recordings that circulate cut during Camel Walk. YEM contained a Jean Pierre tease from Trey.
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.
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.
This show contained the first known version of Split Open and Melt. The setlist information for the second and third sets is unknown.
This setlist is incomplete.
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.
This version of Sanity was the fast version. ‘A’ Train included a tease of the Woody Woodpecker theme and the Bowie intro contained a tease of the Batman theme.
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.
There was no show on this date. The setlist previously attributed to this date is from January 25, 1990.
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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Mike Gordon: December 03, 2016
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