1990

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Trey teased Auld Lang Syne in Weekapaug. A recording of Auld Lang Syne was played between Weekapaug and Buried Alive. Management turned on the house lights before the band could decide on an encore, prematurely ending the show. The opening act was Chucklehead.
The YEM vocal jam featured Fish reciting the lyrics to Setting Sail.
Possum contained Charlie Chan and Random Note signals and a We Wish You a Merry Christmas tease. Page played a few notes of HYHU before No Good Trying. No Good Trying through Funky Bitch featured John Popper on harmonica.
No Good Trying made its Phish debut at this show. The YEM vocal jam included Walk on the Wild Side teases. Alumni was dedicated to “all the graduating seniors.” The Bowie intro contained a Mo' Better Blues tease by Trey.
Stash through Suzy featured Dave Grippo on saxophone and Rocky Top through Antelope featured Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone. There are no known recordings of this show.
Carolina was performed without microphones. There are no known recordings of this show.
Gumbo featured Fish on trombone. Fish was introduced as Mrs. Bob Seger in I Didn't Know. Antelope contained Jean Pierre teases from Trey.
Makisupa was played for the first time since February 25, 1990 (108 shows).  YEM's vocal jam was centered around Manteca and also contained a  Rockin' Robin tease from Trey. David Bowie's intro contained Donna Lee teases and Weekapaug contained Mainstreet teases. Makisupa's key words were a Manteca quote: "Crab in my shoemouth." The beginning of Hydrogen included the lyrics "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever." Fish was introduced as Bob Seger before Whipping Post, which featured Fish on vocals. Page and Mike teased Norwegian Wood at the end of the second HYHU.
Possum included Manteca teases. Simple Gifts was teased briefly by Trey in Weekapaug and BBFCFM, and by Trey and Mike during the Bowie intro. The Bowie intro also included HYHU and Norwegian Wood teases from Page. Llama, Stash, and YEM contained Buried Alive teases from Trey. Trey dedicated Coil to “our friends at Conjunction Junction, who are the only other people we know who can play this song” as well as his parents, who were in attendance. YEM also included Gumbo teases from Mike and later Trey in the vocal jam. GTBT was incomplete; Trey aborted the song, engaged Fish in some hilarious banter noting that the attempt was “pathetic,” and counted off BBFCFM.
Llama, Mike's, and Possum included brief Buried Alive teases from Trey. Suzy contained a Hey Nineteen tease from Mike and a full-band Low Rider jam and subsequent tease from Trey, while the Bowie intro contained numerous Low Rider teases. The Bowie intro also contained two Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals. Weekapaug included a Dave's Energy Guide tease from Trey. Fish was introduced before and after Love You as Chris Lee. Memories was a Phish debut.
Landlady was preceded by I Dream of Jeannie theme and Contact teases as well as Landlady dance instructions. The I Dream of Jeannie theme was also teased in Lizards. YEM included a Cheap Sunglasses tease from Mike and Weekapaug included a Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease. Trey introduced Fish as “the hardest working man in show business... Henrietta!” before I Didn’t Know. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and a Popeye signal.
David Bowie contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.
Fish dedicated Bike to Pete (Schall). Possum contained a Foam tease from Trey.
Phish opened for Alex Chilton.

Soundcheck: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, The Asse Festival, Eliza

SET 1: The Landlady, Possum[1], The Lizards, Foam, Uncle Pen, Llama, The Squirming Coil, The Asse Festival, I Didn't Know, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

SET 2: Suzy Greenberg > Divided Sky, Tweezer > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, Dinner and a Movie > Bouncing Around the Room, You Enjoy Myself[2] > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars[3]

ENCORE: Jesus Just Left Chicago[3], Fire[3]

The Eliza played during soundcheck was twice the normal tempo. The Possum intro contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. Rocky Mountain Way was teased prior to the start of the second set and in Tweezer. Suzy contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey. Oh Kee Pa was teased before and during Tweezer. YEM through the end of the show featured John Popper on harmonica; Popper also scat sang during YEM. This was the first Phish performance to be booked by Jason Colton. Some recordings that circulate with this date mislabel the venue as the Barrymore Theatre.

SET 1: Trust in Trust > Dropping Some NYC , Mulling It Over , As We Wonder , Gina , Gotta Get Mean > Gloria > Gotta Get Mean , But Anyway , Hard to Exist , Love of My Life , The Best Part , 100 Years , Alone > Sweet Talking Hippie , Mother Funker [1]

ENCORE: Johnny B. Goode

Trey and Page, in town for Phish’s performance at the University of Wisconsin the following evening, sat in for “Mother Funker.” 
There are no known recordings of this show.
The Phish debut of Manteca was played in its entirety over the top of Caravan, which in turn was teased several times during Suzy. Caravan also included a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey and a Manteca quote. Bowie featured brief DEG teases. YEM contained a Flash Light tease from Mike. Contact was played in honor of the venue’s “disco lights.” Highway to Hell contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey.
Possum contained a brief Munsters theme tease from Mike. Antelope was dedicated to "Eric the Enemy" (possibly in reference to Eric Bieniemy, who was a running back at the University of Colorado at the time of the show) and was introduced as "Run Like an Antelope Out of Control." Fire was dedicated to “Ralph the Buffalo.”
An emcee announced before the show that Phish would not be performing since they broke up in the dressing room beforehand. Instead, he announced that the show would be performed by “Phish 2000.” Trey teased Buried Alive in Landlady. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Oom Pa Pa signals, while Buried Alive also contained Charlie Chan and I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart signals. My Sweet One contained Mockingbird teases. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. The Bowie intro featured a medley of mostly songs played earlier in the show: Possum, Fly Famous Mockingbird, Forbin's, Divided Sky, Landlady, Mike's Song, The Asse Festival, Lizards, Foam, Harry Hood, and Makisupa. Bowie also included Fire On the Bayou and Wipe Out teases from Mike.
A Halloween costume contest preceded the second set. Buried Alive included DEG teases and Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. YEM contained an appropriate Munsters theme tease from Mike; the ensuing vocal jam was based on Night in Tunisia. Tweezer contained Heartbreaker teases. This show was webcast in the weeks following Halloween 1999, as the band did not play on Halloween that year. It was subsequently released in mp3 format via emusic.com.
Check out the Bowie intro for a medley of teases including three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Tritone Down, and Popeye signals, and a Munsters theme tease from Mike.
This show featured the first known performance of Llama. There are no recordings of this show in circulation.
Phish played a one set show and were the third of four bands to play that night. There are no known recordings of this show in circulation.
This show was listed in the Sept/Oct/Nov 1990 Phish Update as Liberty Lunch in Austin but actually happened at Showbar in Houston. This was either a one set show or set two is unknown. There are no known recordings of this show in circulation.
This setlist is likely incomplete and is from phish.com.
There are no known fan sources of this show in circulation.
Trey dedicated Uncle Pen to Col. Bruce Hampton. During HYHU, Fish called himself "a representative of the void."
It appears that the David Bowie intro preceded Buried Alive, then the body of David Bowie contained teases/parts if not all of Buried Alive and The Landlady. There are no recordings of this show in circulation.
Tweezer contained two Charlie Chan signals and Random Laugh and Popeye signals. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals as well as a brief Dixie tease from Trey. Prior to the first HYHU, Trey introduced Fish as "Captain Zero."
This setlist may be incomplete. My Sweet One was apparently performed twice in the same set at this show.
This setlist may be incomplete. A local band, The Jolly Llamas, opened. A recording of this show does not appear to be in circulation.
Don’t Get Me Wrong featured John Popper on harmonica. After Foam, Trey dedicated the song to Pat Metheny, who was apparently playing nearby. After the second HYHU, Fish teased the Charlie Chan theme on woodblock.
This show was Phish's first public gig in New Jersey and featured many references to the state. Trey started the show by saying he was born and raised in New Jersey. Before Uncle Pen, Trey said that this was sort of a dream come true for him and Page, who grew up in New Jersey, adding it was the first time they'd ever played in the state.  Trey said "we'll do a little song here that brings us back to our New Jersey roots here... it's an old Bill Monroe song." Mike added that it was "a song about Pendleton Vandiver, Bill Monroe's uncle. It's true. He's dead." Stash was played by request for "Big Phil" Muller, and was preceded by Fish playing the Charlie Chan signal. Fish said "he wrote it," Trey said "probably because I wrote it," and Mike added "I think it sucks. Essentially." Regarding Stash, Trey said "I collaborated on this song writing the music end of it and the lyrics were written by another native New Jerseyian, Tom Marshall, who isn't here tonight, unfortunately, because he's gotta be at work tomorrow programming computers." Fish added "for his dad" and Trey responded "My dad, he works for my dad. Keeping it all in the family here." Stash and La Grange contained Buried Alive teases. Prior to Landlady, Trey said they were going to play it in honor of their first gig in New Jersey. Mike introduced Destiny Unbound as a song he wrote about his Uncle Pendleton Vandiver. Prior to Buried Alive, Trey asked for a show of hands from the sparse crowd as to how many people in the room were actually from New Jersey and said "we're going to play a song that we wrote that we think captures the spirit of New Jersey," calling it "New Jersey And You, Perfect Together," which is the state's tourism slogan (a joke he later referenced in Golgi and Contact). Trey encouraged the crowd to "sing along when the chorus comes, just like it's a big commercial, because we'll be filming this for the next New Jersey commercial." During I Didn't Know, Trey introduced Fish as "Zero Man" and the song's lyrics were changed to Pardon Me "Zero Man." Before Contact, Trey introduced his dog Marley as "the 5th member of the band who doesn't usually get as much recognition... and we're going to play Marley's favorite song -- at this moment in time."
This was an opening set for Blues Traveler. The debut of Don’t Get Me Wrong featured John Popper on harmonica. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. The Bowie intro contained a full band Mo' Better Blues tease. Trey dedicated Carolina to Bob and Elaine Dillof (Sofi's parents). The soundcheck's Don't Get Me Wrong also featured Popper on harmonica.

SET 1: Trust in Trust > Sweet Talkin' Hippie , Weird Chick > Mullin' It Over , Gina , Gotta Get Mean > Gloria [1] > Gotta Get Mean , Crystal Flame , But Anyway , Mountain Cry

Phish opened this show. During Blues Traveler’s closing set, Trey sat in on guitar and vocals for “Gloria.”
The beginning of Hydrogen included the lyrics "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever." Possum contained Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. The opening act was NRBQ.
Possum contained Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. The intro to David Bowie contained an Uncle Pen tease from Trey as well as Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.
The beginning of Hydrogen included the lyrics "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever." There are no recordings of this show in circulation.
Possum included Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. Fee featured Trey singing the verses through a megaphone unmiced. This was the first known Fee to feature the megaphone. The end of Golgi contained a Chariots of Fire tease from Trey. HYHU faded into Antelope, after which both Trey and Page continued to tease HYHU. Antelope also contained Charlie Chan and Tritone Down signals. Fish, introduced as “Zero Man,” played Love You for his parents, who were in attendance.
Phish was the wedding band for the first wedding of Steve Pollak (The Dude of Life). The setlist is incomplete, although according to the groom most of what was played was “just jamming.” We’ve Only Just Begun was (ironically) the wedding song, and was sung by Page.
Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa and Popeye signals. During the Bowie intro (at the stroke of midnight) the band sang Happy Birthday to Trey. Bowie subsequently contained Charlie Chan and How High the Moon signals. Manteca was teased in Bowie before and after Happy Birthday.
This show featured the debut of Gumbo and the first known Phish performance of Black and Tan Fantasy. Black and Tan Fantasy featured a brief tease by Trey of Chopin's Funeral March at its conclusion.
Suzy Greenberg, Magilla, Possum, and Golgi all contained Chariots of Fire teases. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. David Bowie featured multiple Chariots of Fire teases, both in the intro, which featured the first known Phish performance of Mo' Better Blues, and in the main song itself. Bowie also contained three Charlie Chan signals, an Oom Pa Pa signal, two Random Laugh signals (one from Trey and one from Mike), and a How High The Moon signal. Bowie later contained a Dave's Energy Guide tease and another brief attempt at How High The Moon from Trey as well as a fourth Charlie Chan signal. Possum also contained a Destiny Unbound tease.
This show was a Lawn Boy release party. Trey dedicated Reba to his friend "Dave." YEM contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals and a Sweet Emotion tease from Mike. Some recordings that circulate with this date are actually a compilation of performances from this show and the previous night.
Suzy contained Heartbreaker teases from Trey and Page. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals, and Oom Pa Pa and How High the Moon signals. Tweezer included two Charlie Chan signals as well as I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Random Note signals. Antelope contained three Charlie Chan signals and How High the Moon, Tritone Down, and Oom Pa Pa signals. Prior to Love You, Mike teased the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Some recordings that circulate with this date are actually a compilation of performances from this show and the following night.
Copies of this show circulate with Antelope through Rocky Top, but it is believed that this setlist is for 2/4/91.
This was a free show. Tweezer included a Heartbreaker tease as well as Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. Antelope contained three Charlie Chan signals and How High the Moon, Oom Pa Pa, and Popeye signals. Contact was dedicated to "Griffin."
This show featured the debut of Eliza. David Bowie contained Asse Festival teases, two Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals in the intro and two more Charlie Chan signals and Popeye and Tritone Down signals in the song itself. Magilla contained a Blue Monk tease from Page. Minute by Minute featured Fish on trombone. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and How High The Moon and Random Laugh signals.
Tweezer included three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals. Fish was introduced by Trey as “Red Doughnut Man.” This show included the debut of Destiny Unbound.
Self, Dahlia, and Revolution’s Over (all Phish concert debuts) featured the Dude of Life on vocals. This show also featured the first performances of Tube, The Asse Festival, Buried Alive, Magilla and Stash.  It also featured the first known performance of Landlady played outside of PYITE, although this is not confirmed. The first Phish performances of Minute By Minute, Paul and Silas, and Goin' Down Slow also occurred at this show. Trey referred to Fish as Zero Man after Tube and both before and after Minute By Minute. Trey said Landlady was indirectly dedicated to the spirit of Carlos and later said Buried Alive was written about a strange dream he (Trey) had. Minute by Minute featured Fish on trombone. Possum featured the first known Secret Language: three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Oom Pa Pa and Random Note Signals. AC/DC Bag contained Charlie Chan and  I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart signals and the second Buried Alive featured a Charlie Chan signal and two I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart signals. 'A’ Train subsequently included a Buried Alive tease. Sparks was played for the first time since November 5, 1988 (221 shows).

SET 1: Rock Me Baby , Mulling It Over , Weird Chick , Out of My Hands > Gina , Optimistic Thought , But Anyway , Slow Change , Mountain Cry , Come Together , Mother Funker

SET 2: The Best Part , Love of My Life , 100 Years , Alone

ENCORE: Gotta Get Mean [1] > Gloria [1] > Gotta Get Mean [1]

  “Gotta Get Mean” and "Gloria" featured Trey on guitar, Page on keyboards, and Boyd Tinsley on violin.    
This was an unannounced private party at Pam's house on CVU Road in Hinesburg. There are no recordings of this show in circulation: The songs listed here were reported by Eric Larson, who requested Communication Breakdown. This was a three set show that, according to Ian McLean, had lots of new tunes "from the Johnny B. Fishman Jazz Ensemble era". This setlist is incomplete and the songs listed may be from any of the three sets. The source of this setlist is phish.com.
Ya Mar was dedicated to Heather Paul on her birthday.  Mike played Happy Birthday in the beginning of Ya Mar, Trey briefly teased Happy Birthday in Suzy and teased Simple Gifts during BBFCFM.
Harpua included Funkytown teases and 'A' Train contained a Dixie tease from Trey. The band launched into the second set-opening Whole Lotta Love Jam as the DJ had been spinning the original Zeppelin version. The opening act was The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone.
The Chase was played for the first time since October 26, 1989 (107 shows). The end of the first HYHU and Love You featured Fish on trombone. The opening act was The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
This setlist was derived from Mike's notes, which also mentioned there was no tape, official or otherwise. This setlist is incomplete, likely out of order and probably spread across both sets. The source of this setlist is phish.com.
The Bowie intro contained 'A' Train teases from Trey. Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals and a What I Am (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) tease.
It is unconfirmed whether Fire closed the first set or was even performed at all. Trey referred to HYHU as the “Henrietta Theme Song.” After Page played several measures of the second HYHU in the setlist, Fish said “There’s one more verse to this,” and then they played the final verse of Love You. Fish also continued to play vacuum during the third and final HYHU of the set, which also featured Trey repeating “Henrietta!” over and over again, singing it along to the music’s conclusion. In response to a fan requesting more Syd Barrett after the last HYHU, Fish spoke the first few words of Bike. Trey teased Call to the Post before YEM (as Fish was returning to his drum kit after HYHU). Before Contact, Fish said “We would like to perform for you now the bass-player-is-taking-a-leak-song.” Fish then dedicated Contact to Paul Languedoc. Also before Contact, Page told the crowd that their bass player (whom Trey then referred to as “Michael Cactin”) would become 25 years old at midnight. Trey added that Mike would now play everyone a love song.
After Reba, the crowd was chanting "cheeseburger." Fish and Trey subsequently went into a rap about burgers. Trey dedicated Forbin's to the Colonial (Bruce Hampton). Forbin's was then performed with a variety of lyric substitutions of Col. (Bruce) Hampton for Col Forbin. Rocky Top through Antelope featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo; Antelope also featured Oteil Burbridge on bass. As Fish took the stage during HYHU, the crowd chanted for Fee. Fish sounded perplexed and remarked that he doesn’t sing Fee, but Trey and Page started the song up anyway and left Fish on the spot. He tried his best and got through the first verse before falling apart during the chorus. Terrapin featured Fish on trombone. The band said "Fee" several times at that start of Possum, which contained subsequent Blue Monk teases from Trey and a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page. BBFCFM contained an Auld Lang Syne tease from Trey. The source of Set I is phish.com.
Suzy contained a Dixie tease from Trey. Phish opened for The Aquarium Rescue Unit.
Some recordings that circulate with this date mistakenly identify Athens, GA as the city where this show took place. Trey dedicated Golgi Apparatus to "Dave Schools and the guys from Widespread Panic".

SET 1: Blue Monk , Autumn Leaves , Donna Lee , How High the Moon , My Funny Valentine , Take the 'A' Train , Sweet Adeline , St. Thomas , Caravan , Carolina , Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home? , Piano Boogie Woogie Jam , I've Got You Under My Skin , Satin Doll , Lawn Boy , Contact

This was a private one set jazz show at Page's parents' housewarming party. It is thought to have happened on Monday, May 28th, but could possibly have taken place Sunday, May 27th. This show featured the first known Phish performances of My Funny Valentine (Rodgers and Hart), Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home, Piano Boogie Woogie Jam and I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter). Page's dad, Jack McConnell, joined the band for Bill Bailey. The source of this setlist is phish.com.
It is believed that Phish headlined this night with The Mundahs opening, but the setlist is unknown. This information is from Phish.com.
Runaway Jim contained alternate lyrics. This was a one set show opening for the Mundahs.
This show marked the first known performance of Horn. Fish jokingly introduced “Tweezer So Cold” as a song from the “Jane Fonda Workout Tape” and subsequently announced “Donna Lee” as a song from the “Charlie Parker Workout Tape.”
Trey teased Little Drummer Boy before Divided Sky, Stairway to Heaven in Suzy, and 'A' Train in Antelope.
Alumni was played for the graduating seniors in attendance. YEM contained a brief Can't Turn You Loose tease from Page.
During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey dedicated the song to everybody who was graduating. Trey acknowledged having played there for a long time and thanked the students for always inviting the band. The first set of this show was played outdoors and was halted due to rain. The second set was subsequently played indoors. The setlist for the second set may be incomplete. Bowie contained Contact teases in the intro, multiple "Elvis" quotes and a "Red Red Wine" quote. The soundcheck's Adeline contained a Marley quote from Fish. Some recordings that circulate with this date are mislabeled “The Front.”
Trey dedicated Uncle Pen to the death metal band Possessed, calling them "one of the greatest living rock and roll bands" and prompting banter from Fish. Mike teased What I Am before Uncle Pen. Tweezer contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey and Possum included teases of Norwegian Wood. La Grange was introduced by Mike as a song by David "The Truth" Grippo.
Other than Alumni Blues, which was inferred from Mike's notes (and may have occurred during either set), the setlist is unknown. The source of this setlist is Phish.com.
The opening act was Widespread Panic. Trey teased Johnny B. Goode in Possum and Happy Birthday in Ya Mar. During Love You, Trey introduced Fish as Friar Tuck.
Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals.
The songs listed here were from Mike's notes and may be from either set. The rest of the setlist is unknown. The source of this setlist is Phish.com.
This setlist is incomplete and the second set is unknown.
Reba was dedicated to Widespread Panic. After Trey thanked Widespread Panic, the band played a brief jam with a Spanish-style feel (for about 30 seconds) before Jägermeister. The management stopped the band in the middle of YEM, so there was no vocal jam. During the tramps jam in YEM, Trey jumped off the stage.  The opening act was Widespread Panic.
Phish headlined "Haverfest '90" on this date. No recording circulates and the setlist is unknown.
After Whipping Post, Trey welcomed the crowd to the second set and apologized for taking such a long break. The comments were in reference to their last show in the Keene area (2/22/90), at which heavy smoking and/or a fire alarm resulted in the show being aborted after the first set. Possum ended with a Popeye theme tease from Trey. This show marked the first and only known performance of Metal Bagel Death, which was a dedication to some friends who had recently opened Keene Bagel Works across the street. YEM contained a Flash Light tease from Mike. Trey briefly reprised Caravan after If I Only Had a Brain and teased Simple Gifts in the intro to Contact.
Fluffhead was a birthday dedication to "Sarah." Walk Away featured Trey and Mike on the trampolines. HYHU was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (166 shows).
Weekapaug contained The Lion Sleeps Tonight teases from Mike. A tease of I Know a Little preceded Highway to Hell.
Trey teased Stairway to Heaven in YEM. Mike's Song contained Heartbreaker teases from Mike.
According to one source, Fee and Tweezer may have been performed at this show. No recording is known to exist.
This was a free outdoor show, performed on Earth Day, where Phish opened for Kenny Loggins. The short break after Suzy was necessary to correct audio problems. Possum contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone and vacuum. Cavern contained a tease of Another One Bites the Dust from Mike. YEM also contained teases of Another One Bites the Dust and the vocal jam included a quote of the Sabre Dance. Mike used How High the Moon to change his broken bass string. The second set opened with Bouncing teases and a request for Caleb Snyder to retrieve his license, which was awaiting its retrieval on Page’s keyboard. Hood contained an O-o-h Child tease from Trey.
This show marked the Phish debut of How High the Moon. No Dogs Allowed was played for "Erik the Viking." Suzy contained How High the Moon, Stairway to Heaven, and Walk This Way teases. St. Thomas was teased prior to Antelope, which contained How High the Moon and Entrance of the Gladiators teases from Trey.
'A' Train contained a brief Popeye theme tease from Trey, Possum included a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page, and Caravan contained an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Trey. Ya Mar contained "Napkin Pa" lyrics.
This setlist is incomplete. The opening act was The Circle.
This show featured the debut of Jägermeister Song. Trey teased Long Tall Glasses in Possum. The beginning of Bowie included a return to the Lawn Boy melody, a tribute to Chris Kuroda and his abilities at the light board, and a tribute to Jägermeister.
Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since May 28, 1989 (116 shows).
There was no show on this date. The March/April 1990 Phish Update listed "The Moon" in Telluride for shows 4/11/90 and 4/12/90. Those Fly Me To The Moon shows occurred on 4/8 and 4/9. Phish played at The Inferno from 4/12 to 4/14.
Bowie contained Walk This Way, Runaway Jim, and Heartbreaker teases and Tweezer contained a DEG jam.
BBFCFM included a jam based on the Brady Bunch theme. Prior to Bike, Trey introduced Fish as "Phil Collins" and joked that Fish would perform an ancient unknown version of  "Suss-Sussudio."
Alumni contained additional lyrics.
Ya Mar and Bowie included teases of the Bonanza theme. Bowie also contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. Page teased Higher Ground prior to Oh Kee Pa and the theme to The Twilight Zone before If I Only Had a Brain. YEM contained Flash Light teases from Mike and Tweezer contained a DEG tease from Trey. Jesus featured guest Dan Mosebee on harmonica.
YEM contained a Popeye theme tease, 'A' Train included a Woody Woodpecker theme tease, 'A' Train was teased in Possum, and Wilson was teased in the Rhombus Narration. I Didn't Know was dedicated to "George" and the second verse of Contact was dedicated to "Eli" for his birthday.
It's unknown whether this show occurred. The March/April 1990 Phish Update says “call hotline” and Trey’s notes said “off”. If a show occurred this day, the setlist is unknown. The source of this information is phish.com.
This one set show was an opener for BOP(harvey). This information is from phish.com.
JIM was the opening act. There is no known setlist for this show outside of the Bowie encore which featured members of JIM joining in on vocals and various instruments.
This show marked the first known performances of Tweezer, Cavern, and Runaway Jim as well as the first known Phish performances of Sweet Adeline and Uncle Pen.  Contact contained a Popeye theme tease from Trey and If I Only Had a Brain featured Fish on trombone. A cover of James Bracken’s Steppin’ Out (which appears on Live Cream Volume II) may have been performed as the first encore tune, but this is unconfirmed.
This show featured the first known performance of Killer Joe. Lizards had lyrics changed to "He got a pint of Guinness and proceeded to get really drunk."
Possum contained Purple Haze teases from Trey and Cantaloupe contained Jean Pierre and Theme from Bonanza teases from Trey. Harpua included a Purple Haze tease and Foxy Lady quote. Roll Like a Cantaloupe was played for the first time since July 12, 1988 (202 shows).
AC/DC Bag contained Hot Blooded teases from Trey. Trey dedicated Hood to "our lightman, Chris." The setlist for the second set is incomplete.
Caravan, Ya Mar, Donna Lee, Antelope, Slave, Highway to Hell, YEM, La Grange, and BBFCFM all featured Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. Caravan and Reba contained Manteca teases. Antelope also included a tease of the Odd Couple theme. YEM had a Frankenstein tease and Sunshine of Your Love was teased in the song and vocal jam. BBFCFM contained a Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease from Trey. Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals and guitar.
Suzy contained a Purple Haze tease and Antelope contained a Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease. During I Didn't Know, Trey introduced Fish as Marco Esquandolas.
Possum contained a Popeye theme tease from Trey and Caravan contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page. The Bowie intro contained crew introductions as well as "Charge!" teases from Mike. Bowie subsequently included a Blue Monk tease.
It is unknown if YEM was performed in the first or second set. This setlist is from phish.com and is incomplete.
My Sweet One and Funky Bitch featured John Popper on harmonica. The YEM vocal jam contained a Surfin' Bird quote.
Suzy included a Purple Haze tease.
Weekapaug included a tease of the theme from Bonanza.
Bowie included an extended Tweezer jam. This show included the first known version of the original Rift. Reba was preceded by teases of the theme from Jeopardy! and contained a Brady Bunch theme tease from Trey. McGrupp and Fluffhead contained Popeye theme teases from Trey. Foxy Lady was teased and quoted before Lizards. Fluffhead was dedicated to Paul Languedoc's head (specifically his new haircut) and was introduced as "Lunkhead."
After YEM, Fish noted apologetically that they didn't have a chance to do a soundcheck, but once they got it together, "we promise to kill ya." During I Didn't Know, Trey introduced Fish as "Phil Collins." 'A' Train contained teases of the FlintstonesPopeye, and Brady Bunch themes. Trey introduced Tom Marshall before Lawn Boy, encouraging the audience to "think of him as the fifth member." Contact featured Fish crying in the background during the "I woke up one morning..." section. Exit Only was the opening act.
YEM included Camel Walk teases. Page teased Tequila in Bathtub Gin. Suzy featured a Purple Haze tease from Trey and a full-band Low Rider jam. Weekapaug contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as Vinnie Barbarino.
Caravan contained several Manteca teases and an Entrance of the Gladiators tease. Bowie included a Mike’s Song tease, heavy DEG teasing, and references to Marley. There was no second set, as someone pulled the fire alarm and prematurely ended the show.
The opening acts were Widespread Panic and Gene Matthews. The Ocean (Led Zeppelin) was teased in the YEM vocal jam. Mike's Song started as David Bowie.
Possum was dedicated by Fish to Stacey Stienmetz and included a Fishin' Hole tease from Trey. The opening act was Widespread Panic.
The second set listing may be incomplete. The opening act was Widespread Panic.
Happy Birthday was sung by “Rocco” to Trey’s sister, Kristy. Possum included Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) teases. The band asked the audience several times if anyone could give them a ride back to Burlington, as their van broke down on the road to Philadelphia. As with the encore the night before, Trey introduced Fish as “The King of Prussia.”
Wilson was performed in a heavy metal style. 'A' Train contained teases of the Brazil theme, Alumni contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page, and Bowie contained Wipe Out teases from Mike and Trey. During the encore, Trey introduced Fish as "The King of Prussia" (an allusion to the real-life location King of Prussia, not far away from Lancaster).
This setlist is incomplete and the songs may have been spread across two sets.
This setlist may be incomplete. Melt contained an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Trey.
The source of this setlist is Phish.com. It is unconfirmed and incomplete. Phish opened for Widespread Panic.
Phish opened for Widespread Panic.
Caravan contained an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Trey. Phish opened for Widespread Panic.
Phish opened for Widespread Panic.
This setlist is incomplete. Harpua included a Purple Haze jam.
It must have been a hot night at The Front, as references were made to a large fan cooling off the crowd. The band even encouraged the audience to take their shirts off; Trey went as far as to promise that Fish would get naked if the audience did! Wilson was performed in a heavy metal style. BBFCFM contained teases of Auld Lang Syne and the Bonanza theme from Trey.
Wilson was performed in a heavy metal style.
This setlist is incomplete.
Although the January/February 1990 Phish Update listed the venue as U. of Maine at Orono and some sources placed this show at other venues (or even dated it a year earlier on 1/25/89), a flyer for the show, and tapes, confirm this date and Penny Post as the venue. A recording of the Fluffhead does not circulate, but early fan reports of the show confirm that it was performed. This setlist may be incomplete, and some songs may be out of order. This show featured the first known Phish performance of Communication Breakdown. Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy.
This show included the debut of Bouncing, the first known performance of Coil, and the first known Phish performances of Caravan and Carolina. Page teased Tequila in Bathtub Gin. Suzy Greenberg contained a Purple Haze tease from Trey and Hood contained an Odd Couple theme tease from Page.
The venue and setlist for this UNH show are unknown.
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