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Link Friday, 04/26/1996
New Orleans Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Poor Heart, Blues Jam, Wolfman’s Brother

Set 1: Ya Mar, BagAC/DC Bag > Sparkle > Stash, CTBCars Trucks Buses[1], YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother[2] > SOAMuleScent of a Mule > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > HoodHarry Hood > SampleSample in a Jar, ADITLA Day in the Life > BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: Hello My Baby, Cavern

[1] Michael Ray on trumpet.
[2] First two verses performed a cappella.

Teases:
· When the Saints Go Marching In tease in Ya Mar
· Caravan jam in David Bowie
· The Rover tease in Cavern

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Ya Mar included a When the Saints Go Marching In tease. Cars Trucks Buses featured Michael Ray on trumpet. The first two verses of Wolfman’s Brother were performed a cappella as they came out of the YEM vocal jam. David Bowie included a strong Caravan jam. Trey teased The Rover in Cavern. This show was made available as an archival release on LivePhish.com with all proceeds going to Tipitina's Foundation and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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Link Thursday, 06/06/1996
Joyous Lake, Woodstock, NY

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Taste, Waste

Set 1: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Poor Heart, Runaway Jim, Funky Bitch, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, SOAMuleScent of a Mule[1], Highway to Hell

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Sparkle, Stash, Waste[2], Character Zero[2], BowieDavid Bowie, Fee > SampleSample in a Jar

Encore: Ya Mar, Fire

[1] Trey on keys for portions.
[2] Debut.

Teases:
· Sunshine of Your Love tease in Scent of a Mule

Notes: This unannounced show was performed under the name “Third Ball.” BBFCFM featured Trey using a Rolling Rock beer bottle as a slide. Scent of a Mule included a Sunshine of Your Love tease and saw Trey on keys for portions. Waste and Character Zero debuted at this show. The opening act was Juan Hung Low.

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Link Tuesday, 07/02/1996
Pista Speedway, Lonigo, Italy

No known setlist!

Notes: Phish's set on this date was rained out. Trey did, however, jam with Santana during their set that evening.

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

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Link Wednesday, 07/03/1996
Stadio Briamasco, Trento, Italy

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Stash, Sparkle > Taste[1] -> Llama[2]

[1] Carlos Santana and Karl Perazzo. Trey flubbed lyrics. Debut of the new, reworked version (similar to the Billy Breathes album version).
[2] Carlos Santana and Karl Perazzo. Trey flubbed lyrics and Carlos sang a verse.

Notes: This show was a one-set opener for Santana. Carlos Santana and Karl Perazzo sat in on Taste and Llama, during which Trey flubbed lyrics to both songs; Carlos jumped in to help during Llama, singing a verse. This version of Taste is the debut of the new, reworked version (similar to the Billy Breathes album version).

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Link Saturday, 07/06/1996
Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia, Italy

Set 1: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Reba[1], Poor Heart > ADITLA Day in the Life > Maze, HoodHarry Hood

[1] No whistling.

Notes: This show was a one-set opener for Santana. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

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Link Friday, 07/12/1996
Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set 1: Wilson > DividedDivided Sky, Horn, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Ya Mar > Funky Bitch, Taste, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Tweezer > Llama

Set 2: It's Ice[1] -> CaspianPrince Caspian[1] > Mike'sMike's Song[1] -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1] -> Purple Rain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Jam[2], NICU[1] -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 3: BowieDavid Bowie[1] -> Free[1], Hello My Baby

Encore: GinBathtub Gin, JBGJohnny B. Goode

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Interactive, as the band jammed on chords yelled out by the fans.

Notes: It's Ice, Caspian, Mike's Song, Antelope, NICU, Slave, Bowie, and Free were all unfinished. The jam before NICU was interactive, as the band jammed on chords yelled out by the fans.

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Link Sunday, 07/21/1996
The Forum, Nüremberg, Germany

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus > GuelahGuelah Papyrus > Rift > Tweezer, If I Could, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Taste, Train Song[1], Fee[2] > TimberTimber (Jerry) > JBGJohnny B. Goode

Set 2: Llama, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > Reba, Life on Mars?, Free, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope > Simple -> CaspianPrince Caspian > SuzySuzy Greenberg

Encore: HoodHarry Hood

[1] Debut.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.

Notes: Train Song debuted at this show and was dedicated to the fans that were following the band around Europe via the rails. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

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Link Friday, 08/02/1996
Wolf Mountain Amphitheatre, Park City, UT

Soundcheck: The Old Home Place, Character Zero, Guelah Papyrus

Set 1: Somewhere Over the Rainbow[1], Ya Mar, DwDDown with Disease > GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Poor Heart > Foam, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Tweezer, Hello My Baby, Possum[2]

Set 2: Runaway Jim > Simple > Taste > Free > Fluffhead > CaspianPrince Caspian > HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: PYITEPunch You In the Eye

[1] Performed solo by Page on theremin.
[2] Oom Pa Pa signal.

Teases:
· May The Force Be With You tease in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: This show marked the debut of Page’s theremin. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played for the first time since July 3, 1994 (161 shows) and was performed solo by Page on the theremin in response to the huge rainbow that appeared over the venue just before the show started. Possum contained an Oom Pa Pa signal. Antelope included a tease of May The Force Be With You (The Force Theme from Star Wars).

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Link Sunday, 08/04/1996
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: Character Zero, Poor Heart (half speed), Caravan, Jam

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Funky Bitch, Guyute, Fee[1] > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, MangoThe Mango Song, SlothThe Sloth, Maze, Loving Cup

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > Reba[2], SOAMuleScent of a Mule, SampleSample in a Jar > BowieDavid Bowie, Sweet Adeline, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Theme from Star Trek[3], Rocky Top

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Phish debut; performed solo by Page on theremin.

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Theme from Star Trek made its Phish debut at this show and was performed by Page solo on the theremin.

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Link Monday, 08/05/1996
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: Strange Design (several times)

Set 1: Wilson > Poor Heart > GuelahGuelah Papyrus, DividedDivided Sky, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Foam, If I Could, Julius, CoilThe Squirming Coil

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > DwDDown with Disease[1] -> It's Ice, Halley'sHalley's Comet, Somewhere Over the Rainbow[2], Waste[3], Talk[4], Train Song[3], Strange Design[3], Amazing Grace, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: Cavern

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Performed solo by Page on theremin.
[3] Page on a smaller piano, Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on acoustic bass, and Fishman on a smaller drum set.
[4] Debut; Page on a smaller piano, Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on acoustic bass, and Fishman on a smaller drum set.

Teases:
· Barracuda tease

Notes: As urged in flyers handed out by Phish.netters, many fans sat down during the silent part of Divided Sky. Down with Disease was unfinished. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was performed solo by Page on the theremin. Waste through Strange Design were performed with Page on a smaller piano, Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on acoustic bass, and Fishman on a smaller drum set. This show marked the first performance of Talk and featured an atypical It’s Ice. Mike teased Barracuda before the second set.

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Link Tuesday, 08/06/1996
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set 1: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman > Rift > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Simple, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > LizardsThe Lizards, Dinner and a Movie, Horn, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: CurtainThe Curtain > Tweezer > CaspianPrince Caspian > ADITLA Day in the Life > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Purple Rain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, HoodHarry Hood[2] > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: JBGJohnny B. Goode

[1] “21 year old Phish Fan Marcus Esquandolas" was substituted for “Marco Esquandolas."
[2] Debut of "Hood" response chant.

Teases:
· Simple tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) jam in Tweezer

Notes: Note the “This is Red Rocks, This is the Edge” quote from Trey during the break in Rift. The quote was a reference both to U2’s Live: Under a Blood Red Sky album and Trey’s similar remarks on the Junta-released version of Icculus. Suzy included a Simple tease. The phrase “21 year old Phish Fan Marcus Esquandolas” was substituted for “Marco Esquandolas” during Antelope in reference to a fan’s quote in a newspaper article on the disturbance in Morrison the day before. Tweezer included a Norwegian Wood jam. Harry Hood featured the debut of the “Hood” response chant, initiated by Phish.netters and advertised on flyers handed out at the Red Rocks shows. Among other ideas, the flyers encouraged fans to shout: “Hood” after the band sings “Harry.” It began to rain in the second set; the band responded with Purple Rain, and Chris Kuroda showed the stage in purple lights. The performance of Simple from this gig appears on the Carved in Stone CD benefiting The Rocks Fund, dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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Link Wednesday, 08/07/1996
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Sparkle > Stash, Ya Mar, Gumbo, Taste, Lawn Boy, Ninety-Nine Years (and One Dark Day)[1], Hold to a Dream[1], Doin' My Time[1]

Set 2: Runaway Jim -> Gypsy Queen -> Runaway Jim > Free, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird[2] > Possum, Life on Mars?, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Hello My Baby

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Phish debut; Tim O'Brien on mandolin, acoustic guitar and lead vocals.
[2] Narration had Trey tell of giant iguana that would take the crowd to Mars to view the life there.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Stash

Notes: Stash contained DEG teases from Trey. During Ya Mar, Trey thanked the audience, saluted a Colorado swimmer who won two gold medals at the Olympics, and announced that a special guest would come out later in the set. The last three songs of the first set were all Phish debuts and featured Tim O’Brien on mandolin, acoustic guitar and lead vocals. During the Mockingbird narration, Trey told of a giant iguana that would take the crowd to Mars to view the life there.

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Link Saturday, 08/10/1996
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

Soundcheck: Character Zero, The Old Home Place, Funky Bitch

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart > BagAC/DC Bag > Fee[1] > Reba[2], IDKI Didn't Know, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Rift > GinBathtub Gin, Cavern

Set 2: Wilson > DwDDown with Disease > SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Free, Fluffhead, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Whipping Post[3] > HYHUHold Your Head Up, HoodHarry Hood > ADITLA Day in the Life

Encore: Contact > Fire

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Fishman on vocals.

Teases:
· Sunshine of Your Love tease in Scent of a Mule

Notes: My Friend featured Trey using his microphone stand as a slide. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Page teased Sunshine of Your Love during the Mule Duel. Whipping Post was played for the first time since April 20, 1993 (285 shows) and featured Fishman on vocals.

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Link Monday, 08/12/1996
Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Soundcheck: Jam, Lean on Me (instrumental), The Old Home Place, Ain’t Too Proud To Beg -> Jam

Set 1: Ya Mar, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Esther > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Weigh > It's Ice > Dog Faced Boy, Taste, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > Sparkle > Simple > CaspianPrince Caspian[1] > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Hello My Baby, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Possum[2]

Encore: SampleSample in a Jar

[1] Unfinished.
[2] All Fall Down and Simpsons signals.

Teases:
· Voodoo Child (Slight Return) tease in Possum

Notes: Caspian was unfinished. Possum included All Fall Down and Simpsons signals as well as a Voodoo Child tease.

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Link Tuesday, 08/13/1996
Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Soundcheck: Talk (intro, acoustic, x2), Waste (acoustic), Spooky -> Jam

Set 1: DividedDivided Sky, Tube, Tela > Maze, FEFYFast Enough for You > Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Llama, Glide, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > Lifeboy > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove -> Somewhere Over the Rainbow[1], Waste[2], Train Song[2], Strange Design[2], Sweet Adeline, BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

[1] Performed solo by Page on theremin.
[2] Performed on acoustic mini-stage.

Notes: Page performed Somewhere Over the Rainbow solo on the theremin. Waste through Strange Design were performed on the acoustic mini-stage. Trey played the composed section to Divided Sky over the soundcheck jam. This show was officially released as Live Phish 12.

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Link Wednesday, 08/14/1996
Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Tush

Set 1: Wilson -> Jam > DwDDown with Disease, Fee[1] -> Poor Heart, Reba[2], MangoThe Mango Song > Gumbo, Stash, Hello My Baby

Set 2: Runaway Jim > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, CTBCars Trucks Buses > Tweezer, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > HYHUHold Your Head Up, SampleSample in a Jar > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Julius

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] No whistling.

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Julius was dedicated to Brad Sands’s brother Matty.

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Link Thursday, 08/15/1996
Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY

Set 1: Jam, HYHU JamHold Your Head Up Jam, Jam, Jam

Notes: This was the soundcheck for The Clifford Ball. The final jam segment included the first annual soundcheck tribute to "Mr. Sausage," multiple shout-outs to festival staff, and Trey on his mini-drum kit. 50+ minutes of this check were included on the Clifford Ball DVD bonus disc.

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

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Link Friday, 08/16/1996
Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, GinBathtub Gin, Ya Mar, BagAC/DC Bag > Esther > DividedDivided Sky, Halley'sHalley's Comet > BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Sparkle > Free, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Waste[1], Talk[1], Train Song[1], Strange Design[1], Hello My Baby, Mike'sMike's Song -> Simple -> Contact > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 3: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > DwDDown with Disease[2] -> NICU, Life on Mars? > HoodHarry Hood -> Jam

Encore: Amazing Grace

Set 4: Flatbed Truck Jam

[1] Acoustic mini-stage.
[2] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Bathtub Gin
· Mary Had a Little Lamb tease

Notes: This was the first show of The Clifford Ball festival. Bathtub Gin contained a brief DEG tease from Trey. Waste through Strange Design were performed on the acoustic mini-stage. Disease was unfinished. The second set was preceded by a Mary Had a Little Lamb tease. The jam at the end of Harry Hood accompanied a fireworks display. The band took to the back of a flatbed truck at around 3:30 in the morning and drove through the crowd. The performance was one long open-ended jam.

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Link Saturday, 08/17/1996
Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY

Set 1: Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Reba[1] > CTBCars Trucks Buses, LizardsThe Lizards, SampleSample in a Jar, Taste, Fee[2] -> Maze, SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 2: CurtainThe Curtain > Runaway Jim, It's Ice > Brother[3], Fluffhead, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope > GolgiGolgi Apparatus > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Set 3: Wilson > Frankenstein, SOAMuleScent of a Mule[4], Tweezer, ADITLA Day in the Life, Possum > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Harpua[5]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Ben and Jerry on vocals.
[4] Page/Fishman Mule Duel.
[5] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Heartbreaker tease in Wilson

Notes: This was the second show of The Clifford Ball festival. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before the second set, Trey paid tribute to Aaron Stein of Syracuse, who was front row center for every show of the tour. The first Brother since August 2, 1993 (258 shows) featured Ben and Jerry on guest vocals. Wilson included a Heartbreaker tease. Antelope featured a female acrobat twirling in the rigging, suspended above the stage in a circus-like fashion. Scent of a Mule featured a Page/Fishman duel instead of the typical Page/Trey duel. Tweezer had big trampolines on each side of the stage and more circus shenanigans. A stunt plane circled overhead during Tweezer Reprise and Harpua. Harpua was unfinished; it was completed on August 16, 1997 at The Great Went.

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Link Friday, 10/18/1996
Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

Soundcheck: My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Billy Breathes

Set 1: Runaway Jim, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Stash, Strange Design, DividedDivided Sky, Billy Breathes, Taste, SampleSample in a Jar

Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > Maze, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Reba[1], Waste, HoodHarry Hood

Encore: Julius

[1] No whistling.

Teases:
· Do You Feel Like We Do tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: YEM included teases of Peter Frampton’s Do You Feel Like We Do. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

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Link Saturday, 10/19/1996
Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY

Soundcheck: Billy Breathes

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Rift, Free, Esther > Llama, Gumbo, DwDDown with Disease > CaspianPrince Caspian > Frankenstein

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag, Sparkle > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Swept Away > Steep > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Hello My Baby

Encore: Fee[1], Rocky Top

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.

Teases:
· Wish You Were Here tease

Notes: The second set started with a Wish You Were Here tease. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

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Link Tuesday, 10/22/1996
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: CurtainThe Curtain > Runaway Jim, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, It's Ice, Talk, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Sparkle > Free > YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > DwDDown with Disease > Taste, MangoThe Mango Song, Lawn Boy, SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Mike'sMike's Song -> Swept Away > Steep > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: All Along the Watchtower[1]

[1] Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fishman on Trey's percussion rack.

Notes: This Weekapaug, often referred to as the “Freakapaug,” included circus dancers and Mimi Fishman dancing around on stage towards the end. Watchtower (first since April 21, 1994, or 227 shows) featured Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fishman on Trey’s percussion rack. The circus dancers also appeared for the encore.

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Link Wednesday, 10/23/1996
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Poor Heart, BagAC/DC Bag, Foam, Hello My Baby, Character Zero, Rift, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Brother[1], Ya Mar[2], Tweezer[1] > LizardsThe Lizards[1], Llama[1], SuzySuzy Greenberg[1] > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], Julius[1]

Encore: CDTChalk Dust Torture[1]

[1] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set.
[2] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. Long drum jam between Fishman and Gullotti.

Notes: The entire second set and encore featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. Ya Mar included a long drum jam between Fishman and Gullotti.

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Link Saturday, 10/26/1996
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

Set 1: Julius, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Reba, Train Song, Character Zero, It's Ice, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, SampleSample in a Jar

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Sparkle > Simple -> McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Waste, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: Fire

Teases:
· The Star Spangled Banner and Voodoo Child (Slight Return) teases in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: Antelope included Star Spangled Banner and Voodoo Child teases, and was dedicated by Trey to Fishman’s then-14-year old cousin Jason Roberts for winning a guitar competition.

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Link Sunday, 10/27/1996
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

Set 1: Runaway Jim, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, BagAC/DC Bag, Fee > SOAMuleScent of a Mule -> Catapult[1] -> SOAMuleScent of a Mule, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Talk[2], Taste, SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture, GinBathtub Gin, Rift > CaspianPrince Caspian > Ya Mar, Tweezer, Fluffhead, Life on Mars? > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Possum, Carolina

[1] Performed twice during the Mule Duel; first by Mike, and then by Page solo on the theremin.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.

Teases:
· In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease in Split Open and Melt
· Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) tease in Taste

Notes: Catapult was performed twice during the Mule Duel; first by Mike, and then by Page solo on the theremin. Melt contained In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida teases and Taste included a Norwegian Wood tease. Talk featured Trey on acoustic guitar.

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Link Tuesday, 10/29/1996
Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture[1], GuelahGuelah Papyrus[1], CTBCars Trucks Buses[1], Taste[1], Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room[1], Stash[1], Train Song[1], Billy Breathes[1], Poor Heart[1] > BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Set 2: Rift[1] > Mike'sMike's Song[1] > HorseThe Horse[1] > SilentSilent in the Morning[1], WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[1], WedgeThe Wedge[1], Character Zero[1], Suspicious Minds[1] > HYHUHold Your Head Up[1], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], Hello My Baby

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times[1]

[1] Karl Perazzo.

Notes: Guest percussionist Karl Perazzo played the entire show. After Suspicious Minds, Trey introduced Fishman as “Norton Charlton Heston.”

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Link Thursday, 10/31/1996
The Omni, Atlanta, GA

Soundcheck: Overload

Set 1: Sanity > Highway to Hell > DwDDown with Disease > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, CaspianPrince Caspian > Reba, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird[1] > Character Zero, Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Set 2: Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)[2] > C&PCrosseyed and Painless[2], The Great Curve[2], Once in a Lifetime[2] > Houses in Motion[2] -> Seen and Not Seen[3] -> Listening Wind[2] > The Overload[2]

Set 3: Brother[4], 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra[4] > Maze[4], Simple[4] -> Swept Away[4] > Steep[4] > JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago[5] > SuzySuzy Greenberg[5]

Encore: Frankenstein[6]

[1] Narration referred to David Byrne, who appeared in the mountain as the face of Icculus, threw Forbin off the mountain and into the arms of the "evil" Famous Mockingbird.
[2] Phish debut; Karl Perazzo on percussion, Dave Grippo on saxophone, and Gary Gazaway on trumpet.
[3] Phish debut; Karl Perazzo on percussion, Dave Grippo on saxophone, Gary Gazaway on trumpet, and Trey on bass.
[4] Karl Perazzo on percussion.
[5] Karl Perazzo on percussion, Dave Grippo on saxophone, Gary Gazaway on trumpet.
[6] Dave Grippo on saxophone, Gary Gazaway on trumpet.

Teases:
· Tweezer tease in Houses in Motion
· Mama Told Me Not to Come tease in Simple
· Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Feel Like a Stranger tease

Notes: The Mockingbird narration included a reference to The Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who appeared in the mountain as the face of Icculus. As Trey told the story, Byrne threw Colonel Forbin off the mountain and into the arms of the “evil” Famous Mockingbird. The second set "musical costume" was The Talking Heads' Remain in Light. All of the Remain in Light songs were Phish debuts; the set featured Karl Perazzo on percussion, Dave Grippo on saxophone, and Gary Gazaway on trumpet. Perazzo also played during the entire third set. Jesus Just Left Chicago, Suzy Greenberg, and Frankenstein also featured Grippo and Gazaway. At the end of Houses in Motion (which featured Trey teasing Tweezer), an armchair was brought out to the center of the stage and Mike sat in it to sing Seen and Not Seen. While he sang, Karl Perazzo drummed and Trey played bass. After Overload, a bizarre on-stage demonstration closed the set. The third set opened with a Feel Like a Stranger tease. Suzy included a Born Under Punches tease from Page. Simple included a tease of Mama Told Me Not to Come. The soundcheck's Overload was performed with horns and briefly featured Fishman on vacuum. This show was officially released as Live Phish 15.

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Link Saturday, 11/02/1996
Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL

Set 1: Ya Mar[1], Julius[1], Fee[2] -> Taste[1], Cavern[1] > Stash[1], LizardsThe Lizards[1], Free[1], JBGJohnny B. Goode[1]

Set 2: C&PCrosseyed and Painless[1] -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[3], Waste[1], HoodHarry Hood[1] > ADITLA Day in the Life[1], Sweet Adeline

Encore: Funky Bitch[4]

[1] Karl Perazzo on percussion.
[2] Karl Perazzo on percussion. Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Karl Perazzo on percussion. “Norton Charlton Heston" replaced “Marco Esquandolas."
[4] Karl Perazzo on percussion, Butch Trucks on drums, Fishman on Trey's percussion rack.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Crosseyed and Painless

Notes: Karl Perazzo sat in on percussion for the entire show. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Mike repeatedly teased the bass line of Dave's Energy Guide in the C&P jam and then Trey very briefly teased it as well. The lyric “Norton Charlton Heston” replaced “Marco Esquandolas” in Antelope. Butch Trucks joined the band on drums for the encore while Fishman played Trey’s percussion rack. Portions of this performance were released to the syndicated radio program The Album Network. This show was released as the Coral Sky DVD in 2010 and is available as a download from LivePhish.

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Link Sunday, 11/03/1996
O'Connell Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend[1], Runaway Jim[1], Billy Breathes[1], SlothThe Sloth[1], NICU[1] > SampleSample in a Jar[1], ThemeTheme From the Bottom[1], Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room[1], Character Zero[1]

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry)[1] > DividedDivided Sky[1], Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother[1], Sparkle[1] > Tweezer[1], Life on Mars?[1], Possum[1] > TweepriseTweezer Reprise[1]

Encore: Fire[1]

[1] Karl Perazzo on percussion.

Teases:
· China Cat Sunflower tease in Possum

Notes: Karl Perazzo sat in on percussion for the entire show. Trey teased China Cat Sunflower (the segue into I know You Rider) in the intro of Possum.

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Link Thursday, 11/07/1996
Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Weigh > Rift > GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Stash, Waste, Guyute, Free > Tela, Character Zero[1]

Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > GinBathtub Gin -> HYHUHold Your Head Up > Bike > HYHUHold Your Head Up, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Frankenstein

[1] No ending vocal jam.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Bathtub Gin

Notes: Character Zero was performed without the ending vocal jam. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide during Gin. Fishman humorously stumbled through Bike, which was played by request. 

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Link Friday, 11/08/1996
Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Axilla > ATRAll Things Reconsidered > Mound, DwDDown with Disease > CaspianPrince Caspian, Reba, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Maze, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Simple, Loving Cup, Mike'sMike's Song, Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner, WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: ThemeTheme From the Bottom

Teases:
· Cecilia tease in Simple

Notes: Trey had equipment problems in Simple, so Loving Cup (“I know I play a bad guitar”) was played next. Simple included a Cecilia tease. ATR was played for the first time since July 1, 1995 (108 shows) and Axilla was played for the first time since October 16, 1994 (170 shows).

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Link Saturday, 11/09/1996
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

Set 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, SlothThe Sloth, DividedDivided Sky, Horn, Tube, Talk[1], SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, LizardsThe Lizards, Character Zero

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie, ADITLA Day in the Life, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Taste, Swept Away > Steep > HoodHarry Hood

Encore: Julius

[1] Trey on acoustic guitar.

Teases:
· Steep tease in Harry Hood

Notes: Talk featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Hood contained a Steep tease.

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Link Friday, 11/15/1996
Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO

Set 1: Wilson > DividedDivided Sky, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Character Zero, PYITEPunch You In the Eye > CaspianPrince Caspian, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Train Song, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Taste > Cavern

Set 2: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> Maze, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > Mike'sMike's Song, Sleeping Monkey > Mean Mr. Mustard[1] > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[2]

Encore: Funky Bitch[2]

[1] Phish debut.
[2] John Popper on harmonica.

Notes: Mimi Fishman addressed the crowd before the show and noted that the band was donating a portion of the proceeds from the show to charity. After Sleeping Monkey, Trey announced that the show was brought to you by the letter M (referencing all the second-set songs with “M”-titles) and the number 420. This show marked the Phish debut of Mean Mr. Mustard, complete with a John Popper (cloaked in a cape and hobbling with a cane to the roar of the audience) cameo as the “dirty old man.” Popper stayed on stage to lend his harmonica to a very short Weekapaug closer and Funky Bitch encore.

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Link Saturday, 11/16/1996
Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE

Set 1: Poor Heart > DwDDown with Disease, Guyute, Gumbo, Rift, Free, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, BowieDavid Bowie, Lawn Boy > Sparkle > Frankenstein

Set 2: La Grange > Runaway Jim -> Vibration of LifeThe Vibration of Life -> Kung -> Catapult, Axilla[1] > HoodHarry Hood[2] > SuzySuzy Greenberg[3], Amazing Grace

Encore: We're an American Band[4]

[1] Tribute to the light crew, Leigh Fordham references at end.
[2] Lyrics referenced Leigh Fordham.
[3] Leigh Fordham reference.
[4] Phish debut.

Teases:
· La Grange and Axilla teases in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: The Vibration of Life was announced by Trey as “Written by God” and was performed for the first time since November 30, 1994 (148 shows). At the end of Axilla, the light crew also received a bizarre tribute and Leigh Fordham, a member of Phish's light crew, was mentioned several times. The Hood lyrics were subsequently altered slightly to include a bit about Leigh Fordham. Suzy Greenberg included Leigh Fordham references as well as La Grange and Axilla teases. We’re An American Band made its Phish debut in the city referenced in its lyrics.

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Link Monday, 11/18/1996
Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, TimberTimber (Jerry), Poor Heart > Taste, Billy Breathes, CDTChalk Dust Torture, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Reba[1], Character Zero

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Simple -> Swept Away > Steep > SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Tweezer[2], Hello My Baby[2], TweepriseTweezer Reprise[2] > Llama[2]

Encore: Waste, JBGJohnny B. Goode[2]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Gary Gazaway on trumpet.

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Tweezer through Llama and Johnny B. Goode featured Gary Gazaway on trumpet.

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Link Tuesday, 11/19/1996
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

Set 1: Ya Mar, BagAC/DC Bag > Foam, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Mound, Stash, Fee[1] > Taste, Loving Cup

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie, ADITLA Day in the Life > GinBathtub Gin -> Vibration of LifeThe Vibration of Life -> YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner, Fire

Encore: CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.

Teases:
· Groove Is in the Heart jam with lyrics in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Trey announced the first-ever Vibration of Life dedication and sent it out to the crew in general, and more specifically, Bob Neumann, the band’s Audio Crew Chief and speaker designer. YEM included a Groove is in the Heart jam that included brief lyrics.

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Link Friday, 11/22/1996
Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA

Soundcheck: Magilla, Funky Bitch, Billy Breathes

Set 1: It's Ice > Runaway Jim, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Taste, GinsengGinseng Sullivan > SampleSample in a Jar, FEFYFast Enough for You, Train Song, Stash, Cavern

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease > CaspianPrince Caspian > Maze, Billy Breathes > Swept Away > Steep > Character Zero, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Hello My Baby

Encore: Julius[1]

[1] Thank you to the city of Spokane.

Teases:
· Cocaine quote in Julius

Notes: Julius included a Cocaine quote and a thank you to the city of Spokane.

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Link Saturday, 11/23/1996
Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, CTBCars Trucks Buses, DividedDivided Sky, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Midnight on the Highway[1], SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Rift, Funky Bitch

Set 2: CurtainThe Curtain > Mike'sMike's Song -> Simple -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2] > Axilla > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[3] -> Catapult, Waste, Amazing Grace, HoodHarry Hood

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Key words: “Woke up in the morning, border guard in my bunk, he took his fucking dog on the bus, and he found my dank.”
[3] Unfinished.

Notes: This show included the first Phish performance of Midnight on the Highway, which was learned while the band was stopped at the American/Canadian border. Makisupa also referenced the border-crossing incident: “Woke up in the morning, border guard in my bunk, he took his fucking dog on the bus, and he found my dank.” Weekapaug was unfinished.

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Link Wednesday, 11/27/1996
Key Arena, Seattle, WA

Set 1: Julius > My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Ya Mar, CDTChalk Dust Torture, SlothThe Sloth, Uncle Pen, Free > ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Bold As Love

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease -> JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago > SOAMuleScent of a Mule[1], Tweezer -> Sweet Emotion Jam -> DwDDown with Disease[2], Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner, Fire

Encore: Waste > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Mule Duel included Brady Bunch theme scats from Trey and some vacuum action from Fishman.
[2] Can't You Hear Me Knocking at ending.

Teases:
· Theme from The Brady Bunch tease in Scent of a Mule
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Down with Disease

Notes: The Mule Duel included Brady Bunch theme scats from Trey and some vacuum action from Fishman. Fire and Bold As Love were dedicated to Jimi Hendrix on his birthday. The Disease and Tweezer combo has led some fans to refer to this as the “Diseezer.” The return to DWD contained a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking ending.

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Link Friday, 11/29/1996
The Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

Set 1: Frankenstein, NICU, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Character Zero > DividedDivided Sky, GinBathtub Gin, Life on Mars?, Maze, SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 2: Wilson > Simple -> Sparks > Sparkle > Taste > Swept Away > Steep > YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1], Waste > HoodHarry Hood

Encore: SampleSample in a Jar

[1] Trey broke a string during YEM, leading to some odd jamming.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Maze

Notes: Maze contained a Dave'e Energy Guide from Trey, and Trey broke a string during YEM, which led to some odd jamming. Sparks was played for the first time since October 29, 1994 (173 shows).

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Link Saturday, 11/30/1996
ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA

Set 1: Runaway Jim > PYITEPunch You In the Eye[1], ATRAll Things Reconsidered, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Fluffhead, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place[2], Uncle Pen[2], CaspianPrince Caspian > CDTChalk Dust Torture

Set 2: La Grange, It's Ice > Glide, Brother[3], Contact > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra[1] > TimberTimber (Jerry)[4] > Taste[5], Funky Bitch[4], Amazing Grace, Amazing Grace Jam[6]

Encore: Possum[6]

[1] James Brown antics from Fishman.
[2] John McEuen on banjo.
[3] Lyrics included reference to Steve McConnell.
[4] Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone.
[5] Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone, slowed down intro
[6] Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone and John McEuen on lap slide guitar.

Teases:
· Get Up Offa That Thing quote in Punch You In the Eye
· Get Up Offa That Thing and Super Bad quotes in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Notes: The Old Home Place and Uncle Pen featured John McEuen on banjo. Timber through Funky Bitch featured Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone. Taste included an intro jam that was basically a slowed-down version of the song. The Amazing Grace Jam and Possum featured Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone and McEuen on lap slide guitar. Punch You in the Eye and 2001 featured Get Up Offa That Thing quotes and James Brown antics from Fishman. 2001 also contained Super Bad teases from Trey. The lyrics to Brother included a reference to Steve McConnell.

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Link Tuesday, 12/03/1996
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA

Set 1: Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Notes: Phish performed the national anthem before a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

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

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Link Wednesday, 12/04/1996
Sports Arena, San Diego, CA

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Horn, Uncle Pen, TimberTimber (Jerry) > SampleSample in a Jar, Train Song, Guyute, Character Zero, LizardsThe Lizards, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Ha Ha Ha > Mike'sMike's Song > CaspianPrince Caspian > Sparkle > PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Life on Mars?, Reba[1], Lawn Boy[2], WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago

[1] No whistling.
[2] Trey thanked the caterers.

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. During Lawn Boy, Trey thanked the caterers and brought two of them on stage to dance.

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Link Friday, 12/06/1996
The Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, NV

Soundcheck: Peaches en Regalia, The Wedge, I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart

Set 1: Wilson > PeachesPeaches en Regalia > Poor Heart > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Llama, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1], CTBCars Trucks Buses > DwDDown with Disease > Frankenstein

Set 2: Julius, Sparkle > Mike'sMike's Song > Simple -> Jam > HoodHarry Hood > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Sweet Adeline[2], GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Encore: Harpua[3] -> Wildwood Weed[4] -> Harpua[5] -> I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart[6] -> Harpua[5] -> Suspicious Minds[7] -> Harpua, SuzySuzy Greenberg[8]

[1] Donuts vocal jam.
[2] Without microphones.
[3] Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde; opening segment in 4/4 time signature.
[4] Phish debut; Les Claypool on vocals, Larry LaLonde.
[5] Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde
[6] Phish Debut; Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, The Yodeling Cowgirls on vocals, John McEuen.
[7] Four Elvis impersonators.
[8] Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, Elvis impersonators, Courtney Gains on Trey's percussion rack.

Teases:
· Super Bad tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra
· Blister in the Sun quote in Jam
· Susie Q jam in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: 2001 included Super Bad teases. The YEM vocal jam was based on donuts. The jam out of Simple contained Blister in the Sun quotes. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. The opening segment of Harpua was performed in a normal 4/4 time signature as opposed to its usual 7/4 signature. Wildwood Weed (a Phish debut with Les Claypool on vocals) and parts of Harpua featured Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus. I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart also made its Phish debut at this show and featured the Yodeling Cowgirls on vocals, Claypool, LaLonde, and  John McEuen. Suspicious Minds featured four Elvis impersonators on vocals with Fishman joining in at the end. Suzy Greenberg featured Claypool, LaLonde, McEuen, the Elvis impersonators, The Yodeling Cowgirls dancing on stage, and actor Courtney Gains on Trey’s percussion rack. One of the Elvis impersonators led a Susie Q jam at the end of Suzy Greenberg. This show was officially released as Phish Vegas 96.

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Link Saturday, 12/28/1996
CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Runaway Jim, NICU, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, It's Ice, Billy Breathes, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, MangoThe Mango Song, Frankenstein

Set 2: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[1] -> Maze, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Digital Delay Loop Jam -> TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > Mike'sMike's Song -> Strange Design > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[2], Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Encore: JBGJohnny B. Goode

[1] Key words: “Stink, Stank, Stunk"
[2] Ended with long Page solo.

Notes: Makisupa Policeman included the cryptic lyrics “Stink, Stank, Stunk,” which may have been a reference to the theme song in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Weekapaug Groove ended with a long Page solo. The Star Spangled Banner was dedicated to Kate Smith, who used to sing God Bless America at Flyers’ home hockey games.

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Link Sunday, 12/29/1996
CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Poor Heart > Caravan > Cavern > Taste, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Train Song, Rift > Free, CoilThe Squirming Coil, La Grange

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie, ADITLA Day in the Life, GinBathtub Gin -> LizardsThe Lizards, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Rotation Jam > Sixteen Candles[1] > YEMYou Enjoy Myself[2], Harpua[3] -> Champagne Supernova[4] -> Harpua

Encore: Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut; performed solo by Mike on piano.
[2] Vocal jam.
[3] Harpua, Poster, and Jimmy were cconfronted by the “Über Demon” and the “evil sound of hell.”
[4] Phish debut; Tom Marshall on vocals.

Teases:
· Theme from Sesame Street tease in The Squirming Coil

Notes: Squirming Coil contained a Sesame Street theme tease from Page. Mike performed the Phish debut of Sixteen Candles solo on piano. Tom Marshall contributed the vocals to the Phish debut of Champagne Supernova as Harpua, Poster, and Jimmy were confronted by the “Über Demon” and the “evil sound of hell.” This show featured the breakout of Caravan, which had been shelved since December 2, 1994 (160 shows).

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Link Monday, 12/30/1996
FleetCenter, Boston, MA

Set 1: Ya Mar, SlothThe Sloth, Llama, Gumbo, Reba[1], Talk[2], Funky Bitch[3], ThemeTheme From the Bottom > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > Uncle Pen, BagAC/DC Bag, Guyute, Tweezer -> Lifeboy > SOAMuleScent of a Mule[4], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Possum

[1] No whistling.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[3] P.A. cut out.
[4] Page/Mike Mule Duel and Steven Wright ringing a desk bell three times.

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Talk featured Trey on acoustic guitar. The P.A. cut out during Funky Bitch, during which Fishman took an “air drum” solo, Trey performed Townsend-style windmills, and the entire band engaged in random silliness while still “playing” the song. Scent featured a Page/Mike Mule Duel and a guest appearance from comedian Steven Wright, who came out and rang a desk bell three times.

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Link Tuesday, 12/31/1996
FleetCenter, Boston, MA

Set 1: Axilla > PeachesPeaches en Regalia > PYITEPunch You In the Eye, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Stash, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > DividedDivided Sky, SampleSample in a Jar > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture > Wilson > Sparkle > Simple -> Swept Away > Steep > HoodHarry Hood -> CaspianPrince Caspian > Character Zero

Set 3: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Auld Lang Syne -> DwDDown with Disease > SuzySuzy Greenberg, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Bohemian Rhapsody[1], Julius[2]

Encore: Amazing Grace[2]

[1] Phish debut; Boston Community Choir.
[2] Boston Community Choir.

Teases:
· Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough tease in Punch You In the Eye

Notes: As the traditional Auld Lang Syne rang in the New Year, tens of thousands of balloons (reportedly a world record) fell from the rafters. This show marked the first Phish performance of Bohemian Rhapsody which, along with Julius and Amazing Grace, featured the Boston Community Choir. PYITE included Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough teases from Page.

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