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Link Thursday, 02/13/1997
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Stash, Walfredo[1], Taste > Waste > Poor Heart > Character Zero > PeachesPeaches en Regalia, Love Me[2], BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Julius, CTBCars Trucks Buses > My Soul[2] > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Jam > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > CircusWhen the Circus Comes[2] > Maze[3] > Rock A William[1], HoodHarry Hood > Frankenstein

Encore: CaspianPrince Caspian > JBGJohnny B. Goode

[1] Debut.
[2] Phish debut.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Close to the Edge tease in Jam

Notes: The European tour opener featured the debuts of Walfredo and Rock A William and the Phish debuts of Love Me, My Soul, and When the Circus Comes. The jam after PYITE contained Close to the Edge (Yes) teases from Trey. Maze was unfinished.

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Link Friday, 02/14/1997
Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium

Set 1: Runaway Jim > NICU, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Sweet Adeline[1], Axilla > It's Ice > Billy Breathes, Uncle Pen, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > Ya Mar > DwDDown with Disease > Funky Bitch > Reba[2], Walfredo, Rock A William, SOAMuleScent of a Mule[3] > ADITLA Day in the Life

Encore: Character Zero

[1] Without microphones.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Unfinished.

Notes: Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Mule was unfinished.

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Link Monday, 02/17/1997
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set 1: Soul Shakedown Party[1], DividedDivided Sky, Wilson > My Soul, Guyute, TimberTimber (Jerry) > Billy Breathes, Llama, GinBathtub Gin > GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: CoilThe Squirming Coil -> DwDDown with Disease -> Carini[2] -> Taste -> DwDDown with Disease > SuzySuzy Greenberg > CaspianPrince Caspian

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: This show marked the debut of Carini and the Phish debut of Soul Shakedown Party.

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Link Tuesday, 02/18/1997
Bataclan, Paris, France

Set 1: Beauty of My Dreams > Cavern > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Runaway Jim > NICU > Stash, Waste, Walfredo, Character Zero > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Set 2: PeachesPeaches en Regalia > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > My Soul > Maze, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Reba[1], Train Song, HoodHarry Hood > Frankenstein

Encore: Bold As Love

[1] No whistling.

Notes: Slave was dedicated to “a friend” (long-time taper Don Wright) who had been hit by a car earlier in the day. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

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Link Friday, 02/21/1997
Tenax, Florence, Italy

Set 1: My Soul, Foam, DwDDown with Disease > LizardsThe Lizards, C&PCrosseyed and Painless, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1]

Set 2: Ya Mar, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[2] -> Wilson[3] -> Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > Billy Breathes, Reba[4] > Waste > CaspianPrince Caspian

Encore: Character Zero

[1] During the “Wash Uffize Drive Me to Firenze" section, Fish exclaimed "this is a dream come true!"
[2] Unfinished; heavy metal jam rose from "Rye, Rye, Rocco" segment.
[3] Heavy metal style.
[4] No whistling.

Notes: During the “Wash Uffize Drive Me to Firenze” section of YEM, Fish exclaimed “this is a dream come true!” Antelope was unfinished and a heavy metal jam rose from the “Rye, Rye, Rocco” segment. Wilson was subsequently performed heavy metal style. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

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Link Sunday, 02/23/1997
Fillmore, Cortemaggiore, Italy

Set 1: Carini, Axilla > ATRAll Things Reconsidered, SlothThe Sloth, Love Me, Rift > Fluffhead, Frankenstein, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Daniel Saw the Stone > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Maze, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > PeachesPeaches en Regalia > Mike'sMike's Song > Why Don't We Do It in the Road? > HYHUHold Your Head Up, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Encore: Billy Breathes > Rocky Top

Teases:
· Tweezer Reprise tease in Good Times Bad Times

Notes: Carini started off as a pre-recorded tape playing through the P.A. system. Phish took the stage and picked up the song from where it was on the tape and continued to play. This show also featured the first Daniel Saw the Stone since August 28, 1993 (288 shows) and the first Why Don’t We Do It since June 25, 1995 (144 shows). GTBT contained a Tweezer Reprise tease.

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Link Tuesday, 02/25/1997
Incognito, Munich, Germany

Set 1: Runaway Jim > My Soul, One Meatball[1], Little Red Rooster[1], Got My Mojo Working[1], Stash, Waste > Taste, Loving Cup

Set 2: Beauty of My Dreams > SampleSample in a Jar > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Free, Fee[2] -> My FriendMy Friend, My Friend[3], DwDDown with Disease > CaspianPrince Caspian[4], La Grange, Sweet Adeline

Encore: CDTChalk Dust Torture

[1] Phish debut; Sydney Ellis on vocals.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Aborted quickly and scrapped.
[4] Unfinished.

Notes: One Meatball through Mojo Workin’ were Phish debuts that featured Sydney Ellis on vocals. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. My Friend was aborted quickly and scrapped. Caspian was unfinished.

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Link Wednesday, 02/26/1997
SWF3 Studios, Baden-Baden, Germany

Set 1: Talk, Waste, Train Song, Walfredo, Goodbye Jam

Notes: This was an in-studio set before the Stuttgart show that evening. Between Talk and Waste, Trey noodled around to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough. The DJ played Michael’s version in its entirety after Waste. The Billy Breathes album versions of Free and Billy Breathes were also played during the broadcast.

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

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Link Wednesday, 02/26/1997
Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany

Set 1: Camel Walk, Llama, My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, HoodHarry Hood > My Soul > Tube > Carini, Rock A William, Dog Log, WMGGWWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps

Set 2: Buried Alive > Poor Heart > Ha Ha Ha[1] > YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Kung -> ThemeTheme From the Bottom > SOAMuleScent of a Mule > Jam -> Magilla > SOAMuleScent of a Mule, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Highway to Hell

[1] Heavy metal outro.

Teases:
· Super Bad tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Take the 'A' Train tease in Jam

Notes: This show featured the first Camel Walk since July 2, 1995 (140 shows) and first Magilla since May 4, 1994 (260 shows). Ha Ha Ha was notable for the heavy metal jam outro. YEM included Super Bad teases. The jazz jam in the Mule Duel included an ‘A’ Train tease from Mike.

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Link Saturday, 03/01/1997
Markethalle, Hamburg, Germany

Soundcheck: Attack on the Bass

Set 1: Cities > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, DwDDown with Disease, Weigh, Beauty of My Dreams, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago, Reba[1], Hello My Baby, Possum[2]

Set 2: Carini, Dinner and a Movie > Mike'sMike's Song -> Lawn Boy > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[3], MangoThe Mango Song > Billy Breathes, ThemeTheme From the Bottom

Encore: Taste, Sweet Adeline

[1] No whistling.
[2] All Fall Down signal and heavy metal-style intro.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Wolfman's Brother
· The End (The Doors), Careful with That Axe, Eugene, and Peace Frog tease & quotes in Mike's Song
· The End (The Doors) quote in Lawn Boy
· The End (The Doors) and Can't You Hear Me Knocking quotes in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: The week-long trend of breaking out songs continued with the show-opening Cities, which was the first since July 5, 1994 (222 shows). Wolfman’s included a Dave’s Energy Guide tease. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum included an All Fall Down signal and a heavy metal-style intro.  The jam out of Mike’s featured teases and vocal quotes of The End (The Doors), Peace Frog, and Careful with That Axe, Eugene; The End (The Doors) was subsequently quoted in Lawn Boy and Weekapaug. Weekapaug was unfinished and ended in a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam. Portions of this show were made available via the Slip, Stitch and Pass release.

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Link Wednesday, 03/05/1997
Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY

Set 1: Character Zero

Notes: Phish were the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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

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Link Tuesday, 03/18/1997
The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT

Set 1: Cinnamon Girl, NICU > SampleSample in a Jar > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > My Soul, Beauty of My Dreams > HoodHarry Hood > CTBCars Trucks Buses[1], SuzySuzy Greenberg[2] > Character Zero[1]

Set 2: Taste > Drowned -> CaspianPrince Caspian > BowieDavid Bowie, Love Me, I Told You So[3], Love Me Like a Man[3], Waste > CDTChalk Dust Torture, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Hello My Baby[4], Funky Bitch[1]

[1] Dave Grippo on alto sax and James Harvey on trombone
[2] Dave Grippo on alto sax and James Harvey on trombone.
[3] Phish debut; Tammy Fletcher on vocals.
[4] Without microphones.

Teases:
· Chameleon tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Barracuda tease in Harry Hood

Notes: This show celebrated the release of “Phish Food” ice cream and was a benefit for the then-newly formed Waterwheel Foundation. “Ben & Jerry” made a short speech before the show and free ice cream was made available for the entire crowd. I Told You So and Love Me Like a Man, both of which featured Tammy Fletcher of The Disciples on vocals, made their Phish debuts. Cinnamon Girl was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (899 shows). Hood contained a Barracuda tease by Trey. The last three songs of the first set, as well as Funky Bitch, featured Dave Grippo on alto sax and James Harvey on trombone. Suzy Greenberg included a Chameleon tease from Grippo. Hello My Baby was performed without microphones. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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Link Sunday, 05/18/1997
CoreStates Center, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Notes: Phish performed the national anthem a cappella before game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers.

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

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Link Friday, 06/06/1997
Brad Sands's and Pete Carini's House, Charlotte, VT

Set 1: LxLLimb By Limb, Dogs Stole Things, Ghost, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Dirt, Twist, Piper, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Olivia's Pool, I Don't Care, Samson Variation, Bye Bye Foot

Set 2: Samson Variation, Saw It Again, Waking Up, LxLLimb By Limb, Dogs Stole Things, Ghost, Dirt, Vultures, Water in the Sky, Twist -> Piper, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Ain't Love Funny, Stand! -> Izabella

Notes: This show, referred to as “The Fourth Ball” or “Bradstock,” was played for friends before the band embarked on the European summer tour.

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

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Link Friday, 06/13/1997
The S.F.X. Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Set 1: ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Dogs Stole Things[1], Beauty of My Dreams > Billy Breathes, LxLLimb By Limb[1], Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea[1] > Taste

Set 2: Stash, Maze, Water in the Sky[1], Vultures[1], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > CDTChalk Dust Torture[2] -> Ghost[1] -> Olivia's Pool[1] > Character Zero

Encore: Stand![3] -> Izabella[3]

[1] Debut.
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Tequila tease
· Jean Pierre tease in Character Zero

Notes: Phish continued their tradition of breaking out new songs at the beginning of a tour; Trey announced after Dogs Stole Things that the band had written 15-16 new songs in the last eight weeks and that they would debuting many of them at this show. The show featured the debuts of Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Water in the Sky, Vultures, Ghost and Olivia’s Pool as well as the Phish debuts of Stand and Izabella. Stash was preceded by a Tequila tease. Chalk Dust was unfinished. Character Zero included a Jean Pierre tease from Trey.

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Link Saturday, 06/14/1997
The S.F.X. Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Soundcheck: Twist

Set 1: DwDDown with Disease > NICU, Dirt[1], Talk, My Soul, CTBCars Trucks Buses, LxLLimb By Limb, Bye Bye Foot[2], Free, CaspianPrince Caspian

Set 2: Twist[2], Piper[2], Saw It Again[1], Waking Up[2], Dogs Stole Things, Waste, BowieDavid Bowie, Cavern

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes, Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

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

Notes: This show featured the debuts of Bye Bye Foot, Twist, Piper and Waking Up and the Phish debuts of Dirt and Saw It Again. This show also featured unusually improvisational versions of Waste and Cavern. Bowie included a full band Dave's Energy Guide tease.

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Link Friday, 06/20/1997
Archa Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

Set 1: Taste > Jam -> Cities > Horn -> Ain't Love Funny[1] -> LxLLimb By Limb -> I Don't Care > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[2]

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie, Ghost, Bye Bye Foot > GinsengGinseng Sullivan > Cavern > Twist, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Julius

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes > Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Marco Esquandolas lyric changed to "The Jersey drunk."

Teases:
· Stairway to Heaven tease in Julius
· San-Ho-Zay tease in Ghost

Notes: Ain’t Love Funny made its Phish debut at this show and was played out of an odd, atypical jam that grew out of Horn. The Marco Esquandolas lyric in Antelope was changed to "The Jersey drunk." Ghost included San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. Julius contained a brief Stairway to Heaven tease from Trey.

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Link Saturday, 06/21/1997
Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany

Set 1: SampleSample in a Jar, 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart, Taste, Dogs Stole Things, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Swept Away > Steep > LxLLimb By Limb, Dirt > HoodHarry Hood > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Samson Variation[1], Twist > Cavern

Encore: My Soul

[1] Debut.

Notes: Samson Variation debuted at this show. This single-set performance was part of the inaugural Hurricane Festival that also featured Ani DiFranco, Bad Religion, Ben Folds Five, Elegantly Wasted, and Primus.

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Link Sunday, 06/22/1997
Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Koblenz, Germany

Set 1: Taste, Water in the Sky, Stash, Dirt, Uncle Pen, Character Zero > ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Hello My Baby, Ghost

Encore: LxLLimb By Limb

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the WDR Festival that also featured Ezio, K’s Choice, John Hiatt, Reef, Primus, and Steve Winwood.

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Link Tuesday, 06/24/1997
La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

Set 1: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, GuelahGuelah Papyrus[1], Runaway Jim -> Gypsy Queen -> Runaway Jim, Talk, Free, CaspianPrince Caspian > Rocky Top

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Reba[2], NICU, Twist > Piper, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Ghost

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Aborted and scrapped.
[2] No whistling.

Notes: Guelah was aborted and scrapped. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

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Link Wednesday, 06/25/1997
L’Aeronef, Lille, France

Set 1: Olivia's Pool, Dogs Stole Things, Taste, Billy Breathes, BagAC/DC Bag, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Saw It Again, LxLLimb By Limb, My Soul

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease -> Piper -> DwDDown with Disease -> Meatstick[1] -> McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2], Cecilia[3] > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Rock A William, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[4]

Encore: Guyute

[1] Debut.
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Phish debut; performed a cappella by Fish.
[4] Crew introductions and a mention of Antelope Greg.

Teases:
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Down with Disease
· Makisupa Policeman tease in McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters

Notes: This show marked the debut of Meatstick and the Phish debut of Cecilia, which was performed a cappella by Fish. The jam out of Disease included Can’t You Hear Me Knocking teases. McGrupp included Makisupa teases; the subsequent Makisupa was unfinished. Antelope included crew introductions and a mention of Antelope Greg.

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Link Friday, 06/27/1997
Worthy Farm, Somerset, England

Set 1: Wilson > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Stash, Dogs Stole Things, Poor Heart > Taste, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Character Zero

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts that also included Beck, David Byrne, Pavement, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Spearhead, and Stereolab. Phish performed on The Pyramid Stage. Wilson was an appropriate opener, as the venue was less than 50 kilometers from Stonehenge.

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Link Sunday, 06/29/1997
Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

Set 1: YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Taste, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Beauty of My Dreams, CDTChalk Dust Torture, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Character Zero

Encore: My Soul

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the 27th annual Roskilde Festival that also included Beck, David Byrne, Charlie Hunter, Ani DiFranco, Leningrad Cowboys & Red Army Choir, Mötley Crue, Pavement, Primus, and Radiohead. The first three songs of the set were broadcast on the festival radio station.

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Link Tuesday, 07/01/1997
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set 1: Ghost[1], Horn, Ya Mar[1], LxLLimb By Limb -> Ain't Love Funny, Saw It Again[1], Dirt, Reba, Dogs Stole Things

Set 2: Jam[2] -> TimberTimber (Jerry) > GinBathtub Gin -> Cities -> Jam[1], Loving Cup > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes

[1] "Worm" banter.
[2] The second set began with a Fish piano solo that evolved into a jam, as the rest of the band eventually joined the stage and Fish moved to his drum kit.

Teases:
· The Little Drummer Boy tease in Bathtub Gin
· When the Saints Go Marching In and Santa Claus is Coming to Town teases in Jam
· Frankenstein tease in Loving Cup

Notes: Ghost began the first of two nights of the infamous "Worm" banter, with Fish saying "I think you know where you are" and Trey responding with "You're on the back of the worm!" The "Worm" was also mentioned in Ya Mar, Saw It Again, and the jam out of Cities, which also included When the Saints Go Marching In and Santa Claus is Coming to Town teases by Trey. Dirt was introduced as "Green Grass High Tides Forever." The second set began with a Fish piano solo that evolved into a jam, as the rest of the band eventually joined the stage and Fish moved to his drum kit. Bathtub Gin contained a Little Drummer Boy tease from Trey. Loving Cup contained a Frankenstein tease from Mike.

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Link Wednesday, 07/02/1997
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > Simple -> Maze, Strange Design, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Vultures, Water in the Sky > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: Stash -> Llama -> Wormtown Jam[1] -> Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea

Encore: Free

Encore 2: BowieDavid Bowie

[1] Narration sung to the tune of Swingtown. Trey warned fans about the "killer worms" that inhabit the canals of Amsterdam.

Notes: The Wormtown Jam continued the stage banter of the night before. Portions of the narration were sung to the tune of Steve Miller’s Swingtown, as Trey warned the fans in attendance about the “killer worms” that inhabit the canals of Amsterdam.

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Link Saturday, 07/05/1997
Piazza Risorgimento, Como, Italy

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan

Set 1: Julius, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Uncle Pen, SampleSample in a Jar[1], ThemeTheme From the Bottom, CaspianPrince Caspian[2] -> Twist > Piper, HoodHarry Hood[1] > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Poor Heart > Character Zero > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Encore: CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] "Worm" banter.
[2] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Groove Is in the Heart jam in Twist
· Theme from The Odd Couple tease in Harry Hood
· Walk This Way tease in Good Times Bad Times

Notes: This was a single-set, free outdoor show. Caspian was unfinished. Twist included a Groove Is In the Heart jam and GTBT included a Walk This Way tease. Sample and Hood contained more "worm" banter (from July 1, 1997 and July 2, 1997) with Trey saying "you're on the back of the worm!" Hood also contained Odd Couple theme teases from Mike. At the beginning of the Hood jam, Trey asked Chris to turn off the lights so that the band could see the mountains. Love You was played for the first time since December 8, 1995 (111 shows).

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Link Sunday, 07/06/1997
Spiaggia di Rivoltella, Desenzano, Italy

Soundcheck: Samson Variation -> Olivia’s Pool, Beauty of My Dreams, Hell’s Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, Mmm-Bop, Another One Bites the Dust, And It Stoned Me, Only Shallow, The Banana Boat Song (aka Day-O)

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, Dogs Stole Things, Stash, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > CTBCars Trucks Buses, SOAMuleScent of a Mule, CDTChalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Free, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1] > Waste, Rocky Top > Funky Bitch

Encore: My Soul

[1] No vocal jam; unfinished.

Notes: This was an outdoor show; the afternoon soundcheck was free and open to the public. Trey began playing Hell’s Bells to the accompaniment of church bells ringing nearby. During Mmm-Bop, Trey noted: “Fish will now do his version of James Brown singing Hanson’s Mmm-Bop.” Fish responded in part that “I’m an 11-year-old sex machine” and that it was “too hot in the hot tub!” Another One Bites the Dust through Day-O featured the infamous Soundcheck Limbo Karaoke Contest, where fans were invited on stage to sing, while mic stands were used for the limbo contest. Page teased Let It Be at the end of And It Stoned Me. YEM did not contain a vocal jam and was unfinished.

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Link Wednesday, 07/09/1997
Le Transbordeur, Lyon/Villeurbanne, France

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Jam

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > CaspianPrince Caspian, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Dirt, Taste, Sweet Adeline, HoodHarry Hood

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease > My Soul > CTBCars Trucks Buses, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1] -> Ghost[2] > Poor Heart[2]

Encore: Hello My Baby

[1] Béla Fleck and The Flecktones; Victor Wooten and Mike playing Mike's bass simultaneously. No vocal jam.
[2] Béla Fleck and The Flecktones.

Teases:
· Down with Disease and Palmetto Quickstep teases in You Enjoy Myself
· Theme from Sanford and Son, Yakety Sax, and Rhapsody in Blue teases in Poor Heart

Notes: YEM through Poor Heart featured Béla Fleck and The Flecktones (Béla Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and Victor Wooten), who were announced during the bass and drums segment of YEM and bounced along during the tramps jam. YEM contained Disease and Palmetto Quickstep teases, as well as Victor Wooten and Mike playing Mike’s bass simultaneously. Poor Heart included a Sanford and Son theme tease from Coffin, a Yakety Sax tease, and a Rhapsody in Blue tease by Page. Pierre, a local Häagen-Dazs employee who the band met the day before, was repeatedly called-out by the band and was brought up on stage and serenaded during the encore.

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Link Thursday, 07/10/1997
Espace Julien, Marseilles, France

Set 1: Dogs Stole Things, LxLLimb By Limb, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, GinBathtub Gin > Llama[1] -> Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Jam[2], Olivia's Pool

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Julius -> Magilla, Ya Mar[3] -> Ghost -> Take Me to the River[1] -> Jam

Encore: Funky Bitch[4]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Concluded with a theme akin to Lizards.
[3] Various duets among the bandmembers; vampire children references.
[4] Members of Son Seals Band.

Teases:
· The Lizards tease in Jam
· Magilla and St. Thomas teases in Ya Mar
· Take Me to the River and Bathtub Gin teases in Funky Bitch
· Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque tease
· Super Bad and The Star Spangled Banner teases in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Notes: Llama was unfinished and featured a long, atypical jam that wove into Velvet Sea. The jam after Velvet Sea concluded with a theme akin to Lizards. Prior to the start of the second set, Trey said that in France they love Jimi Hendrix and Danny Bonnaduce, explaining "that's why I'm here," and that he started his career as the Partridge Family's bass player. Trey subsequently teased Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque, remarked that the crowd was too young for that and that they didn't see the Partridge Family, but that the crowd knew it when they played Hanson the other night (see 7/6/97). Prior to 2001, Trey said they called Fish "The Orchestral Greasy Troll," prompting some impromptu singing. Trey teased Super Bad and The Star Spangled Banner in 2001. Ya Mar featured various duets by the bandmembers, contained Magilla and St. Thomas teases, and lyrics referencing "vampire children." Take Me to the River (first since November 21, 1995, or 126 shows) was unfinished. Funky Bitch featured a guest appearance by members of the Son Seals Band and teases of Take Me to the River and Bathtub Gin by the trumpet player.

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Link Friday, 07/11/1997
Doctor Music Festival, Escalarre, Spain

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Beauty of My Dreams, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > JBGJohnny B. Goode > YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Character Zero

Teases:
· Wolfman's Brother and I Wish teases in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the 2nd annual Doctor Music Festival that also featured Blues Traveler, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Jim Rose, and Smashing Pumpkins. YEM contained a Wolfman's Brother tease from Trey and the vocal jam was partially based on I Wish.

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Link Monday, 07/21/1997
Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

Soundcheck: Limb By Limb, Twist (several times), Ginseng Sullivan

Set 1: Ghost > Dogs Stole Things > Piper, Dirt, GinsengGinseng Sullivan > GinBathtub Gin > Character Zero

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Magilla > BowieDavid Bowie, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, ThemeTheme From the Bottom -> Jam[1] > Funky Bitch[1], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] LeRoi Moore on saxophone.

Teases:
· Drowned tease in Bathtub Gin
· Bathtub Gin tease in Wolfman's Brother
· Birdland jam in David Bowie
· Theme from Woody Woodpecker tease in Jam

Notes: The jam during Bathtub Gin featured Trey jumping up and down in time with a syncopated jam, as well as strong Drowned teases. Near the end of the jam, Trey mentioned how good it was to be back home and named the four newer songs that were played. The beginning of Bowie included a Birdland jam and Wolfman’s included a Bathtub Gin tease. The jam out of Theme, as well as Funky Bitch, featured LeRoi Moore on saxophone. The jam with LeRoi included a segment where he played two saxes, Trey played three guitars, Mike played two basses and the Cracklin’ Rosie cymbals, Fish had four drumsticks and Page was lying across his keyboards playing as many as possible. LeRoi also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme during the jam.

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Link Tuesday, 07/22/1997
Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

Soundcheck: Limb By Limb (x3), Vultures, Water in the Sky, Saw It Again (first verse only)

Set 1: Runaway Jim -> My Soul, Water in the Sky, Stash, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Vultures, Bye Bye Foot, Taste

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] -> Mike'sMike's Song > Simple -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Hello My Baby

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes > HoodHarry Hood

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Mother tease in Bye Bye Foot
· I Am Hydrogen and Can't You Hear Me Knocking teases in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: The first set of this show was performed during a furious lightning storm; during Taste, the band even jammed along with the thunder and lightning. Mother (Pink Floyd) was teased by Trey in Bye Bye Foot. Down with Disease was unfinished. Weekapaug also included a Hydrogen tease from Trey and closed with a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. This show is also available on DVD from Phish Dry Goods.

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Link Wednesday, 07/23/1997
Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA

Set 1: Julius, Dirt, NICU > Dogs Stole Things > GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Water in the Sky, LxLLimb By Limb, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Billy Breathes, Possum

Set 2: PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Ghost > SampleSample in a Jar, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1] -> Rocky Mountain Way Jam > CDTChalk Dust Torture

Encore: Frankenstein

[1] No vocal jam.

Teases:
· Spooky and On Your Way Down teases in Ghost
· Theme from Jeopardy! and Scent of a Mule teases in You Enjoy Myself
· Rocky Mountain Way tease in Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: Ghost included Spooky and On Your Way Down teases. YEM included a Jeopardy! theme tease, a very unusual SOAMule-like jam segment, and did not have a vocal jam. Chalk Dust included Rocky Mountain Way teases.

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Link Friday, 07/25/1997
Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX

Set 1: Beauty of My Dreams, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Maze, Water in the Sky, GinBathtub Gin -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> BagAC/DC Bag

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture[1] -> Taste[2] -> Ya Mar[2] -> Drums[3] -> Ghost[2] > Character Zero[2]

Encore: ThemeTheme From the Bottom[2]

[1] Unfinished; Bob Gullotti on a second drum set.
[2] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set.
[3] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set and Page on keys.

Notes: The second set and encore featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. Chalk Dust was unfinished. The Drum Jam also featured Page on keys.

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Link Saturday, 07/26/1997
South Park Meadows, Austin, TX

Set 1: LxLLimb By Limb[1], Dogs Stole Things[1] > Poor Heart[1], Stash[1], Billy Breathes[1], CTBCars Trucks Buses[1], Dirt[1], YEMYou Enjoy Myself[2] -> Izabella[1]

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry)[1] > BowieDavid Bowie[1], HoodHarry Hood[3] -> Blister in the Sun Jam[1] -> HoodHarry Hood[1] -> Free[1], Waste[1] > JBGJohnny B. Goode[1]

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room[1], Cavern[1]

[1] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set.
[2] Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. No vocal jam.
[3] Unfinished; Bob Gullotti on a second drum set.

Teases:
· Willie the Pimp tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Rock Lobster tease in David Bowie

Notes: The entire show featured Bob Gullotti on a second drum set. YEM did not contain a vocal jam and included Willie the Pimp teases just before the segue into Izabella. Bowie contained teases of the backup vocals to Rock Lobster (B-52s). Hood was unfinished.

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Link Wednesday, 07/30/1997
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

Soundcheck: Twist (with Chuck E’s in Love lyrics), Blues Jam, Makisupa Policeman

Set 1: NICU > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Water in the Sky, Stash, Weigh > Piper > CTBCars Trucks Buses, Character Zero

Set 2: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Free > BowieDavid Bowie[1] -> Cities -> BowieDavid Bowie, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Uncle Pen, CaspianPrince Caspian > Fire

Encore: My Soul

[1] Simpsons signal in intro.

Teases:
· Take Me to the River jam in Wolfman's Brother

Notes: Wolfman’s included a Take Me to the River jam. The Bowie intro included a Simpsons signal; Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, was reportedly in attendance. This show was released as part of the Ventura box set.

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Link Thursday, 07/31/1997
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

Set 1: Ghost > Ya Mar > Dogs Stole Things, LxLLimb By Limb, Dirt > Maze, Glide, Saw It Again, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: Runaway Jim -> CircusWhen the Circus Comes, Vultures, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Mike'sMike's Song -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: Cinnamon Girl

Teases:
· Santa Claus is Coming to Town tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Mind Left Body Jam tease in McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters
· Happy Birthday to You and Can't You Hear Me Knocking teases in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: YEM contained strange Santa Claus is Coming to Town teases. Listen for Sweet Home Alabama teases before the start of the second set and Mind Left Body teases during McGrupp. Weekapaug included Happy Birthday teases from Trey, who later made reference to Jerry Garcia’s birthday, which was the following day. Trey noted that Phish and the rest of the music community were trying to keep Jerry’s spirit alive through music. Weekapaug ended in a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam.

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Link Saturday, 08/02/1997
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Set 1: ThemeTheme From the Bottom, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Ghost, Dogs Stole Things, DividedDivided Sky, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Water in the Sky, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] -> Tweezer -> JBGJohnny B. Goode > Sparkle, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Loving Cup > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: HoodHarry Hood

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Three Blind Mice and Take Me Out to the Ballgame teases in Down with Disease
· Down with Disease tease in Tweezer

Notes: Disease included teases of Three Blind Mice and Take Me Out to the Ball Game in its intro and was unfinished. Disease was subsequently teased near the end of Tweezer. During Hood, Trey asked Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights, "So we can just have the outdoor vibe here." Also, at Hood's end, Trey added "Mount Hood" once after the lyric, "You can feel good about Hood."

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Link Wednesday, 08/06/1997
Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO

Set 1: NICU > Stash, Beauty of My Dreams, Twist -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > BagAC/DC Bag, Ya Mar, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: Runaway Jim -> My Soul, Ghost, CaspianPrince Caspian > CTBCars Trucks Buses > SampleSample in a Jar, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Encore: Julius

[1] Page on the theremin and Mike on a mini-drum.

Teases:
· Also Sprach Zarathustra tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Makisupa Policeman jam in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: YEM contained an Also Sprach Zarathustra tease from Trey. Antelope included a Makisupa jam with Page on the theremin and Mike on a mini-drum.

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Link Friday, 08/08/1997
New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, Gumbo > LizardsThe Lizards, Dirt > It's Ice > Water in the Sky, Character Zero

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Free, LxLLimb By Limb, Loving Cup > CaspianPrince Caspian > CDTChalk Dust Torture

Encore: Hoochie Coochie Man[1], Messin' with The Kid[2]

[1] Sugar Blue on harmonica and vocals.
[2] Phish debut; Sugar Blue on harmonica and vocals.

Notes: The encore, which included the Phish debut of Messin’ with the Kid, featured Sugar Blue on harmonica and vocals. Hoochie Coochie Man was played for the first time since April 10, 1993 (382 shows). This was the first Phish show to be webcast live.

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Link Saturday, 08/09/1997
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

Set 1: ThemeTheme From the Bottom, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Ghost -> Taste, Dogs Stole Things, Reba[1], Lawn Boy > Crossroads

Set 2: Wilson > Foam, Mike'sMike's Song -> Ain't Love Funny -> Simple -> Swept Away > Steep > SOAMuleScent of a Mule[2], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes, Rocky Top

[1] No whistling.
[2] Duel between Trey and Mike after Page's solo.

Teases:
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Weekapaug Groove
· The Tears of a Clown tease

Notes: Tears of a Clown was teased before Theme. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Scent featured a duel between Trey and Mike after Page’s solo. Mike and Trey started their duel facing each other and wound up on the ground doing bicycle kicks while they played. Weekapaug included Can’t You Hear Me Knocking teases. Crossroads was played for the first time since December 9, 1995 (127 shows).

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Link Sunday, 08/10/1997
Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Soundcheck: Dog Log, Paul and Silas, Funky Bitch (slow), She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, Star Trek theme jam (Page on Theremin).

Set 1: GinBathtub Gin -> Sparkle > DwDDown with Disease > Dirt, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Billy Breathes, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Bye Bye Foot > GinsengGinseng Sullivan, HoodHarry Hood

Set 2: Cities -> GTBTGood Times Bad Times -> Rotation Jam -> Rock A William -> BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: Cavern

Teases:
· Third Stone From the Sun and Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two teases in Split Open and Melt

Notes: The long, involved Rotation Jam to set up Rock A William started when Page went to the theremin for a solo. Soon after, Trey took up the keys and Mike went to play guitar. Page eventually picked up Mike’s bass. After they jammed a bit longer, Mike went to join Trey on the keys. Trey then joined Fish on the drums. The two of them played on the same drum set and Mike took a piano solo. Trey eventually kicked Fish off the drum stool, and Fish picked up Trey’s guitar. SOAM contained a Third Stone from the Sun tease as well as a Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part Two jam.

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Link Monday, 08/11/1997
Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Set 1: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> Maze, Water in the Sky, Guyute, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, LxLLimb By Limb, Horn, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > Piper, Vultures > My Soul, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Character Zero

Encore: CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] "Rye Rye Rocco" section included Page on theremin.

Notes: The “Rye Rye Rocco” section of Antelope included Page on theremin.

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Link Wednesday, 08/13/1997
Star Lake Amphitheatre, Burgettstown, PA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Poor Heart > Jam

Set 1: Amoreena[1] > Poor Heart, Stash, Water in the Sky, Gumbo -> HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Beauty of My Dreams, C&PCrosseyed and Painless > Wilson, Sweet Adeline

Set 2: Runaway Jim, Ghost -> Izabella, Sleeping Monkey > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > SampleSample in a Jar > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Frankenstein

Encore: ThemeTheme From the Bottom

[1] Phish debut.

Teases:
· The Little Drummer Boy tease in Wilson
· Super Bad tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra

Notes: This show featured the Phish debut of Amoreena. The end of Wilson included a Little Drummer Boy tease. 2001 contained a Super Bad tease from Trey.

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Link Thursday, 08/14/1997
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY

Soundcheck: Buffalo Bill, The Old Home Place, Funky Bitch, Crosseyed and Painless

Set 1: Ya Mar, Funky Bitch > Fluffhead, LxLLimb By Limb, Free, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Tela > Train Song > Billy Breathes, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Love Me, Sparkle > HoodHarry Hood -> Jam > Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent -> Merry Pranksters Jam[1] -> Camel Walk, Taste

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Rocky Top

[1] Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.

Teases:
· If I Only Had a Brain, Frankenstein, Maze, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow teases in Merry Pranksters Jam

Notes: The second set featured a remarkable jam after Harry Hood ended and before Forbin’s began, as well as an appearance by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Listen for several teases during the Pranksters Jam, including If I Only Had a Brain and Frankenstein teases from Phish and Maze and Somewhere Over the Rainbow teases from Trey.

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Link Saturday, 08/16/1997
Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set 1: MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> Harpua[1] > CDTChalk Dust Torture, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Ghost > GinsengGinseng Sullivan, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Train Song > Character Zero, CoilThe Squirming Coil

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Simple -> My Soul, Jam -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Rocky Top > Julius[2]

Set 3: Halley'sHalley's Comet -> Cities[3] -> Llama > Lawn Boy, LxLLimb By Limb > Funky Bitch[4]

Encore: Contact > Loving Cup

[1] Picked up where the Clifford Ball Harpua left off.
[2] Intro performed a cappella with finger snaps.
[3] Trey altered lyrics to reference "Fishman sleeping in the daytime."
[4] Fireworks.

Teases:
· What's the Use? tease in Theme From the Bottom
· Theme from The Odd Couple tease in Simple
· Theme from The Odd Couple tease in My Soul
· On Your Way Down tease in Halley's Comet
· After Midnight tease in Cities

Notes: This was the first show of The Great Went festival. Harpua picked up where the Clifford Ball Harpua left off. After Chalk Dust, Trey remarked that the first three songs served as the soundcheck, which the band did not do before the show. Theme from the Bottom contained a brief What's the Use? tease from Trey. The jam out of Simple, as well as the beginning of My Soul, included Odd Couple theme teases. Halley’s Comet included On Your Way Down teases. Cities included an After Midnight tease, as well as Trey altering the lyrics to reference “Fishman sleeping in the daytime.” The Julius intro was partially performed a cappella with finger snaps. Funky Bitch featured a fireworks display behind the stage that culminated as the song ended. After the show, the members of Phish DJ’d under pseudonyms at a festival tent in what has become known as the “Disco Set.”

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Link Sunday, 08/17/1997
Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set 1: WedgeThe Wedge, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, Water in the Sky > Maze, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Tweezer -> Taste, Carolina

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] -> GinBathtub Gin > Uncle Pen, 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra -> Art Jam > HoodHarry Hood

Set 3: Buffalo Bill -> NICU, Weigh, Guyute, Dirt, SOAMuleScent of a Mule -> Digital Delay Loop Jam -> SOAMuleScent of a Mule, CaspianPrince Caspian

Encore: CircusWhen the Circus Comes, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Cities and Simple jams in Tweezer
· Proud Mary tease in Bathtub Gin
· London Bridge Is Falling Down tease in Digital Delay Loop Jam

Notes: This was the second show of The Great Went festival. Tweezer featured a Cities-like jam and Simple teases, and the Digital Delay Loop Jam included London Bridge is Falling Down teases. Disease was unfinished. Bathtub Gin contained a Proud Mary tease from Page. Throughout the weekend, fans painted pieces of wood that were assembled into an Art Tower. During Disease, Page and Fish painted their portions of the Art Tower; Mike and Trey painted theirs during 2001. The Art Jam saw the crowd carry the pieces of the band’s art to the side of the venue where it was hoisted onto the Art Tower and added to the fans' art. During Tweezer Reprise, the Art Tower was burned to the ground as The Great Went came to a close. As the Hood jam kicked in, Trey asked Chris to turn the lights off and the band jammed while the front section of the audience engaged in the first Hood glowstick war. Trey remarked to the crowd at the end of the jam that the visual display was cool. Between the first and second sets, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed selections from Stravinsky and Debussy as a red-smoke-spewing glider synchronized its swoops and dives to the music. Buffalo Bill was played for the first time since December 31, 1994 (204 shows).

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Link Friday, 11/07/1997
NBC Television Studios, Studio 6A, New York, NY

Set 1: Farmhouse[1], Mike's JamMike's Song Jam

[1] Unofficial debut.

Notes: Phish were the musical guests on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Farmhouse made its unofficial debut.

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

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Link Thursday, 11/13/1997
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, BEKBlack-Eyed Katy[1], ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Train Song, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, My Soul, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Character Zero

Set 2: Stash, PYITEPunch You In the Eye > CaspianPrince Caspian > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Debut.

Teases:
· Born on the Bayou tease in Mike's Song
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: This show marked the debut of Black-Eyed Katy. The jam in Mike’s Song included Born on the Bayou teases and Weekapaug contained a brief Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease.

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Link Friday, 11/14/1997
The “E” Center, West Valley City, UT

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Gumbo > Maze[1] > FEFYFast Enough for You, 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Funky Bitch, Guyute, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[2]

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Piper > Twist > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Bold As Love

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Whistling in both the opening section and closing "Marco Esquandolas" section.

Notes: Maze was unfinished. Trey dedicated Guyute to Paul Languedoc in reference to Paul’s purported comment to the band that any song with whistling is a good song. Consequently, Antelope contained whistling in both the opening section and closing “Marco Esquandolas” section.

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Link Sunday, 11/16/1997
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO

Soundcheck: Saw It Again

Set 1: NICU > My Soul, BEKBlack-Eyed Katy, Farmhouse[1], Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, Billy Breathes, CTBCars Trucks Buses, SOAMuleScent of a Mule[2], Poor Heart[2], Taste, Hello My Baby

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) -> Simple -> Wilson > HoodHarry Hood[3] > Izabella

Encore: BowieDavid Bowie

[1] Played in concert for the first time.
[2] Pete Wernick on banjo.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Foggy Mountain Breakdown tease in Scent of a Mule
· Frankie Says tease in Timber (Jerry)

Notes: Mule and Poor Heart featured Pete Wernick on banjo. Mule also included a brief Foggy Mountain Breakdown tease. The jam out of Timber included a Frankie Says tease. Harry Hood was unfinished. Farmhouse was played in concert for the first time.

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Link Monday, 11/17/1997
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO

Set 1: Tweezer, Reba[1], Train Song, Ghost > Fire

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[2] -> Olivia's Pool > JBGJohnny B. Goode -> JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Character Zero

[1] No whistling.
[2] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Super Bad tease in Ghost
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Johnny B. Goode

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending and Disease was unfinished. Ghost included a Super Bad (James Brown) tease and Johnny B. Goode contained DEG teases. This show was officially released as Live Phish 11.

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Link Wednesday, 11/19/1997
Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Set 1: Julius, GinBathtub Gin -> Llama, Dirt, LxLLimb By Limb, Funky Bitch, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Fee -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman > Taste

Encore: Possum

Teases:
· Meatstick quote in Fee
· Crosseyed and Painless tease in Wolfman's Brother
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Taste

Notes: The segue from Fee into Antelope included Meatstick quotes. Wolfman’s Brother contained Crosseyed and Painless teases and Taste contained a DEG tease from Trey.

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Link Friday, 11/21/1997
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Emotional Rescue[1] > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, PYITEPunch You In the Eye -> Lawn Boy[2] > CDTChalk Dust Torture, CaspianPrince Caspian[3]

Set 2: Ghost > BagAC/DC Bag -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Loving Cup

Encore: Guyute

[1] Phish debut.
[2] "Anti-drum solo."
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Emotional Rescue quote in Split Open and Melt
· Emotional Rescue quote in Lawn Boy
· Call to the Post and Yours Is No Disgrace teases
· San-Ho-Zay tease in Emotional Rescue

Notes: Emotional Rescue made its Phish debut at this show and included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Rescue was subsequently quoted at the end of Melt and Lawn Boy. This humorous Lawn Boy featured an “anti-drum solo” - an intentionally boring one. Caspian was unfinished. The first set ended with the delay loop ending of Caspian played until after lights were brought back up. Trey teased Yours Is No Disgrace and Call to the Post prior to Guyute. This show was released as part of the Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 boxed set.

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Link Saturday, 11/22/1997
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, HoodHarry Hood > Train Song, Billy Breathes, Frankenstein > Izabella

Set 2: Halley'sHalley's Comet > Tweezer > BEKBlack-Eyed Katy > Piper > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Lyric changed to "Michael Esquandolas."

Teases:
· Black-Eyed Katy tease in Mike's Song
· Black-Eyed Katy tease in Tweezer

Notes: Mike's Song and Tweezer both contained BEK teases, with the ones in Tweezer taking place well before the segue into BEK. Fans of stage banter will want to seek out the second set for Trey’s humorous response to the crowd’s Destiny Unbound chant before Halley’s. The "Marco Esquandolas" lyric in Antelope was changed to "Michael Esquandolas." This show was released as part of the Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 boxed set.

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Link Sunday, 11/23/1997
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC

Soundcheck: Back at the Chicken Shack

Set 1: My Soul, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > BEKBlack-Eyed Katy, Sparkle, Twist > Stash[1] -> NICU, Fluffhead > Character Zero

Set 2: GinBathtub Gin[1] -> DwDDown with Disease -> Low Rider -> DwDDown with Disease, Bold As Love

Encore: Julius

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Down with Disease

Notes: Disease contained a Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease. Stash and Bathtub Gin were unfinished. This show was released as part of the Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 boxed set.

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Link Wednesday, 11/26/1997
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

Set 1: Tweezer > Sparkle > Gumbo > My Soul, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Dirt, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning[1], Taste

Set 2: Character Zero -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra[2] -> Cities -> Ya Mar > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > CaspianPrince Caspian, Poor Heart[3] > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Cavern[4]

[1] lyric changed to "bask in morning sickness."
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Began as Rocky Top.
[4] Original, alternate lyrics.

Teases:
· Super Bad tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra
· Rocky Top tease in Poor Heart
· Theme from All Things Considered tease in Cavern

Notes: Silent's lyrics were changed to "bask in morning sickness." 2001 included Super Bad (James Brown) teases and was unfinished. Poor Heart began as Rocky Top. Cavern included some of the original, alternate lyrics and an All Things Considered (not ATR) theme tease from Page.

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Link Friday, 11/28/1997
Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

Set 1: CurtainThe Curtain > YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1] -> IDKI Didn't Know, Maze, Farmhouse, BEKBlack-Eyed Katy, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > Rocky Top

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry), LxLLimb By Limb, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Ghost -> JBGJohnny B. Goode

Encore: My Soul

[1] No bass and drums segment.

Teases:
· Crosseyed and Painless tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: YEM featured Crosseyed and Painless teases, did not include the bass and drums segment, and ended with a shortened vocal jam that segued into I Didn’t Know.

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Link Saturday, 11/29/1997
Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

Set 1: WedgeThe Wedge, Foam, Simple -> TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, SlothThe Sloth, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Saw It Again, Horn, Water in the Sky, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Runaway Jim[1] > Strange Design > HoodHarry Hood > CaspianPrince Caspian, SuzySuzy Greenberg

Encore: Buffalo Bill, Moby Dick[2] > Fire

[1] Almost an hour long.
[2] Trey imitated Robert Plant's intro to Moby Dick from the album The Song Remains the Same.

Teases:
· Harry Hood and Weekapaug Groove teases in Runaway Jim

Notes: This Runaway Jim is one of the longest versions of any song ever played by Phish. It ran slightly under an hour and included Harry Hood teases and a strong Weekapaug jam where the entire melody of Weekapaug was played. Buffalo Bill was announced as Fish’s favorite song. Moby Dick was performed for the first time since February 19, 1993 (435 shows) and featured Trey imitating Robert Plant’s intro to Moby Dick from the album The Song Remains the Same.

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Link Sunday, 11/30/1997
Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

Set 1: Guyute, Funky Bitch[1], Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother[2] -> Love Me, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Loving Cup

Set 2: NICU, Stash[1] -> Free > Jam -> Piper > CircusWhen the Circus Comes, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: Them Changes[3]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Heavy metal style jam.
[3] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Heartbreaker, Sanity, and Esther teases in Wolfman's Brother

Notes: Funky Bitch and Stash were unfinished. Wolfman’s included a heavy metal style jam, with a Heartbreaker tease from Mike, and Trey quoting the lyrics to Sanity and Esther. Them Changes made its Phish debut at this show.

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Link Monday, 12/01/1997
CoreStates Center, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Notes: Phish performed the national anthem a cappella before a Philadelphia Flyers hockey game.

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

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Link Tuesday, 12/02/1997
CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: Buried Alive > DwDDown with Disease[1] -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Ghost > DividedDivided Sky, Dirt > Taste, Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song -> Simple[2] -> Dog Faced Boy -> Ya Mar[3] -> WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Character Zero

Encore: GinsengGinseng Sullivan > SampleSample in a Jar

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Trey/Page musical duet.
[3] Fun play on the actual lyrics.

Teases:
· Crosseyed and Painless tease in Ya Mar

Notes: Disease was unfinished. Simple featured a Trey/Page musical duet. Ya Mar included a fun play on the actual lyrics and a Crosseyed and Painless tease. Dog Faced Boy was played for the first time since August 12, 1996 (109 shows).

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Link Wednesday, 12/03/1997
CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > My Soul, Drowned, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place, Gumbo > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie[1] -> Possum > Jam -> CaspianPrince Caspian > Frankenstein > HoodHarry Hood

Encore: Crossroads

[1] Simpsons signal. Unfinished.

Teases:
· Couldn't Stand the Weather jam in Drowned
· Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Baby Elephant Walk teases in David Bowie
· Super Bad tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra
· Charge! tease

Notes: Drowned included a Couldn’t Stand the Weather jam. 2001 contained Super Bad teases from Trey. Bowie was preceded by a Charge! tease, included Take Me Out to the Ballgame and Baby Elephant Walk teases, a Simpsons signal, and was unfinished.

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Link Saturday, 12/06/1997
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI

Soundcheck: Dog Log, AC/DC Bag, Ginseng Sullivan, Black-Eyed Katy

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Train Song > GinBathtub Gin -> Foam, SampleSample in a Jar, Fee > Maze, Cavern

Set 2: Tweezer -> Izabella -> Twist -> Piper, Sleeping Monkey > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Rocky Top

Notes: This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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Link Sunday, 12/07/1997
Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag -> Psycho Killer[1] -> JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > It's Ice -> Swept Away > Steep > It's Ice > ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Tube -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman > Reba[2], Guyute > Possum

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

[1] Unfinished.
[2] No whistling.

Teases:
· Rocky Mountain Way tease in Jesus Just Left Chicago
· Charge! tease in Possum

Notes: Psycho Killer was unfinished. JJLC included a Rocky Mountain Way tease. During Tube, there was a long pause before the jam out of the song began. Boogie On Reggae Woman was played for the first time since September 13, 1988 (989 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum included "Charge!" teases. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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Link Tuesday, 12/09/1997
Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University, State College, PA

Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > CDTChalk Dust Torture, My Soul, Stash > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Dogs Stole Things, Beauty of My Dreams, Horn > Loving Cup

Set 2: Julius > Simple -> TimberTimber (Jerry) > Contact, Axilla > HoodHarry Hood[1]

Encore: Fire

[1] Brief return to the Axilla theme.

Teases:
· Axilla tease in Harry Hood

Notes: Hood included a brief return to the Axilla theme.

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Link Thursday, 12/11/1997
Rochester War Memorial, Rochester, NY

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > DwDDown with Disease -> Maze, Dirt, LxLLimb By Limb, Loving Cup > Rocky Top

Set 2: Drowned -> RosesRoses Are Free[1] -> BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars > Ghost -> DwDDown with Disease -> JBGJohnny B. Goode

Encore: Waste

[1] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Electric Funeral tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Roses Are Free. BBFCFM (first since August 6, 1996, or 118 shows) featured Electric Funeral teases. Footage from this show appeared in the film Bittersweet Motel.

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Link Friday, 12/12/1997
Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY

Set 1: Funky Bitch -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Camel Walk, Taste > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Tweezer > Train Song > Character Zero

Set 2: Saw It Again[1] -> Piper > Swept Away > Steep > CaspianPrince Caspian > Jam[2] -> Izabella, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Guyute, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

[1] Extended jam.
[2] Bears a similarity to Llama.

Teases:
· Birds of a Feather tease in Piper
· Llama tease in Jam
· Buried Alive tease in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: Saw It Again featured an extended jam. Piper included a distinct Birds of a Feather tease, several months before the song actually debuted. The jam after Caspian ended bore a similarity to Llama. Antelope contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey. The opening act was J. Willis Pratt & We're Bionic.

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Link Saturday, 12/13/1997
Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY

Set 1: Ya Mar[1] > Axilla > ThemeTheme From the Bottom, GinsengGinseng Sullivan, Strange Design, SampleSample in a Jar, Vultures, Tube, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: NICU > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Ghost > Mike'sMike's Song[2] -> Llama, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove -> Catapult -> WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, HoodHarry Hood

Encore: My Soul, CoilThe Squirming Coil

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Chants to "Bring in the Dude."

Teases:
· Funkytown and Foxy Lady teases in Mike's Song

Notes: Ya Mar was unfinished. Mike’s Song included a Funkytown tease, Foxy Lady quotes from Fish, and some memorable vocal interplay from the band that included a chant to “Bring in the Dude.” During Hood, Trey asked Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights for a Blackout Jam and the audience responded with a shower of green glowsticks. The opening act was J. Willis Pratt & We're Bionic.

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Link Sunday, 12/28/1997
USAir Arena, Landover, MD

Soundcheck: Sample in a Jar, Drowned, Black-Eyed Katy, Funky Bitch

Set 1: Julius, Cities > CurtainThe Curtain > SampleSample in a Jar, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place > Runaway Jim, Farmhouse, Funky Bitch, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Character Zero

Set 2: Axilla > Simple, Ghost > Drowned > SOAMuleScent of a Mule[1], Halley'sHalley's Comet > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Rocky Top > Cavern

Encore: Bold As Love

[1] The Mule Duel contained a slow jam instead of the traditional duel.

Teases:
· Roundabout tease in Scent of a Mule

Notes: The Mule Duel contained Roundabout teases and a slow jam instead of the traditional duel. Between Simple and Ghost, Trey talked about feedback problems and the “ghosts in the machine.”

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Link Monday, 12/29/1997
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch -> Jam

Set 1: NICU > GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Crossroads, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Train Song, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > Fluffhead, Dirt, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] -> BowieDavid Bowie[2] > Possum, Tube, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Antelope-esque jamming. James Bond Theme tease from Mike.

Teases:
· Run Like an Antelope and Theme from James Bond jams in David Bowie
· Can't Turn You Loose jam in Possum
· I Feel the Earth Move tease in Tube
· Can't Turn You Loose tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Disease was unfinished. Bowie included Antelope-esque jamming and a tease from Mike of the Theme from James Bond. Possum contained a Can’t Turn You Loose jam, which was briefly reprised after the song and teased by Page in YEM. Tube featured an I Feel the Earth Move tease. The soundcheck's Funky Bitch featured Trey on vocals. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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Link Tuesday, 12/30/1997
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley[1] -> Taste, Water in the Sky > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Stash, CDTChalk Dust Torture, ADITLA Day in the Life

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Harpua[2] > I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)[3] > Harpua > Izabella > HoodHarry Hood[4] -> My Soul > Sleeping Monkey > Guyute

Encore: Carini -> BEKBlack-Eyed Katy -> Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley[1] > Frankenstein[5]

[1] No vocal jam.
[2] "Pentagram Harpua;" also included a narrative about Lost in Space.
[3] Phish debut; Tom Marshall on vocals.
[4] Unfinished.
[5] Fishman on vacuum.

Teases:
· Third Stone From the Sun and Psycho Killer teases in AC/DC Bag

Notes: AC/DC Bag included Third Stone From the Sun and Psycho Killer teases. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) made its Phish debut and was sung by Tom Marshall as part of the “Pentagram Harpua,” which also included a narrative about Lost in Space. Hood was unfinished. Pete Carini made an appearance on-stage during the encore. Frankenstein included a segment with Fishman coming center stage with his vacuum. The encore was unusually long; once the band realized they were going to be fined for playing past midnight, they decided to play well past midnight. Sneakin’ Sally was played for the first time since May 28, 1989 (920 shows). Neither of the Sallys contained vocal jams. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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Link Wednesday, 12/31/1997
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: Emotional Rescue > Ya Mar, MSOMy Sweet One > Beauty of My Dreams, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, LxLLimb By Limb, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > SlothThe Sloth, Fire

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > Mike'sMike's Song[1], Piper > CircusWhen the Circus Comes -> RosesRoses Are Free > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 3: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Auld Lang Syne > Tweezer > Maze[2] > CaspianPrince Caspian > Loving Cup

Encore: New York, New York[3] > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Black-Eyed Katy tease (Mike).
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Auld Lang Syne tease in Ya Mar
· Auld Lang Syne tease in Limb By Limb
· Birdland tease in Maze

Notes: Ya Mar and Limb By Limb included Auld Lang Syne teases. Mike's contained a tease of Black-Eyed Katy by Mike. Maze contained a Birdland tease and was unfinished. New York, New York made its Phish debut during the encore. My Sweet One was played for the first time since December 14, 1995 (155 shows).

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