2003

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February: 07 | 14 | 15 | 15 | 16 | 18 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 28
March: 01 | 07 | 13 | 14 | 19 | 20 | 29
April: 09 | 10 | 11 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 23
May: 03 | 04 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 30 | 30 | 31 | 31 | 31
June: 01 | 02 | 04 | 05 | 07 | 08 | 11 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 20
July: 04 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 09 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 25 | 26 | 26 | 27 | 29 | 30 | 31
August: 01 | 02 | 03 | 30 | 30
September: 05 | 26
October: 03 | 05 | 05 | 07 | 07 | 08 | 08 | 10 | 11 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
November: 06 | 07 | 07 | 08 | 20 | 28 | 29
December: 01 | 02 | 09 | 12 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 22 | 28 | 29 | 29 | 30 | 30 | 31
The brief conclusions of Wilson and Tube completed the versions from the previous evening. Weekapaug included Jungle Boogie lyrics and a Divided Sky tease; Weekapaug, YEM, First Tube, and Chalk Dust also included Auld Lang Syne teases. Seven Below was unfinished. The house music played over the P.A. during the second setbreak consisted solely of songs that referenced “cars” in their titles. As midnight neared during Jungle Boogie (a Phish debut), Fish’s drum kit was wheeled to the side of the stage. An Austin Cooper Mini automobile was lowered to the stage from above. The Miami Palmetto Senior High Band and cheerleading squad emerged from the car one-by-one, giving the impression that they were all in the car together. In reality, the car had touched down over a trap door in the stage and the guests came out from underneath. Also emerging were dancers similar to the bunny-women present at the IT Festival. The marching band joined in on the jam that emerged from Jungle Boogie. With the stage covered with marching band members and dancers (some even on top of Page’s baby grand piano), an emcee (dressed in an Eddie George, Tennessee Titans, #27 football jersey) counted the clock down to midnight. A massive balloon drop followed. Phish then led the marching band through an instrumental version of Iron Man (also a Phish debut). Reba did not have the whistling ending. For his “first song of 2004,” in honor of the Miami Heat, Fish performed the Phish debut of Feel the Heat, which contained Fame quotes from Trey and Fish. HYHU contained more references to “Henrietta’s Heat” as Fish took laps around the stage. Frankenstein was preceded by a Fluffhead tease.

SET 1: Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll) , Funkentelechy , Bop Gun , Undisco Kidd , Cosmic Slop , Aquaboogie , Booty > Hard as Steel , Stroke , Speed Dreamin’ > Bounce to This , Never Gonna Tell It , Maggot Brain , Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll) , Flashlight , Knee Deep

This setlist is likely incomplete. Mike sat in on a second bass for several songs during this late-night set. Phish had played earlier in the evening at American Airlines Arena, where George Clinton and several members of Parliament/Funkadelic made a guest appearance.
Wilson contained War Pigs teases from Mike and was unfinished. The song may have been played as an opener in memoriam of actor Earl Hindman, best known as “Wilson” from the television series Home Improvement, who passed away earlier in the day. NICU contained Shafty teases from Mike. Weigh was played for the first time since August 2, 1998 (200 shows). Cities included Sand teases. Gin included Show Biz Kids and After Midnight teases. 2001 included a P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) jam containing some brief lyrics, as well as Gin, Sand, and Auld Lang Syne teases. Tube was unfinished. L.A. Woman was a Phish debut; Birds included L.A. Woman teases. During Makisupa, Trey noted that they were going to play Touch Me, but decided not to because Fish couldn't remember the words and they didn't know how have a horn section. To make it up to the crowd for letting them down, Trey brought out George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic (also known as The P. Funk All-Stars). Trey commented “and that’s even better than Touch Me!” Page teased Touch Me while Trey was talking. The ensuing P. Funk Jam moved through pieces of several classic Parliament/Funkadelic tunes including Butt-a-Butt, Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker), P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), and One Nation Under A Groove. Get Low (Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz) was also part of the medley. By the end of the jam, Fish was alone on stage playing vacuum. Fish then exited, leaving the stage empty. Phish returned alone to finish Makisupa; to prove that P. Funk was better than Fish singing Touch Me, Makisupa closed with Fish singing the first line of Touch Me a cappella. During the last chorus of Contact, Trey sang lines like “L.A. Woman” and “Make my funk the P. Funk” in place of his usual harmonies.
Piper was preceded by an On Broadway tease. Wolfman's included Apostrophe teases by Trey. Twist contained a Dinah-Moe Humm quote from Trey. Free included a guitar and bass duet jam. A lengthy audience ovation followed Free.
Mike sat in on bass for “War Pigs” and “Deep Elem Blues” during this late night set. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at Miami’s American Airlines Arena.
Frankie Says was unfinished and included an extended jam segment. Fish forgot the words to Love You and scatted one verse, then sang, in near-perfect time: “I can’t remember the words now / I can’t remember the words / And it really doesn’t matter ‘cause I can’t sing either / So who gives a fuck, it’s time for the vacuum cleaner.” During the closing HYHU, Fish introduced the band, and himself as “Henrietta.” Suzy included an extended jam segment after the first chorus. Trey seemed to end the song after the second chorus while the rest of the band continued to play. The jam after Suzy contained a Lizards tease from Trey.
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Waste” through “Bathtub Gin” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews. 
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Everyday” and “Bathtub Gin” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews. 
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Waste” and “Three Little Birds” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews. Before “Three Little Birds” Trey mentioned that “it has been six years or so since we played this song together.” “Three Little Birds” was actually performed most recently by this duo when Dave Matthews sat in with Trey’s band on February 28, 2001 in Richmond, VA.
Dave Matthews and Friends were the musical guests for the Late Show with David Letterman on the shows aired December 18 and December 19, 2003. Both shows were taped on December 18; “#41” aired on the 18th, while “Gravedigger” aired on the 19th. During the commercial break and lead-in to “Gravedigger,” the show ran portions of a jam including all the members of Dave Matthews and Friends and The Late Show Band, with Paul Shaffer offering impromptu lead vocals focused on “Jerry,” and a guest appearance by Jerry Springer. This represents the first known collaboration between Jerry Springer and a member of Phish.
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Everyday” and “Bathtub Gin” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews. Trey teased “Stash” during the opening sequence to “Dodo.” 

SET 1: Bartender , Crush , Pay for What You Get , Where Are You Going? , Typical Situation , Dancing Nancies

SET 2: Dodo , Trouble > Up and Away , Solsbury Hill , Gravedigger , Up On Cripple Creek , American Tune , Stay or Leave , Oh, Sister , Some Devil , So Damn Lucky , Tell Me Something Good , Save Me , Hey Bulldog

ENCORE: Everyday [1], Waste [1], Will It Go Round in Circles?

Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey). “Everyday” and “Waste” were performed acoustic by Trey and Dave Matthews, who shared vocals on both tunes. 
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey).
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey).
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy opened. The first set was performed acoustic by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (no Trey).
Mike sat in on a second bass for a rendition of Rev Tor Band’s original “Black Mile.” No additional setlist details are known and recordings do not circulate.
This gig commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Phish show. In the audience, a section of seats were roped off to make way for a music stand. The music stand held a three-ring binder that contained lyrics from the Phish canon, but it did not play an active role in the performance. Ya Mar contained teases of The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana). At the end of Disease, a video screen descended behind the stage. As the house lights remained down, a 25+ minute video was played featuring retrospective highlights from throughout Phish’s career. Before the second set, Mike brought out a tray of desserts and shared them with fans in front of the stage. Highway to Hell was briefly teased by Trey before Rock and Roll. Weekapaug was unfinished. Tweezer Reprise included lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song. Appropriately, the post-show house music was the Beatles’ song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (which begins with the lyric, “It was twenty years ago today…”).
Tweezer was preceded by a Dixie tease. Camel Walk through Fire featured Jeff Holdsworth on guitar. This was Jeff’s first known performance with his former Phish brethren since May 17, 1986 (1,348 shows). Camel Walk, Possum, and Long Cool Woman (first since October 30, 1998, or 180 shows) also featured Jeff on lead vocals. Antelope featured Tom Marshall on vocals.
Twist contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. The lyrics to Makisupa referenced waking up “in Hempstead.” Later in Makisupa, Trey commented on the upcoming 20th anniversary of the band, and noted Makisupa as the first original Phish song ever played. Trey also commented on his long-standing friendship with Tom Marshall and said that Tom had written Makisupa when he was a child. Trey brought Tom out on stage and noted that he thought Makisupa was written in 1969, leading Tom to note that we “have a 60’s song.” As Tom prepared to handle vocals on Buffalo Bill, Trey noted: “Tom is now going to sing you a song about a boss, a log, and a piece of rope.”
Disease was unfinished. This show included the debut of Crowd Control. Trey introduced Mike to sing “his song.” Crimes of the Mind (first since July 10, 1994, or 504 shows) featured the Dude of Life on vocals. During the song, the Dude congratulated Phish on their 20 years together, and wished them success for 20 more.
Trey sat in on guitar for the second-set closing “Los Bastardos.”
Dave Matthews and Friends were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live.
This invitation-only performance was taped for the Country Music Television program Crossroads; the episode was first broadcast in January 2004. Trey did not perform on “Where Are You Going” (Dave Matthews solo, acoustic), “Strong Hand” or “Imagine” (Emmylou Harris, solo).
Trey sat in on guitar for the beginning of the second set. Trey had performed earlier in the evening with Dave Matthews and Friends.
Mike sat in on bass for several songs during this Leo Kottke solo performance. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.
Kaki King opened. Peter Apfelbaum sat in on tenor saxophone for the entire show.
Kaki King opened. “Scrapple from the Apple” (Charlie Parker) and “If You Ask Me” (Max Creek) were Mike Gordon debuts. This was the only show from Mike’s 2003 tour made available as a LivePhish download.
Kaki King opened, and also performed on “Goin’ Down Slow.” Page sat in on keyboards for “On Your Way Down.” Max Creek members Scott Allshouse, Mark Mercier and John Rider sat in for the Mike Gordon debut of the Max Creek original “Cruel World.”
Kaki King opened. The encores featured guests Roy “Futureman” Wooten and G. Calvin Weston on percussion and Jeff Coffin on saxophone.
Kaki King opened. This show featured the Mike Gordon debut of “Free Born Man” (Jimmy Martin).
Kaki King opened.
Kaki King opened. This show featured the debut of “Steel Bones,” “The Teacher,” and the Mike Gordon debut of “For the Losers” (James Harvey), “Things in Life” (Don Stover), “Southwind” (Gordon Stone), “Goin’ Down Slow” ("St. Louis Jimmy" Oden) and “Alphabet Street” (Prince).
For the second consecutive night, after his performance at the Fox Theatre, Mike sat in on bass with this local jazz band.  Scott Murawski also joined in the action on this night.
After his performance that evening at the Fox Theatre, Mike sat in on bass with a local jazz band.
Kaki King opened. This show featured the debuts of “The Lesson” and “Take Me Out II” as well as the Mike Gordon debuts of "The Beltless Buckler," “Still Water” (Daniel Lanois), “If You Ask Me” (Max Creek), and “Wayside / Back in Time” (Gillian Welch).
Kaki King opened. This was the first ever Mike Gordon-billed performance and included the debut of “Couch Lady,” “Bone Delay,” “Short Circuit,” “Regression,” “Exit Wound,” “Gatekeeper,” “Inside Out,” and “Take Me Out Outro.” All of the following were Mike Gordon debuts: “Jones” (Max Creek), “Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies” (Ricky Skaggs), “Sunday Driver” (Gordon Stone), “That’s the Way” (Rita Marley), “Six Feet of Snow” (Little Feat), Mike’s own “Round Room” (Phish) and “You’ve Been In Love Too Long” (Martha and the Vandellas). “Outside Out” contained a bass and tap dance duet with Mike and Jeannie Hill; a keyboard solo by James Harvey preceded “Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies” and a horn jam preceded “Exit Wound.”

SET 1: Hey Music Lover [1]

After his performance that evening at The Fillmore, Mike sat in on bass for a 20-minute rendition of “Hey Music Lover” that also featured other members of Mike’s touring ensemble, James Harvey on keyboards and Josh Roseman on trombone.
This gig was a CD release party for Vida Blue’s The Illustrated Band.
Trey sat in with Tim Reynolds on guitar for the encore, a cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain.” 

SET 1: Jones > Hard Love , Darlin' , Back Street Woman , Sitting in Limbo , ICU

SET 2: I Want You to Know , Thoughts , For What it's Worth > Wild Side > Emerald Eyes > Copperhead Road , Something Is Forming [1]

ENCORE: I Shall Be Released [1], If You Ask Me [2]

Mike (on a second bass), Jeff Pevar (guitar) and Julee Avallone (flute) sat in from “Something is Forming” through the encores. "If You Ask Me" also featured Brett Connors on guitar.

SET 1: Jones > Fire and Brimstone > Wild Side , Emotional Railroad , Columbus Stockade Blues [1], In the Midnight Hour [2]

ENCORE: Back Porch Boogie Blues [1]

Mike sat in on a second bass from “Columbus Stockade Blues” through the encore. Reid Genauer added vocals to "In the Midnight Hour." This set was part of the 8th annual Garden of Eden Festival.
Mike sat in on bass for “Open Road.” This gig was part of Strangefolk’s own 8th annual Garden of Eden Festival that also included Gordon Stone Band, John Brown’s Body, Max Creek, Assembly of Dust, Percy Hill, and RAQ.
This was the second show of the IT festival. Chalk Dust contained DEG teases from Mike. The ending of Chalk Dust was performed at near double-time. Trey omitted a verse in Wilson. Afterwards, he announced that it was the “shortest version ever” and dedicated it to Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro. Trey then humorously announced that the band would next play the “longest Bittersweet Motel” (traditionally one of the shortest songs in the Phish canon) while Page teased "Charge!" The crowd responded with a passionate “Fluffhead” chant, but Trey responded: “Mike says no” (prompting laughs from the other band members). Appropriately, Trey launched into Mike’s Song but Mike had the last laugh: during the Mike’s Song intro, Mike sang his “Hendge” lyric that had been omitted from Wilson. Weekapaug included a Seven Below tease. YEM contained the event-appropriate lyrical change “Boy, Man, God, IT,” a Frankenstein tease from Mike, and a vocal quote of Daniel Saw the Stone. The band vamped on the theme to Chariots of Fire (a Phish debut) while Trey introduced the top finishers in the Runaway Jim 5K race. During Antelope, Trey thanked the staff, road crew, caterers (“part of the reason we’re playing so well is because we have the best food this tour that we’ve ever had”), and fans. He concluded by encouraging everyone to drive safely and noted tongue-in-cheek that next year’s “IT 2” would have a traffic-free entrance. Antelope also included Under Pressure and It’s Ice teases.
This was the first show of the IT festival. Ya Mar, DWD, and Seven Below were unfinished. Birds was followed by a “Meatstick” chant from the crowd, prompting Trey to note that the band would “like to honor” the request. After a long pause, Trey commented, “We’re taking our sweet time up here because…we have no place to go for two days.” DWD contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey and multiple Scents and Subtle Sounds teases. NICU ended with a bass solo from Mike at Trey’s request (“Play it, Cactus!”). Seven Below contained an On Your Way Down tease, Scents and Subtle Sounds included Seven Below teases. Before Dog Log, Trey remarked that the band couldn’t figure out what to play, and noted how, on this tour, the band made a conscious effort to not think about what songs they were going to play next. The fourth set “Tower Jam” found Phish playing on top the old air traffic control tower near the concert field. The set consisted of roughly an hour’s worth of unscripted jam material, with no notable teases or jams present. While Phish jammed, Chris Kuroda illuminated the tower’s interior and exterior with a light show and dancers suspended by wires around the side of the tower performed on the structure.
This Friday night soundcheck for the IT festival was simulcast via “The Bunny,” the official festival radio station.
Weekapaug included an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease. The tease may have been homage to Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn, who passed away two days before.
Lonesome Cowboy Bill was played for the first time since October 31, 1998 (173 shows). This show marked the Phish debut of You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere. On Your Way Down was played for the first time since October 2, 1999 (108 shows). FEFY included a Bathtub Gin tease from Page.
Daniel was played for the first time since February 23, 1997 (285 shows). Scent of a Mule included a tease of Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady). The jam out of Fee included a Maze tease. Harpua was played for the first time since November 2, 1998 (171 shows). The Harpua narration concerned Jimmy searching for “IT” and, eventually, joining a rock band and finding “IT” on the road. The Phish debut of Fooled Around and Fell in Love was preceded by a HYHU tease. In the soundcheck, Seven Below was teased in the Jam and Blue Bayou was quoted in Bittersweet Motel. This show was officially released on CD as Live Phish 07.29.03.
Seven Below included a Mozambique tease. After Seven Below, Trey “welcomed” Mike back to the stage (followed by a “Charge!” tease, with Mike’s name inserted). Trey teased Simple in Prince Caspian.
Mike sat in on lead guitar for this final encore of the gig. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at Atlanta’s Lakewood Amphitheatre.
Piper included a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. NICU included a bass solo from Mike (complete with Trey yelling, “Play it, Cactus!”) instead of Page’s usual organ solo. YEM included a lyrical change to reference “IT” and concluded with a Happy Birthday tease for Chris Kuroda.
Kung (first since September 29, 1999, or 106 shows) was sung over the jam connecting Drowned and Twist. Bowie included a full-band Tweezer tease.
Sneakin' Sally did not contain a vocal jam. Disease  was preceded by a Buffalo Bill tease and was unfinished. The lyrics to Makisupa referenced writing a letter to Max Creek. Makisupa also included a Dream Police quote. Antelope was dedicated to “our friend Greg” (presumably well-known fan Antelope Greg) for some “shit he’s got to deal with after this tour.” Trey encouraged Greg to not “let it get you down.”

Soundcheck: Boogie On Reggae Woman > AC/DC Bag, Night Speaks to a Woman tease, My Soul, Fooled Around and Fell In Love

SET 1: Cities > Runaway Jim, Meat, Water in the Sky, Stash, The Old Home Place, Vultures, Birds of a Feather > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove[1]

SET 2: Suzy Greenberg > Taste, 46 Days > Tweezer > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Limb By Limb > Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Loving Cup > Tweezer Reprise

Trey teased The Chase part of Fluffhead after Runaway Jim. Weekapaug included a Shock the Monkey tease and concluded with a rave-up ending akin to the ending of The Mango Song. Limb By Limb contained a DEG tease from Trey.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. Wilson included an extended jam segment. NICU, Ya Mar, and Rocky Top were played in succession for the first time ever – which would be quite an obscure item to report, except that all three songs found Trey exhorting Page to “Play it, Leo!” Trey subsequently announced the songs as the “Leo Trio.” Ya Mar also included a lyrical change to reference Mike’s Segway. Piper contained a tease of Tweezer Reprise. Rock and Roll and Seven Below were unfinished. YEM included a Couldn’t Stand the Weather tease.
Trey announced “Dan” as the winner of the contest from the night before, as Dan was the first to call Mike’s hotline to name Dust in the Wind as the song that was teased. Trey announced the prize was a private vacuum solo from Fish to Dan. As homage to the movie Old School (which also featured Dust in the Wind), Trey encouraged the crowd to “earmuff” it while Dan received his prize. To bring the rest of the crowd in on the joke, Phish subsequently debuted an abbreviated version of Dust in the Wind. The song began as a solo vacuum piece but Trey jumped in on vocals to assist the struggling Fish. Trey teased Come On (Part One) before DWD. DWD contained San-Ho-Zay and Psycho Killer teases and was unfinished. Catapult was sung over the jam that emerged from DWD.
The lyrics to Makisupa referenced a member of Phish’s security team, Jim Tobin, being arrested, as well as the name of Phish’s chief of security, John Langenstein. Makisupa also included a Dust in the Wind tease, prompting Trey to challenge the audience to name the song that was teased and call Mike’s hotline to win “some kind of crazy prize, like a date with Fish or something.” Trey forgot the lyrics to Cavern, and after stumbling a bit, asked Page to take over. Cavern also included an AC/DC Bag tease. Contact contained a Dixie tease from Trey.
On the day off between the Utah and Bonner Springs Phish gigs, Mike sat in with Steam Powered Airplane alternating on banjo and acoustic guitar. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.
Fans who arrived early enough to hear the soundcheck from outside the venue caught a 30-plus-minute version of Scents and Subtle Sounds. Scents was later released as a track on iTunes. Video footage of the soundcheck was posted on phish.com. This show marked the Phish debut of Mr. Completely and the debut of Spread it ‘Round. This abbreviated version of Buried Alive was performed at a much faster tempo than usual and in a different key. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Walls of the Cave. This show was officially released on CD as Live Phish 07.15.03.
On the day off between the Gorge and Utah Phish gigs, Mike sat in with Steam Powered Airplane alternating on banjo, acoustic guitar, and acoustic upright bass. 
Round Room included a Dixie tease. Mike played electric bagpipes on portions of Halley’s and Guyute. Seven Below included a Third Stone from the Sun tease and the Hood intro included a Seven Below tease.

Soundcheck: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Piper, Harry Hood, “Cone-Headed Dog Blues”

SET 1: Taste, Mexican Cousin, Stash, NICU, Heavy Things, Mock Song[1], Army of One[2], Maze

SET 2: Piper > Two Versions of Me[1], Tweezer -> Dogs Stole Things, Water in the Sky, Ghost > David Bowie

ENCORE: Frankenstein > Tweezer Reprise

This show marked the debut of Mock Song and Two Versions of Me, and the Phish debut of Army of One. Tweezer included a Free tease.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. Free began differently than usual, as the band omitted the usual guitar-driven intro.
You Enjoy Myself and Twist were unfinished. Chalk Dust concluded with a rave-up akin to the ending of The Mango Song.
Mike sat in with on a second bass covering The Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” Phish had performed earlier in the evening at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Limb By Limb contained a DEG tease from Trey. Disease was unfinished. This show featured the Phish debuts of Secret Smile and Discern. Hood included a Magilla tease from Page.

Soundcheck: Billy Breathes, Scents and Subtle Sounds, Spread it ‘Round, Spices (x2), Discern, Funky Bitch (first verse only)

SET 1: Stash, Sample in a Jar, Billy Breathes > Waves, Spices[1], Anything But Me, David Bowie, Dirt, Possum

SET 2: Birds of a Feather, Wolfman's Brother -> Scents and Subtle Sounds[2], The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > Walls of the Cave > Prince Caspian

ENCORE: Character Zero

This show featured the Phish debut of Spices and the debut Scents and Subtle Sounds.
This was a tech rehearsal for the summer tour. Video snippets of Scents and Subtle Sounds, I Am Hydrogen, and Sanity were posted on phish.com. This setlist is incomplete.
Mike sat in on banjo for several tunes in the first set. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.

SET 1: Jam [1] > Eyes of the World [2]

Mike arrived on stage – via his Segway – with one of Phil’s old basses for the ‘bass duet’ out of the “Drums” > space jam and the ensuing "Eyes of the World." Additional guests for this gig included Walfredo Reyes Jr. (yes, the “Walfredo”), Edson “Café” Da Silva, and opener Steve Winwood.
This gig, billed as a "Superjam," was part of the second annual Bonnaroo Music Festival. 
This performance was part of the second annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival that also featured The Dead, Widespread Panic, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, James Brown, The Allman Brothers Band and many others. A free SBD of this set is available at nugs.net.
Mike sat in on a second bass during the final encore. This gig was part of the second annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that also featured The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, The Dead, The Funky Meters, MMW, Sonic Youth, Widespread Panic, and Neil Young
Phish performed the national anthem before Game 4 of the 2003 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets.
This was a headlining performance of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The Unknown Blues Band opened, with special guest Joey Sommerville.
This was a headlining performance of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Introducing the song “Cincinnati” Trey noted that: “it’s good to be here, and not in Cincinnati.” Before the second set there was a playful chant for “Ray! Ray! Ray!” who was the last to arrive on stage. Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales” solo, acoustic.
Trey led the band marching through the crowd at the end of “Sweet and Dandy.”
Trey performed “Spices,” “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” and “Secret Smile” solo, acoustic.
Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales” and “Secret Smile” solo, acoustic.
This was the second of two separate-entry performances of the evening (late show). Gordon Stone sat in on banjo for "Half Creek" and "Little Maggie."
This was the first of two separate-entry performances of the evening (early show).
Carlos Santana sat in on a second guitar for “Last Tube,” “The Way I Feel” and the entire second set. Portions of this show including Carlos Santana were officially released on the 2004 DVD Live at The Warfield. The traditional “John the Revelator” and the cover of The Beastie Boys’ “Root Down” were Trey Anastasio debuts. Though it lived in the Phish repertoire from 1990 to 1996, this show also marked the Trey Anastasio debut cover of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.” "Night Speaks to a Woman" contained a "San-Ho-Zay" jam and "Moving in Stereo" teases from Jennifer Hartswick. "Caravan" included a "Manteca" tease.
This performance was billed as The Big Pig Gig, a benefit for The Farm School at Harvard University. This show featured the debut of Mike's original "Take Me Out."
Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales,” “Secret Smile” and “Spices” solo, acoustic. The cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused” was a TAB debut. At the end of the “Sweet and Dandy” encore Trey led the band marching through the crowd.
Trey performed “The Inlaw Josie Wales” and “Secret Smile” solo, acoustic.
Warren Haynes sat in on a second guitar for “Gotta Jibboo” and “Sand.” This show featured the TAB debut of The Maytals' “Sweet and Dandy” and the debut of the Anastasio/Marshall original, “Undermind.” "Sand" contained an "Eleanor Rigby" tease.
The Anastasio/Marshall originals “Cincinnati,” “Secret Smile,” and “Spices” were all debuts; Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” was a TAB debut. Trey performed “Secret Smile” and “Spices” solo, acoustic. Mike appeared on stage with his Segway during “Push On ‘Til the Day” and performed in place of Tony on bass for “Black Dog.”

SET 1: Shine On You Crazy Diamond , David Makalaster , Long in the Tooth , Precipitation [1], Wynona's Big Brown Beaver [1], Roof , Highball with the Devil , Buzzards of Green Hill , Intruder , 2000 Light Years From Home , D's Diner , Granny’s Little Yard Gnome , Lights in the Sky , Taxman

ENCORE: Whamola

Mike sat in on bass for “Precipitation” and “Wynona’a Big Brown Beaver.” 
Mike sat in on bass for “Banks of the Deep End” and “On Your Way Down.” This five+ hour marathon included dozens of guests, featuring on bass guitar alone: Mike, Jack Casady, Les Claypool, Roger Glover, Paul Jackson, Jr., Conrad Lozano, Will Lee, Jason Newsted, George Porter, Jr., Greg Rzab, Dave Schools, Rob Wasserman, and Victor Wooten. This gig was released in its entirety as a live double-CD and DVD set, The Deepest End.
Mike sat in with Citigrass on banjo for the complete, free show. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.
Trainwreck opened. “Getting in Tune” through “Army of One” were performed by Page solo on an acoustic upright piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.
Trainwreck opened. “Tiny Dancer” through “Army of One” were performed by Page solo on an acoustic upright piano. DJ Le Spam sat in on turntables on and off throughout the show. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.

SET 1: Rich Man's Welfare , The Bridge , The Hen , Goldmine , Reality , Hopscotch [1], Look Out , Nasty Disposition > Manic Depression , Bag of Funk

During Karl Denson's set opening for Vida Blue, Page sat in on keyboards for a (23+ minute) offering of the Joe Chambers instrumental, "Hopscotch."
Trainwreck opened, followed by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. DJ Le Spam sat in on turntables from “Who’s Laughing Now?” through “No Quarter” as well as “CJ3.” Mike sat in on bass from “Strange Design” through the end of the show; only Page and Mike performed “Strange Design.” “Tiny Dancer” through “Strange Design” featured Page on an acoustic upright piano. In addition to Mike and DJ Le Spam, “CJ3” also featured members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: Karl Denson on saxophone, Brian Jordan on guitar, and Chris Littlefield on trumpet. 
Trainwreck opened. Page performed “Wading in the Velvet Sea” and “Strange Design” solo on an upright acoustic piano. This setlist is unconfirmed as recordings of the performance do not circulate.
Trainwreck opened. Page performed “Mother Nature’s Son,” “Army of One,” and “Strange Design” solo on an upright acoustic piano. "Lawn Boy" was performed as a duet with Trainwreck’s (and Tenacious D’s) Kyle Gass on acoustic guitar and vocals with Page on upright acoustic piano and vocals. 
Fish sat in on drums during “Open Sesame” and “At the Pershing.”
Mike sat in on banjo for the complete, free show. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.
  Mike sat in with Citigrass on acoustic guitar for the complete, free show. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.
Mike sat in with Citigrass on acoustic guitar for the whole gig. This was a free show that took place in The Tap Room. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.
Page sat in on keyboards during this weekly Cuban-themed multi-media dance party, ¡Fuacata!
Mike sat in with Citigrass on acoustic guitar for the majority of the second set. This was a free show that took place in The Tap Room. No setlist is known and recordings do not circulate.
Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Chalk Dust. Instead of emerging from behind the piano with his own microphone for Lawn Boy, Page came front stage and used Trey’s microphone and stand. The move prompted a raucous response from the crowd. A portion of the Piper jam was based around the chords to Oye Como Va. Trey subsequently teased Oye Como Va, as well as Another One Bites the Dust, during YEM. Carolina was played for the first time since November 18, 1998 (144 shows). The YEM vocal jam included a Daniel Saw the Stone tease. Proud Mary was performed a cappella (including renderings of the musical breaks) to conclude the vocal jam. Only one other version of Proud Mary is known – a full-band version at the first ever Phish show on December 2, 1983 (1,362 shows).
Phish broke out two long-shelved tunes: the first Destiny Unbound since November 15, 1991 (796 shows) and the first Soul Shakedown Party since February 20, 1997 (270 shows). Back on the Train and Tweezer contained San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. Tweezer also included a Do You Feel Like We Do tease. Trey teased The Horse prior to Round Room. This show was officially released on CD as Live Phish 02.28.03.
YEM was preceded by a Call to the Post tease from Trey. The YEM vocal jam included Trey singing pieces of Clone (which would be played in its entirety after the vocal jam). This show marked the Phish debuts of Clone, Drifting, Blue Skies, and Final Flight (all of which had previously been played by various band member side projects). Maze included a tease from Page of Summertime (Gershwin). Stash included a Foam tease. The lyrics to Makisupa referenced the fire at the band’s hotel in Cincinnati a week earlier. Trey expanded Page’s nickname to “Leo Kottke” in Ya Mar. Ya Mar also included a Stash tease. Golgi included a Frankenstein tease.
Talk was played for the first time since August 6, 1998 (167 shows). Theme was unfinished.
The last three songs of the first set were Phish concert debuts that featured a guest appearance by B.B. King.
For the first known time, Weekapaug was played without Mike’s Song (possibly to bring closure to the Mike’s Song a night earlier). Gin included a down-tempo DEG tease and a Mr. Completely tease.
Lifeboy was played for the first time since November 25, 1998 (133 shows). During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Henrietta, the world’s finest vacuum player.” I Didn't Know also included some dancing antics from Trey, Page, and Mike while Fish took his vacuum solo. 2001 included teases of Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Simple Gifts, and Stash from Trey.
Gotta Jibboo included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey.
Twist and Walls of the Cave included San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. Moma Dance contained DEG teases from Trey and was unfinished. The YEM vocal jam included a tease of the William Tell Overture. The Phish debut of The Lion Sleeps Tonight was performed a cappella.
Phish played Golden Lady for the first time since October 20, 1994 (458 shows). Trey chided Fish at the start of the second set, claiming that he didn’t know how to play Disease. Trey teased DEG in Seven Below. The jam out of Piper included an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease from Page and a Rift tease before moving briefly through the ending segment of Disease (in the key of Piper, no less) before segueing into Makisupa.

SET 1: Stranger Than Fiction , She Sends Me , Crab Eyes , Happy Hour Hero > Seat of My Pants , Mexico

SET 2: Southbound [1], In Memory of Elizabeth Reed [1], Timmy Tucker > Meat > Kyle's Song > Head

ENCORE: Head Reprise , Sweet Emotion

Mike sat in on bass for “Southbound” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”; both songs also featured guest Dickey Betts on guitar. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Soundcheck: Round Room, Time Loves a Hero

SET 1: Llama, Wolfman's Brother > Reba[1], Life on Mars?, 46 Days, It's Ice > Frankie Says > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Waves > Bug > Ghost > Free > Harry Hood[2]

ENCORE: Sample in a Jar

Reba did not have the whistling ending. Life on Mars was played for the first time since March 2, 1997 (253 shows). Antelope included Stash teases and a 2001 tease. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Ghost. Fans hung a large white banner over a section of the venue balcony proclaiming that it had been “871 Days Since Last Ghost”; the same banner appeared the next night indicating “1 Days Since Last Ghost.” Hood included a “silent” jam.
The Cover of 'Rolling Stone' made its Phish debut at this show, presumably as a nod to their actual appearance on the cover of the March 6, 2003 issue of that very magazine. Gin included Entrance of the Gladiators, Woman from Tokyo, and San-Ho-Zay teases. Trey also teased San-Ho-Zay in Walls of the Cave. Limb By Limb contained a Gotta Jibboo tease. A fan jumped on-stage and grabbed Trey’s microphone during AC/DC Bag before being dragged off-stage.
Mike sat in with Max Creek, replacing John Rider on bass for “Jones” and “White Freightliner Blues.” 

SET 1: You Write the Book , Hey Pocky Way , Silver Jack , Back Street Woman , When I Paint My Masterpiece , Six Days on the Road , The Field , Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes , Blood Red Roses [1] > Louisiana Sun [2] > Jam [3] > ICU [1]

ENCORE: White Freightliner Blues [1] > Back Porch Boogie Blues [1]

Mike played a second bass for “Blood Red Roses,” “ICU,” “White Freightliner Blues,” “Back Porch Boogie Blues” and the bass duet; Mike replaced regular Max Creek bassist John Rider on “Louisiana Sun.”
This performance was a benefit for the Starksboro Village Meeting House. Jamie teased "If I Only Had a Brain" in "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered."
Anything But Me and Friday both debuted. Ya Mar contained a Stash teaase from Trey. Weekapaug was unfinished. During 2001, Trey thanked the fans and talked about how fortunate the band was to be able to share the reunion with them. Trey, Mike and Page each took an individual “big rock ending” vamp before the band ended the song together.
Mike sat in on guitar and Carl “Geerz” Gerhard played trumpet for the listed songs. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at the Hampton Coliseum.
Phish introduced two more concert debuts: Pebbles and Marbles and All of These Dreams. Trey restarted YEM after a sloppy attempt at the composed beginning section. One portion of the YEM vocal jam was based on the name “George Takei” (the actor who played Mr. Sulu on Star Trek) and another was based on the melody to Tweezer Reprise. Lyrics in Makisupa referenced “fatty,” “Waffle House,” and “Hooters.” The end of Possum included bizarre on-stage antics with Page playing Trey’s guitar from his seat, Trey playing Mike’s bass, and Mike using the “B” and “Ah” cymbals normally reserved for Cracklin’ Rosie. This improvisational Contact continued the joke of mock introductions, as Trey introduced “Al Gore.”
Gin included Spill the Wine and San-Ho-Zay teases. Trey referenced the New Year’s Eve Tom Hanks prank by again “introducing” Hanks, this time prior to It’s Ice. Round Room, Mexican Cousin, Thunderhead, and 46 Days (complete with a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease) all debuted. Antelope included a tease of the James Bond theme from Page. 
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September 29, 1990
26 years ago
23 East Caberet

Set 1: Divided Sky, Dinner and a Movie, The Landlady, Ya Mar > Buried Alive > Bouncing Around the Room > Possum[1], Magilla > David Bowie -> Happy Birthday to You[2] -> David Bowie[3]

Set 2: The Squirming Coil > Tweezer, Gumbo, Uncle Pen, Stash, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Lawn Boy

[1] Two Charlie Chan signals; also Oom Pa Pa and Popeye signals.
[2] Sung by the band to Trey.
[3] Charlie Chan and How High the Moon signals.

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