2010

January: 14
February: 08 | 09 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 16 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 23 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28
March: 05 | 06 | 07 | 09 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
April: 24
May: 13 | 16
June: 07 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 15 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 22 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 29
July: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 19
August: 05 | 06 | 07 | 09 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 17 | 18
September: 05
October: 08 | 09 | 09 | 09 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 15 | 16 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 26 | 29 | 30 | 31
November: 06 | 07 | 07 | 08 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 22 | 23 | 26 | 27
December: 27 | 28 | 30 | 31
This show was webcast via LivePhish. This show featured the Phish debut of Burn That Bridge. Ocelot, NICU and First Tube contained Auld Lang Syne teases. Beauty of My Dreams was played for the first time since July 22, 2003 (133 shows). Disease was unfinished. Manteca was played for the first time since October 30, 1998 (301 shows) and the ensuing YEM vocal jam contained Manteca quotes. Before midnight, several groups of multiethnic dancers appeared on stage and sang the Meatstick lyrics in their respective languages. The band joined the dancers and then stealthily disappeared from the stage, only to reappear at the other side of the arena in the giant hotdog from past NYE shows ('94 and '99). As a result, portions of the Meatstick were pre-recorded. Auld Lang Syne was sung with the Meatstick singers while Trey played guitar. Appropriately, the post-show music was Captain Beefheart's Tropical Hot Dog Night.
This show was webcast via LivePhish. The PA cut out during Camel Walk. My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. 
She Caught the Katy was last performed on July 21, 1998 (323 shows).  Trey used a device that played Sarah Palin quotes during Alaska and after the debut of Pigtail. This show also featured the Phish debut of Birdwatcher.  Back on the Train featured a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey and Hood contained a Spanish Harlem tease from Page.
The end of Cavern was changed to "take care of your boots."
"Spiral" and "Exit Wound" featured Julee Avalone on flute. The encores featured Jenny Hill on sax, Buford O'Sullivan on trombone, and Micah Deterville on trumpet. "Idea" was dedicated to Jared Slomoff.
"Easy to Slip" (Little Feat) was a Mike Gordon debut. Jon Fishman sat in on a second drum kit from "Easy to Slip" through the end of the show. "Makisupa Policeman" contained quotes of  "Swingtown." This show was made available as a LivePhish download.
"Hap-Nappy" and "Dig Further Down" contained "Swingtown" (Steve Miller) teases. "Dig Further Down" also contained a tease of "The Godfather Love Theme." During "The Void" there was an impromptu on-stage dance competition with audience members.
This performance featured Trey acoustic guitar and grand piano, with the Scorchio Quintet: Gregor Kitzis (violin), Maxim Moston (violin), Martha Mooke (viola), Leah Coloff (cello) and Kris Saebo (bass). After "Summer of '89" Trey related how he had so many memories from this room, and that the first time he was here was in April 1970, when his parents took him to an anti-Vietnam War rally, his first concert ever, at six-years-old, and the band was, ironically, Country Joe and the Fish. Before "Divided Sky" Trey noted that "one part of this song, the lyrics, were written in a field, right over there." Trey played grand paino on "Bar 17," "Gone" and "Wolfman's Brother." Leah Coloff added additional vocals on "Flock of Words." After "Flock of Words" Trey acknowledged local resident and co-author Tom Marshall; he then noted that many of their songs had been written very close to the venue, including "Glide." Tom provided additional vocals on "Strange Design." Trey introduced the person responisble for many of his orchestral arrangements, Don Hart. "Julie" was a debut. Free MP3s of this performance are available at LivePhish.com (excepting "Love Is Freedom," "Water in the Sky," "Brian and Robert" and "Julie"). 
"Blinded By the Light" (Bruce Springsteen) was a Mike Gordon debut. "Makisupa" contained "Swingtown" (Steve Miller) teases and "Love Theme from The Godfather" was teased before Another Door. 
This show was made available as a free LivePhish soundboard. "Suskind Hotel" included quotes of Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle." Though previously performed over 150 times by Phish, this was the 'Mike Gordon debut' of "Funky Bitch." "Pretend" contained a tease of "The Fishin' Hole" from Tom. "Hap-Nappy" contained a "Lemon Song" (Led Zeppelin) tease. "Rock Me Baby" contained a "Rhapsody in Blue" (George Gershwin) tease from Tom.
"Hand In My Pocket" (Alanis Morissette) was a Mike Gordon debut.
This gig featured the Mike Gordon debuts of "Just a Rose" (Max Creek) and "Rock Me Baby" (B.B. King).
"The Outdoor Type" (Lemonheads) was a Mike Gordon debut.
"Kryermaten" contained a "My Favorite Things" tease and "Takin' It to the Streets" contained a "Rock On" (David Essex) tease.
Mike and his band performed a free outdoor set in a light rain in front of the Ben & Jerry's at the corner of Haight and Ashbury.
This show featured the debut of the Mike original "The Void."
This tour-opening gig featured the debut of "Horizon Line" and the Mike Gordon debuts of "Down to the Nightclub" (Tower of Power), "Rock On" (David Essex), "Sailin' Shoes" (Little Feat), and the Tom Cleary-penned "I Miss My Mind."
Page performed Frankenstein on keytar. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Spooky was performed for the first time since April 14, 1993 (751 shows). The second set "musical costume" was Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus. Join the Band (the first track of Waiting for Columbus) was played over the P.A. before the start of the second set.  Subsequently, Phish was introduced as "Little Feat" before Fat Man in the Bathtub. In the tradition of some of Phish's previous crowd experiments in the early '90s, flyers explaining a new Secret Language prank were included in the Phishbills that were passed out to fans as they walked into the show. The prank, designed to confuse those who would later listen to the recording, consisted of an announcer introducing Phish (as Little Feat). When the announcer would say a letter of the band FEAT ("Give me an F!"), the crowd would respond with letters corresponding to PHISH ("P-H!"). All of the songs in the second set other than Time Loves a Hero were Phish debuts. All of the songs in the second set, other than Don't Bogart That Joint and Willin', featured Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion. A five piece horn section consisting of Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo joined the band for Old Folks Boogie, Time Loves a Hero, Day or Night, Mercenary Territory, Spanish Moon, Dixie Chicken, Rocket in My Pocket and Feats Don't Fail Me Now. Willin' featured Page on bass, Mike on piano, Trey on drums and Fish on vocals. Prior to the piano solo at the beginning of Willin', Fish remarked, "That's supposed to be Bill Payne on the keyboard." Don't Bogart That Joint was performed a cappella. Trey introduced the guest musicians at the start of Feats Don't Fail Me Now and Page teased "Charge!" during the introductions. At the conclusion of the second set, the entire band marched the perimeter of the floor. Disease was unfinished, was initially botched, and had to be restarted, prompting Fish to declare, "This one's off our album." Julius featured Giovanni Hidalgo and the Waiting for Columbus horn section.

Soundcheck: Whole Lotta Love (x2), Thank You, Billy Breathes, Can't You See, Ramble On, Whole Lotta Love, Ginseng Sullivan, Rock Me Baby, Destiny Unbound

SET 1: Kill Devil Falls, Cavern, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Chalk Dust Torture -> Whole Lotta Love[1] > Chalk Dust Torture, Ha Ha Ha, Walk Away, Wolfman's Brother[2] -> Undermind > Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Tube > Possum > Tweezer -> Heartbreaker[3] -> Tweezer -> Ramble On -> Thank You[3] -> Tweezer -> Stairway to Heaven[3], Halley's Comet > Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Show of Life, Backwards Down the Number Line > Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise

Whole Lotta Love was incomplete (one verse only) and was played for the first time since March 1, 1991 (1,033 shows). Wolfman's contained a vocal jam. Ha Ha Ha, Gin, Possum, Tweezer, and Tweezer Reprise all contained Whole Lotta Love teases and the Bowie intro contained a Whole Lotta Love quote from Trey. Squirming Coil contained The Rain Song and Thank You teases from Page and Possum also contained a Sneakin' Sally tease. The incomplete versions of Heartbreaker, Thank You, and Stairway to Heaven were all Phish debuts. Ramble On was played for the first time since August 12, 1998 (305 shows). After Stairway to Heaven, Trey joked, "Happy Halloween! See you all next year." Mike teased The Lemon Song before Halley's. Appropriately, Whole Lotta Love was also the post-show music. From the soundcheck, Ramble On and the second and third versions of Whole Lotta Love were incomplete. Destiny Unbound was played by only Mike and Fish, started out as being sung to the drumbeat of Time Loves A Hero and included a Live and Let Die quote from Mike.
Moma Dance was unfinished.
After Midnight was played for the first time since December 31, 1999 (206 shows). In Alumni, Trey added "from Goddard College" after the final "'cause I got a degree" lyric. Simple contained a Magilla tease from Page. Makisupa included the lyrics "Woke up this morning with a policeman at my door all I could do was shrug, and go back in my bedroom and smoke another nug." This show featured the Phish debut of Night Nurse; original artist Gregory Isaacs passed away the night before, October 25, 2010. Weekapaug was heavily teased by Trey in Mango before the segue into Weekapaug itself. Weekapaug subsequently contained a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam, which featured lyrics from Ghost and Night Nurse, and was unfinished.
Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since December 10, 1999 (214 shows). Stash contained a brief Dave's Energy Guide tease from Trey. Trey sang verses of Fee through a megaphone.
During Party Time, Trey wished "Kevin" a happy birthday (Kevin is the owner of Higher Ground in Burlington). Tweezer Reprise featured band members singing the refrain to Meatstick in place of the Tweezer Reprise lyrics. Prior to Down With Disease, Mike teased the Leave It To Beaver theme. The end of Disease contained a Curtain tease from Mike. Disease was unfinished and My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Piper contained a Maze tease and YEM included Wilson teases.
Wolfman's included a vocal jam, as well as a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey. The "dry ice factory" line in Cities was changed to "Genesee factory." Bowie featured Guyute teases throughout the intro, as well as several sections of Wilson jamming with Guyute lyrics during the song proper. Wilson, Saw it Again and Antelope all included Guyute teases from Trey, and Page also teased Guyute at the very end of Antelope (This show is referred to by many fans as "Guyutica"). The Antelope intro also contained Wilson and Nellie Kane teases from Mike. Wilson also had its lyric changed to "I must inquire Guyute" and Trey teased Guyute instead of saying "Marco Esquandolas" in Antelope. Piper contained Birds of a Feather teases. This show was officially released as Live In Utica.
Mike's Song contained a Fuck Your Face tease. Fast Enough for You started with Fish playing the drumbeat to I Am Hydrogen. Reba contained a Manteca quote from Fish and did not have the whistling ending.  
This evening was billed as “The Mossery, a free-form musical event on the eve of the release of Mike Gordon’s new studio album Moss." The show was free but there were two seperate admissions for each set. The first set featured a core of Mike on bass, Scott Murawski on guitar and Joe Russo (set one) and Todd Isler (set two) on drums, along with a revolving cast of audience members sitting in for each song. 
The YEM vocal jam contained Guy Forget quotes.
Bill Bailey featured Page’s dad, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals and tap shoes. Antelope's Marco Esquandolas lyric was changed to "Mike-O." Disease was unfinished.
Carini's lyrics were changed to reference a suspected outbreak of Bubonic plague in the Broomfield area. The first of the trapped miners in Chile emerged during the setbreak, and the second during Theme -> Free > Joy. After Meatstick's conclusion, the audience continued the song and dance for several choruses.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. What Things Seem made its Phish debut. Antelope included a call-and-response between Trey ("Marco!") and the audience ("Polo!").
Ghost featured a Bowie tease from Fish. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before Fee, Trey waved the megaphone around. He also waved it around during Fee's coda and used it to create feedback during the first Makisupa. Makisupa included the lyrics "Woke up this morning alien on my face, woke up in the afternoon and I turned up the bass" and a subsequent bass solo from Mike. This show featured the debut of My Problem Right There.
This show was a benefit for victims of the Fourmile Canyon Fire that also featured Leftover Salmon (with a guest appearance by Page), Yonder Mountain String Band (with Fishman), Big Head Todd and The Monsters and String Cheese Incident (with Trey). After "Train Song" Trey noted that "the four of us have always thought of Colorado as a second home" and gave a call out to section 107 that was reserved for volunteer fire fighters who had fought the Fourmile Canyon fire.

SET 1: Gold Hill Line , Everything Is Round , This Is The Time , Mama Boulet [1], Muddy Water Home [2], Fire Line [3], High on a Mountaintop [3], Just Keep Walkin' [3], Whatcha Gonna Do? [3]

This show was a benefit for victims of the Fourmile Canyon Fire that also featured a Trey and Mike setBig Head Todd and The MonstersString Cheese Incident (with Trey) and Yonder Mountain String Band (with Fish). Page sat in with Leftover Salmon from "Mama Boulet" through the end of the show. "Muddy Water Home" featured Page and Bill Nershi. Page, Bill Nershi and Bonnie Payne sat in for "Fire Line" through the rest of the show.  

SET 1: Too Late Now , 40 Miles from Denver , Mental Breakdown , Mother's Only Son , Pockets [1], Steep Grade Sharp Curves [1], Fingerprint [1], Catch a Criminal [1], Girlfriend is Better [1], Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown [1]

This show was a benefit for victims of the Fourmile Canyon Fire that also featured a Trey and Mike setLeftover Salmon (with a guest appearance by Page), Big Head Todd and The Monsters and String Cheese Incident (with Trey). Fish sat in with Yonder Mountain String Band beginning with Pockets" though the end of the show. "Two Hits" contained "Makisupa Policeman" quotes.

SET 1: Mouna Bowa , Rocky Mountain Way [1], Outside Inside [1], Galactic > 'Round the Wheel , Sometimes a River , Who's That Lady , Sitting on Top of the World , I Know You Rider

ENCORE: One Love

This show was a benefit for victims of the Fourmile Canyon Fire that also featured a Trey and Mike setLeftover Salmon (with a guest appearance by Page), Big Head Todd and The Monsters and Yonder Mountain String Band (with Fish). Trey sat in with String Cheese Incident for "Rocky Mountain Way" and "Outside Inside." "Who's That Lady" featured Todd Park Mohr. "Sitting on Top of the World" featured Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman, Andy Thorn, Tyler Grant, Bonnie Paine and Bill McKay. "I Know Your Rider" and "One Love" featured that same lineup, joined by Jeff Austin, Bill Payne, and Jermemy Lawton.
This show marked Phish’s first appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hood was unfinished.
This single-set performance was part of the moe.down XI festival at Gelston Castle Estate that also included The Black Keys, Built to Spill, Tortoise, Ryan Montbleau BandThe Brew and, of course, moe. "Idea" was performed for the first time by Mike outside of Phish.
The Marco Esquandolas lyric in Antelope was changed to Mike-O Esquandolas, and was followed by a short bass solo by Mike. Light contained a tease of Seven Below from Fish. The soundcheck began with You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff), which included quotes from Trey of You Can't Always Get What You Want.  Rock On (David Essex) was briefly played after Hey Joe.
Portions of Wilson were performed by Trey on a toy guitar during which Fish teased the beginning drumbeats of Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin). Reba did not have the whistling ending.
Piper contained a Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme tease from Trey. This show was officially released as part of the Alpine Valley DVD.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Marco Esquandolas lyric in Antelope was changed to Marco Benevento. Down with Disease contained a Little Faces (Oysterhead) tease from Page and was unfinished. This show was officially released as part of the Alpine Valley DVD.
Trey teased San-Ho-Zay at the end of Halley's. The segue from Meatstick into Mango contained a tease of Dave's Energy Guide from Page.
Melt was unfinished. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone for the first time since February 25, 1997 (388 shows) and also used the megaphone during Kung. The lyrics to Fire were changed to "Move over and let Cactus take over."
Carini contained a quote from Fish of One of These Days ("One of these days I'm gonna cut you into little pieces") and, shortly thereafter, an Echoes tease from Page (the "ping" noise that begins Echoes).
Boogie On Reggae Woman contained a Manteca tease from Page. This show featured the first Quinn the Eskimo since October 2, 1999 (209 shows).
Reba did not have the whistling ending. Trey teased Streets of Cairo in 46 Days and Dreaming (Blondie) in Light.
The YEM vocal jam contained an I Want to Take You Higher quote from Trey.
Prior to Down With Disease, Trey and Mike both teased Call to the Post and the Leave It To Beaver theme. Disease was subsequently unfinished. Before the encore, but after acknowledging a sign reading "Stage Banter," Trey talked about a new guitar that Paul Languedoc had made for him, explaining that Paul had "put aside this magic piece of wood to build me one last really special guitar," adding that he had been freaking out all night about how good the guitar was and pointing out that there was an ocelot on it. Trey told the crowd he wanted them to do a big cheer for Paul; Trey and Fish subsequently led the audience in a "Languedoc" chant.
Trey joined Amanda Green on guitar and vocals for a show billed as "The Songs of Amanda Green" that also featured Jenn Colella, Ann Harada, Andy Karl and Howard McGillin. There is no known setlist or recording.
Disease was unfinished. Harpua contained a tease of London Bridge Is Falling Down. This show marked the Phish debut of Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine).
Character Zero opened a show for the first time ever. McGrupp was played by request with Trey taking the sign from the crowd and holding it up before starting the song. Trey forgot the second verse to Sanity, asking "What the heck's the second verse here?" Trey teased Super Bad in Tweezer. In a possible foreshadowing of the song's Phish debut the next night, Hood's intro contained brief Killing in the Name teases from Fish.
This show featured the first Fuck Your Face since April 29, 1987 (1,413 shows). AC/DC Bag contained Buried Alive teases. YEM contained Fuck Your Face and Moving in Stereo (The Cars) teases. The YEM vocal jam included portions of Proud Mary and Get Back interspersed with Dong Work for Yuda (Frank Zappa) and Slow Ride quotes.
This show featured the first Time Loves a Hero since December 31, 2002 (127 shows), the first Have Mercy since December 10, 1999 (189 shows), and the first Light Up Or Leave Me Alone since December 30, 1999 (181 shows), which was unfinished and subsequently teased in Suzy.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show featured the Phish debut of I Am The Walrus. Weekapaug was unfinished.
This show featured the first Walfredo since September 30, 2000 (131 shows). Antelope contained Brian and Robert teases, an It Was a Very Good year tease from Trey, and an alternate "Michael Esquandolas" lyric. Jumpin' Jack Flash was a Phish debut. Piper, Ghost, Contact, YEM and Fire all contained Saw it Again quotes. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Ghost. YEM also contained Jumpin' Jack Flash teases and, in the vocal jam, a Meatstick tease from Trey, quotes of Saw It Again and Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen), and a Daniel Saw the Stone quote from Mike. The lyrics to Fire were changed to "Let Jon Fishman take over."
Prior to the start of the first set, Mike teased Do You Feel Like We Do. This show featured the Phish debut of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel). Suzy contained a Leigh Fordham reference from Fish. Tweezer featured a Watcher of the Skies tease from Mike. Wolfman's contained a vocal jam.
This show featured the first Alumni Blues since July 24, 1999 (222 shows) and the first Letter to Jimmy Page since July 15, 1994 (587 shows). This show featured the Phish debut of Free Man in Paris (Joni Mitchell). Chalk Dust was unfinished. 2001 contained a Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' quote from Trey, the ensuing Billie Jean Jam contained a Thriller tease from Trey, and the second "verse" of 2001 contained still more Billie Jean teases, all on the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Billie Jean was a Phish debut.
During I Didn't Know, Trey mentioned his prediction from the 6/7/09 Camden show that the Flyers would win the Stanley Cup and announced that Fish would play a voodoo vacuum solo to guarantee that next year the Flyers will win the Cup. During the solo, some fans in the audience then began chanting "Let's Go Flyers," prompting Fish to respond through the vacuum in time with the claps. Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Rover was a Phish debut. Disease was unfinished. At the start of the YEM vocal jam, some fans again chanted "Let's Go Flyers."
This show featured the Phish debut of Lit O Bit (Rita Clarke And The Naturals) and the debut of Dr. Gabel. In Antelope, "Marco Esquandolas" was changed to "Leo Esquandolas," followed by a Page solo.
In what is becoming a Father's Day tradition (see 6/21/09), the show-opening Brother featured the band members' children jumping into a bathtub on stage, followed by Trey introducing each of them and wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day. Gotta Jibboo was preceded by a "Charge!" tease from Page and featured Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar. In Antelope, "Marco Esquandolas" was changed to "Mike-O Esquandolas," followed by a Mike solo. The end of Wilson contained a Dixie tease from Trey. In place of a traditional Makisupa keyword, Trey improvised verses that set up solos for Mike, then Fish, then Page. The subsequent Piper intro included repeated phrases from the Makisupa ("Policeman," "House," and "Listen to Mike"). Trey quoted Whole Lotta Love in the vocal jam of YEM. Page performed Frankenstein on keytar.
This gig featured the first Tweezer Reprise opener since November 9, 1995 (483 shows) and the debut of Halfway to the Moon. Tweezer Reprise was teased by Trey after Sample in a Jar and closed both this show and the previous night's show in Hartford as well, making this the first time since July 16, 1993 (691 shows), that two consecutive Phish shows had each closed with the same song (Free Bird closed both the July 15 and July 16, 1993 shows).
This show contained the debut of Summer of '89. Possum contained a Streets of Cairo tease by Trey and Reba did not have the whistling ending. Sleeping Monkey was played for a fan who was holding up a sign for the song during the previous show. Trey later said "if the guy with the sign isn't here, everybody sing so he can hear it on the tape," leading to the crowd to sing part of the song. Trey said they were playing the second Tweezer Reprise because they didn't play one at Hershey Park.
Alaska contained a Streets of Cairo tease by Trey. Down With Disease was unfinished.
This show marked the Phish debut of Cold Water (Tom Waits) and the debut of Idea. Tube was played in response to the crowd requesting it.
Look Out Cleveland and Instant Karma! made their Phish debuts at this show.
After Possum, Trey congratulated the hometown Chicago Blackhawks' victory over his beloved Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Finals that ended two days before this show. Reba was performed without the whistling ending. Limb By Limb included an ending vocal jam. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Ghost. Antelope contained a Dave's Energy Guide tease by Trey in the intro section. Antelope subsequently contained a Fish drum solo. "Jon Fishman" was substituted for "Marco Esquandolas" and Antelope's lyrics were further changed with "Been you to have any stick." This show featured the Phish debut of Show of Life.

SET 1: Alaska [1]

This performance was part of the Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour. Trey joined Conan and his band on guitar and vocals for "Alaska."
This single set performance headlined the inaugural Hangout Music Festival that also featured Ben Harper, The Roots, and the Funky Meters. This show featured the debuts of the Trey and Amanda Green original  “Burn That Bridge” and the Trey and Tom Marshall original “Sailboat Man.”
Phish (introduced by Keith Richards!) were the musical guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as part of a week of artists performing Exile On Main St songs on the show in celebration of The Rolling Stones' re-release of the album. Phish stuck around after the conclusion of the show and played Kill Devil Falls, which was not included in that evening's broadcast, but was subsequently aired as part of the 6/9/10 Fallon show.
This performance was part of the Belfast Free Range Music Festival. Grant Green, Jr. sat in on guitar for "Blues in the Closet" and "Compared to What?" Col. Bruce Hampton added vocals on "Compared to What?"
Phish performed two Genesis tunes, Watcher of the Skies and No Reply at All, between which Trey gave what Phil Collins described as "a convincing argument" for inducting Genesis into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Joe Cleary sat in on fidle for the "Fiddle Jam" through the return to "Jaded" and "Country Boy." The second "Jaded" contained "Heartbreaker" (Led Zeppelin) teases.
"Columbus Stockade Blues" and "Voices" featuref Mark Mercier on keyboards and vocals.
The "Frame Jam" improv featured Tom on frame drum and Craig on n'goni. The Tom Cleary original "Be Good and You'll Be Lonely" was a Mike Gordon debut. The "I'm Deranged" > "Walls of Time" > "I'm Deranged" segment featured Danny Barnes on banjo, and with Scott, Mike, and Danny trading places on bass, banjo and guitar.
This show featured the Mike Gordon debut of "Hap-Nappy." "Midnight," "Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies" and "Country Boy" featured Danny Barnes on banjo. "Soulfood Man" contained "Wipe Out" teases.
"What Things Seem" and "When the Cactus is in Bloom" featured Danny Barnes on banjo.
"Fire From a Stick" debuted at this gig.
Trey performed “Kill Devil Falls” through “Wilson” solo acoustic. “Last Tube” contained a brief “Streets of Cairo” tease from Trey.
Trey performed “Water in the Sky” through “Wilson” solo acoustic. “Windora Bug” featured an alternate “Trey or a Ray” lyric. Excerpts from this show were released as TAB at the TAB.
“Number Line” and “Wilson” were performed solo acoustic. “I’m Blue I’m Lonesome” and “Beauty of My Dreams” were performed by Trey and the Del McCoury Band; the rest of Trey’s band joined for “Foggy Mountain Special.” “I’m Blue I’m Lonesome” and “Foggy Mountain Special” were TAB debuts.
Trey performed “Kill Devil Falls” through “Wilson” solo acoustic. “Sand” included “Simple Twist Up Dave” teases.
Trey performed “BDTNL” through “Wilson” solo acoustic.
Trey performed “Joy” (a Trey debut) through “Chalk Dust” solo acoustic.
Trey performed “Brian and Robert” through “Wilson” solo acoustic.
Trey performed “Stealing Time” through “BDTNL” solo acoustic.
Trey performed “Brian and Robert” through “Wilson" solo acoustic.
After “Shine” Trey wished the audience a Happy Valentines Day, and noted that this was the twenty-first anniversary of his first date with his “Freehold sweetie,” his wife, Sue Statesir Anastasio, who was in attendance. Dedicating “Drifting” to Sue, he noted that the song was written about her at their Vermont home. The venue’s fire alarm was tripped during “Sand,” the P.A. was cut and the house lights came on. The horns continued the “Sand” jam led by Trey on wood blocks, eventually giving way to an impromptu “Percussion Parade” through the audience with a detour through the lobby.
Trey dedicated “Mozambique” to Annie, Natalie Cressman’s 93-year-old great grandmother, who was in the audience. Trey also dedicated “Show of Life” to the song’s co-author, Steve Pollak (The Dude of Life), who was also in attendance.
The debut of Trey and Tom Marshall’s “Obstacle of Course” was dedicated to Tom and his daughter, Anna, both of whom were in attendance.
After “Jibboo” Trey noted how much he liked this room and that his favorite gig from the first ever TAB tour (5/11/99) was at this venue.
This show was a benefit for the Kristine Anastasio Manning Memorial Fund. This gig featured the debuts of “Liquid Time,” “All That Almost Was,” “The Birdwatcher,” and “Show of Life.” Trey explained that “All That Almost Was” and “Show of Life” were collaborations with the Dude of Life that were written over the course of a sushi lunch on Trey’s iPhone FourTrack app. “At the Gazebo” was dedicated to everyone affected by cancer and the spirit of Kristy.
This show was a benefit for founding Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward, who had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer; Hayward passed away on August 12, 2010. Page sat in on keyboards for "Spanish Moon" and "Skin It Back."
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December 09, 1997
19 years ago
Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University

Set 1: Mike's Song > Chalk Dust Torture, My Soul, Stash > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Dogs Stole Things, Beauty of My Dreams, Horn > Loving Cup

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

Encore: Fire

[1] Brief return to the Axilla theme.

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