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Link Wednesday, 06/15/1988
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SuzySuzy Greenberg, AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Wilson, Rocky Top, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Fluffhead, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: La Grange, Fee > TimberTimber (Jerry), IDKI Didn't Know[1], LizardsThe Lizards, BagAC/DC Bag, SlothThe Sloth, Contact[2], Dinner and a Movie, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, Whipping Post, Dear Mrs. Reagan

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] First known performance.

Teases:
· Hands Across America quote in I Didn't Know
· Run Like an Antelope tease in Whipping Post
· Contact quote in Dear Mrs. Reagan
· Hello, Dolly! quote
· London Bridge Is Falling Down and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases in Take the 'A' Train

Noteworthy Jams: Timber (Jerry)

Average Song Gap: 6.82

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone and contained a Hands Across America quote from Trey. It's possible that Anarchy may have been played after I Didn't Know, as Trey called for it, but there is a cut in the recording. After the cut, Trey said "that was a special request for our friend Steve Dolley" and jokingly quoted Hello, Dolly! This show marked the first known performance of Contact; Contact lyrics were also sung during Dear Mrs. Reagan. 'A' Train contained London Bridge is Falling Down and Brady Bunch theme teases. Whipping Post began as Antelope. The actual date of this show may have been June 16, 1988.

Song Distribution:
6 Junta
4 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
4 The White Tape
1 Stash

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

Shae_Dougall , attached to 1988-06-15 Permalink
Shae_Dougall This show is about as standard as standard gets. Even the Whipping Post (which was played instead of the Antelope that Trey initially started to riff on) fails to really garner my interest. The high point of the show is IDK, which is is really lengthy and funny. If you like amusing Phish, give the IDK a listen, otherwise I think it might be okay to give this show a pass.

One other thing: It should also be noted that Trey funnily compares Ronald Reagan to Wilson, and that the band proceeds to play one of the better versions of Dear. Mrs. Reagan (which IMO isn't hard to do) with Contact lyrics. I wouldn't call it a true highlight, though.

I'll give this one three stars because there's nothing inherently wrong with it, but there's not much here to sink your teeth into.
Score: 0

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