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Link Saturday, 10/29/1988
Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Set 1: SuzySuzy Greenberg > LizardsThe Lizards, Time Loves a Hero[1], GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Bold As Love, La Grange, Contact, Costume Contest -> HoodHarry Hood

Set 2: Halley'sHalley's Comet[2] -> Whipping Post, Fee > AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues, Walk Away > DividedDivided Sky, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew[3], Mike'sMike's Song, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > Fire

Set 3: Fluffhead > BagAC/DC Bag, Foam[4], Terrapin[5], BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars, TimberTimber (Jerry)[6], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[6], Donna Lee[7], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[6], IDKI Didn't Know[8], Wilson[9], PeachesPeaches en Regalia[6], Funky Bitch[6]

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] Richard Wright on vocals.
[3] Bobby Brown on harmonica.
[4] First known performance.
[5] Fish on trombone.
[6] Russ Remington on saxophone.
[7] Russ Remington on saxophone. First known Phish performance.
[8] Russ Remington on saxophone, Fish on trombone.
[9] Russ Remington on saxophone. Unfinished.

Teases:
· Theme from Popeye tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Theme from Popeye tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

Noteworthy Jams: Mike's Song, Foam

Average Song Gap: 7.27

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Russell Remington (Guest), Richard "Nancy Taube" Wright (Guest), Bobby Brown (Guest)

Notes: Suzy and BBFCFM included Popeye theme teases from Trey. Page, Mike, and Fish noodled around with the Hood intro while Trey conducted the costume contest. A fan dressed as Harry Hood won! Bobby Brown sat in on harmonica for Curtis Loew, Richard Wright provided vocals for Halley’s, and Russ Remington sat in on saxophone from Timber through Funky Bitch. Terrapin and I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Wilson was unfinished. This show included the first known performance of Foam and the first known Phish performances of Time Loves a Hero and Donna Lee.

Song Distribution:
6 Junta
6 The White Tape
3 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 Lawn Boy

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

Shae_Dougall , attached to 1988-10-29 Permalink
Shae_Dougall On the surface, this is a fairly average show, with little to be found here that can't be found in other good 1988 shows (9/8/88, 9/24/88), but there are definitely some tunes worth checking out here.

From the first set, I nominate Contact, a pretty funny rendition, and always an enjoyable listen. Time Loves a Hero is worth a listen just because it's a debut, and they play it well enough.

From the second set, a scorching Fire turns up to redeem a set chock full of average versions of early Phish standards.

And from the final set, the debut of Foam, which is played well, and a Timber with Russ Remington which goes into a jazzy almost-type 2 jam really quickly and has a nice return to the main theme of the song. Overall, the saxophone of Remington doesn't add a whole lot to most of the songs that were played on the night, but Donna Lee might be of interest to those that are fans of those Giant Country Horns tours later down the road. This Donna Lee is stripped down, sure, but it's well played and is a debut for the band.

Let's call it a four star show.
Score: 0

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