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Link Friday, 11/11/1988
Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH

Set 1: IDKI Didn't Know[1], GTBTGood Times Bad Times, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Possum, Fluffhead, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 3: Mr. P.C.[2], Fee, Bold As Love, LizardsThe Lizards, Whipping Post

[1] Carl Gerhard on trumpet.
[2] Carl Gerhard and Russ Remington on horns.

· Theme from Spider-Man tease in Mr. P.C.

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie, Whipping Post (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 4.06

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Russell Remington (Guest), Carl Gerhard (Guest)

Notes: I Didn't Know featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet; this was his first known appearance with Phish. Mr. P.C., which included a Spider-Man theme tease, featured Carl Gerhard and Russ Remington on horns. Some recordings circulate with Timber in the second set and an encore including Peaches, Funky Bitch, and Donna Lee; this is actually filler from the October 29, 1988 show.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1988 Tour."

Barney_r , attached to 1988-11-11 Permalink
This was my very first Phish show and also my first time going the infamous Stone Church. My brother and sister were up visiting me at UNH and we headed to Newmarket for the night because some friends told me there was a really cool band I should check out. I walked in the door just as they started playing "Good Times Bad Times". I was hooked, the band, the bar! I moved to Newmarket the next year so I could go to the Stone Church more, and of course, I got hooked on Phish. I knew it was something special right from the first note....The whole thing just blew me away, had never heard or seen anything quite like it...Standing inches from the stage watching these guys that kind of looked like freaks just ripping it up...people were just freaking out everywhere around me...I was just amazed by the whole scene and was wondering.... who is this guitarist and why is he drooling all over himself....
Score: 2
TheEmu , attached to 1988-11-11 Permalink
TheEmu The David Bowie here is pretty hot, and the Bold As Love is solid, but the highlight for me is definitely Mr. PC with Gears and Russ. Very cool. Fairly average beyond that, with a straightforward Mike's Groove (although the Hydrogen is played at warp speed and is very well executed). Actually, the Whipping Post is...well, I can't decide how I feel about the Whipping Post. The first jam section is kind of D.E.G. wonky, and the second jam section has kind of a Piper At The Gates of Dawn, this-acid-isn't-treating-me-well kind of feel to it. But overall, an enjoyable show (at least what is available of it). 3 Stars.
Score: 1

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