Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA
Set 1: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GinBathtub Gin, Foam, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, MSOMy Sweet One, Reba, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Frankenstein
Noteworthy Jams: Reba
Average Song Gap: 2.73
Notes: Trey teased 'A' Train in Bowie. According to the December 1989 Phish Update that followed this gig, "[a] number of unfortunate events occurred" at this show. Reportedly the unfortunate events began with a failed attempt by the venue to divide drinking-age fans from underage fans using a velvet rope. Adding to the confusion was an explosion on or near the stage during David Bowie (possibly a flash pot or fireworks) which pushed the crowd over the edge. The show was cut short when the house lights were turned on and bouncers quickly evacuated everybody from the venue. The source of these show notes is phish.com.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1989 Tour."
Too bad it's an abbreviated second set because it sounds like they started to really get it together with an ok Sloth, and a solid Bag. The newly reworked Tela was a bit rough, and a smoking Bowie gets cut off on the recording and ended the show from what I've read here.
Check this one out if you need to hear the first reworked Reba and Tela.