Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA
Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > NICU > Mike'sMike's Song -> MangoThe Mango Song > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Contact, Llama, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up, CoilThe Squirming Coil
Encore: Bold As Love
 No whistling.
 Vocal jam.
Noteworthy Jams: Mike's Song
Average Song Gap: 9.59
Notes: Julius included a Buried Alive tease by Trey. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Weekapaug Groove contained Cars Trucks Buses, Auld Lang Syne, and Little Drummer Boy teases as well as a vocal jam.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1994 NYE Run."
I had been listening to Phish for about 3 years, but never got to a show before this one.
It was incredable seeing these guys live and still cant get enough of them. Great set list....
Typical high power Weekapaug jam->Suzy Greenberg-esque style of jam->creepy noodly jam->vocal jamming->machine-gun hose->circusy video-game type jam->monstrous Little Drummer boy jam->return to Weekapaug.
They hit so much in this jam, it's crazy. The only down point is really the weird spacey jam between the vocal jamming and the Litte Drummer Boy jam. Listen to this immediately. Now. What are you waiting for?
Onto the show... highlights for me included Simple, Gin, Axilla, Ice (always!) and although I LOVE to Run Like an Antelope, I don't recall anything special about it. 2nd setters Mike's was good, yes the Drummer Boy was way cool near Christmas, Contact was neat-O too. I was dead ass sober at this show, for what it's worth, and honestly the show itself really doesn't stick out as being anything special - although I distinvtly remember during the show I had this erie feeling like I wouldn't see Phish again for a very long time... not sure where it came from, the scene or maybe just turbulence in my life at the time, anyway I was right, it was 15 years before I got back on the train. WTF was I thinking?
Great version of It's Ice here too, very tight. Straight into a sexy Antelope. Good closer.
Second set speaks for itself. Mike's > Mango Song > Weekapaug? Yes please. Llama is always fun, and I'm always happy when a Coil closes the set. Bold as Love is pretty epic.
5/5, straight up
First set features a decent Reba and a real deal rager of an Antelope. Set II opens with Page really pounding the keys for Suzie. NICU follows and I love listened to my AUD tape for the joyful crowd reaction. The Mike's that follows has a jam that has the feel of organized chaos. The few seconds between the end of Mike's into Mango is one of my favorite transitions the band has played. Page does a good job with Mango. The Weekapaug that follows is my all time favorite 'Paug. This type of improv was the appetizer to next night's Bowie. There are many different entertaining parts to this jam. Reviewing the individual parts of the jam is not necessary. Listen to it and hopefully like what you hear. The Contact/Llama/Coil that follow are just gravy.
I got this show from a guy who claimed to have been there, 20 rows back tripping. Intense show for that.