This show was an Earth Day concert at UVM and took place outside the Bailey Howe Library on the Green. This performance previously circulated with the dates April 15 and April 29, 1986. Trey introduced the band as the “Bob Dylan Band” before they began a jam that led into a short All Blues (the first known Phish performance; it was only about a minute long). Dog Log was dedicated to all of the dogs that were running around, including Marley the Wonder Dog (Trey's dog). Possum included a Help on the Way tease.
Teases
Help on the Way tease in Possum
Debut Years (Average: 1985)

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, attached to 1986-04-25

Review by TwiceBitten

TwiceBitten Pretty cool to hear this, the last recording with Jeff Holdsworth on rhythm guitar. Show starts out with a jammed out AC/DC Bag then ventures into some Grateful Dead territory and continues with two solid renditions of early songs long gone from the repertoire. How sick will it be when they bust out Prep School Hippie one of these days? Slave is has some shredding and Makisupa has a nice mellow solo. Tape maybe cuts or maybe they segue into Have Mercy? Possum has some banter over the intro from Jeff before he takes over with some alternate lyrics with the band doing backup. It's really interesting hearing the two guitar version of YEM. There's definitely some cool stuff going on. Anarchy: "we've been practicing for this all week." Camel Walk will always be one of my favorite Phish songs. IT coulda been a hit in the 70s for the right band. Trey is doing some wigged out whammy bar stuff at the start and Jeff gives a little spoken intro and then he kills it on the vocals. The tape is pretty hissy, but I love listening to these early shows. It's pretty remarkable that we have them.
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