The second set listing might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Fluffhead. Cities contained teases of DEG (both before and after DEG was performed). The jam out of Sanity was around ten minutes long, and may have been the first time Fish used the vacuum on stage. This show also marked the only known Phish performance of Andy’s Chest. Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since March 23, 1987 (107 shows).
Debut Years (Average: 1985)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-09-13

Review by TheEmu

TheEmu The YEM here starts out pretty laid back....waaaaay laid back, actually...but builds to a pretty solid ending. The McGrupp is actually pretty darn good, and thankfully spares us the trombone solo (love ya, Fish!). Man, Wilson -> Peaches with Trey "singing" the opening drum roll is just fucking cool! Loved that! Some lyrical problems during Ride Capt. Ride, and Trey is suddenly WAY low in the mix. Boogie On Reggae Woman may or may not have been played in response to someone yelling about aborigine women, but who knows. Cities -> DEG -> Cities is what it usually is, and the Antelope starts to get outta control in a wonky kinda way, but pretty much gets reined back in. Fluff is basic in its Fluffiness, so, all in all, I think this is a pretty basic show, with the exception of the Wilson -> Peaches which I found to be cool. Three stars.
, attached to 1988-09-13

Review by westbrook

westbrook First of all, the SBD recording is pretty good but a little hissy. GTBT from the first set and the entire third set are missing. So, this review is only for the first two sets. This show has lots of covers, in fact, there are as many covers as originals in the first two sets. Walk Away and Funky Bitch open the show in fine fashion. YEM is a little loose, but the jam is nice. Flat Fee is snappy; Page sounds really good here and in the following McGrupp. Wilson> Peaches en Regalia is where this show gets really interesting. Instead of Trey doing BLAT BOOM, he sings the opening drum roll to Peaches which starts the song. I know this segue happened on a number of occasions in the 80s, but it's very fun when you're not expecting it. I thought Ride Captain Ride had a very good little jam. This is the last Boogie on Reggae Woman until 12/7/97, and although, it's not super funky like the later versions, it does feature a nice solo from Page. Cities> DEG> Cities is another highlight. It's a full on DEG jam. Run like an Antelope is solid, and I really liked the intro section. Fluffhead is ok, but the recording cuts before the end of it. I thought this show was pretty fun and interesting, especially Wilson> Peaches, Ride Captain Ride, and Cities> DEG> Cities. 4 Stars.
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Dave Matthews & Friends: December 17, 2003
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Madison Square Garden

Set 1: Bartender, Lie in Our Graves, Satellite, Typical Situation, #40, Where Are You Going?, Dancing Nancies

Set 2: Dodo, Trouble, Up and Away, Solsbury Hill, Gravedigger, Up On Cripple Creek, Oh, American Tune, Stay or Leave, Oh, Sister, Some Devil, So Damn Lucky, Hey Bulldog, Grey Blue Eyes, Spanish Moon, Save Me, Sweet Up and Down

Encore: Everyday[1], Bathtub Gin[1], Fool In the Rain

[1] Trey and Dave acoustic.

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