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Link Max Creek, Saturday, 02/24/1996
Club Toast, Burlington, VT

Set 1: In Harmony > Mystery Train, Dark Water, Emotional Railroad, Late in the Evening > If You Ask Me

Set 2: Louisiana Sun[1] > Wild Side[1] > Jessica[1] > Season of the Witch[1], Just a Rose[1]

Encore: 99 Years and One Dark Day, Back Porch Boogie Blues

[1] With Mike on rhythm guitar.

Notes: Mike played rhythm guitar, as the only available bass was left-handed. He performed for the entire second set and was introduced as “Mike Jones” after “Just a Rose.” 

Musicians: Scott Murawski, Mark Mercier, Scott Allshouse, John Rider, Greg Vasso, Rob Fried, Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Santana, Tuesday, 07/02/1996
Pista Speedway, Lonigo, Italy

Set 1: Exodus[1] > Get Up, Stand Up[1] > Exodus[1] > Maggot Brain[1]

[1] Trey, Jon, Page and Mike sitting in.

Notes: Phish's opening set was rained out. All the members of Phish sat in during Santana's set on the listed songs. This setlist is unconfirmed.

Musicians: Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Billy Johnson, Myron Dove, Jorge Santana, Lawrence Rogers, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Page McConnell (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Santana, Friday, 07/19/1996
Les Arenes Romaines, Arles, France

Notes: After opening for them, all of the members of Phish sat in for the listed portion of Santana’s set, though the specific songs are not known.

Musicians: Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Billy Johnson, Myron Dove, Jorge Santana, Lawrence Rogers, Trey Anastasio (Guest), Page McConnell (Guest), Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link Gordon Stone Band, Tuesday, 10/01/1996
Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: John Hardy, Slipped Disc, Hold to a Dream, Hubbleville, Midnight on the Highway, Touch & Go, Hard Hearted

Set 2: Abdul's, Weekly Time[1], Tiramisu > The Outdoor Type, Caravan > One Way Rider, Monkey Wrench, Same Old South, Sunday Driver, Up, Up and Away[2]

Encore: Last Child[2]

[1] Debut.
[2] Mike on lead vocals.

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for the whole show. This gig featured the debut of “Weekly Time” and the first known Mike Gordon vocal performances of The 5th Dimension classic "Up, Up and Away" and Aerosmith's "Last Child."

Musicians: Mike Gordon, Gordon Stone, Doug Perkins

 

Link Gordon Stone Band, Thursday, 10/03/1996
Last Elm Cafe, Burlington, VT

Set 1: John Hardy[1], Slipped Disc[1], Hold to a Dream[1], Hubbleville[1], Backtrackin'[1], Foggy Mountain Breakdown[1], Midnight on the Highway[1], Touch & Go[1]

[1] With Mike.

Notes: Mike sat in on bass for the whole show. Fish sat in on washboard during the second set; the second set list is unknown.

Musicians: Gordon Stone, Jon Fishman (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

 

Link The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Wednesday, 10/30/1996
Chameleon Club, Atlanta, GA

Notes: Mike and Page, in town for Phish’s performance of Talking HeadsRemain in Light the following evening, sat in for a portion of this late-night set.

Musicians: Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, Page McConnell (Guest), Mike Gordon (Guest)

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