Sneaker's Jazz Band,
Sneaker's Bar-n-Grill, Winooski, VT
Encore: Minor Annoyance, Softly As in a Morning Sunrise
Notes: This lineup of the Sneakers Jazz Band included James Harvey on trombone, Dave Grippo on alto sax, John Rivers on acoustic bass, Jeff Salisbury on drums, and Trey on guitar for whole show except the encores, when Paul Asbell played Trey’s guitar.
8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes,
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT
Notes: This performance included costumed dancers, theatrics that included people being hoisted by cables, artists displaying various props (including Mike Gordon placing Cactus props on stage), and innovative lighting that featured large florescent tubes. The second set was a looser jam session and included guest appearances from Dave Grippo on saxophones, James Harvey on trombone, Bobby Hackney on vocals, and Fish on drums. This show marked the debut of “First Tube,” “Sand,” “Mozambique,” and “Last Tube.” While not billed as a Trey Anastasio performance, with Russ and Tony it represents the public debut of the core TAB touring ensemble.
Trey Anastasio and Mike Gordon,
The Dead Goat Saloon, Salt Lake City, UT
Set 1: Driver, Albuquerque, Cortez the Killer, Bittersweet Motel, Jam -> Teach Your Children, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
 Joseph Sirotnak on additional guitar and vocals.
Notes: On the night off between Phish’s Halloween performance of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded in Las Vegas and their performance of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon within “Harpua” in Salt Lake City, Trey and Mike performed at an open mic night. The jam before “Teach Your Children” included teases of “Summertime” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Joseph Sirotnak performed on guitar and additional vocals from “Cortez the Killer” through “Teach Your Children” and his friend ‘Ken’ added guitar and vocals to “Stir it Up.” An attempt to close with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” was aborted when the performers couldn’t remember enough of the words.
Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC
Notes: Trey sat in on guitar for the second set. It was at this show that Trey met viperHouse keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, who would join TAB. Phish had performed earlier in the evening at the Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, where viperHouse’s Heloise Williams provided additional vocals during the “You Enjoy Myself” vocal jam. There is no known setlist or circulating recording.