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Big Black Furry Creature from Mars has not been seen in 82 Phish shows.
It was played at 7.3% of live shows.
There have been 1658 shows since the live debut.
Big Black Furry Creature from Mars has been played, on average, once every 14 shows.
Since its debut, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars has been played, on average, every 14 shows.
It was played 121 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1987-08-21 Ian McLean's Farm, Hebron, NY 71 3 *** McGruppFirst known performance. 
1987-08-29 The Ranch, South Burlington, VT 2 1 Makisupa Flat Fee
1987-09-02 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Possum Makisupa
1987-09-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 2 Curtain With Suzy
1987-10-31 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 6 1 YEM > ***
1987-11-19 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 2 3 Divided > Dinner and a Movie
1988-01-27 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 4 3 Bike Camel Walk
1988-02-08 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 3 JJLC ***
1988-02-20 St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2 e *** ***
1988-04-22 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 15 1 Shaggy Dog YEM
1988-05-14 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 9 1 Lizards JJLC
1988-05-24 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 3 I Know a Little CorinnaTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1988-06-19 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 6 2 Alumni Swing Low, Sweet ChariotTheme from The Flintstones and London Bridge Is Falling Down teases.
1988-07-25 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 12 2 Harpua SanityTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1988-07-28 The Roma, Telluride, CO 1 2 Fee ***
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 5 2 Sanity SlaveTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 18 3 Andy's Chest -> DEG
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 0 3 DEG -> Sanity
1988-09-24 Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA 3 3 Contact ***
1988-10-29 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 2 3 Terrapin TimberTheme from Popeye tease.
1988-11-03 Molly's Cafe, Boston, MA 1 3 IDK HarpuaTheme from Popeye tease.
1989-01-26 The Paradise, Boston, MA 16 2 Contact Foam
1989-02-06 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 3 Hood Curtis Loew
1989-03-01 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 9 2 Light Up ***
1989-03-13 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 1 Ya Mar Bowie
1989-03-30 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 3 Bag > Satin Doll
1989-10-06 The Paradise, Boston, MA 64 2 Highway to Hell ***
1989-12-09 Huden Dining Hall, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 28 e Contact > *** Theme from Popeye and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases.
1990-01-28 The Front, Burlington, VT 13 e Lawn Boy > *** Auld Lang Syne and Theme from Bonanza teases.
1990-02-25 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD 18 2 Fluffhead > ***
1990-03-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 7 2 Contact *** Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. The Fishin' Hole tease.
1990-04-07 El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO 13 e *** ContactTheme from The Brady Bunch jam.
1990-04-22 Cutler Quad, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 10 2 Esther > Hood
1990-04-28 The Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA 3 e *** ***
1990-05-11 The Living Room, Providence, RI 9 e 'A' Train > ***
1990-06-01 The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA 11 2 Fee ContactAuld Lang Syne tease.
1990-06-07 The Bayou, Washington, DC 4 e Lawn Boy > ***
1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 3 e Contact > *** Simple Gifts tease.
1990-10-31 Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 36 e Uncle Pen > ***
1990-11-08 The Great Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 5 2 YEM > *** John Popper on harmonica. 
1990-11-24 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 6 2 GTBT *** Simple Gifts tease.
1991-02-03 The Front, Burlington, VT 13 e JJLC > ***
1991-02-15 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 6 e Caravan > ***
1991-03-08 College Station Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL 14 1 Tweezer ***
1991-03-13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 2 e 'A' Train > ***
1991-03-23 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 5 e 'A' Train > *** Donna Lee tease.
1991-03-29 DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA 3 2 Bouncin' > *** Simple Gifts tease.
1991-04-04 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR 4 2 HYHU > ***
1991-04-12 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI 4 e Contact > CoilFish on vacuum during one of the pauses. Theme from Leave It to Beaver tease.
1991-04-19 Nietzsche’s, Buffalo, NY 5 e Paul and Silas > *** Joke from Fish. Theme from Leave It to Beaver tease.
1991-04-25 Field House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 4 2 Divided ***
1991-05-03 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 4 e 'A' Train > *** How High the Moon tease.
1991-05-11 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 e Terrapin ***
1991-05-17 Campus Club, Providence, RI 3 2 HYHU > Happy Birthday
1991-05-17 Campus Club, Providence, RI 0 2 Happy Birthday > ***
1991-07-11 Battery Park, Burlington, VT 3 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns. 
1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 3 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns. 
1991-07-19 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 3 2 Mango *** Giant Country Horns. Theme from Leave It to Beaver, William Tell Overture, and Theme from I Love Lucy teases.
1991-07-24 Trax, Charlottesville, VA 4 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns. Theme from I Love Lucy and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases.
1991-09-25 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 5 e ATR ***
1991-09-28 The Rink, Buffalo, NY 3 e Contact > *** Theme from I Love Lucy tease.
1991-10-11 Backstage, Seattle, WA 9 e Sweet Adeline ***
1991-11-02 Lory Student Center Theatre, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 15 e Contact ***
1991-11-12 The Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA 6 e Ya Mar *** Theme from The Brady Bunch tease.
1991-11-23 Alumni Hall, Barre, VT 9 e JJLC > *** Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. St. Thomas tease.
1992-03-30 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO 12 2 Vacuum Solo -> CoilFollow the Yellow Brick Road tease.
1992-04-06 Paul Wright Gym, Western State College, Gunnison, CO 6 e *** *** Make Your Own Guacamole jam, during which the audience made guacamole from band-supplied avocados. Follow the Yellow Brick Road tease.
1992-04-18 Wilbur Field, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 8 e Contact *** Cameron McKinney on ukulele (unmiced). McKinney also counted off the song. 
1992-04-24 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 5 e Contact > ***
1992-05-02 Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL 5 e Sleeping Monkey > ***
1992-05-08 The Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY 5 e *** *** Theme from The Brady Bunch tease.
1992-06-23 Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany 11 1 Uncle Pen If I Only Had a BrainCount-off in German ("Ein, zwei, drei!") and a vacuum solo from Fish. 
1992-11-19 Ross Arena, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT 41 2 Tweezer -> TweezerJam only. No BBFCFM lyrics. I Walk the Line and Ring of Fire quotes.
1992-11-21 Pritchard Gym, SB Sports Complex, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 2 e Buffalo Bill ***
1993-02-07 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC 27 e Contact > ***
1993-02-21 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11 2 Coil ***
1993-02-25 The Cameo Theatre, Miami Beach, FL 3 2 Golgi > ***
1993-03-06 Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX 6 2 HYHU ***
1993-03-13 Balch Fieldhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 4 e Amazing Grace ***
1993-03-28 East Gym, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 12 e Contact > *** Theme from Leave It to Beaver tease.
1993-04-17 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI 13 e Sweet Adeline *** Included some humorous additional lyrics from Mike, who echoed a fan's cry that he could "smell [himself] running." Trey also forgot he was supposed to start part of the song and there was a long, silent pause on stage until he finally realized that the rest of the band was waiting for him. Misty tease.
1993-05-02 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA 12 2 HYHU ***
1993-07-23 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY 14 2 YEM -> CDTTheme from The Flintstones tease.
1993-08-08 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH 12 1 *** FoamDivided Sky tease.
1993-12-29 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT 16 2 Contact > Walk AwayUnfinished. 
1994-04-08 Recreation Hall, Penn State University, State College, PA 6 e Contact > *** Mimi Fishman on "1-2-3-4". 
1994-04-25 Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN 15 2 BBJ > ***
1994-04-30 The Edge Night Club, Orlando, FL 4 2 HYHU *** New York, New York tease.
1994-05-12 Buena Vista Theater, Tucson, AZ 8 2 Contact > ***
1994-05-16 The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 0 2 YEM Amazing Grace
1994-05-16 The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 0 2 Amazing Grace ***
1994-06-16 State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 17 2 Contact > Purple RainUnfinished. 
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 4 2 CDT Ginseng
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 0 2 Ginseng Dog Faced BoyReprise. Acoustic; without microphones. 
1994-07-06 Theatre St. Denis, Montréal, Québec, Canada 12 2 CDT -> Sample
1994-07-06 Theatre St. Denis, Montréal, Québec, Canada 0 2 Sample > Hood
1994-07-13 Big Birch Concert Pavilion, Patterson, NY 4 2 Tweezer -> TweezerUnfinished; Played bluegrass style to the tune of Scent of a Mule. Scent of a Mule tease.
1994-10-27 University Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 20 2 Contact > DwD
1994-11-03 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 5 2 YEM -> Hood
1994-11-13 Warner Theatre, Erie, PA 3 2 Mango > Amazing Grace
1994-11-22 Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 7 2 Runaway Jim -> I'm Blue, I'm LonesomeAcoustic finish. 
1995-07-03 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 35 2 Lizards > ADITL
1995-10-19 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO 16 2 Lawn Boy > KungUnfinished. 
1995-10-22 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 3 2 Makisupa -> Life on Mars?
1995-11-18 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 14 2 Contact > Acoustic Army
1995-11-18 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 0 2 Acoustic Army Cavern
1995-11-28 Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN 6 2 Contact > Funky Bitch
1995-12-29 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 17 2 McGrupp > Jam
1996-06-06 Joyous Lake, Woodstock, NY 4 1 Theme SOAMule
1996-08-06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 22 2 ADITL > HYHU
1997-12-11 Rochester War Memorial, Rochester, NY 118 2 Roses -> GhostElectric Funeral tease.
1998-11-21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 64 1 Wilson > Lawn BoyGettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It and Theme from Leave It to Beaver quotes.
1998-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8 1 CDT Wilson
1999-10-03 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 44 2 Avenu Malkenu > BowieTheme from The Brady Bunch tease.
2000-09-20 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 61 2 Guyute > Drowned
2009-11-22 War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY 77 2 Piper > Tube
2010-06-25 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 24 1 Alumni Runaway Jim
2010-08-15 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 16 2 Theme > YEM
2010-10-23 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 12 1 Sparkle > HYHU
2010-10-31 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 5 1 Frankenstein Ghost
2011-06-10 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 16 2 Possum Swept Away
2011-07-03 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY 10 1 Destiny > WilsonTheme from The Twilight Zone and Theme from Leave It to Beaver teases.
2012-06-29 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN 30 1 Mango > Strange Design
2012-08-26 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 15 e *** Tweeprise

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