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Big Black Furry Creature from Mars has not been seen in 2 Phish shows.
It was played at 7.21% of live shows.
There have been 1724 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 124 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes Comments
1987-08-21 Ian McLean's Farm, Hebron, NY 71 3 *** McGruppFirst known performance.  (0)
1987-08-29 The Ranch, South Burlington, VT 2 1 Makisupa Flat Fee (0)
1987-09-02 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Possum Makisupa (0)
1987-09-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 2 Curtain With Suzy (0)
1987-10-31 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 6 1 YEM > *** (0)
1987-11-19 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 2 3 Divided > Dinner and a Movie (0)
1988-01-27 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 4 3 Bike Camel Walk (0)
1988-02-08 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 3 JJLC *** (0)
1988-02-20 St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2 e *** *** (0)
1988-04-22 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 15 1 Shaggy Dog YEM (0)
1988-05-14 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 9 1 Lizards JJLC (0)
1988-05-24 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 3 I Know a Little CorinnaTheme from The Flintstones tease. (0)
1988-06-19 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 6 2 Alumni Swing Low, Sweet ChariotTheme from The Flintstones and London Bridge Is Falling Down teases. (0)
1988-07-25 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 12 2 Harpua SanityTheme from The Flintstones tease. (0)
1988-07-28 The Roma, Telluride, CO 1 2 Fee *** (0)
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 5 2 Sanity SlaveTheme from The Flintstones tease. (0)
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 18 3 Andy's Chest -> DEG (0)
1988-09-13 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 0 3 DEG -> Sanity (0)
1988-09-24 Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA 3 3 Contact *** (0)
1988-10-29 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 2 3 Terrapin TimberSailor's Hornpipe tease. (0)
1988-11-03 Molly's Cafe, Boston, MA 1 3 IDK HarpuaSailor's Hornpipe tease. (0)
1989-01-26 The Paradise, Boston, MA 15 2 Contact Foam (0)
1989-02-06 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 3 Hood Curtis Loew (0)
1989-03-01 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 9 2 Light Up *** (0)
1989-03-13 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 1 Ya Mar Bowie (0)
1989-03-30 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 3 Bag > Satin Doll (0)
1989-10-06 The Paradise, Boston, MA 64 2 Highway to Hell *** (0)
1989-12-09 Huden Dining Hall, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 28 e Contact > *** Theme from Popeye and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases. (0)
1990-01-28 The Front, Burlington, VT 13 e Lawn Boy > *** Auld Lang Syne and Theme from Bonanza teases. (0)
1990-02-25 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD 18 2 Fluffhead > *** (0)
1990-03-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 7 2 Contact *** Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. The Fishin' Hole tease. (0)
1990-04-07 El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO 13 e *** ContactTheme from The Brady Bunch jam. (0)
1990-04-22 Cutler Quad, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 10 2 Esther > Hood (0)
1990-04-28 The Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA 4 e *** *** (0)
1990-05-11 The Living Room, Providence, RI 9 e 'A' Train > *** (0)
1990-06-01 The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA 11 2 Fee ContactAuld Lang Syne tease. (0)
1990-06-07 The Bayou, Washington, DC 4 e Lawn Boy > *** (0)
1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 3 e Contact > *** Simple Gifts tease. (0)
1990-10-31 Armstrong Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 36 e Uncle Pen > *** (0)
1990-11-08 The Great Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 5 2 YEM > *** John Popper on harmonica.  (0)
1990-11-24 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 6 2 GTBT *** Simple Gifts tease. (0)
1991-02-03 The Front, Burlington, VT 13 e JJLC > *** (0)
1991-02-15 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 6 e Caravan > *** (0)
1991-03-08 College Station Theater, Tuscaloosa, AL 14 1 Tweezer *** (0)
1991-03-13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 2 e 'A' Train > *** (0)
1991-03-23 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 5 e 'A' Train > *** Donna Lee tease. (0)
1991-03-29 DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA 3 2 Bouncin' > *** Simple Gifts tease. (0)
1991-04-04 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR 4 2 HYHU > *** (0)
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. (0)
1991-04-19 Nietzsche’s, Buffalo, NY 5 e Paul and Silas > *** Joke from Fish. Theme from Leave It to Beaver tease. (0)
1991-04-25 Field House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 4 2 Divided *** (0)
1991-05-03 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 4 e 'A' Train > *** How High the Moon tease. (0)
1991-05-11 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 e Terrapin *** (0)
1991-05-17 Campus Club, Providence, RI 3 2 HYHU > Happy Birthday (0)
1991-05-17 Campus Club, Providence, RI 0 2 Happy Birthday > *** (0)
1991-07-11 Battery Park, Burlington, VT 3 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns.  (0)
1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 3 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns.  (0)
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. (0)
1991-07-24 Trax, Charlottesville, VA 4 e Contact > *** Giant Country Horns. Theme from I Love Lucy and Theme from The Brady Bunch teases. (0)
1991-09-25 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 5 e ATR *** (0)
1991-09-28 The Rink, Buffalo, NY 3 e Contact > *** Theme from I Love Lucy tease. (0)
1991-10-11 Backstage, Seattle, WA 9 e Sweet Adeline *** (0)
1991-11-02 Lory Student Center Theatre, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 15 e Contact *** (0)
1991-11-12 The Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA 6 e Ya Mar *** Theme from The Brady Bunch tease. (0)
1991-11-23 Alumni Hall, Barre, VT 9 e JJLC > *** Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. St. Thomas tease. (0)
1992-03-30 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO 12 2 Vacuum Solo -> CoilFollow the Yellow Brick Road tease. (0)
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. (0)
1992-04-18 Wilbur Field, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 8 e Contact *** Cameron McKinney on ukulele (unmiced). McKinney also counted off the song.  (0)
1992-04-24 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 5 e Contact > *** (0)
1992-05-02 Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL 5 e Sleeping Monkey > *** (0)
1992-05-08 The Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY 5 e *** *** Theme from The Brady Bunch tease. (0)
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.  (0)
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. (0)
1992-11-21 Pritchard Gym, SB Sports Complex, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 2 e Buffalo Bill *** (0)
1993-02-07 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC 27 e Contact > *** (0)
1993-02-21 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11 2 Coil *** (0)
1993-02-25 The Cameo Theatre, Miami Beach, FL 3 2 Golgi > *** (0)
1993-03-06 Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX 6 2 HYHU *** (0)
1993-03-13 Balch Fieldhouse, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 4 e Amazing Grace *** (0)
1993-03-28 East Gym, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 12 e Contact > *** Theme from Leave It to Beaver tease. (0)
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. (0)
1993-05-02 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA 12 2 HYHU *** (0)
1993-07-23 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY 14 2 YEM -> CDTTheme from The Flintstones tease. (0)
1993-08-08 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OH 12 1 *** FoamDivided Sky tease. (0)
1993-12-29 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT 16 2 Contact > Walk AwayUnfinished.  (0)
1994-04-08 Recreation Hall, Penn State University, State College, PA 6 e Contact > *** Mimi Fishman on "1-2-3-4".  (0)
1994-04-25 Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN 15 2 BBJ > *** (0)
1994-04-30 The Edge Night Club, Orlando, FL 4 2 HYHU *** New York, New York tease. (0)
1994-05-12 Buena Vista Theater, Tucson, AZ 8 2 Contact > *** (0)
1994-05-16 The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 0 2 YEM Amazing Grace (0)
1994-05-16 The Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 0 2 Amazing Grace *** (0)
1994-06-16 State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 17 2 Contact > Purple RainUnfinished.  (0)
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 4 2 CDT Ginseng (0)
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 0 2 Ginseng Dog Faced BoyReprise. Acoustic; without microphones.  (0)
1994-07-06 Theatre St. Denis, Montréal, Québec, Canada 12 2 CDT -> Sample (0)
1994-07-06 Theatre St. Denis, Montréal, Québec, Canada 0 2 Sample > Hood (0)
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. (0)
1994-10-27 University Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 20 2 Contact > DwD (0)
1994-11-03 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 5 2 YEM -> Hood (0)
1994-11-13 Warner Theatre, Erie, PA 3 2 Mango > Amazing Grace (0)
1994-11-22 Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 7 2 Runaway Jim -> I'm Blue, I'm LonesomeAcoustic finish.  (0)
1995-07-03 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 35 2 Lizards > ADITL (0)
1995-10-19 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO 16 2 Lawn Boy > KungUnfinished.  (0)
1995-10-22 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 3 2 Makisupa -> Life on Mars? (0)
1995-11-18 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 14 2 Contact > Acoustic Army (0)
1995-11-18 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 0 2 Acoustic Army Cavern (0)
1995-11-28 Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN 6 2 Contact > Funky Bitch (0)
1995-12-29 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 17 2 McGrupp > Jam (0)
1996-06-06 Joyous Lake, Woodstock, NY 4 1 Theme SOAMule (0)
1996-08-06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 22 2 ADITL > HYHU (0)
1997-12-11 Rochester War Memorial, Rochester, NY 118 2 Roses -> GhostElectric Funeral tease. (0)
1998-11-21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 64 1 Wilson > Lawn BoyGettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It and Theme from Leave It to Beaver quotes. (0)
1998-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8 1 CDT Wilson (0)
1999-10-03 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 44 2 Avenu Malkenu > BowieTheme from The Brady Bunch tease. (0)
2000-09-20 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 61 2 Guyute > Drowned (0)
2009-11-22 War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY 77 2 Piper > Tube (0)
2010-06-25 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 24 1 Alumni Runaway Jim (0)
2010-08-15 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 16 2 Theme > YEM (0)
2010-10-23 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 12 1 Sparkle > HYHU (0)
2010-10-31 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 5 1 Frankenstein Ghost (0)
2011-06-10 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 16 2 Possum Swept Away (0)
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. (0)
2012-06-29 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN 30 1 Mango > Strange Design (0)
2012-08-26 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 15 e *** Tweeprise (0)
2014-10-31 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV 87 1 46 Days Lawn Boy (0)
2015-08-15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 24 1 LxL > Your Pet CatYour Pet Cat and Theme from I Dream of Jeannie quotes. (0)
2015-08-15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 0 1 Your Pet Cat > Horn (0)
2016-07-20 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 32 1 The Very Long Fuse > Walk Away (0)
"Big Black Furry Creature from Mars" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1994-10-29Phish Makisupa Policeman (Tease) Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC

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