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Colonel Forbin's Ascent has not been seen in 25 Phish shows.
It was played at 7.45% of live shows.
There have been 1619 shows since the live debut.
Colonel Forbin's Ascent has been played, on average, once every 13 shows.
Since its debut, Colonel Forbin's Ascent has been played, on average, every 13 shows.
It was played 123 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1988-03-12 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 101 1 Bag > MockingbirdFirst known performance. 
1988-03-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 2 IDK Mockingbird
1988-03-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Happy Birthday Icculus
1988-03-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 0 1 Icculus > Mockingbird
1988-03-31 Kenny's Castaways, New York, NY 1 1 Lizards Mockingbird
1988-04-22 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 6 2 *** Mockingbird
1988-07-07 The Front, Burlington, VT 26 2 *** Mockingbird
1988-07-11 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 2 1 Bold As Love Mockingbird
1988-07-23 Pete's Phabulous Phish Phest, Underhill, VT 2 1 Jam MockingbirdUnknown additional percussionist. 
1988-07-24 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Funky Bitch Mockingbird
1988-07-29 The Roma, Telluride, CO 3 2 Icculus Mockingbird
1988-08-03 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO 2 1 Sneakin' Sally Mockingbird
1988-08-13 The Front, Burlington, VT 7 1 'A' Train Mockingbird
1988-08-22 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 4 1 McGrupp Mockingbird
1988-09-08 The Front, Burlington, VT 5 1 Bag Mockingbird
1988-11-11 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 13 2 Golgi Mockingbird
1988-12-10 The Red Barn, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 3 1 Wilson Mockingbird
1988-12-17 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 5 1 Possum Mockingbird
1989-01-26 The Paradise, Boston, MA 5 2 Icculus Mockingbird
1989-02-06 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 3 Curtis Loew Mockingbird
1989-02-18 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 5 1 IDK Mockingbird
1989-02-24 The Front, Burlington, VT 2 1 Foam Mockingbird
1989-03-03 Living and Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 2 Walk Away Mockingbird
1989-04-07 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 12 1 *** Mockingbird
1989-05-01 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 12 2 Icculus Mockingbird
1989-05-06 Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 3 1 Bag Mockingbird
1989-05-28 Ian McLean's Party, Connie Condon's Farm, Hebron, NY 13 1 Antelope Mockingbird
1989-08-26 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 19 1 Fluffhead Mockingbird
1989-09-14 MacPhie Pub, Tufts University, Medford, MA 8 1 Foam Mockingbird
1989-10-12 Mabel Brown Room, Keene State College, Keene, NH 8 1 Bag Mockingbird
1989-10-13 Clement's Brew Pub, Syracuse, NY 1 2 Bag ***
1989-10-20 The Front, Burlington, VT 2 1 Bundle of Joy > Mockingbird
1989-10-22 The Front, Burlington, VT 2 1 La Grange Mockingbird
1989-10-28 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 2 1 YEM Mockingbird
1989-10-31 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 1 2 Reba Mockingbird
1989-11-03 Tree Cafe, Portland, ME 2 1 *** Mockingbird
1989-11-30 The Paradise, Boston, MA 7 2 Possum Mockingbird
1990-01-28 The Front, Burlington, VT 21 1 Carolina Mockingbird
1990-02-25 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD 18 1 MSO Mockingbird
1990-03-02 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 2 1 'A' Train Mockingbird
1990-03-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 5 1 Bouncin' Mockingbird
1990-04-07 El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO 13 2 Golgi Mockingbird
1990-04-14 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 5 1 Divided Mockingbird
1990-04-20 Ramskeller, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 3 1 Bouncin' Mockingbird
1990-06-01 The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA 25 1 Reba MockingbirdLyrics changed to refer to Col. (Bruce) Hampton. 
1990-09-21 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 17 2 Stash Mockingbird
1990-10-07 Club Bene, Sayreville, NJ 10 1 Destiny Mockingbird
1990-11-02 Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 17 2 Suzy Mockingbird
1990-11-26 The Haunt, Ithaca, NY 11 2 Uncle Pen Mockingbird
1990-12-02 The Front, Burlington, VT 4 1 YEM Mockingbird
1990-12-28 The Marquee, New York, NY 3 1 Llama Mockingbird
1991-02-08 The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH 8 1 Buried Alive Mockingbird
1991-03-16 Ten Mile Room, Breckenridge, CO 21 1 Rocky Top Mockingbird
1991-03-23 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 3 1 Possum Mockingbird
1991-03-31 Berkeley Square Theatre, Berkeley, CA 4 1 Runaway Jim Mockingbird
1991-04-04 WOW Hall, Eugene, OR 3 1 Llama > Mockingbird
1991-04-15 The Gathering Place, Norris University Center, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 6 1 CDT Mockingbird
1991-04-21 SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 5 2 Landlady Mockingbird
1991-05-02 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 5 1 Landlady MockingbirdJamie Janover on didgeridoo. 
1991-05-04 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 2 2 Llama MockingbirdGuest horn player. 
1991-05-16 The Sting, New Britain, CT 5 1 Divided Mockingbird
1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 7 1 MSO Mockingbird
1991-09-30 The Dugout Lounge, Ohio University, Athens, OH 17 1 Stash Mockingbird
1991-10-13 North Shore Surf Club, Olympia, WA 9 1 Landlady Mockingbird
1991-10-27 Elk Ballroom, Telluride, CO 8 2 Llama Mockingbird
1991-11-02 Lory Student Center Theatre, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 5 1 Bouncin' Mockingbird
1991-11-13 Love Auditorium, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 7 2 Bowie Mockingbird
1991-11-20 Campus Club, Providence, RI 5 1 Possum Mockingbird
1991-12-07 The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH 9 1 Foam Mockingbird
1992-03-19 Palace Theatre, New Haven, CT 9 1 Dinner and a Movie Mockingbird
1992-03-24 Flood Zone, Richmond, VA 4 1 Llama Mockingbird
1992-03-31 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO 6 1 Llama Mockingbird
1992-04-16 Anaconda Theatre, Isla Vista, CA 11 1 Maze Mockingbird
1992-04-21 Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka, CA 4 2 Dinner and a Movie Mockingbird
1992-04-24 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 3 1 Runaway Jim Mockingbird
1992-05-02 Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL 5 1 Runaway Jim Mockingbird
1992-05-06 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI 3 1 Brother Mockingbird
1992-05-17 Achilles Rink, Union College, Schenectady, NY 9 1 Llama Mockingbird
1992-11-21 Pritchard Gym, SB Sports Complex, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 47 1 Maze Mockingbird
1992-11-27 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 4 1 Divided > Mockingbird
1992-12-04 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO 6 1 Maze Mockingbird
1992-12-08 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI 4 1 Llama Mockingbird
1992-12-31 Matthews Arena, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 8 2 Sparkle > Mockingbird
1993-02-07 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC 5 1 Sparkle Mockingbird
1993-02-19 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 9 1 Maze Mockingbird
1993-02-25 The Cameo Theatre, Miami Beach, FL 5 1 Maze Mockingbird
1993-03-08 Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM 7 1 Llama Mockingbird
1993-03-18 The Palace, Hollywood, CA 7 1 Maze Mockingbird
1993-03-22 Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA 3 2 Bag > Mockingbird
1993-03-25 Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA 2 2 Uncle Pen Mockingbird
1993-04-05 HUB Ballroom, Seattle, WA 9 1 Stash Mockingbird
1993-04-13 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS 4 1 Possum Mockingbird
1993-04-21 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH 6 1 Maze Mockingbird
1993-04-25 Kuhl Gym, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY 4 1 Runaway Jim Mockingbird
1993-05-03 State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ 6 1 SOAMelt Mockingbird
1993-07-29 Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN 18 1 MMGAMOIO Mockingbird
1993-08-07 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY 6 1 Maze Mockingbird
1993-08-15 The Macauley Theater, Louisville, KY 7 1 Stash Mockingbird
1993-12-30 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME 11 1 Paul and Silas Mockingbird
1994-04-11 Snivley Arena, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 8 2 Maze Mockingbird
1994-04-24 Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC 11 2 Julius Mockingbird
1994-05-25 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA 23 1 Stash Mockingbird
1994-06-16 State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 10 2 Antelope Mockingbird
1994-06-26 Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV 9 1 Bag > Mockingbird
1994-07-08 Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA 8 1 Bag > Mockingbird
1994-10-14 McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 13 1 Rift Mockingbird
1994-10-27 University Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 10 1 Maze Mockingbird
1994-11-04 Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY 6 1 Bowie Mockingbird
1994-11-17 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH 5 1 Dog Faced Boy Mockingbird
1994-11-30 Campus Recreation Center, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA 9 1 Reba Mockingbird
1995-10-05 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR 43 2 Runaway Jim Mockingbird
1995-12-01 Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, PA 35 1 CDT Mockingbird
1995-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 16 1 Maze Mockingbird
1996-08-07 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 25 2 Free Mockingbird
1996-10-31 The Omni, Atlanta, GA 18 1 Reba Mockingbird
1997-08-14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY 78 2 Jam > Merry Pranksters Jam
1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 57 1 Ghost Mockingbird
2000-09-30 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 148 2 Bag Mockingbird
2009-08-14 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 96 1 NICU Mockingbird
2010-07-04 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 40 1 PYITE > Mockingbird
2011-06-17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 47 1 Sample Mockingbird
2011-07-03 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY 5 1 Curtain > Mockingbird
2011-08-17 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 9 1 *** Mockingbird
2013-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 86 2 Llama Mockingbird
"Colonel Forbin's Ascent" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1990-11-02Phish David Bowie (Tease) Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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