Esther as performed by Phish

It was played at 7.2% of live Phish shows.
It was last played August 9, 2015, which was 56 shows ago.
There have been 1,644 shows since the live debut.
“Esther” has been played approximately once every 13.9 shows.
Since its debut, “Esther” has been played, on average, once every 13 shows.
It was played 126 time(s) at the following show(s):

Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes Comments
1988-09-12 Sam's Tavern 167 2 Hood *** First known performance.
1989-02-07 The Front 27 1 *** > McGrupp
1989-04-14 The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall... 23 2 Weekapaug ***
1989-04-15 Billings Lounge, UVM 1 1 Weekapaug > YEM (Dixie tease)
1989-04-20 Humphries House (The Zoo), A... 2 1 Fire Suzy
1989-05-01 Pearl Street Ballroom 7 1 YEM Bag
1989-05-06 Collis Center, Dartmouth Col... 3 1 Weekapaug Sloth
1989-05-09 The Front 3 2 Slave > > Antelope
1989-05-28 Ian McLean's Party, Connie C... 10 1 Slave Suzy
1989-10-12 Mabel Brown Room, Keene Stat... 35 2 Weekapaug Walk Away
1989-11-02 Granite State Room, UNH 9 1 SOAMelt > GTBT
1989-12-03 The Front 11 2 Bag > > Oh Kee Pa
1989-12-09 Huden Dining Hall, Castleton... 5 2 Fluffhead > Alumni
1990-01-20 Webster Hall, Dartmouth College 9 2 Lawn Boy Mike's
1990-01-26 Tree Cafe 2 2 SOAMelt Reba
1990-02-10 23 East Caberet 13 2 La Grange > Bag
1990-02-16 The Paradise 2 1 Fluffhead > Mike's
1990-02-24 The Bayou 4 1 Divided > Possum
1990-03-02 The Chance 3 1 Possum Coil
1990-03-03 The Wetlands Preserve 1 2 Fluffhead > > Funky Bitch
1990-03-07 Field House, UNH 2 1 Possum > Caravan
1990-03-10 The Front 3 1 Wilson McGrupp
1990-03-17 23 East Caberet 3 1 Golgi Dinner and a Movie
1990-04-04 Quigley's, University of Col... 6 2 Weekapaug > Uncle Pen
1990-04-06 El Dorado Café 2 2 La Grange > Sloth
1990-04-09 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon 3 2 Funky Bitch Uncle Pen
1990-04-13 The Inferno 2 1 Fluffhead La Grange
1990-04-21 Canyon West Room 5 1 Funky Bitch > Foam
1990-04-22 Cutler Quad, Colorado College 1 2 How High the Moon > BBFCFM
1990-04-25 The Clarke Memorial Fountain... 2 1 YEM La Grange
1990-04-26 Dionysus Club, The 'Sco, Obe... 1 2 How High the Moon Gin
1990-05-06 Toad's Place 6 2 Hood > Bowie
1990-05-31 The Georgia Theatre 14 1 Caravan > Tweezer
1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park 8 2 Golgi > Tweezer
1990-09-21 Somerville Theatre 10 1 Foam > Landlady
1990-09-28 The Chance 3 2 Bag > > Gumbo
1990-10-04 Field House, UNH 4 1 Landlady > Possum
1990-10-06 The Capitol Theatre 2 1 Suzy > Possum
1990-10-12 Cat's Cradle 5 1 Cavern > Tweezer
1990-10-25 The Showbar 8 1 Carolina Antelope
1990-11-02 Glenn Miller Ballroom, Unive... 5 1 Weekapaug > Cavern
1990-11-17 Somerville Theatre 9 2 Weekapaug HYHU
1990-11-30 The Colonial Theatre 4 1 Weekapaug > Dinner and a Movie
1990-12-29 Campus Club 6 1 YEM > Bowie
1991-02-02 Alumni Gymnasium 3 1 Dinner and a Movie > > Stash
1991-02-03 The Front 1 1 Tweezer Destiny
1991-02-14 State Theatre 5 2 Runaway Jim Alumni
1991-02-19 The Bayou 3 2 Landlady > SOAMelt
1991-02-28 Sarratt Student Center, Vand... 7 1 Foam > Mike's
1991-03-13 Boulder Theater 7 1 Divided > Llama
1991-03-17 Wheeler Opera House 3 2 Runaway Jim > MSO Trey repeated the first line of ...
1991-03-31 Berkeley Square 6 1 MSO > Possum
1991-04-03 Britt Ballroom 2 2 Stash > Landlady
1991-04-06 Campus Rec Center 3 1 Tweezer > > Oh Kee Pa
1991-04-18 Dionysus Club, The 'Sco, Obe... 6 1 MSO > CDT
1991-04-20 Douglass Dining Center, Univ... 2 1 Landlady > CDT
1991-05-09 Portland Performing Arts Center 9 2 Stash > SOAMelt
1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park 11 3 Landlady > CDT
1991-07-21 Arrowhead Ranch 5 2 Sloth > Bag
1991-08-03 Amy's Farm 6 2 Tweezer > > Cavern
1991-09-27 The Warehouse 3 1 Buried Alive > > Tweezer
1991-10-03 Mabel's 5 2 Weekapaug > Landlady
1991-10-12 Roseland Theater 6 1 Stash > Divided
1991-10-17 Great American Music Hall 3 1 Stash > CDT
1991-11-13 Love Auditorium, Davidson Co... 18 1 CDT > Cavern
1991-11-21 Somerville Theatre 6 1 SOAMelt > Mike's
1991-12-31 Worcester Memorial Auditorium 9 1 Divided > Llama Voice box that uttered curses.
1992-03-17 Lisner Auditorium, George Wa... 7 2 Tweezer > Mike's
1992-04-06 Paul Wright Gym, Western Sta... 16 1 Brother > CDT
1992-04-18 Wilbur Field, Stanford Unive... 8 1 SOAMelt > Possum
1992-04-30 Barrymore Theatre 8 1 Rift > Antelope
1992-05-07 The Agora Theatre 6 1 Runaway Jim > SOAMelt
1992-07-15 Trax 23 2 Divided > MSO Random Note signal.
1992-08-17 The Coach House 19 2 Tweezer > > Mike's
1992-11-19 Ross Arena, St. Michael's Co... 11 1 Divided > Axilla
1992-11-28 The Capitol Theatre 7 1 Stash > CDT Random Note and Aw Fuck! signals...
1992-12-04 Mississippi Nights 5 2 Bowie > Possum
1992-12-11 Michigan Theater 6 2 Weekapaug > Axilla
1992-12-30 Symphony Hall 5 1 SOAMelt > CDT Simpsons signal in intro.
1993-02-09 Auditorium Theatre 7 1 CDT -> Maze Simpsons and Random Note signals... (Charge! tease)
1993-02-12 Mid-Hudson Civic Center 3 1 SOAMelt > Wedge Simpsons and Random Note signals...
1993-02-15 Memorial Hall, UNC 2 1 Divided > CDT Random Note signal in intro.
1993-02-21 Roxy Theatre 5 1 CDT > Dinner and a Movie Began with Page modifying the in...
1993-03-09 Pike's Peak Center 11 1 Maze > Divided Random Note signal in intro.
1993-03-16 Celebrity Theatre 4 2 Gin > Secret Language Instructions Random Note and Simpsons signals.
1993-03-16 Celebrity Theatre 0 2 Secret Language Instructions > > CDT
1993-03-21 Ventura Theatre 4 1 Divided > ATR Random Note signal in intro.
1993-03-30 Hilton Ballroom 7 1 Llama Stash Random Note signal. (Hold Your Head Up tease)
1993-04-16 The Macauley Theater 11 1 SOAMelt > Llama
1993-04-22 The Agora Theatre 5 1 CDT > Stash Random Note signal in intro.
1993-05-03 State Theatre 9 1 CDT > SOAMelt Random Note signal in intro.
1993-07-18 IC Light Amphitheater 10 1 Maze > Divided
1993-07-30 The Veranda at Starwood 9 1 Stash > CDT
1993-08-11 Eastbrook Theatre 8 2 Weekapaug > ATR
1993-08-14 World Music Theatre 3 1 SOAMelt > Poor Heart
1993-08-26 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 8 1 SOAMelt It's Ice
1993-12-28 Bender Arena 2 1 SOAMelt > Oh Kee Pa
1994-04-10 Alumni Arena, SUNY Buffalo 9 1 SOAMelt > CDT Simpsons signal in intro.
1994-04-23 The Fox Theatre 11 1 Stash > DwD (Caravan tease)
1994-05-06 Tower Theater 10 1 Stash > CDT
1994-05-29 Laguna Seca Raceway 18 2 SOAMelt > CDT
1994-06-13 Memorial Hall 4 2 Weekapaug Cavern
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall 6 2 SOAMelt > CDT
1994-07-05 Congress Center 11 1 Stash > DwD (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy tease)
1994-10-10 Palace Theatre 12 2 Maze > Tweezer
1994-10-20 Mahaffey Theatre 7 1 SOAMelt Julius Random Note and Simpsons signals.
1994-11-12 MAC Center, Kent State Unive... 13 1 Stash > CDT
1994-11-25 UIC Pavilion, University of ... 10 1 SOAMelt > Julius
1995-06-16 Walnut Creek 25 1 DwD > > Ya Mar
1995-10-19 Municipal Auditorium 30 1 PYITE > > CDT
1995-11-14 University of Central Florid... 14 1 Divided > Free
1995-12-05 Mullins Center, University o... 15 1 Free > Bowie
1996-08-12 Deer Creek 40 1 SOAMelt > CDT
1996-08-16 Plattsburgh Air Force Base 3 1 Bag > > Divided
1996-10-19 Marine Midland Arena 5 1 Free > Llama
1998-08-01 Alpine Valley 139 1 Mike's -> > Weekapaug
1998-08-09 Virginia Beach Amphitheater 6 1 BOAF Roggae
2000-09-30 Thomas & Mack Center 146 1 Saw It Again > Weekapaug Flubbed lyrics for the final ver...
2009-08-01 Red Rocks Amphitheatre 89 2 Free Dirt
2009-08-15 Merriweather 8 1 Foam Ha Ha Ha
2009-11-01 Empire Polo Club 4 e Grind Tweeprise
2009-11-25 Wachovia Center 6 2 YEM TTE
2010-06-17 The Comcast Theatre 16 1 Stash Walk Away
2011-06-18 Walnut Creek 61 2 Caspian > Been Caught Stealing
2013-08-30 Dick's 81 1 Theme > Moma
2015-08-09 Alpine Valley 75 1 Saw It Again Weigh

"Esther" was teased at the following shows

Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1989-05-06 Phish You Enjoy Myself (Tease) Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
1991-09-27 Phish Buried Alive (Tease) The Warehouse, Rochester, NY, USA
1995-11-14 Phish Stash (Tease) University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, FL, USA
1997-11-30 Phish Wolfman's Brother (Quote) Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA, USA

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