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Performances Song History Lyrics

Esther has not been seen in 23 Phish shows.
It was played at 7.33% of live shows.
There have been 1610 shows since the live debut.
Esther has been played, on average, once every 14 shows.
Since its debut, Esther has been played, on average, every 13 shows.
It was played 125 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes Comments
1988-09-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 166 2 Hood *** First known performance.  (0)
1989-02-07 The Front, Burlington, VT 27 1 *** McGrupp (0)
1989-04-14 The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 23 2 Weekapaug *** (0)
1989-04-15 Billings Lounge, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1 1 Weekapaug YEMDixie tease. (0)
1989-04-20 Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2 1 Fire Suzy (0)
1989-05-01 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 7 1 YEM Bag (0)
1989-05-06 Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 3 1 Weekapaug Sloth (0)
1989-05-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 3 2 Slave > Antelope (0)
1989-05-28 Ian McLean's Party, Connie Condon's Farm, Hebron, NY 10 1 Slave Suzy (0)
1989-10-12 Mabel Brown Room, Keene State College, Keene, NH 35 2 Weekapaug Walk Away (0)
1989-11-02 Granite State Room, Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 9 1 SOAMelt GTBT (0)
1989-12-03 The Front, Burlington, VT 11 2 Bag > Oh Kee Pa (0)
1989-12-09 Huden Dining Hall, Castleton State College, Castleton, VT 5 2 Fluffhead Alumni (0)
1990-01-20 Webster Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 9 2 Lawn Boy Mike's (0)
1990-01-26 Tree Cafe, Portland, ME 2 2 SOAMelt Reba (0)
1990-02-10 23 East Caberet, Ardmore, PA 13 2 La Grange Bag (0)
1990-02-16 The Paradise, Boston, MA 2 1 Fluffhead Mike's (0)
1990-02-24 The Bayou, Washington, DC 4 1 Divided Possum (0)
1990-03-02 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 3 1 Possum Coil (0)
1990-03-03 The Wetlands Preserve, New York, NY 1 2 Fluffhead > Funky Bitch (0)
1990-03-07 Field House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 2 1 Possum Caravan (0)
1990-03-10 The Front, Burlington, VT 3 1 Wilson McGrupp (0)
1990-03-17 23 East Caberet, Ardmore, PA 3 1 Golgi Dinner and a Movie (0)
1990-04-04 Quigley's, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 6 2 Weekapaug Uncle Pen (0)
1990-04-06 El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO 2 2 La Grange Sloth (0)
1990-04-09 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO 3 2 Funky Bitch Uncle Pen (0)
1990-04-13 The Inferno, Steamboat Springs, CO 2 1 Fluffhead La Grange (0)
1990-04-21 Canyon West Room, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO 5 1 Funky Bitch Foam (0)
1990-04-22 Cutler Quad, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 1 2 How High the Moon BBFCFM (0)
1990-04-25 The Clarke Memorial Fountain, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN 2 1 YEM La Grange (0)
1990-04-26 Dionysus Club, The 'Sco, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1 2 How High the Moon Gin (0)
1990-05-06 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT 6 2 Hood Bowie (0)
1990-05-31 The Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA 14 1 Caravan Tweezer (0)
1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 8 2 Golgi Tweezer (0)
1990-09-21 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 10 1 Foam Landlady (0)
1990-09-28 The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY 3 2 Bag > Gumbo (0)
1990-10-04 Field House, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 4 1 Landlady Possum (0)
1990-10-06 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 2 1 Suzy Possum (0)
1990-10-12 Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 5 1 Cavern Tweezer (0)
1990-10-25 The Showbar, Houston, TX 8 1 Carolina Antelope (0)
1990-11-02 Glenn Miller Ballroom, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 5 1 Weekapaug Cavern (0)
1990-11-17 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 9 2 Weekapaug HYHU (0)
1990-11-30 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 4 1 Weekapaug Dinner and a Movie (0)
1990-12-29 Campus Club, Providence, RI 6 1 YEM Bowie (0)
1991-02-02 Alumni Gymnasium, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 3 1 Dinner and a Movie > Stash (0)
1991-02-03 The Front, Burlington, VT 1 1 Tweezer Destiny (0)
1991-02-14 State Theatre, Ithaca, NY 5 2 Runaway Jim Alumni (0)
1991-02-19 The Bayou, Washington, DC 3 2 Landlady SOAMelt (0)
1991-02-28 Sarratt Student Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 7 1 Foam Mike's (0)
1991-03-13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 7 1 Divided Llama (0)
1991-03-17 Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO 3 2 Runaway Jim MSOTrey repeated the first line of Esther several times.  (0)
1991-03-31 Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA 6 1 MSO Possum (0)
1991-04-03 Britt Ballroom, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR 2 2 Stash Landlady (0)
1991-04-06 Campus Recreation Center, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA 3 1 Tweezer > Oh Kee Pa (0)
1991-04-18 Dionysus Club, The 'Sco, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 6 1 MSO CDT (0)
1991-04-20 Douglass Dining Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2 1 Landlady CDT (0)
1991-05-09 Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME 9 2 Stash SOAMelt (0)
1991-07-14 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 11 3 Landlady CDT (0)
1991-07-21 Arrowhead Ranch, Parksville, NY 5 2 Sloth Bag (0)
1991-08-03 Larrabee Farm, a.k.a. Amy’s Farm, Auburn, ME 6 2 Tweezer > Cavern (0)
1991-09-27 The Warehouse, Rochester, NY 3 1 Buried Alive > Tweezer (0)
1991-10-03 Mabel's, Champaign, IL 5 2 Weekapaug Landlady (0)
1991-10-12 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 6 1 Stash Divided (0)
1991-10-17 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA 3 1 Stash CDT (0)
1991-11-13 Love Auditorium, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 18 1 CDT Cavern (0)
1991-11-21 Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA 6 1 SOAMelt Mike's (0)
1991-12-31 Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester, MA 9 1 Divided LlamaVoice box that uttered curses.  (0)
1992-03-17 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC 7 2 Tweezer Mike's (0)
1992-04-06 Paul Wright Gym, Western State College, Gunnison, CO 16 1 Brother CDT (0)
1992-04-18 Wilbur Field, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 8 1 SOAMelt Possum (0)
1992-04-30 Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI 8 1 Rift Antelope (0)
1992-05-07 The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH 6 1 Runaway Jim SOAMelt (0)
1992-07-15 Trax, Charlottesville, VA 23 2 Divided MSORandom Note signal.  (0)
1992-08-17 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA 19 2 Tweezer > Mike's (0)
1992-11-19 Ross Arena, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT 11 1 Divided Axilla (0)
1992-11-28 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 7 1 Stash CDTRandom Note and Aw Fuck! signals in intro.  (0)
1992-12-04 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO 5 2 Bowie Possum (0)
1992-12-11 Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI 6 2 Weekapaug Axilla (0)
1992-12-30 Symphony Hall, Springfield, MA 5 1 SOAMelt CDTSimpsons signal in intro.  (0)
1993-02-09 Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY 7 1 CDT MazeSimpsons and Random Note signals in intro. Charge! tease. (0)
1993-02-12 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY 3 1 SOAMelt WedgeSimpsons and Random Note signals in intro.  (0)
1993-02-15 Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2 1 Divided CDTRandom Note signal in intro.  (0)
1993-02-21 Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA 5 1 CDT Dinner and a MovieBegan with Page modifying the intro (including a brief reggae attempt) and included a Simpsons signal.  (0)
1993-03-09 Pike's Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO 11 1 Maze DividedRandom Note signal in intro.  (0)
1993-03-16 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ 4 2 Gin Secret Language InstructionsRandom Note and Simpsons signals.  (0)
1993-03-16 Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ 0 2 Secret Language Instructions > CDT (0)
1993-03-21 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 4 1 Divided ATRRandom Note signal in intro.  (0)
1993-03-30 Hilton Ballroom, Eugene, OR 7 1 Llama StashRandom Note signal. Hold Your Head Up tease. (0)
1993-04-16 The Macauley Theater, Louisville, KY 11 1 SOAMelt Llama (0)
1993-04-22 The Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH 5 1 CDT StashRandom Note signal in intro.  (0)
1993-05-03 State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ 9 1 CDT SOAMeltRandom Note signal in intro.  (0)
1993-07-18 IC Light Amphitheater, Pittsburgh, PA 10 1 Maze Divided (0)
1993-07-30 The Veranda at Starwood, Antioch, TN 9 1 Stash CDT (0)
1993-08-11 Eastbrook Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI 8 2 Weekapaug ATR (0)
1993-08-14 World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL 3 1 SOAMelt Poor Heart (0)
1993-08-26 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR 8 1 SOAMelt It's Ice (0)
1993-12-28 Bender Arena, American University, Washington, DC 2 1 SOAMelt Oh Kee Pa (0)
1994-04-10 Alumni Arena, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 9 1 SOAMelt CDTSimpsons signal in intro.  (0)
1994-04-23 The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 11 1 Stash DwDCaravan tease. (0)
1994-05-06 Tower Theater, Houston, TX 10 1 Stash CDT (0)
1994-05-29 Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA 18 2 SOAMelt CDT (0)
1994-06-13 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS 4 2 Weekapaug Cavern (0)
1994-06-21 Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 6 2 SOAMelt CDT (0)
1994-07-05 Congress Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 11 1 Stash DwDDance of the Sugar Plum Fairy tease. (0)
1994-10-10 Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY 12 2 Maze Tweezer (0)
1994-10-20 Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL 7 1 SOAMelt JuliusRandom Note and Simpsons signals.  (0)
1994-11-12 MAC Center, Kent State University, Kent, OH 13 1 Stash CDT (0)
1994-11-25 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 10 1 SOAMelt Julius (0)
1995-06-16 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 25 1 DwD > Ya Mar (0)
1995-10-19 Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO 30 1 PYITE > CDT (0)
1995-11-14 University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, FL 14 1 Divided Free (0)
1995-12-05 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 15 1 Free Bowie (0)
1996-08-12 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 40 1 SOAMelt CDT (0)
1996-08-16 Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY 3 1 Bag > Divided (0)
1996-10-19 Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY 5 1 Free Llama (0)
1998-08-01 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 139 1 Mike's -> Weekapaug (0)
1998-08-09 Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA 6 1 BOAF Roggae (0)
2000-09-30 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 146 1 Saw It Again WeekapaugFlubbed lyrics for the final verse, ending with Trey proclaiming: "She died. Dead."  (0)
2009-08-01 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 89 2 Free Dirt (0)
2009-08-15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 8 1 Foam Ha Ha Ha (0)
2009-11-01 Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 4 e Grind Tweeprise (0)
2009-11-25 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA 6 2 YEM TTE (0)
2010-06-17 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 16 1 Stash Walk Away (0)
2011-06-18 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek , Raleigh, NC 61 2 Caspian > Been Caught Stealing (0)
2013-08-30 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 81 1 Theme > Moma (0)
2015-08-09 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 75 1 Saw It Again Weigh (0)
"Esther" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1989-05-06Phish You Enjoy Myself (Tease) Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1991-09-27Phish Buried Alive (Tease) The Warehouse, Rochester, NY
1995-11-14Phish Stash (Tease) University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, FL
1997-11-30Phish Wolfman's Brother (Quote) Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

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