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If I Only Had a Brain has not been seen in 665 Phish shows.
It was played at 2.48% of live shows.
There have been 1516 shows since the live debut.
If I Only Had a Brain has been played, on average, once every 40 shows.
Since its debut, If I Only Had a Brain has been played, on average, every 37 shows.
It was played 41 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1989-03-12 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 206 1 Weekapaug AlumniPhish debut; Fish on trombone. 
1989-03-24 The Paradise, Boston, MA 3 1 Bag 'A' Train
1989-04-14 The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 8 2 Possum Mike'sFish on trombone. 
1989-05-13 The Orange Grove, Syracuse, NY 18 2 Hood Contact
1989-09-21 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 38 2 YEM Antelope
1989-10-01 The Front, Burlington, VT 1 2 YEM > Contact
1989-11-10 Sigma Phi House, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 17 2 Lizards Possum
1989-11-11 Patrick Gymnasium, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 1 1 YEM Frankenstein
1989-12-01 The Paradise, Boston, MA 4 2 Weekapaug Highway to Hell
1990-01-29 The Haunt, Ithaca, NY 21 1 Lizards Mike's
1990-03-28 Beta Intramural Hockey Team Party, Denison University, Granville, OH 30 2 Highway to Hell *** Fish on trombone. 
1990-04-05 J.J. McCabe's, Boulder, CO 5 2 Weekapaug Contact
1990-04-08 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO 3 1 YEM Oh Kee Pa
1990-04-25 The Clarke Memorial Fountain, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN 10 2 *** Divided
1990-05-04 The Colonial Theatre, Keene, NH 5 2 Caravan Highway to Hell
1990-05-23 The Library, Richmond, VA 11 1 YEM Oh Kee Pa
1990-06-16 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 13 3 HYHU > HYHU
1990-10-06 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY 19 1 HYHU > HYHU
1990-10-08 The Bayou, Washington, DC 2 2 HYHU > HYHU
1990-10-13 Greenstreets, Columbia, SC 4 1 Funky Bitch Contact
1990-10-17 The Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC 2 2 Lizards Bowie
1990-10-22 Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA 4 e *** GTBT
1990-10-25 The Showbar, Houston, TX 1 1 YEM Buried Alive
1990-12-31 Boston World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Boston, MA 25 2 HYHU > HYHU
1991-04-16 Rick's Café, Ann Arbor, MI 44 e HYHU > HYHU
1991-07-13 Berkshire Performing Arts Center, Lenox, MA 22 2 HYHU > HYHUGiant Country Horns. 
1991-10-12 Roseland Theater, Portland, OR 26 2 HYHU > HYHUArtis the Spoonman; someone (perhaps Trey) played pipe or flute. 
1991-11-14 Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC 22 2 HYHU > HYHU
1992-04-19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA 46 2 Cold as Ice > Cold as IceAll Fall Down signal. 
1992-06-23 Philipshalle, Düsseldorf, Germany 25 1 BBFCFM Golgi
1992-12-12 The Spectrum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 60 2 HYHU > HYHU
1993-02-07 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC 10 2 Coil Tweeprise
1993-02-25 The Cameo Theatre, Miami Beach, FL 14 2 HYHU > HYHUMimi Fishman on vacuum. 
1993-03-18 The Palace, Hollywood, CA 14 2 HYHU > HYHU
1993-03-30 Hilton Ballroom, Eugene, OR 9 2 HYHU > HYHU
1993-04-13 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS 9 2 HYHU > HYHU
1993-04-30 Sports Center, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 13 2 HYHU > HYHU
1993-08-21 Saltair Pavilion, Salt Lake City, UT 38 2 HYHU > HYHUThe Flecktones (Béla Fleck on electric banjo, Victor Wooten on bass, and Roy “Future Man" Wooten on drumitar). 
1993-12-29 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT 6 2 HYHU > HYHU
1994-10-25 Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA 91 2 HYHU > HYHU
1995-11-16 West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL 90 2 HYHU > HYHU
"If I Only Had a Brain" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1997-08-14Phish Merry Pranksters Jam (Tease) Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
1999-07-08Phish Birds of a Feather (Tease) Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
2012-06-28Phish (Tease) Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN

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