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Makisupa Policeman has not been seen in 22 Phish shows.
It was played at 5.79% of live shows.
There have been 1716 shows since the live debut.
Makisupa Policeman has been played, on average, once every 17 shows.
Since its debut, Makisupa Policeman has been played, on average, every 18 shows.
It was played 95 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1984-10-23 69 Grant Street, Burlington, VT 2 1 *** *** First known performance. 
1984-12-01 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 1 FOTM > Slave
1985-04-06 Finbar's, Burlington, VT 10 2 McGrupp > ***
1985-05-03 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 7 3 McGrupp > AntelopeReggae jam. 
1985-09-27 Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 3 Revolution ***
1985-11-14 Memorial Auditorium Basement, Burlington, VT 5 1 Hurricane PiggiesAcoustic. 
1985-11-14 Memorial Auditorium Basement, Burlington, VT 0 1 Piggies -> DrumsAcoustic. 
1986-04-15 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 6 1 Slave Have Mercy
1986-10-12 Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 9 1 Sneakin' Sally ***
1986-10-15 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Alumni > Skin It Back
1986-12-06 The Ranch, Shelburne, VT 5 1 Peaches Fluffhead
1987-01-21 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 2 2 Sneakin' Sally Skin It Back
1987-04-29 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 11 3 Anarchy Antelope
1987-05-11 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 1 TMWSIY Ya MarKeyword referenced dioxin and Gaddafi. 
1987-08-21 Ian McLean's Farm, Hebron, NY 6 3 Stir It Up Jam BowieJam only. Freestyle reggae rapping from Trey. 
1987-08-29 The Ranch, South Burlington, VT 2 1 Sneakin' Sally BBFCFM
1987-09-02 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 BBFCFM Timber
1987-09-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 5 3 Antelope Flat Fee
1987-10-14 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 2 Clod > ***
1988-02-26 Living and Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 18 2 Dear Mrs. Reagan Alumni
1988-07-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 42 2 JJLC Slave
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 9 3 Contact Whipping Post
1989-02-07 The Front, Burlington, VT 45 2 *** Dinner and a Movie
1989-03-30 The Front, Burlington, VT 17 e *** ***
1989-10-07 Chase Hall, Bates College, Lewiston, ME 65 1 La Grange Alumni
1989-10-14 The Barn, Hobart College, Geneva, NY 4 1 YEM > GTBTLyric changed to "Barn." 
1990-02-25 8x10 Club, Baltimore, MD 54 2 McGrupp > Lizards
1990-11-26 The Haunt, Ithaca, NY 108 2 Divided LlamaKey words: "crab in my shoemouth." Manteca quote.
1993-04-29 Le Spectrum, Montréal, Québec, Canada 322 2 Weekapaug -> Weekapaug
1993-08-02 Ritz Theatre, Tampa, FL 25 1 Gin -> MMGAMOIO
1993-08-07 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY 3 1 Stash -> Reba
1993-08-13 Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN 5 1 Llama Foam
1994-06-19 State Theater, Kalamazoo, MI 26 2 Reba > Coil
1994-12-08 Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA 6 1 *** Maze
1995-06-10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 11 1 *** Llama
1995-07-02 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 17 2 Runaway Jim -> SOAMule
1995-10-07 Spokane Opera House, Spokane, WA 10 2 *** CTB
1995-10-22 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 10 2 Tweezer -> BBFCFM
1995-10-29 Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY 5 2 *** Bowie
1995-11-19 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC 10 1 *** Maze
1995-11-30 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 7 2 Tweezer -> Antelope
1995-12-14 Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY 10 1 Foam SOAMelt
1995-12-29 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 5 2 *** CTB
1996-07-15 La Marna, Sesto Calende, Italy 14 2 Loving Cup > It's Ice
1996-08-06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 12 1 *** Rift
1996-08-16 Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY 6 3 *** 2001
1996-10-25 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 9 1 Taste Maze
1996-11-15 Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO 14 2 *** Maze
1996-11-23 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 5 2 Simple -> AxillaKey words: “Woke up in the morning, border guard in my bunk, he took his fucking dog on the bus, and he found my dank.” 
1996-12-28 CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 9 2 *** MazeKey words: “Stink, Stank, Stunk" 
1997-06-25 L’Aeronef, Lille, France 27 2 McGrupp > CeciliaUnfinished. 
1997-07-25 Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX 14 1 Gin -> Bag
1997-08-11 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 11 1 *** Maze
1997-08-16 Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME 3 1 *** Harpua
1997-11-19 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 6 2 Wolfman's -> Taste
1997-12-02 CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 8 1 DwD -> CDT
1998-07-06 Lucerna Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic 22 2 Piper -> BowieLyric changed to "Came to Vermont." 
1998-07-17 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 6 1 *** Ya Mar
1998-07-20 Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA 2 2 Drowned -> MazeLong, atypical jam. 
1998-08-12 Vernon Downs, Vernon, NY 16 1 La Grange > Funky Bitch
1998-11-06 Kohl Center, Madison, WI 13 2 *** Funky BitchKeyword referenced "university police rent-a-cop." 
1998-11-29 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 16 2 Simple PossumKeyword referenced Paul Languedoc's recent arrest. 
1999-07-12 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA 13 2 Moma > Bowie
1999-07-25 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 10 1 Whipping Post > Happy BirthdayKey words were "gooballs, brownies, stink, kind nugs... keef!" 
1999-07-25 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 0 1 Happy Birthday Saw It Again
1999-09-28 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL 20 2 Tweezer > CDT
1999-10-04 Redbird Arena, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 5 2 Bag > SandTrey on keyboards; keyword was "NORML." 
1999-12-12 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 13 2 Coil Antelope
2000-06-23 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 21 2 Contact > Character Zero
2000-06-30 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT 5 2 BOTT > FarmhouseThe key phrase in Makisupa was "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Big Fat Doob." 
2000-07-15 Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH 11 2 WMGGW PiperKey phrase was "heady nuggets." 
2000-09-09 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY 3 2 Sand CTBMichael Ray on trumpet. 
2003-01-03 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 22 2 Wolfman's > AxillaKeywords referenced "fatty," "Waffle House," and "Hooters." 
2003-02-16 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 4 2 Piper -> Character Zero
2003-02-26 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 7 2 Low Rider -> Ya MarLyrics referenced the fire at the band's hotel in Cincinnati a week earlier. 
2003-07-17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, Bonner Springs, KS 10 2 Tweezer -> LxLLyrics referenced a member of Phish's security team, Jim Tobin, being arrested, as well as the name of Phish's chief of security, John Langenstein. Dust in the Wind tease.
2003-07-23 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 5 2 Coil Buffalo BillKeyword referenced writing a letter to Max Creek. Dream Police quote.
2003-11-29 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 10 2 Taste > Buffalo BillKeyword referenced waking up in "Hempstead." 
2003-12-30 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 5 2 L.A. Woman -> P-Funk Medley
2003-12-30 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 0 2 P-Funk Medley DwDConcluded with Fishman singing the first line of Touch Me a cappella. Touch Me quote.
2004-08-10 Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA 15 2 Piper -> Dog Faced BoyKeyword referenced a tall, cool glass of soy milk. 
2009-06-06 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 12 1 Taste CaspianNo "keyword." 
2009-06-20 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 9 2 Maze GhostKeyword referenced Trey's probation. 
2009-08-08 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 8 2 R&R -> AlaskaInstrument switching; Keyword referenced Bobby Brown. 
2009-12-28 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 22 2 BDTNL HoodMike took a bass solo. Chants of "Mike" from the band and crowd. Lyric changed to reference "Mike's house." "Mike's house" was then repeated a few times by the band.  
2010-06-20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 11 2 Steep PiperImprovised verses by Trey that led to solos by Mike, then Fish, then Page. 
2010-10-10 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 23 2 Fee > My Problem Right There"Woke up this morning alien on my face, woke up in the afternoon and I turned up the bass" lyrics. Bass solo from Mike. 
2010-10-10 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 0 2 My Problem Right There > Slave
2010-10-26 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 10 2 Simple > Night Nurse"Woke up this morning with a policeman at my door all I could do was shrug, and go back in my bedroom and smoke another nug" lyrics. 
2010-10-26 Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 0 2 Night Nurse -> Wedge
2011-01-01 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8 2 Sneakin' Sally > Bowie"I went home late last night after doing the New Year's stunt, laid back on my couch and rolled myself a blunt" lyrics. "Kick drum solo." 
2011-05-28 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 2 2 BDTNL > HoodWith lyrics referencing several band members' houses (and Trey's favorite show, House). 
2011-06-12 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 11 e Sanity > First TubeWith lyrics referencing blunts and bundt cake. 
2011-08-17 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 17 2 Ghost -> SleepLyrics referenced Trey's favorite music ("Dank Sinatra," "Herby Hancock," "Nat King Bowl", "Harry Chronic, Jr.," and "Van Inhalin'"), as well as Page's House and Mike's House. 
2012-06-08 DCU Center, Worcester, MA 10 2 Mike's > WeekapaugKeyword was "Sour Diesel." 
2013-07-16 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 44 2 Heartbreaker -> CDT
2013-11-01 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 27 2 Jibboo > LightKeywords: Bush & O.G. Kush. 
Makisupa Policeman was also performed the following 19 times:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
2005-12-06Trey Anastasio Band 4th and B, San Diego, CATrey solo acoustic; keyword = "Gooball in my mouth."
2006-12-31Trey Anastasio Band House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJTrey solo acoustic; Keyword was "Whitehall."
2008-08-08Mike Gordon Music Farm, Charleston, SC
2008-08-09Mike Gordon Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA
2008-08-12Mike Gordon State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
2008-08-14Mike Gordon Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY
2008-08-15Mike Gordon Waterfront Park, Burlington, VTPage on keyboards.
2008-08-23Mike Gordon Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
2008-09-02Mike Gordon Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MNMichael Williams on bass trumpet.
2008-09-05Mike Gordon Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
2008-12-29Mike Gordon Pickle Barrel Pub, Killington, VT
2009-09-21Mike Gordon Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
2009-09-30Mike Gordon Mr. Small's Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
2010-03-06Mike Gordon Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
2010-11-07Mike Gordon The Independent, San Francisco, CA
2010-11-07Mike Gordon The Independent, San Francisco, CA
2010-11-17Mike Gordon Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
2010-11-26Mike Gordon Port City Music Hall, Portland, MEJon Fishman on second drum kit.
2011-03-08Mike Gordon Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
2011-03-20Mike Gordon The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
"Makisupa Policeman" 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
1991-04-02Phish Possum (Tease) International Beer Garden, Arcata, CA
1992-11-23Phish Weekapaug Groove (Tease) Broome County Forum, Binghamton, NY
1993-08-02Phish Run Like an Antelope (Tease) Ritz Theatre, Tampa, FL
1997-06-25Phish McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters (Tease) L’Aeronef, Lille, France
1997-08-06Phish Run Like an Antelope (Jam) Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO
2002-02-07Steh Yacovone Band OK (Tease) Tribeca Blues, New York, NY

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