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Slave to the Traffic Light has not been seen in 5 Phish shows.
It was played at 13.18% of live shows.
There have been 1796 shows since the live debut.
Slave to the Traffic Light has been played, on average, once every 8 shows.
Since its debut, Slave to the Traffic Light has been played, on average, every 8 shows.
It was played 227 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes Comments
1984-12-01 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 4 1 Makisupa Spanish FleaFirst known performance.  (0)
1985-04-06 Finbar's, Burlington, VT 10 1 Wild Child Jam (0)
1985-05-03 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 7 1 *** Mike's (0)
1985-09-27 Slade Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 1 Fire In the Midnight Hour (0)
1985-10-30 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 3 1 Possum Sneakin' Sally (0)
1985-11-14 Memorial Auditorium Basement, Burlington, VT 2 1 *** HurricaneAcoustic. Possible female vocalist accompaniment.  (0)
1986-02-03 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 3 1 *** Mike's (0)
1986-04-15 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 1 Quinn -> Makisupa (0)
1986-10-12 Haybarn Theater, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 9 1 Golgi > Wilson (0)
1986-10-15 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 2 Wilson > Quinn (0)
1986-10-31 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 1 1 Golgi > Melt the Guns (0)
1986-12-06 The Ranch, Shelburne, VT 4 2 Golgi > Shaggy Dog (0)
1987-02-13 Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 6 1 Golgi > Quinn (0)
1987-03-06 Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 2 e *** *** (0)
1987-04-24 Billings Lounge, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 3 1 Dear Mrs. Reagan > *** (0)
1987-04-29 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 3 Timber Sparks (0)
1987-05-11 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 2 1 Possum Sneakin' Sally (0)
1987-08-09 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 4 1 Golgi > La Grange (0)
1987-08-29 The Ranch, South Burlington, VT 4 2 Clod Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (0)
1987-09-21 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 6 1 Clod > Funky Bitch (0)
1987-10-14 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 1 Golgi > The Chase (0)
1987-11-18 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 6 1 *** TMWSIY (0)
1987-11-19 Hunt's, Burlington, VT 1 3 Bike *** (0)
1988-01-27 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 4 2 Wilson Corinna (0)
1988-02-08 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 3 1 *** Funky Bitch (0)
1988-02-20 St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 2 2 Whipping Post *** (0)
1988-02-24 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 1 1 Golgi > Corinna (0)
1988-03-11 The Base Lodge, Stearns Hall, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT 3 1 Golgi > Flat Fee (0)
1988-06-20 Nectar's, Burlington, VT 32 1 *** Peaches (0)
1988-07-12 Sam's Tavern, Burlington, VT 8 2 Makisupa Bag (0)
1988-07-23 Pete's Phabulous Phish Phest, Underhill, VT 1 3 Dinner and a Movie Curtis LoewPeter Danforth on saxophone.  (0)
1988-07-30 The Roma, Telluride, CO 5 3 On Your Way Down Timber (0)
1988-08-05 The Roma, Telluride, CO 3 2 BBFCFM Alumni (0)
1988-09-08 The Front, Burlington, VT 14 1 Walk Away Wild Child (0)
1988-10-29 Sculpture Room, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT 9 3 Timber Donna LeeRuss Remington on saxophone.  (0)
1988-11-05 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 3 1 *** Time Loves a Hero (0)
1988-12-17 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 9 1 YEM > Foam (0)
1989-02-07 The Front, Burlington, VT 9 3 Suzy > Bike (0)
1989-02-18 Old Stone Church, Newmarket, NH 4 2 La Grange Contact (0)
1989-03-01 Gallagher's, Waitsfield, VT 4 2 JJLC Dinner and a Movie (0)
1989-04-15 Billings Lounge, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 16 2 Golgi > Mango (0)
1989-05-06 Collis Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 12 2 Golgi > Divided (0)
1989-05-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 3 2 If I Don't Be There By Morning Esther (0)
1989-05-26 Valley Club Cafe, Rutland, VT 8 3 *** Funky Bitch (0)
1989-05-28 Ian McLean's Party, Connie Condon's Farm, Hebron, NY 2 1 Fee -> Esther (0)
1989-06-30 Pearl Street Ballroom, Northampton, MA 9 2 Curtain > Gin (0)
1989-08-26 Townshend Family Park, Townshend, VT 10 2 Ya Mar Bag (0)
1989-10-13 Clement's Brew Pub, Syracuse, NY 17 1 Bowie Sloth (0)
1989-10-20 The Front, Burlington, VT 2 2 In a Hole AntelopeDave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone.   (0)
1989-12-08 Withey Hall Dining Room, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT 21 2 Timber IDK (0)
1990-02-05 Myskyn's, Charleston, SC 21 1 Donna Lee Coil (0)
1990-03-01 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT 12 2 Carolina *** (0)
1990-03-09 The Front, Burlington, VT 6 2 Dog Log > Highway to HellDave Grippo on alto saxophone.  (0)
1990-03-11 The Front, Burlington, VT 2 2 Harpua Bag (0)
1990-04-08 Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO 12 2 Lizards Mike's (0)
1990-04-22 Cutler Quad, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 9 1 MSO Mike's (0)
1990-11-15 Lengyel Gym, University of Maine, Orono, ME 75 2 Foam Llama (0)
1991-03-17 Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO 41 2 Fee CDT (0)
1991-10-24 Crystal Ballroom, Hotel St. Michael, Prescott, AZ 71 2 Tube Dinner and a Movie (0)
1993-08-06 Cincinnati Zoo Peacock Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH 241 2 Halley's > HYHU (0)
1994-04-09 Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY 6 2 Tela > Cavern (0)
1994-04-14 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 4 2 Dog Faced Boy *** (0)
1994-04-24 Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC 9 1 It's Ice > *** (0)
1994-05-13 Hayden Square, Tempe, AZ 7 1 My Friend > Suzy (0)
1994-05-17 The Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA 3 2 HYHU *** (0)
1994-05-22 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 4 2 Rift > Tweeprise (0)
1994-06-13 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS 10 2 HYHU *** (0)
1994-06-23 Phoenix Plaza Theatre, Pontiac, MI 8 2 Lifeboy > *** (0)
1994-07-02 Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 7 2 Sample > Highway to Hell (0)
1994-10-10 Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY 7 2 HYHU *** (0)
1994-10-21 Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL 8 2 SOAMule *** (0)
1994-10-27 University Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 5 e *** Icculus (0)
1994-10-31 Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY 3 3 Bouncin' Rift (0)
1994-11-04 Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, NY 3 2 Golgi > *** (0)
1994-11-14 DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI 3 2 Yerushalayim Shel Zahav > Poor Heart (0)
1994-11-17 Hara Arena, Dayton, OH 2 2 HYHU > Golgi (0)
1994-11-26 The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 7 2 Sample > *** (0)
1994-12-03 Event Center, San Jose, CA 5 2 Gumbo LandladyCosmic Country Horns.  (0)
1994-12-10 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA 6 2 Poor Heart > Cavern (0)
1994-12-31 Boston Garden, Boston, MA 4 3 Suzy > *** Crimes of the Mind tease. (0)
1995-06-07 Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, ID 2 1 Funky Bitch *** (0)
1995-06-09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 2 2 Sweet Adeline *** (0)
1995-06-15 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 4 2 Acoustic Army *** (0)
1995-06-20 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 4 e *** Amazing Grace (0)
1995-06-25 The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA 4 e Bouncin' *** (0)
1995-07-02 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 6 2 Acoustic Army *** (0)
1995-09-28 Summer Pops, Embarcadero Center, San Diego, CA 3 1 Acoustic Army *** (0)
1995-10-02 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA 3 2 Keyboard Army Hello My BabyFish on vacuum.  (0)
1995-10-06 The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 3 2 HYHU *** (0)
1995-10-15 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX 6 1 Poor Heart > IDK (0)
1995-10-22 Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 5 2 Uncle Pen Cavern (0)
1995-10-29 Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY 5 1 Gumbo Sweet Adeline (0)
1995-11-18 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 4 1 PYITE > I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome (0)
1995-11-29 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 7 2 My Long Journey Home *** (0)
1995-12-09 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY 2 2 Lawn Boy Crossroads (0)
1995-12-14 Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY 3 2 NICU -> *** (1)
1995-12-28 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 4 2 Uncle Pen *** (0)
1996-07-12 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 13 2 NICU -> SuzyUnfinished.  (0)
1996-07-23 Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany 8 2 HYHU *** (0)
1996-08-04 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 4 2 Sweet Adeline *** (0)
1996-10-19 Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY 4 2 Sparkle > Bouncin' (0)
1996-10-23 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 3 2 Suzy > JuliusBob Gullotti on a second drum set.  (0)
1996-10-29 Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL 4 2 HYHU Hello My BabyKarl Perazzo.  (0)
1996-11-11 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 8 2 Contact > *** (0)
1996-11-22 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA 7 2 Theme Hello My Baby (0)
1996-12-01 Pauley Pavilion, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 6 2 JBG > *** (0)
1996-12-30 FleetCenter, Boston, MA 6 2 SOAMule *** (0)
1997-02-13 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England 2 2 Jam > Circus (0)
1997-02-18 Bataclan, Paris, France 4 1 Character Zero > *** (0)
1997-02-26 Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany 6 2 SOAMule *** (0)
1997-03-02 Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark 3 2 Character Zero > Tweeprise (0)
1997-03-18 The Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT 1 2 CDT *** (0)
1997-06-13 The S.F.X. Centre, Dublin, Ireland 1 2 Vultures CDT (0)
1997-07-01 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 11 2 Loving Cup > *** (0)
1997-08-03 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 9 e Bouncin' *** (0)
1997-08-09 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 3 2 SOAMule Weekapaug (0)
1997-08-16 Loring Commerce Centre, Limestone, ME 5 2 Jam -> Rocky Top (0)
1997-11-14 The “E” Center, West Valley City, UT 3 2 Twist > *** (0)
1997-11-21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 4 2 Bag -> Loving Cup (0)
1997-11-28 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 4 2 LxL Ghost (0)
1997-12-07 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 2 1 Tube -> *** (0)
1997-12-28 USAir Arena, Landover, MD 5 2 Halley's > Rocky Top (0)
1998-07-16 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 18 2 Tube > *** (0)
1998-07-24 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX 5 2 SOAMule CDT (0)
1998-07-31 Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH 5 e PYITE > *** (0)
1998-08-12 Vernon Downs, Vernon, NY 9 1 Ramble On -> *** Those Were the Days and Ramble On teases. (0)
1998-08-15 Loring Commerce Centre, Limestone, ME 1 2 CDT *** (0)
1998-11-09 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 15 2 Moma > YEM (0)
1998-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 11 2 Coil -> *** (0)
1999-07-04 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 5 2 Ghost -> Horse (1)
1999-10-01 Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA 37 2 Fluffhead > *** (0)
1999-10-09 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY 6 e *** *** (0)
1999-12-03 Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH 3 1 Possum *** (0)
1999-12-13 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI 8 2 Golgi > *** (0)
1999-12-31 Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Big Cypress, FL 6 2 Quadrophonic Toppling Albuquerque (0)
2000-06-16 Zepp, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan 12 2 Driver > Julius (0)
2000-06-25 ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC 4 2 WTU? > *** (0)
2000-09-22 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 19 1 Wilson > Dogs Stole Things (0)
2003-02-25 First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 24 1 Frankie Says Water in the Sky (0)
2003-07-15 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT 10 2 Golgi > *** (0)
2003-07-23 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 6 2 Thunderhead > *** (0)
2003-12-31 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 16 2 CDT -> CDT (0)
2004-04-15 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 1 2 Crowd Control > *** (0)
2004-06-23 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 8 2 C&P > Nothing (0)
2004-08-15 Newport State Airport, Coventry, VT 9 3 Wilson > *** (0)
2009-03-08 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 3 2 Velvet Sea > *** (0)
2009-06-05 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 4 2 2001 > *** (0)
2009-06-16 The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 7 1 Possum > *** (0)
2009-06-21 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 4 2 Boogie On *** (0)
2009-08-02 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 4 e Bouncin' *** (0)
2009-08-07 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 2 e *** *** (0)
2009-08-14 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 4 2 Wilson > Piper (0)
2009-11-01 Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 5 3 Light > *** (0)
2009-11-20 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 2 2 Possum YEM (0)
2009-11-24 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA 3 2 Simple > Weekapaug (0)
2009-12-02 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 5 2 Light > Tweezer (0)
2009-12-29 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 5 2 2001 > *** (0)
2010-06-15 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 6 1 KDF Lawn Boy (0)
2010-06-22 Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA 5 2 Golgi > Loving Cup (0)
2010-06-26 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 3 2 Wolfman's > Tweeprise (0)
2010-07-03 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 5 2 Tweezer -> Bouncin' (0)
2010-08-07 William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA 4 2 Suzy > *** (0)
2010-08-13 Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN 4 e Contact > *** (0)
2010-10-10 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 6 2 Makisupa -> Strange Design (0)
2010-10-15 North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC 3 2 Suzy > *** (0)
2010-10-20 Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY 3 2 SOAMelt > *** (0)
2010-10-29 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 5 2 Golgi > Fluffhead (0)
2010-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 6 3 Waste > Grind (0)
2011-05-29 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 4 2 Light > *** (0)
2011-06-04 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 4 e *** *** (0)
2011-06-15 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 8 2 Julius > Bowie (0)
2011-06-19 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 3 2 WotC > Fluffhead (0)
2011-08-09 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 7 2 CDT -> Free (0)
2011-08-16 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 4 e Heavy Things > Rocky Top (0)
2011-09-02 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 2 2 Scents and Subtle Sounds > Silent (0)
2011-09-14 Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT 3 2 DwD > R&R (0)
2011-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 4 e *** *** (0)
2012-06-16 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ 5 2 C&P > Light (0)
2012-06-19 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 2 e Mexican Cousin > *** (0)
2012-06-23 First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA 3 2 Julius > *** (0)
2012-07-04 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 7 2 Show of Life > *** (0)
2012-08-17 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 5 1 My Friend *** (0)
2012-08-24 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL 4 2 Waste > *** (0)
2012-08-29 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK 4 e *** Loving Cup (0)
2012-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 6 2 Julius > *** The Little Drummer Boy tease. (0)
2013-07-05 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 3 2 Drowned > *** (0)
2013-07-10 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 3 2 GTBT > Rocky Top (0)
2013-07-20 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL 7 2 Piper > *** (0)
2013-07-30 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 5 2 Mike's > *** (0)
2013-08-03 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 3 2 2001 > *** (0)
2013-08-30 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 3 2 Twist > *** (0)
2013-10-20 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 5 2 Sand > *** (0)
2013-10-27 XL Center, Hartford, CT 5 2 Fluffhead > *** (0)
2013-11-01 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ 3 2 Wedge *** (0)
2013-12-30 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 4 e *** *** (0)
2014-07-05 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 7 2 Heavy Things > YEM (0)
2014-07-13 Randall's Island, New York, NY 5 2 Sing Monica *** (0)
2014-07-18 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL 3 2 CDT > *** (0)
2014-07-27 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 5 2 Catapult > DwD (0)
2014-08-01 Amphitheater at the Wharf, Orange Beach, AL 3 2 Fuego > 2001 (0)
2014-08-30 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 4 2 Fuego > Meatstick (0)
2014-10-27 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 8 2 2001 > *** (0)
2014-11-02 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV 5 e Moma > *** (0)
2015-01-02 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 3 2 Fuego > 2001 (0)
2015-07-25 The Forum, Inglewood, CA 5 2 BDTNL > *** (0)
2015-08-04 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville, TN 6 e *** *** (0)
2015-08-08 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 3 2 BDTNL > *** (0)
2015-08-16 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 6 2 DwD -> Light (0)
2015-08-21 Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY 1 2 NMINML -> *** (0)
2016-01-01 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3 2 Fuego > *** (0)
2016-01-17 Barceló Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico 4 2 Weekapaug *** (0)
2016-06-28 The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA 5 2 Timber > YEM (0)
2016-07-08 Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA 6 2 BOTT > *** (0)
2016-07-18 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 5 2 LxL > *** (0)
Slave to the Traffic Light was also performed the following 1 time:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
1997-04-12Stash Hungry Charlie's, Syracuse, NYFish on drums.
"Slave to the Traffic Light" was performed on the following dates that do not count for statistical purposes:
Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1985-02-01 Doolin's, Burlington, VT --- 1 *** Mike's (0)
"Slave to the Traffic Light" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1994-07-13Phish Suzy Greenberg (Tease) Big Birch Concert Pavilion, Patterson, NY
1994-12-09Phish Tweezer (Jam) Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ
1995-06-14Phish Tweezer (Jam) Mud Island Amphitheater, Memphis, TN

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