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Performances Song History Lyrics

Strange Design has not been seen in 29 Phish shows.
It was played at 3.61% of live shows.
There have been 800 shows since the live debut.
Strange Design has been played, on average, once every 28 shows.
Since its debut, Strange Design has been played, on average, every 13 shows.
It was played 61 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1995-05-16 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA 935 1 Spock's Brain RebaDebut. 
1995-06-07 Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, ID 1 1 Taste Stash
1995-06-09 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 2 1 Divided Oh Kee Pa
1995-06-13 Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO 2 1 Stash Taste
1995-06-15 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 2 2 Bowie Theme
1995-06-19 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 3 1 Reba Rift
1995-06-22 Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY 2 1 It's Ice Maze
1995-06-26 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 4 2 YEM Antelope
1995-06-29 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY 2 2 Bowie YEM
1995-07-01 Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA 2 2 Stash > Acoustic Army
1995-07-03 Summer Stage at Sugarbush, North Fayston, VT 2 1 Maze Free
1995-09-27 Cal Expo Amphitheater, Sacramento, CA 1 1 Fog That Surrounds CDT
1995-09-29 Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 2 1 Divided CTB
1995-10-05 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR 4 1 CTB Divided
1995-10-07 Spokane Opera House, Spokane, WA 2 2 SOAMelt It's Ice
1995-10-15 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX 5 1 Foam I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
1995-10-17 State Palace Theatre, New Orleans, LA 1 1 Free Amazing Grace
1995-10-21 Pershing Auditorium, Lincoln, NE 3 1 Lizards Acoustic Army
1995-10-25 Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, MN 3 1 Free My Long Journey Home
1995-10-28 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 2 2 YEM Frankenstein
1995-11-10 The Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA 4 2 YEM Sparkle
1995-11-14 University of Central Florida Arena, Orlando, FL 3 2 Stash YEM
1995-11-19 Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC 4 1 Stash It's Ice
1995-11-22 USAir Arena, Landover, MD 2 2 YEM ***
1995-11-25 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 2 2 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome Weekapaug
1995-11-30 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 3 2 Free Amazing Grace
1995-12-07 Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY 5 2 SOAMelt Taste That Surrounds
1995-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 12 2 Runaway Jim Hello My Baby
1996-08-05 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 23 2 Train Song Amazing GracePage on a smaller piano, Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on acoustic bass, and Fish on a smaller drum set. 
1996-08-13 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 5 2 Train Song Sweet AdelinePerformed on acoustic mini-stage. 
1996-08-16 Plattsburgh Air Force Base, Plattsburgh, NY 2 2 Train Song Hello My BabyAcoustic mini-stage. 
1996-10-18 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA 4 1 Stash Divided
1996-10-25 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 5 2 Free Hood
1996-11-24 Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR 20 1 Character Zero Taste
1996-12-28 CoreStates Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 8 2 Mike's -> Weekapaug
1997-07-02 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 31 1 Maze Ginseng
1997-11-29 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 36 2 Runaway Jim > Hood
1997-12-13 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY 10 1 Ginseng Sample
1998-08-03 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 32 1 Moma Character Zero
1998-08-15 Loring Commerce Centre, Limestone, ME 7 3 Bowie LxL
1999-07-23 Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH 49 1 Bowie Possum
1999-09-21 Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ 17 2 Bug Vultures
1999-12-12 Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT 23 1 Bag Divided
2000-06-24 Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 22 1 Tweezer Cavern
2002-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 38 3 Taste WotC
2003-07-17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kansas City, Bonner Springs, KS 23 1 Pebbles and Marbles BOTT
2003-11-29 Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 15 2 Bowie Character Zero
2003-12-30 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 5 1 Cities SOAMule
2004-04-16 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV 3 1 Possum Gumbo
2009-06-07 Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 25 1 Wedge Tube
2009-08-15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 20 1 STFTFP TTE
2009-11-01 Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA 4 1 Invisible MistAcoustic. 
2009-11-21 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 3 1 Torn and Frayed Ginseng
2010-07-03 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA 31 1 STFTFP Sanity
2010-10-10 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 14 2 Slave Julius
2011-09-02 Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO 49 1 Susskind Hotel Stash
2012-06-29 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN 20 1 BBFCFM BOAF
2013-07-20 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL 36 3 BOAF Ocelot
2014-07-03 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 33 1 Yarmouth Road Devotion To a Dream
2014-10-17 Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR 24 1 Sample 555
2014-10-29 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 8 1 Yarmouth Road Taste
Strange Design was also performed the following 38 times:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
1999-05-10Trey Anastasio Band Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NCTrey solo acoustic; TAB debut.
2001-02-24Trey Anastasio Band Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PATrey solo acoustic.
2001-02-28Trey Anastasio Band Landmark Theater, Richmond, VA
2001-03-31Amfibian Higher Ground, Winooski, VTTrey on acoustic guitar and vocals, Tom Marshall on vocals.
2003-04-09Vida Blue The Vic Theatre, Chicago, ILPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2003-04-10Vida Blue PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus, OHPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2003-04-11Vida Blue Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PADuet with Page on upright acoustic piano and Mike on bass.
2003-04-13Vida Blue Toad's Place, New Haven, CTPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2004-01-04Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FLPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2004-01-10Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars Roseland Ballroom, New York, NYPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2004-01-12Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars Higher Ground, Winooski, VTPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2005-08-10Trey Anastasio Band FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, ILTrey solo acoustic.
2005-11-03Trey Anastasio Band Orphem Theatre, Madison, WITrey solo acoustic.
2005-11-08Trey Anastasio Band Roseland Ballroom, New York, NYTrey (on acoustic) and Page (on piano) only.
2007-04-04Page McConnell The Gramercy Theatre, New York, NYPage solo on piano.
2007-05-30Page McConnell Higher Ground, South Burlington, VTPage solo on piano.
2007-06-02Page McConnell Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PAPage solo on piano.
2007-06-05Page McConnell 9:30 Club, Washington, DCPage solo on piano.
2007-06-07Page McConnell Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GAPage solo on piano.
2007-06-12Page McConnell The Majestic, Detroit, MIPage solo on piano.
2007-06-13Page McConnell The Vic Theatre, Chicago, ILPage solo on piano.
2007-06-14Page McConnell Pantages Theater, Minneapolis, MNPage solo on piano.
2007-07-06Page McConnell House of Blues, San Diego, CAPage solo on piano.
2007-07-07Page McConnell House of Blues, West Hollywood, CAPage solo on piano.
2007-07-08Page McConnell High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
2007-07-10Page McConnell The Fillmore, San Francisco, CAPage solo on piano.
2007-07-11Page McConnell Aladdin Theatre, Portland, ORPage solo on piano.
2007-07-12Page McConnell Neumo's, Seattle, WAPage solo on piano.
2007-07-16Page McConnell The Fox Theatre, Boulder, COPage solo on piano.
2008-10-25Trey Anastasio Band The National, Richmond, VATrey solo acoustic.
2010-02-16Trey Anastasio Band Terminal 5, New York, NYTrey solo acoustic.
2010-02-28Trey Anastasio Band Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TNTrey solo acoustic.
2010-11-18Trey Anastasio and the Scorchio Quintet Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJTrey on acoustic; Tom Marshall on additional vocals.
2011-02-20Trey Anastasio Band House of Blues, Boston, MATrey solo acoustic.
2011-02-23Trey Anastasio Band Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PATrey solo acoustic.
2011-02-26Trey Anastasio Band Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, Columbus, OHTrey solo acoustic.
2011-03-01Trey Anastasio Band The Ogden Theatre, Denver, COTrey solo acoustic.
2011-03-05Trey Anastasio Band The Fox Theater, Oakland, CATrey solo acoustic.
"Strange Design" was performed on the following dates that do not count for statistical purposes:
Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1995-05-14 Fish's House, Burlington, VT --- 1 Free Glide II

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