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Wading in the Velvet Sea has not been seen in 10 Phish shows.
It was played at 4.61% of live shows.
There have been 581 shows since the live debut.
Wading in the Velvet Sea has been played, on average, once every 22 shows.
Since its debut, Wading in the Velvet Sea has been played, on average, every 8 shows.
It was played 76 time(s) at the following show(s):

Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1997-06-13 The S.F.X. Centre, Dublin, Ireland 1102 1 Wolfman's > TasteDebut. 
1997-06-16 Royal Albert Hall, London, England 2 2 Reba Dirt
1997-06-19 Arena, Vienna, Austria 1 2 Saw It Again > Piper
1997-06-24 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France 4 2 Piper Ghost
1997-06-25 L’Aeronef, Lille, France 1 1 Theme Saw It Again
1997-07-02 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 2 Wormtown Jam -> ***
1997-07-10 Espace Julien, Marseilles, France 5 1 Llama -> Jam
1997-07-21 Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA 2 2 Bowie Theme
1997-07-29 Desert Sky Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ 5 2 Antelope > Twist
1997-08-02 Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA 3 2 Sparkle Loving Cup
1998-08-07 Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC 65 2 LxL Weekapaug
1998-08-16 Loring Commerce Center at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME 6 2 Circus > HYHU
1998-10-15 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 2 2 Moma Caspian
1998-10-17 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA 1 1 Driver HoodAcoustic. 
1998-10-20 Sony Music Studios, New York, NY 2 1 Guyute Driver
1998-11-02 The “E” Center, West Valley City, UT 4 1 LxL Sample
1998-11-08 UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 4 2 Piper > Antelope
1998-11-21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 4 1 Foam Guyute
1998-11-24 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT 1 2 Possum Character Zero
1998-11-27 Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA 2 e *** Golgi
1998-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 6 2 Cities > Antelope
1999-07-07 Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC 5 2 My Left Toe -> My Left Toe
1999-07-31 Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan 18 2 Bowie Caspian
1999-09-14 Boise State University Pavilion, Boise, ID 6 1 WTU? Farmhouse
1999-09-19 Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA 4 2 Sand Coil
1999-09-28 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL 6 1 Maze Hood
1999-10-03 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL 4 2 Bowie Hood
1999-10-09 Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY 4 2 DwD > Simple
1999-12-02 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI 2 1 Antelope Poor Heart
1999-12-16 Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, NC 11 2 Mango TweezerEnded with a short, spacey delay loop jam. 
1999-12-31 Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Big Cypress, FL 4 2 2001 > Meatstick
2000-05-21 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY 3 2 Hood > Guyute
2000-06-10 Zepp, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 4 2 Albuquerque Loving Cup
2000-06-29 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ 11 2 Frankenstein ***
2000-07-12 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN 10 e *** ***
2000-07-17 KLRU Studios, University of Texas, Austin, TX 3 1 CDT Possum
2000-09-20 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH 9 2 It's Ice > Sand
2000-10-07 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA 12 2 Tweezer Meatstick
2002-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 1 e *** ***
2003-02-21 U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH 9 e *** ***
2003-03-01 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC 6 2 Boogie On Antelope
2003-07-10 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA 4 2 Seven Below 2001
2003-07-19 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 6 e *** ***
2003-07-26 HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA 5 e *** Tweeprise
2004-06-19 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 20 e *** ***
2004-08-15 Newport State Airport, Coventry, VT 12 2 DwD > GlidePage and Trey break down. 
2009-03-08 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 3 2 WMGGW Slave
2009-05-31 Fenway Park, Boston, MA 1 1 LxL DwD
2009-06-12 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN 8 1 Free Hood
2009-06-21 Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI 6 2 Piper > Boogie On
2009-11-18 Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI 16 2 Bug Mike's
2009-12-02 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9 2 Hood > Suzy
2009-12-30 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL 6 2 BOTT > HYHU
2010-06-13 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA 4 2 Free YEM
2010-06-18 The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT 3 2 Hood > STFTFP
2010-07-01 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek , Raleigh, NC 9 2 Free > Coil
2010-10-11 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO 17 2 Jibboo Twist
2010-10-23 Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 7 2 Maze Piper
2010-12-27 DCU Center, Worcester, MA 6 2 Twenty Years Later Possum
2011-05-27 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY 5 2 C&P > Possum
2011-06-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD 11 2 Piper > 2001
2011-08-10 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 14 2 Guyute YEM
2011-12-31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 12 3 Alaska First Tube
2012-06-08 DCU Center, Worcester, MA 2 2 Weekapaug 2001
2012-06-20 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 6 2 WTU? > Possum
2012-08-17 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 14 2 Twist > CDT
2012-08-25 Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA 5 2 Light > CDT
2012-12-29 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 8 1 LxL Gin
2013-07-07 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 6 2 Piper > Antelope
2013-07-12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY 2 2 Wedge Character Zero
2013-07-30 Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV 11 2 Piper > Mike's
2013-10-18 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA 9 2 Twenty Years Later Antelope
2014-07-05 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY 17 1 Divided Bowie
2014-07-13 Randall's Island, New York, NY 5 2 Tweezer Sing Monica
Wading in the Velvet Sea was also performed the following 18 times:
Show Date Artist Venue Notes
1999-05-04Trey Anastasio Band Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, INTrey solo acoustic; TAB debut.
1999-05-07Trey Anastasio Band American Theater, St. Louis, MOTrey solo acoustic.
1999-05-10Trey Anastasio Band Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NCTrey solo acoustic.
1999-05-13Trey Anastasio Band SUNY-Binghamton Concert Theater, Binghamton, NYTrey solo acoustic.
1999-05-15Trey Anastasio Band Palace Theatre, Albany, NYTrey solo acoustic.
1999-05-19Trey Anastasio Band The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, COTrey solo acoustic.
2001-02-27Trey Anastasio Band Burress Auditorium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VATrey solo acoustic.
2001-03-31Amfibian Higher Ground, Winooski, VTDebut performance of the band UTALK: Tom, Trey, Matt Kohut, and Pete Cottone.
2003-04-10Vida Blue PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus, OHPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2004-01-07Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars The Orange Peel, Asheville, NCPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2004-01-09Vida Blue and The Spam Allstars Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PAPage solo on upright acoustic piano.
2005-11-14Trey Anastasio Band McCarter Theatre, Princeton University, Princeton, NJTrey on acoustic and Tom Marshall on vocals.
2007-07-08Page McConnell High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
2008-07-06Trey Anastasio Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, MITrey solo acoustic.
2011-02-19Trey Anastasio Band Palace Theatre, Albany, NYTrey acoustic with Jen and Natalie on vocals.
2011-02-22Trey Anastasio Band Terminal 5, New York, NYTrey acoustic with Jen and Natalie.
2011-02-27Trey Anastasio Band Riviera Theatre, Chicago, ILTrey acoustic with Jen and Natalie on vocals. Dedicated to Tom Marshall.
2011-03-02Trey Anastasio Band The Ogden Theatre, Denver, COTrey acoustic with Jen and Natalie.
"Wading in the Velvet Sea" was performed on the following dates that do not count for statistical purposes:
Show Date Venue Gap Set Song Before Song After Notes
1997-06-06 Brad Sands's and Pete Carini's House, Charlotte, VT --- 1 Piper Olivia's Pool
1997-06-06 Brad Sands's and Pete Carini's House, Charlotte, VT --- 2 Piper Ain't Love Funny
1998-11-03 KBCO Studios, Boulder, CO --- 1 Driver Possum
"Wading in the Velvet Sea" was teased at the following shows:
Show Date Artist Song (Tease Type) Venue
1999-08-01Phish Tweezer (Tease) Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan
2012-08-17Phish Shine a Light (Tease) Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

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