This set was an opener for Santana. Bowie contained a Simpsons signal.
Debut Years (Average: 1989)
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This show was part of the "1992 Summer U.S. Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by scott_bernstein

scott_bernstein After being blown away by my first Phish experience just 8 days before at the HORDE festival at this same venue, I hoped for more of the same and bought a ticket for this show (not to mention I was already a Santana fan but had never seen him yet). Unfortunately my hopes were dashed when the band presented us with an unremarkable 30 minute set.

Luckily this was the first night on the tour that Trey sat in with Santana and his band, and that was worth the cost of admission alone.

I know that no recordings circulate of this show, but I actually have master (stealthy) audience recordings that I made and will venture to get them out as soon as possible.
, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by SplitOpenAndMule

SplitOpenAndMule This show is currently the first recording circulating from Phish's opening gigs for Santana, and I'm very impressed with it, especially listening to the crowd reactions throughout the set. Trey shines on the Maze solo, but the crowd doesn't sound that into it. You know, just ignore the opener. They perk right up at the end of Runaway Jim, though, and I can't help but think Trey's shredding here really pleased these Santana fans. Runaway Jim has been one of Phish's most dependable rockers in '92. The following Bowie jam maintains a high-energy rocking vibe, but there's still a good amount of dynamism and full-band interplay throughout this (relatively) short version. As someone listening especially for jams, I endorse this Bowie, and the crowd seemed very won over by the conclusion of it. Sweet Adeline could almost be a questionable call, as it completely changed the aftertaste of Phish from a powerful rock and roll opener to a "what did I just see?" experience. But in Phish we trust, and their sense of humor has always been a central aspect of this band, and so it's great to hear this crowd laughing and giggling to this barbershop set closer, as if to say, "Huh? ...huh... Ok!"

Show can be heard here:
, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by ColForbin

ColForbin Remember when Phish played every song perfectly and really fast? Yeah, that's this show (and most other 92 shows, for that matter). Fiery maze, fantastic solo by Trey in Jim, helped by what I assume was a mostly empty pavilion to make the band's sound that much bigger. The band plays around with some sort of melody at the beginning of Bowie - I can't place it but one of you wizards out there will figure out the tease. Simpson's language signal during the Bowie intro as well. This is a short - but very sweet - Bowie, and Trey is at the height of his guitar powers here, dropping some nice riffs throughout the jam section. Sweet Adeline closes out this set - the only thing notable is that you can actually hear the band - they must have used microphones.

The main problem with this show is they were the opening act, so only had about half an hour.

Many thanks to @scott_bernstein for transferring this show from his analog master: the only recording that exists! Great sound, seek it out if you can!

3 out of 5 stars because I wanted way more Phish than I got!
, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by Cerias

Cerias My first "show". All these years later what I remember most about this show was the goofiness of Poor Heart (which I love) and the Maze. I also remember Trey coming out and jamming with Carlos, who was suitably impressed by his licks.
, attached to 1992-07-19

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill No recording found again. Looks like they are starting to come out of their shell a bit as they add Bowie and some barbershop to the set.
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