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This performance was canceled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for September 5, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for August 15, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for August 8, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and will be rescheduled for 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for July 25, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for July 18, 2021.


Simple contained an Under Pressure tease and an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease and quote. Undermind contained Manteca and Plasma teases. Trey teased Simple in Fuego and Back on the Train. Fee featured Trey on megaphone.

Beauty of a Broken Heart was played for the first time since December 29, 2016 (103 shows). My Friend My My Friend didn't contain the "Myfe" ending. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was played for the first time since October 23, 2013 (234 shows). Trey teased No Men In No Man's Land in Back on the Train. Trey teased If I Only Had a Brain in Bathtub Gin.

This show featured the Phish debut of Sigma Oasis. Trey teased Plasma and The Little Drummer Boy in Buried Alive. The Curtain was performed for the first time since August 28, 2012 (270 shows). After Midnight was performed for the first time since September 6, 2015 (153 shows). Trey quoted Sigma Oasis at the end of Soul Planet. Trey teased Sanity before Pebbles and Marbles. Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was performed for the first time since July 11, 2000 (524 shows), started as Chalk Dust Torture, and ended with a Plasma tease.

This show featured the Phish debut of Sightless Escape. Stray Dog was sung as "Plague Dog," a reference to an outbreak of plague (carried by fleas on prairie dogs) in the Commerce City area. MFMF didn't contain the "Myfe" ending. Birds of a Feather included a The Birds quote.Tweezer included Fuego teases and quotes. Also Sprach Zarathustra included a Jean Pierre tease by Trey. Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished.

This show featured several bustouts: The Landlady (first since July 10, 2016, or 122 shows), Olivia's Pool (November 17, 1997, or 692 shows), The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday and Avenu Malkenu (August 21, 2015, or 147 shows), Strange Design (July 8, 2016, or 124 shows), Icculus (December 31, 2013, or 210 shows), and Catapult (July 27, 2014, or 191 shows). Trey teased Funiculi Funicula in Vultures. During Fish's vacuum solo in I Didn't Know, Trey did the Meatstick dance and a bit of the Landlady dance. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide in Ruby Waves. Prior to Contact, Trey mentioned meeting a couple in his hotel lobby the day before where the man said he would propose to his girlfriend if Mike sang Contact on Sunday night at Alpine Valley. Trey teased Bridal Chorus at the end of Contact.

Soundcheck: Three Little Birds, Pebbles and Marbles, Tela, Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, The Mango Song, Most Events Aren't Planned, Driver, Sleep

SET 1: The Curtain With > Fast Enough for You > Buried Alive > Camel Walk, Reba > Sample in a Jar, Pebbles and Marbles, Tela > The Mango Song > Driver > David Bowie

SET 2: Mr. Completely > Twenty Years Later > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars > Tweezer > Shade > Most Events Aren't Planned, Makisupa Policeman > Chalk Dust Torture > Suzy Greenberg

ENCORE: Punch You in the Eye > What's the Use? > Julius


BBFCFM contained a Your Pet Cat quote from Page and an Ass Handed quote from Fish.

Soundcheck: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Halfway Home, Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Winterqueen, It's Ice, Yarmouth Road (this soundcheck is possibly incomplete)

SET 1: Carini > My Soul > Rift, Gumbo, It's Ice > Winterqueen, Yarmouth Road, Shade, Halfway Home[1], The Wedge > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Crosseyed and Painless > Everything's Right > Ruby Waves[2] -> Twist > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Blaze On

ENCORE: Maze, Waste > Sanity > Wilson


This show featured the Phish debut of Halfway Home. Trey teased My Soul in Gumbo. Crosseyed and Painless was quoted and teased in Everything's Right and quoted in Ruby Waves, Twist, and Wilson. Ruby Waves was unfinished. The Very Long Fuse was quoted in Sanity. Wilson included a quote of The Birds.

This show took place on the What Stage. Reba did not have whistling. Trey teased What's the Use? in Fuego.

Alumni Blues had changed lyrics referencing National Bacon Day. Glide II was last played on May 16, 1995 (872 shows). Trey teased Birthday in the first Weekepaug. This show featured the Phish debut of Bliss with Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey teased Crosseyed and Painless in No Men In No Man's Land. Weekapaug Groove was unfinished. Cavern contained The Final Hurrah quotes.

Tube contained I'm a Man teases. The Dogs was quoted in No Quarter. Trey teased In Memory of Elizabeth Reed in Plasma.

Skin It Back was played for the first time since August 11, 2015 (113 shows). Camel Walk included Skin It Back teases. BOTT included a Streets of Cairo tease and Possum included William Tell Overture tease.

Mellow Mood was played for the first time since August 9, 2011 (257 shows). MFMF didn't contain the "Myfe" ending. Golden Age began with Manteca teases.

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This show was originally planned to be night three of the Curveball festival. The entire festival was canceled due to concerns over water turbidity and an accompanying boil water notice in the greater Watkins Glen area.

Trey teased Streets of Cairo during Meat. Trey teased L.A. Woman during Tweezer. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in No Men in No Man's Land. Page teased In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in Twist. Piper contained a Tweezer Reprise jam and quotes. Also Sprach Zarathustra included Martian Monster teases.

Reba did not contain the whistling ending and featured You Sexy Thing quotes from Fish. Trey teased What's The Use? and You Sexy Thing in Taste. Golden Age contained Reba whistling and teasing. Fee featured Trey on megaphone. Trey forgot some of the lyrics of Fee and told the crowd after the song, "We'd like to end the show now with something we remember all the words to." He then began 2001, encouraging the fans to help them out. 2001 contained You Sexy Thing, Tweezer Reprise, Petrichor, and Rhapsody in Blue teases.

The Birds was quoted in Birds of a Feather. Trey teased The Little Drummer Boy and the Theme from S.W.A.T. in Crosseyed. Twist contained Heartbreaker, Crosseyed, and Time Loves a Hero teases. Crosseyed was teased and quoted in Split Open and Melt.

This show featured the Phish debut of Soul Planet. Trey teased the Theme from S.W.A.T. in Carini. During Soul Planet, the stage was transformed into a massive pirate ship with sails blown by fans, cannons blowing confetti, and a Phish 'Jolly Roger' flag. Fans were given bracelets that illuminated different colors depending on where seated during pirate ship sequence. All of the songs after Auld Lang Syne centered around a water theme. A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing contained Shipwreck quotes. Moma included an Auld Lang Syne tease.

Birds of a Feather contained a The Birds quote. The Wedge contained a Stash tease. Down With Disease was unfinished. Trey teased Undermind in Possum. Page teased Blue Monk in Suzy.

This show was the thirteenth and final night of Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden. Donuts with a pink glaze and rainbow sprinkles were given to fans arriving at the venue. Sanity included quotes of Everything In Its Right Place, Saw it Again, and Very Long Fuse. This show featured the Phish debut of Most Events Aren't Planned. I Been Around was last performed July 27, 2014 (119 shows). Izabella was last performed July 31, 1998 (574 shows). Simple contained Izabella teases and featured Page on theremin. YEM contained an Izabella tease and The Lizards, White Winter Hymnal, and Everything In Its Right Place quotes in the vocal jam. Prior to the encore, a banner commemorating the Baker's Dozen run was raised to the ceiling of Madison Square Garden. On The Road Again was last performed  August 31, 2013 (155 shows). Mike and Fish performed the beginning of Weekapaug before Tweezer Reprise.

This show was night eight of Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and consisted of a jimmies donut theme. Donuts with a rainbow jimmies were given to fans arriving at the venue. Page teased Long Tall Glasses in Home. Trey quoted The Squirming Coil and Glass Onion during Fly Famous Mockingbird. During Harpua, Trey and Mike sat on chairs at the front of the stage, the entire band discussed cosmology, and eventually decided that the universe was in the shape of a donut. Trey mentioned donuts and teased Harpua in 2001. This show featured the Phish debut of The Wind Cries Mary.

This show was night three of Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and consisted of a red velvet donut theme. Red velvet donuts with cream cheese frosting were given to fans arriving at the venue and the show featured the Phish debut of Sunday Morning with Trey on drums and Fish on vocals. Fish came out on stage for Sunday Morning wearing a stole and mitre. He also lifted a censer with burning incense at one point and even sprinkled "holy water" on the crowd. The venue was draped in red lights for the "velvet" themed songs: Sunday Morning and Sweet Jane (both Velvet Underground covers) and Wading in the Velvet Sea. Trey teased Streets of Cairo in Back on the Train and Super Bad in It's Ice. Wolfman's Brother was unfinished. Sweet Jane was played for the first time since June 29, 2012 (193 shows).

Soundcheck: Petrichor, Sugar Shack, I Always Wanted It This Way, Crazy Sometimes. Shade. Heavy Rotation, Mercury

SET 1: Possum, 555, Tube, Ocelot, Lawn Boy, Stash, The Line > Birds of a Feather, Funky Bitch > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Carini > Twenty Years Later > Piper > Thread[1], Bathtub Gin > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Cavern

ENCORE: Wilson > Character Zero


This show featured the debut of Thread. The Birds was quoted at the end of BOAF. 2001 contained Martian Monster teases and a quote and Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine quotes. Carini was teased at the end of Cavern.

Trey teased Slipknot! in Tweezer. The Little Drummer Boy was teased in Ghost. DWD was unfinished.  Possum, Carini, David Bowie, and Harry Hood contained Shipwreck quotes.

DWD was unfinished. The Birds was quoted after Birds of a Feather. Fuego contained Birds of a Feather and The Birds teases. Have Mercy was played for the first time since June 4, 2011 (221 shows).

Trey teased San-Ho-Zay during Weekapaug and teased Crosseyed during Steam, Piper, Light, First Tube and Walls of the Cave. Piper featured a Fishman-driven improvisation with Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Piper, Light, First Tube, and Walls of the Cave also included Crosseyed quotes.

My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. After Winterqueen, Page brought out his keytar, ostensibly to play Frankenstein. He played a brief jam on the keytar (with Trey playing it as well), but apparently had equipment problems and opted for Bold as Love instead. When Frankenstein closed the second set, Page attempted to play the keytar again but had more technical difficulties and had to play the song on his standard keyboard rig. Martian Monster featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on guitar, and Page on bass.

Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Moma Dance was unfinished.

This show featured the Phish debut of The Ocean. Moma Dance and DWD were unfinished. Trey teased The Rover at the start of DWD. DWD, Crosseyed, and Weekapaug contained Shipwreck quotes. Crosseyed also contained an I Don't Live Today quote from Fish. Trey teased Your Pet Cat in Weekapaug.

This show featured several bustouts: The Landlady (last played December 3, 1994, or 768 shows), Birdwatcher (June 28, 2012, 134 shows), Keyboard Army (December 14, 1995, 684 shows), and Once in a Lifetime (October 31, 1996, 634 shows). Scent of a Mule and NO2 featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Down with Disease and Harpua were unfinished.  Piper included a quote of Rockin' Down the Highway from Fish with "rollin'" sung instead of "rockin.'" Harpua, After Midnight, Keyboard Army, and Your Pet Cat included narration about Jimmy being a guy from the east coast coming west, having a breathing problem, and needing an oxygen tank (with Trey sucking from an oxygen tank). Trey then said Jimmy started to feel strange and wondered if he should've gotten that oxygen tank in the parking lot after the Phish show. Harpua also contained a Glass Onion quote with Trey saying "the Walrus was Page." Your Pet Cat included narration from Mike about eating Poster Nutbag and finished with a portion of Harpua. Once in a Lifetime contained Harpua quotes. This show featured the Phish debut of United We Stand. During Harpua, Trey mentioned that people writing down the setlist would want to only count Harpua once (by doing this, the encore spelled out THANK YOU).


This was the third show of the Magnaball festival. Trey teased The Tears of a Clown before Punch You In the Eye. Buffalo Bill was played for the first time since June 22, 2012 (134 shows). Trey thanked the fans, crew, production staff and local officials during I Didn't Know while Fishman "sucked love" on his vacuum. Down with Disease was unfinished. Scents did not have the intro. Immigrant Song was teased in both Twist and Weekapaug Groove. Mainstreet was teased in Weekapaug Groove, which was unfinished. YEM contained a Brick House tease from Mike, Sanity quotes in the vocal jam, and culminated with a quote from The Very Long Fuse and a fireworks display.

Sleeping Monkey was teased and quoted before the show and also quoted in the YEM vocal jam. Mike teased "Charge!" before the show as well. Nothing was played for the first time since June 7, 2012 (139 shows). DWD's lyrics were changed to reference "Mike's head." DWD was also unfinished.

Mockingbird featured narration about Trey walking around Alpine Valley and having a bird shit on him, inspiring him to play the song that night. He also acknowledged that this was the band's 17th show at Alpine and that the following day would be the 19th anniversary of their first appearance (August 10, 1996). The Very Long Fuse was quoted in Sanity. Frankenstein featuured Page on keytar.

Mexican Cousin was played for the first time since June 19, 2012 (110 shows). Page teased Rhapsody In Blue at the end of Halfway to the Moon. Free, Walls of the Cave, Bowie, and the YEM vocal jam contained Martian Monster quotes. Chalk Dust was unfinished and ended with Fish teasing The Wedge. Toward the end of the YEM jam, Trey picked up his megaphone and began using the siren on it as he ran around the stage. Mike joined him, and Trey held the megaphone up to Mike's bass. Mike then began playing his fight bell with drum sticks while Trey went to the drums and played along with Fish.  Finally, Mike and Page joined in, so that all four were playing on Fish's kit. After Page thanked the audience and crew, Mike teased The Load-Out.

Trey teased The Munsters theme before Chalk Dust, Tweezer in Sand, and What's The Use? in Piper. The first jam in the soundcheck contained a London Bridge is Falling tease from Mike and the second jam contained Flash Light teases.

Suzy Greenberg contained a quote of Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan by Trey. Trey teased Call to the Post before CDT. Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished. Scents and Subtle Sounds was last played on September 2, 2011 (109 shows) and did not have the intro. Harry Hood featured a duel section in which Trey traded solos with Mike, Fish, and Page in turn.

Fee featured Trey on megaphone. YEM included Flash Light teases and featured Trey waving his megaphone and using its siren. The first Tweezer contained Back on the Train teasing from Fish. The third Tweezer included Page teasing Manteca. Catapult was played for the first time since August 14, 2009 (206 shows). DWD was unfinished. NICU contained Under Pressure teases. Tweezer was teased after the first HYHU and in I Been Around. Jennifer Dances was performed at Trey's request for the first time since December 17, 1999 (352 shows), featured Fish attempting to sing the song but not knowing the lyrics, and was quoted at the end of the second HYHU. I Been Around was last played October 16, 2010 (149 shows) and while the band was walking off the stage in synchronized steps.

Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina and all four band members on Fish's drum set. Gin contained a Scent of a Mule tease by Trey. DWD was unfinished. Weekapaug contained San-Ho-Zay and Stash teases from Trey and a full-band Ghost jam.

Gumbo contained a Long Tall Glasses tease by Trey. Page teased Rhapsody in Blue at the end of DWD.

Back on the Train contained a Jean Pierre tease from Trey. Golden Age featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. This show featured the Phish debut of Takin' Care of Business.

Ya Mar contained a London Bridge Is Falling Down tease from Trey. After Ya Mar, Page said that Trey played his entire solo on one string. Train Song was last played on August 13, 2010 (120 shows). Runaway Jim was unfinished. Meatstick was teased in YEM.

The first set's Antelope was aborted and the band had to leave the stage due to a heavy rain storm. Ghost contained Seven Below teases from Fish and Mike. Harpua contained an appearance by the cast of Second City and a narration by Mike.

Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina for the first time. Tube featured an It's Ice tease from Trey and a Heartbreaker tease from Page. Golden Age contained Third Stone from the Sun teases. The YEM vocal jam included Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun quotes from Mike.

Trey teased Call to the Post before DWD. DWD contained Seven Below teases from Fish and was unfinished. Fish quoted Guy Forget in Ghost. Piper contained a DEG tease from Trey. The lyrics to Antelope were changed throughout to reference Meatstick that would ensue.

Runaway Jim contained a DEG tease from Trey. My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Down with Disease contained a Woman from Tokyo tease from Trey and was unfinished. Slave and Hood contained Little Drummer Boy teases from Page.

Bathtub Gin contained a Soul Shakedown Party tease from Mike. At the end of Hood, Trey noted that it was the last set of tour, thanked everyone for an "absolutely joyous summer," then pantomimed crying and said "I don't want to go home." Trey added that "We'd also like to say, 'fuck your face'."  The soundcheck Jam contained a Three Little Birds quote by Mike and a Don't Worry Be Happy quote by Trey. 

Machine Gun (Jimi Hendrix) was teased by Trey and Fish before and during AC/DC Bag. During Alumni, Fish stated he didn't have a degree and later said he did. After Alumni, Trey said that Fish did have a degree, adding that they met in 1983 at UVM and that Fish held a very interesting record: the lowest grade point average ever recorded at UVM. Fish added "for a non-fraternity student" and both Trey and Fish joked about Fish's GPA (giving low numbers). Trey added that they were both saved by Page at Goddard and that Page earned $100 for recruiting them to Goddard. Trey introduced Tube and My Sweet One as Fish songs, asking the crowd to count the number of times "you" appeared in the song. There was a delay in starting My Sweet One until Page said they had a lot of interesting stories (about Fish), prompting Fish to immediately start the song. Mike's and Suzy contained Crosseyed teases from Trey. Tweezer contained a Cars Trucks Buses tease from Mike. BBFCFM included Trey singing into his microphone that he raised above his head, playing his guitar behind his head and running around the stage and Mike playing his bass on his knees.

Trey teased Nellie Kane in Crowd Control. Reba included a DEG tease. Bowie contained a Reba tease from Trey. Eleanor Rigby was teased prior to the start of the second set. Crosseyed contained a tease of The Cave. Light and Sneakin' Sally both included Crosseyed teases. Light also included a Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) tease. Mike teased China Cat Sunflower before Bug.

La Grange was played for the first time since September 22, 1999 (301 shows). Twist contained a brief In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease from Trey, Kill Devil Falls included a Jeopardy! theme tease, and Hood contained a Kung quote. My Friend My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. YEM contained a Flashlight tease from Mike and teases of the theme to Sanford and Son in the vocal jam.

Soul Shakedown Party was preceded by a Chalk Dust Torture Reprise tease from Trey. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar and was followed by a brief Lawn Boy tease from Page. Fee featured Trey on the megaphone. Light contained Frankie Says teases and Ghost contained Crosseyed and Painless quotes. Meatstick had fans dancing on stage and Trey saying that "from now on we're doing it by initials. We hope you enjoyed H. Things and C. E. & Painless, and right now we'd like to do the dance for you now. This is called 'T.F. The Meatstick'". The lyrics of Meatstick were then changed to "T.F. The Meatstick."

Limb By Limb contained a DEG tease. Meatstick featured fans on stage dancing. Tweezer contained Another Brick in the Wall Part 2, Under Pressure and Ice Ice Baby quotes as well as a Meatstick jam. Antelope featured Under Pressure and Meatstick teases, a Fernando (Abba) quote with the lyric changed to "Can you hear the drums, Orlando?" Antelope's lyrics were changed to "Marc Orlando Esquandolas from Syracuse, NY" and "Run like Orlando out of control." "Orlando" was repeated several times.

For the fourth Father's Day in a row, Brother was performed and featured all of the band's children on stage and subsequent introductions (which included a "Charge!" tease from Page). After Timber, Trey sang the ending notes to Brother. Trey then said he had a trivia question for the crowd and asked "how many songs end like this?" and the band sang the ending of Brother again. He answered the question by saying the songs were My Friend, My Friend, Rift, and Brother (all of which had their endings "sung"). Trey added that tonight was special because from now on, Timber would also end with the Brother ending (which was sung again). Trey said Page could also end Lawn Boy that way from now on, prompting a Lawn Boy quote from Page. Mike then teased Ha Ha Ha. Trey went on to say that Metallica would be playing at Bader Field soon after Phish and that he didn't think they ended a single song like the ending of Brother (Trey sang the ending). Trey said if everyone wrote Metallica a note saying "Dear Metallica, please end Master of Puppets like this" (singing the ending one final time), if they got 20,000 notes, they just might do it. Fluffhead and Down With Disease subsequently had endings similar to Brother mixed in with their normal finishes. Reba did not contain the whistling ending.

The Gambler was a Phish debut and featured Kenny Rogers on vocals. Possum featured The Gambler and Streets of Cairo teases. Tweezer contained a Walk This Way tease from Trey and I Am Hydrogen teases from Fish. Shafty was played for the first time since December 30, 2003 (159 shows). Hood was unfinished.

Soundcheck: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Jam, The Way It Goes (attempted multiple times) [Unconfirmed and Possibly Incomplete]

SET 1: Maze, Back on the Train > Rift > Bathtub Gin, The Way It Goes[1], Halfway to the Moon, Gumbo, Halley's Comet > Tube > Timber (Jerry The Mule) > Roses Are Free > Chalk Dust Torture

SET 2: Rock and Roll -> Come Together[2] -> Twist -> Piper[3] > Harry Hood > Roggae > Ghost -> Guy Forget -> Ghost, Walls of the Cave

ENCORE: Backwards Down the Number Line


This show featured the first Maze opener since December 9, 1995 (536 shows), the first Come Together (albeit incomplete) since December 8, 1995 (537 shows), and the first Guy Forget since October 1, 2000 (199 shows). Back on the Train contained a brief Sneakin' Sally tease from Trey. Bathtub Gin contained Low Rider teases from Trey and Twist subsequently contained a brief Low Rider tease/jam. The Phish debut of Gillian Welch's The Way It Goes included a Streets of Cairo tease from Page. Tube featured an Oriental Riff tease by Trey. Towards the end of Chalk Dust, Trey made an "Ssssssss" sound, referring to Friday, September 2, 2011's "S" songtitled show. Piper featured Page on theremin. Ghost contained Oye Como Va teases. After Guy Forget, the end of Ghost contained a Guy Forget quote. Walls of the Cave featured Rock and Roll quotes from Page.

This show was the third of the three-show Super Ball IX festival. The Curtain was played for the first time since September 9, 2000 (202 shows). The first Mockingbird narration since September 30, 2000 (188 shows) referenced the previous night's fourth set Storage Jam and explained that all of SBIX was merely a mental projection of a reality that the band created in 1988 on their way to Colorado. Mike teased the theme from The Twilight Zone and the theme from Leave it to Beaver during BBFCFM, Wilson contained a Mind Left Body tease, and Reba contained Dave's Energy Guide teases. A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing and Disease were unfinished. The setbreak featured All-American themed music. This show featured the Phish debut of Big Balls. Before the encore, Trey thanked each of the crew, management and artists who helped make Super Ball IX happen. First Tube was accompanied by and followed by fireworks.

Harpua included a Happy Birthday tease from Trey and featured all of the band's fathers voicing the part of Jimmy's father. For the third Father's Day in a row, Brother was performed and featured all of the band's children on stage and subsequent introductions. The theme to Leave it to Beaver was teased by Mike prior to DWD. This show marked the Phish debut of Thunder Road, which was dedicated by Trey to Clarence Clemons (who had passed away a day earlier). Near the end of Sand, there was a lengthy pause before the band finished the song.

Lonesome Cowboy Bill was played for the first time since July 30, 2003 (141 shows).  Makisupa included lyrics referencing blunts and a moist bundt cake. 

Reba did not contain the whistling ending. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

Ya Mar included Express Yourself (Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band) teases from Mike. Antelope contained a Curtis Loew tease from Trey and Manteca teases from Trey and Page. Page teased Magilla in Simple. A fan ran across the stage during Tweezer Reprise.

Page performed Frankenstein on keytar. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Spooky was performed for the first time since April 14, 1993 (751 shows). The second set "musical costume" was Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus. Join the Band (the first track of Waiting for Columbus) was played over the P.A. before the start of the second set.  Subsequently, Phish was introduced as "Little Feat" before Fat Man in the Bathtub. In the tradition of some of Phish's previous crowd experiments in the early '90s, flyers explaining a new Secret Language prank were included in the Phishbills that were passed out to fans as they walked into the show. The prank, designed to confuse those who would later listen to the recording, consisted of an announcer introducing Phish (as Little Feat). When the announcer would say a letter of the band FEAT ("Give me an F!"), the crowd would respond with letters corresponding to PHISH ("P-H!"). All of the songs in the second set other than Time Loves a Hero were Phish debuts. All of the songs in the second set, other than Don't Bogart That Joint and Willin', featured Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion. A five piece horn section consisting of Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo joined the band for Old Folks Boogie, Time Loves a Hero, Day or Night, Mercenary Territory, Spanish Moon, Dixie Chicken, Rocket in My Pocket and Feats Don't Fail Me Now. Willin' featured Page on bass, Mike on piano, Trey on drums and Fish on vocals. Prior to the piano solo at the beginning of Willin', Fish remarked, "That's supposed to be Bill Payne on the keyboard." Don't Bogart That Joint was performed a cappella. Trey introduced the guest musicians at the start of Feats Don't Fail Me Now and Page teased "Charge!" during the introductions. At the conclusion of the second set, the entire band marched the perimeter of the floor. Disease was unfinished, was initially botched, and had to be restarted, prompting Fish to declare, "This one's off our album." Julius featured Giovanni Hidalgo and the Waiting for Columbus horn section.

Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since December 10, 1999 (214 shows). Stash contained a brief Dave's Energy Guide tease from Trey. Trey sang verses of Fee through a megaphone.

Ghost featured a Bowie tease from Fish. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before Fee, Trey waved the megaphone around. He also waved it around during Fee's coda and used it to create feedback during the first Makisupa. Makisupa included the lyrics "Woke up this morning alien on my face, woke up in the afternoon and I turned up the bass" and a subsequent bass solo from Mike. This show featured the debut of My Problem Right There.

Piper contained a Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme tease from Trey. This show was officially released as part of the Alpine Valley DVD.

Disease was unfinished. Harpua contained a tease of London Bridge Is Falling Down. This show marked the Phish debut of Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine).

This show featured the first Walfredo since September 30, 2000 (131 shows). Antelope contained Brian and Robert teases, an It Was a Very Good year tease from Trey, and an alternate "Michael Esquandolas" lyric. Jumpin' Jack Flash was a Phish debut. Piper, Ghost, Contact, YEM and Fire all contained Saw it Again quotes. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Ghost. YEM also contained Jumpin' Jack Flash teases and, in the vocal jam, a Meatstick tease from Trey, quotes of Saw It Again and Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen), and a Daniel Saw the Stone quote from Mike. The lyrics to Fire were changed to "Let Jon Fishman take over."

In what is becoming a Father's Day tradition (see 6/21/09), the show-opening Brother featured the band members' children jumping into a bathtub on stage, followed by Trey introducing each of them and wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day. Gotta Jibboo was preceded by a "Charge!" tease from Page and featured Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar. In Antelope, "Marco Esquandolas" was changed to "Mike-O Esquandolas," followed by a Mike solo. The end of Wilson contained a Dixie tease from Trey. In place of a traditional Makisupa keyword, Trey improvised verses that set up solos for Mike, then Fish, then Page. The subsequent Piper intro included repeated phrases from the Makisupa ("Policeman," "House," and "Listen to Mike"). Trey quoted Whole Lotta Love in the vocal jam of YEM. Page performed Frankenstein on keytar.

Nellie Kane was played for the first time since July 1, 2000 (137 shows). Before Meat, Trey announced (in a reference to Meat's lyrics) that Mike had changed his name and is now "The Artist Formerly Known as Cactus" and "The Artist Presently Known as Prince."  Subsequently, during Meat, Trey introduced Mike as "Prince" and Fish as "Prince's alter ego on the drums, 'Princess.'" Free Bird was played for the first time since June 22, 2000 (144 shows) and was performed a cappella for the first time since December 29, 1998 (223 shows).

This show was part of the three-show Festival 8. The first set, which started at noon, was billed as Phish's "first full-length acoustic set" (complete with complimentary coffee and Festival 8 themed donuts). The first set featured Trey and Mike on acoustics, Page solely on piano, and a unique stage setup that had Fish stage right with Page on the far left. Before Brian and Robert, Trey encouraged the crowd to sit down due to the "mellow" nature of the set; he added that they had never before played to a crowd that was sitting. Whether the crowd should stand up or sit down became a running joke throughout the set, until Trey confessed during Wilson that he only asked the crowd to sit down at the request of the crew and, in fact, he hates telling people what to do (and also hates sitting down). This show marked the Phish debuts of Invisible and Sleep Again. Fish performed a whistle solo on My Sweet One. The band briefly left the stage after McGrupp, returning to encore with Driver, Talk, and Secret Smile. The second and third sets were played later that evening. Reba lacked the whistling ending. Trey took a moment before Tweeprise to thank those who helped put on the festival.

The Harpua narration centered on a depressed Jimmy calling on his Spirit Guide who happened to be a “funny little man wearing a dress” who spoke truth through song (in this case, I Kissed a Girl). This show featured the Phish debut of I Kissed a Girl (described by Trey as “so wrong on so many levels”).  After Harpua, Trey remarked to Fish that he was waiting for the day when Fish went to see Katy Perry and she performed a Phish song, prompting Fish to declare, “I don’t apologize to Katy Perry for that. I only apologize to [the audience].” Prior to the encore, Trey stated that it was hard to play the last show of the tour because they felt like they could just keep going.  Before starting the debut performance of I Been Around, Trey explained that they were playing it because he realized that it was the one song off of the upcoming album (Joy) that they hadn’t played live.

Reba did not have the whistling ending. Boogie On featured a Twist-esque jam and contained an Oye Come Va tease from Page. Both Trey and Page teased AC/DC Bag during YEM. Undermind through Zero featured Bill Kreutzmann on drums.  Before the encore, Trey explained that Bittersweet Motel was being played at the request of his daughter, Bella.  After Bittersweet Motel, Fish remarked that he felt lonely again and needed the second drummer back.

During Brother, each of the band members’ children jumped into a bathtub placed at the side of the stage. Afterwards, Trey introduced them and wished everyone a happy Fathers’ Day. Funky Bitch was played in acknowledgement of a fan who had been holding up a sign requesting the song at this show and the previous one. Crosseyed and Painless included a brief, subtle tease from Page of the Grateful Dead’s Let It Grow. Trey teased Taste near the end of Disease, which was unfinished. Piper contained a brief Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. Frankenstein featured Page on the keytar and Trey on a five-neck guitar.

This show, performed on the What Stage, closed out the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival. Before Mustang Sally, Trey remarked that he had seen a show at Jadwin Gym at Princeton University when was 12 (apparently referring to a 11/1/78 performance by Bruce Springsteen at this 3,000 seat venue, though Trey would have been 14 at the time), and added that Phish would now have an opportunity to play with one of his heroes, Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen joined in on guitar and vocals for Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days. Mustang Sally was played for the first time since August 5, 1988 (1,273 shows). This show marked the Phish debuts of Bobby Jean and Glory Days. Rock and Roll included a brief Rift tease. Limb By Limb contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease.

After forgetting the lyrics to Fee, Trey remarked that “We knew this one backstage.” This show marked the debuts of Sugar Shack and Joy. Before the extended encore, Trey asked, “You guys in a rush to go anywhere?” He then talked about how much they had enjoyed the northeast run and that they wanted to play a few more songs before heading south (though he was careful to note that they love the south, too).

The Star Spangled Banner was performed from the pitcher's mound. This show marked the debut of Ocelot and the Phish debuts of Light and Time Turns Elastic. Stash was preceded by Stash, It's Ice and Take Me Out to the Ballgame teases. Trey also teased Take Me Out to the Ballgame after Stash and again during Limb By Limb. Tweezer contained a Theme From the Bottom jam. After Time Turns Elastic, Trey jokingly announced, "That's our single." The Ballad of Curtis Loew was performed for the first time since August 2, 1993 (625 shows).


Sanity (not played since November 27, 1998 or 188 shows) ended prematurely right after the “world explodes” line (additionally, one of the large, white balloons that was hung from the rafters popped, as if on cue, as Trey sang "world explodes"). Disease was also unfinished. This show marked the Phish debuts of Undermind and She Thinks I Still Care. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Mike and Fish teased Seven Below in Twist. Before Contact, the band and audience sang Happy Birthday to Fish’s Dad, Leonard, and the end of Contact featured a Happy Birthday jam. During Tweezer Reprise, balloons were dropped into the crowd. The post-show music included "Sweet Virginia" from Exile on Main Street.

This was the second show of the Coventry festival and was the presumed “Final Show.” When Trey made his “break-up” announcement the preceding May, he indicated that Coventry would be the final Phish shows. In reality, this turned out to be the final public show for over four and a half years. This show was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide. Before Anything But Me, Trey announced that, for the first time in 21 years, he was nervous performing a Phish show. During Wolfman’s, Trey revealed that the Wolfman’s Brother is, in fact, Fish (as well as the fact that he handed the phone to his friend Liz Durfee). Also, during Wolfman’s, Trey and Mike invited their mothers onstage (and later John Paluska) to do the “sexy bump” dance. Disease was unfinished and featured Trey briefly playing his guitar with a glow stick. Both Page and Trey broke down during an especially emotional Velvet Sea. After a thoroughly botched Glide, all four band members offered words of thanks to the fans for their continued support and dedication and brief reflections on their twenty years together. Trey then stated that what they really needed to do was “blow off some fucking steam” before starting up Melt. There was an enormous glow stick war during Ghost featuring hundreds, if not thousands, of orange glow sticks. This version of Seven Below saw all of the band members sporadically shouting “Seven Below” throughout the jam. The Phish debut of Cool Jerk contained alternate lyrics honoring monitor mixer, Mark “Bruno” Bradley. The Dickie Scotland Song was spontaneously created and included lyrics in honor of production manager, Hadden Hipsley, and tour accountant, Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland). Before Wilson, Trey asked the crowd to sing to another of their friends “for the last time.” There was a fireworks display between the end of the third set and the encore. Before the encore, while explaining the origins of The Curtain, Trey jokingly announced that the entire Chicago Symphony and the Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe were going to perform Gamehendge. Trey explained that they chose The Curtain With as the last song to bring them full circle, because, not only was it one of the first Phish songs he wrote, but he wrote it in a cabin one town over from Coventry. Trey stopped and restarted the jam segment of the Curtain With, because they were in the wrong key or, as he explained, ”Since we are going to be bringing ourselves back in time, we may as well do it in the correct key.” There was no P.A. music after the Curtain With.

During Julius, Trey broke a string on stage for the first known time since November 29, 1996. This Father’s Day version of Bill Bailey – the first since July 3, 1999 (165 shows) – featured Page’s dad, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals and tap shoes. Waves contained Maze teases from Trey.

During an unannounced performance by Trey Anastasio’s ensemble, one by one all of the members of Phish joined in while one by one all of the members of Trey’s band sat out, leaving Phish to complete Sand and then perform Chalk Dust. For complete show details please visit the TAB entry for this date.

Frankie Says was unfinished and included an extended jam segment. Fish forgot the words to Love You and scatted one verse, then sang, in near-perfect time: “I can’t remember the words now / I can’t remember the words / And it really doesn’t matter ‘cause I can’t sing either / So who gives a fuck, it’s time for the vacuum cleaner.” During the closing HYHU, Fish introduced the band, and himself as “Henrietta.” Suzy included an extended jam segment after the first chorus. Trey seemed to end the song after the second chorus while the rest of the band continued to play. The jam after Suzy contained a Lizards tease from Trey.

This was the second show of the IT festival. Chalk Dust contained DEG teases from Mike. The ending of Chalk Dust was performed at near double-time. Trey omitted a verse in Wilson. Afterwards, he announced that it was the “shortest version ever” and dedicated it to Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro. Trey then humorously announced that the band would next play the “longest Bittersweet Motel” (traditionally one of the shortest songs in the Phish canon) while Page teased "Charge!" The crowd responded with a passionate “Fluffhead” chant, but Trey responded: “Mike says no” (prompting laughs from the other band members). Appropriately, Trey launched into Mike’s Song but Mike had the last laugh: during the Mike’s Song intro, Mike sang his “Hendge” lyric that had been omitted from Wilson. Weekapaug included a Seven Below tease. YEM contained the event-appropriate lyrical change “Boy, Man, God, IT,” a Frankenstein tease from Mike, and a vocal quote of Daniel Saw the Stone. The band vamped on the theme to Chariots of Fire (a Phish debut) while Trey introduced the top finishers in the Runaway Jim 5K race. During Antelope, Trey thanked the staff, road crew, caterers (“part of the reason we’re playing so well is because we have the best food this tour that we’ve ever had”), and fans. He concluded by encouraging everyone to drive safely and noted tongue-in-cheek that next year’s “IT 2” would have a traffic-free entrance. Antelope also included Under Pressure and It’s Ice teases.

Seven Below included a Mozambique tease. After Seven Below, Trey “welcomed” Mike back to the stage (followed by a “Charge!” tease, with Mike’s name inserted). Trey teased Simple in Prince Caspian.

Round Room included a Dixie tease. Mike played electric bagpipes on portions of Halley’s and Guyute. Seven Below included a Third Stone from the Sun tease and the Hood intro included a Seven Below tease.

This was a tech rehearsal for the summer tour. Video snippets of Scents and Subtle Sounds, I Am Hydrogen, and Sanity were posted on phish.com. This setlist is incomplete.

Phish played Golden Lady for the first time since October 20, 1994 (458 shows). Trey chided Fish at the start of the second set, claiming that he didn’t know how to play Disease. Trey teased DEG in Seven Below. The jam out of Piper included an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease from Page and a Rift tease before moving briefly through the ending segment of Disease (in the key of Piper, no less) before segueing into Makisupa.

Trey introduced the band during Llama (including Fish as 'Bob Weaver') before encouraging the audience to clap along with him. He slapped himself on the forehead and encouraged fans to slap the foreheads of the person next to them, but few did. Piper was unfinished and morphed into the debut of Guy Forget, which contained a "will the good lord save or will I dance on grave" quote and a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Guy Forget had been previously performed in soundchecks. Piper and Camel Walk from this gig are included as filler on the Live in Vegas DVD.

Cool it Down was played for the first time since October 31, 1998 (130 shows) and contained San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey.

Possum included Stash teases. A large rainbow formed over the theatre and cleared during the encore. The opening act was Big Frog.

After Velvet Sea, Page talked about how he had often visited Radio City as a kid. Trey then noted that he and Page had seen Stevie Wonder at this venue, and he discussed about how much the band appreciates the support of fans.

Chalk Dust concluded with Trey paying his respects to his recently deceased grandfather.

Twist emerged at this show with a slightly new arrangement. After Trey remarked of his affinity for this venue, Jennifer Dances made its debut.

Mike teased the theme from The Brady Bunch during BBFCFM. The encore featured Sugar Blue on harmonica and Son Seals on guitar. Messin’ With the Kid was played for the first time since August 8, 1997 (142 shows), which was Sugar Blue’s previous time on stage with Phish.

Sweet Virginia made its Phish debut at this show. The last four songs of the first set featured Michael Ray on trumpet and Tim Green on saxophone. Call to the Post was teased before and during Birds.

This show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Moma contained brief Wilson teases and Tweezer included a Velvet Sea tease. The Wedge contained a Stash tease from Trey.

My Friend's ending did not contain the "Myfe" lyric. Whipping Post was played for the first time since August 10, 1996 (208 shows) and featured Trey on vocals for the first time since September 21, 1990 (846 shows). The Makisupa key words were "gooballs, brownies, stink, kind nugs... keef!" Happy Birthday was performed for the first time since September 30, 1991 (715 shows) and was first played by Trey instrumentally over Makisupa before he announced Chris Kuroda's birthday and asked the crowd to join in as he sang the song "rasta style" (with a "We're gonna get you so wasted tonight after the show" lyric). Mike subsequently took a bass solo and Fish sung a verse solo in a mock Jamaican accent (with a "You roll up a big spliff and you don't pass it to no one!" lyric). Chris took a silent light board solo (see also April 18, 1990) at Trey's request before Makisupa resumed. The second set featured multiple teases and jams, including the unfinished Birds (My Left Toe tease), Antelope (Stash tease), Suzy (I Wish teases and a syncopated jam based around Page) and YEM (Boogie On Reggae Woman jam). In Purple Rain, played for the first time since August 6, 1996 (209 shows), Fish forgot the words and subsequently thanked the crowd for supporting his vacuum cleaner habit.

This was the second show of the Camp Oswego festival. Back on the Train through Beauty of My Dreams featured a guest appearance by the Del McCoury Band, who had played on the venue’s side stage. During I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, Del McCoury broke a string, and a bluegrass breakdown ensued while the string was changed. Runaway Jim contained Super Bad teases from Trey. During Meatstick, the crowd tried to break the world record for most people dancing at one time. Trey explained the record that the band was trying to break while Sofi Dillof danced on stage and the Guinness staff videotaped the crowd. Part of the Piper intro was used on the studio Piper released on Farmhouse. Some musical chaos ensued between Catapult and Icculus (first since October 31, 1995, or 262 shows), where Trey rambled about the negative aspects of television and the positive aspects of books and Mike teased Meatstick. The ensuing Smoke on the Water Jam included Cat Scratch Fever teases. Subsequently, Icculus was followed by more narration and a tease of Miss You. The show closed with fireworks during Hood.

Fish, introduced as “Flagina Fishman,” took a vacuum solo during I Didn’t Know wearing only stars and stripes boxers. This show featured the debut of What’s the Use?. Trey teased Pictures of Matchstick Men in Wilson. After Carini, the band reprised the chorus of Meatstick while part of the crew and a few fans did the Meatstick Dance. The band performed the second encore in stars and stripes outfits. The show was followed by a fireworks display.

Paul and Silas included alternate lyrics, which told the story of Paul Languedoc’s run-in with the law the night before. This event was referenced again during Makisupa. Maze contained a Shafty tease from Mike. The last two songs of the first set (both Phish debuts) featured Seth Yacovone on guitar; All the Pain also featured Yacovone on vocals. Possum included a Dave’s Energy Guide tease and YEM contained a Super Bad tease from Trey.

Carini included a verse about the streaker from the show two nights earlier. Stash contained Fikus teases from Mike. Paul and Silas was played for the first time since February 28, 1997 (115 shows).

This single-set performance was part of the 12th annual Bridge School benefit that also included R.E.M., Neil Young, and Barenaked Ladies. This was an acoustic performance, with a unique stage setup that had Fish stage right, with Page on the far left. Hello My Baby was performed with the band facing toward the Bridge School children, who were on a raised platform at the back of the stage. The Old Home Place was performed in the bluegrass setup of 1994, with Mike on banjo and Page on acoustic bass. Sad Lisa featured Sarah McLachlan on guitar and vocals, while Four Strong Winds and I Shall Be Released featured McLachlan and Neil Young on guitar and vocals, as well as Barenaked Ladies’ Kevin Hearn on accordion; all three songs were Phish debuts.

This was the second show of the Lemonwheel festival. Trey teased Jean Pierre in Possum. Disease was unfinished. Fish alluded to Terrapin (“a love song about a turtle”) after a long HYHU intro but instead led the band into Sexual Healing. Antelope included Sexual Healing teases in the intro and a reference to “Bob Weaver” instead of Marco Esquandolas in the lyrics. 2001 contained Crosseyed and Painless and Super Bad teases from Trey. WMGGW returned for its first appearance since February 26, 1997 (103 shows). A fireworks display took place behind the stage in the jam out of Hood. The jam also featured Fish on trombone. Baby Elephant Walk was played for the first time since December 1, 1992 (514 shows).

AC/DC Bag included an Electric Funeral tease. Somewhere Over the Rainbow was played for the first time since August 13, 1996 (152 shows). Terrapin Station made its Phish debut at this show, as the band commemorated the third anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing.

The end of Bowie contained Lizards, Possum, and Divided Sky teases from Trey. This show marked the Phish debut of I Get a Kick Out of You.

Trey seemed to forget the lyrics to the last verse of Fee and improvised the story as he led the band back into the final chorus. Fee subsequently concluded with an extended jam segment.

This show included the debut of Shafty, which was teased by Mike in Bathtub Gin and by Mike and Trey in Possum. Disease, Maze, and Possum were unfinished. Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in Shafty. The funky jam in between Possum and Cavern featured some stage banter from Trey about the funk jams the band had been playing. Accordingly, Cavern was played in a slower, funkier manner than usual and included some of the older, alternate lyrics. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.


The Mule Duel contained Roundabout teases and a slow jam instead of the traditional duel. Between Simple and Ghost, Trey talked about feedback problems and the “ghosts in the machine.”

Soundcheck: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Funky Bitch, I'll Be Around, For No Reason Here's Apu, Demand, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, The Stallion Pt 3, The Rover, Limb By Limb

SET 1: AC/DC Bag -> Psycho Killer[1] -> Jesus Just Left Chicago, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > It's Ice -> Swept Away > Steep > It's Ice > Theme From the Bottom, Tube, Jam -> Slave to the Traffic Light

SET 2: Timber (Jerry The Mule) > Wolfman's Brother -> Boogie On Reggae Woman > Reba[2], Guyute > Possum

ENCORE: A Day in the Life


Psycho Killer was unfinished. JJLC included a Rocky Mountain Way tease. Boogie On Reggae Woman was played for the first time since September 13, 1988 (988 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum included "Charge!" teases and a We Will Rock You tease from Mike. The soundcheck's Funky Bitch featured Trey on vocals and included Black-Eyed Katy teases. Mike teased Boogie On Reggae Woman in The Stallion Pt 3. Trey teased Purple Haze at the end of The Rover. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Funky Bitch and Stash were unfinished. During Wolfman's, the lights were turned off and Trey and Mike ducked behind the onstage speakers. When the lights were turned back on, they were hidden from the crowd. Wolfman’s also included a heavy metal style jam, with a Heartbreaker tease from Mike, and Trey quoting the lyrics to Sanity and Esther. Them Changes made its Phish debut at this show.

Disease contained a Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease. Stash and Bathtub Gin were unfinished. This show was released as part of the Hampton/Winston-Salem '97 box set.

Mule and Poor Heart featured Pete Wernick on banjo. Mule also included a brief Foggy Mountain Breakdown tease. The jam out of Timber included a Frankie Says tease. Harry Hood was unfinished. Farmhouse was played in concert for the first time.

This was the second show of The Great Went festival. Tweezer featured a Cities-like jam and Simple teases, and the Digital Delay Loop Jam included London Bridge is Falling Down teases. Disease was unfinished. Bathtub Gin contained a Proud Mary tease from Page. Throughout the weekend, fans painted pieces of wood that were assembled into an Art Tower. During Disease, Page and Fish painted their portions of the Art Tower; Mike and Trey painted theirs during 2001. The Art Jam saw the crowd carry the pieces of the band’s art to the side of the venue where it was hoisted onto the Art Tower and added to the fans' art. During Tweezer Reprise, the Art Tower was burned to the ground as The Great Went came to a close. As the Hood jam kicked in, Trey asked Chris to turn the lights off and the band jammed while the front section of the audience engaged in the first Hood glowstick war. Trey remarked to the crowd at the end of the jam that the visual display was cool. Between the first and second sets, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed selections from Stravinsky and Debussy as a red-smoke-spewing glider synchronized its swoops and dives to the music. Buffalo Bill was played for the first time since December 31, 1994 (204 shows).

Soundcheck: Dog Log, Paul and Silas, Funky Bitch (slow), She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, Star Trek theme jam (Page on Theremin).

SET 1: Bathtub Gin -> Sparkle > Down with Disease > Dirt, Cars Trucks Buses, Billy Breathes, Split Open and Melt, Bye Bye Foot > Ginseng Sullivan, Harry Hood

SET 2: Cities -> Good Times Bad Times -> Rotation Jam -> Rock A William -> David Bowie

ENCORE: Cavern


The long, involved Rotation Jam to set up Rock A William started when Page went to the theremin for a solo. Soon after, Trey took up the keys and Mike went to play guitar. Page eventually picked up Mike’s bass. After they jammed a bit longer, Mike went to join Trey on the keys. Trey then joined Fish on the drums. The two of them played on the same drum set and Mike took a piano solo. Trey eventually kicked Fish off the drum stool, and Fish picked up Trey’s guitar. SOAM contained a Third Stone from the Sun tease as well as a Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part Two jam.

Soundcheck: Samson Variation -> Olivia’s Pool, Beauty of My Dreams, Hell’s Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, MMMBop, Another One Bites the Dust, And It Stoned Me, Only Shallow, The Banana Boat Song (aka Day-O)

SET 1: Runaway Jim, The Old Home Place, Dogs Stole Things, Stash, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Cars Trucks Buses, Scent of a Mule, Chalk Dust Torture

SET 2: Free, You Enjoy Myself[1] > Waste, Rocky Top > Funky Bitch

ENCORE: My Soul


This was an outdoor show; the afternoon soundcheck was free and open to the public. Trey began playing Hell’s Bells to the accompaniment of church bells ringing nearby. During MMMBop, Trey noted: “Fish will now do his version of James Brown singing Hanson’s MMMBop.” Fish responded in part that “I’m an 11-year-old sex machine” and that it was “too hot in the hot tub!” Another One Bites the Dust through Day-O featured the infamous Soundcheck Limbo Karaoke Contest, where fans were invited on stage to sing, while mic stands were used for the limbo contest. Page teased Let It Be at the end of And It Stoned Me. YEM did not contain a vocal jam and was unfinished.

This single-set performance was part of the 27th annual Roskilde Festival that also included Beck, David Byrne, Charlie Hunter, Ani DiFranco, Leningrad Cowboys & Red Army Choir, Mötley Crue, Pavement, Primus, and Radiohead. The first three songs of the set were broadcast on the festival radio station.

This single-set performance was part of the WDR Festival that also featured Ezio, K’s Choice, John Hiatt, Reef, Primus, and Steve Winwood.

Phish performed the national anthem before game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers.

Carini started off as a pre-recorded tape playing through the P.A. system. Phish took the stage and picked up the song from where it was on the tape and continued to play. This show also featured the first Daniel Saw the Stone since August 28, 1993 (288 shows) and the first Why Don’t We Do It since June 25, 1995 (144 shows). GTBT contained a Tweezer Reprise tease.

Squirming Coil contained a Sesame Street theme tease from Page. Mike performed the Phish debut of Sixteen Candles solo on piano. Tom Marshall contributed the vocals to the Phish debut of Champagne Supernova as Harpua, Poster, and Jimmy were confronted by the “Über Demon” and the “evil sound of hell.” This show featured the breakout of Caravan, which had been shelved since December 2, 1994 (160 shows).

Karl Perazzo sat in on percussion for the entire show. Trey teased China Cat Sunflower (the segue into I know You Rider) in the intro of Possum.

Catapult was performed twice during the Mule Duel; first by Mike, and then by Page solo on the theremin. Melt contained In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida teases and Taste included a Norwegian Wood tease. Talk featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Trey teased Rhapsody in Blue in Ya Mar.


Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Theme from Star Trek made its Phish debut at this show and was performed by Page solo on the theremin.

Train Song debuted at this show and was dedicated to the fans that were following the band around Europe via the rails. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

Reba did not have the whistling ending. The narration in Mockingbird discussed how Phish makes time in the Gamehendge Time Laboratory, which set up the New Year’s Eve stunt. The Phish debut of Shine featured Tom Marshall on vocals. Trey later teased Shine in Runaway Jim. Mike's Song contained a Dave's Energy Guide tease from Page. The second set ended with a Digital Delay Loop Jam out of Mike’s, and the third set opened with the Phish Time Factory machine. All four band members dressed as scientists playing with synths while lights flashed and Van de Graaff generators zapped. Fish was lifted up in a bed as Father Time and was reborn as the Baby New Year. Weekapaug featured Auld Lang Syne, Dreaming (Blondie), and Spooky teases and was unfinished. Mike and Trey teased Can't You Hear Me Knocking in Runaway Jim. This was the first performance of Sanity since June 24, 1994 (147 shows). This show was officially released as New Year's Eve 1995 - Live at Madison Square Garden.


The transition from Tweezer to Tweezer Reprise included a Page solo.

This show included the first performance of the slow arrangement of Poor Heart. Trey teased the James Bond Theme in Stash and Tweezer in Suzy.

Reba did not have the whistling ending. Possum contained a Simpsons signal as well as Dixie, Woody Woodpecker theme, and Johnny B. Goode teases. The soundcheck's Poor Heart and Funky Bitch were both slow versions, with Funky Bitch containing alternate lyrics.

Beat It was teased prior to the start of the first set and in Possum. Shaggy Dog was performed for the first time since May 6, 1992 (359 shows).

I'm Blue I'm Lonesome was performed acoustic and Stash was preceded by a Simpsons signal. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide and Sneakin' Sally through the Alley in Possum. During Sweet Adeline the band kept rotating the direction they were facing to sing to the entire crowd.


This was a benefit show for the King Street Youth Center. The band brought back Camel Walk, which hadn’t been played since February 24, 1989 (757 shows). Reba did not have the whistling ending and Trey announced during Makisupa that this was "4:20... Dank."

During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Cedric Harris.” The Maze intro included Taps teases from Trey and Weekapaug contained teases of Mainstreet and Dreaming (Blondie).

Foam included a silent jam. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Possum included an All Fall Down signal and a Lizards tease from Trey. Reba did not contain the whistling ending. The soundcheck's Foreplay/Long Time was performed acoustic.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. If I Could through Dooley featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier. Little Tiny Butter Biscuits through Dooley were performed acoustic. Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show marked the end of Mosier’s travels with the band and featured the Phish debut of Dooley. Icculus recalled the infamous “O.J. Show” from June of that same year. The soundcheck's second If I Could featured Mosier on banjo.

The Antelope intro contained Dixie teases and Tweezer contained Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo teases. Amazing Grace was performed without amplification. Trey teased Buried Alive in Funky Bitch.

This was a free show. Runaway Jim contained a Gypsy Queen tease. YEM included an Another One Bites the Dust jam and a Mission: Impossible tease from Trey. This version of Harry Hood appears on A Live One. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Dog Faced Boy was acoustic and was, along with Sweet Adeline, performed without microphones. Before Dog Faced Boy, Trey introduced Fish for a “balloon and emotion solo...that will reach into your soul and rip your heart out of your body.” Harpua included a Stonehenge quote and Flash Light jam and told of Jimmy attending a Bootsy Collins concert.

Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Possum contained Contact teases. This version of Coil appears on A Live One.

Mike teased Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys) in Chalk Dust. My Friend, My Friend included a Purple Haze tease, Julius contained Buried Alive and Jean Pierre teases, and Mike's Song contained a Simple tease from Trey. Crimes of the Mind and the soundcheck's Jive Talkin' featured the Dude of Life on vocals.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Bowie contained a Somewhere Over the Rainbow tease from Trey. SOAM was preceded by a Simpsons signal and subsequently contained a Third Stone From the Sun tease. The jams in Antelope and Suzy were accompanied by a fireworks display.

This show is commonly referred to as “GameHoist.” The first set was the Gamehendge saga, including narration in between songs from Llama through Divided Sky. The second set was the entire Hoist album, save Riker’s Mailbox. This show marked the Phish debut of The Old Home Place, the first complete Gamehendge since March 22, 1993 (134 shows), and the first Tube since April 12, 1993 (120 shows). Divided Sky included Wipe Out teases. Old Home Place was performed acoustic and both Old Home Place and Amazing Grace were performed without microphones.

Suzy contained a tease of How Many More Times. Mike teased Manteca in Reba. Faht featured Fish on acoustic guitar. My Sweet One was performed acoustic and without amplification.

This performance was part of the Laguna Seca Daze Festival that also included Four Non Blondes, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Mother Hips and Meat Puppets. Julius included a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Fish was introduced during I Didn't Know as Mr. Al Unser, Jr. (who had won the Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day). Guelah contained a Simpsons signal. The jam at the start of the second encore is often labeled as “Trey Taking a Leak Jam” because Trey was in the bathroom when the band took the stage. Wilson was played by request.

Glide was humorously introduced by Trey as “Whoomp! There it Is,” referencing a then-popular dance club song by Tag Team. My Sweet One, Ginseng Sullivan, and Dog Faced Boy were performed acoustic and without microphones. Ginseng also featured Fish on washboard. Fish teased The Wedge in Tweezer.


Stash contained Cannonball teases. Antelope included Mystery Achievement teases from Mike. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. YEM contained a theme from Mission: Impossible tease from Page and a theme from Shaft quote from Trey. Halley’s segued out of the YEM vocal jam. Adeline was performed without microphones.

Jump Monk was played for the first time since March 12, 1988 (727 shows). Tequila was teased before Demand and also during Bowie. Bowie also included Dave's Energy Guide teases. The Mockingbird narration contained Also Sprach Zarathustra teases from Page. Contact included a Blue Bayou tease from Page.

Before Fish’s vacuum solo in I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Greazy Fizeek” and suggested that he will “paint a musical picture in his mind with the Hoover vacuum cleaner about what he thinks of Mike’s special black socks that he is wearing tonight.” My Sweet One contained an extended pause and a Random Note signal before the ending. Trey briefly teased Purple Haze during the intro to Cavern.

Trey fell through a hole in the stage and tore the ligaments in his ankle during the soundcheck and performed the majority of the show seated on a stool. The Esther intro contained a Simpsons signal. My Friend started with Trey on acoustic guitar and did not contain its usual "Myfe" ending, instead concluding with a Rockin' Back Inside My Heart (Julee Cruise) jam with Trey changing "Rockin' Back" to "Runnin' Back." Ginseng featured Fish on washboard.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Tweezer contained an Antelope-style jam, a Cocaine tease from Trey, and a Simpsons signal. Glide was unfinished. Sweet Adeline through Free Bird were performed without microphones with Ginseng and Nellie Kane also performed acoustic.

BBFCFM included a Divided Sky tease, Foam contained a Dixie tease from Trey, Possum included a Tequila tease, and the intro to the first HYHU contained a "Charge!" tease. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar and I Didn’t Know featured Fish on Madonna washboard. Bowie included Random Note and Simpsons signals. Page and Trey teased Entrance of the Gladiators in Possum. After the introductory HYHU, while Fish tried to figure out which song he would sing, Trey congratulated a fan who sunk two “baskets” during the BBJ. Page teased "Charge!" and the band responded with a brief tease of Rock and Roll Part Two before Fish cued up Love You.


Wilson contained Jeopardy! theme teases and a Simpsons signal. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Donna Lee was played for the first time since July 12, 1991 (267 shows). Prior to Donna Lee, David Bowie contained an Oom Pa Pa signal. After returning to Bowie, Sounds of Silence and DEG were teased. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Harpua included a tease of the theme to Taxi.

Soundcheck: Buffalo Bill, Guyute (partial), Pungee -> Dude of Life Medley, Train Medley, Funky Bitch, Bass Jam

SET 1: Buried Alive > Rift, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Maze, Esther > Divided Sky, Lawn Boy, Uncle Pen, Cavern

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Poor Heart > Run Like an Antelope, Mound > Fast Enough for You, All Things Reconsidered, Fee[1], You Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Golgi Apparatus

ENCORE: Rocky Top, Free Bird


The soundcheck treated those who arrived early to the first-ever Guyute, which was an unfinished, raw version of the song that eventually made it to the stage fifteen months later. Pungee contained a Camel Walk quote and the Dude of Life Medley contained Trials and Tribulations, Crimes of the Mind, Lucy in the Subway, Family Picture, Ordinary Day, Dahlia, Francella, and T.V. Show quotes and closed with a Free Bird tease. The Train Medley in the soundcheck included quotes from Folsom Prison Blues, Mystery Train, One After 909, and Love in Vain. Trey and Mike teased Possum before Esther. Antelope included Heartbreaker and Brother jams. Fireworks from nearby Three Rivers Stadium coincided with Antelope and Mound. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Prior to Purple Rain, Fish found out that one of the crew members tried to play a prank on him by turning his vacuum cleaner inside out. Fish introduced Peter Schall and Brad Sands with Page teasing HYHU.


This single-set show was part of the Laguna Seca Daze festival that also included 10,000 Maniacs, Blues Traveler, and The Samples. Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in Maze. This was the first time that Silent was played without The Horse. I Didn’t Know was dedicated to the guy stuck on top of the Ferris Wheel and featured Fish on the Madonna Washboard. Antelope contained a Simpsons signal and Possum included a tease of L.A. Woman.


The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar and I Didn't Know featured Fish on the Madonna washboard. YEM included theme from Speed Racer and Oye Como Va teases. The Lizards also included a theme from Speed Racer tease. Antelope included Key Change, Simpsons, Tritone Down, and Random Note signals as well as theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Gimme Some Lovin' teases from Page. Sleeping Monkey was delayed while Trey scrambled to remember the lyrics. He remarked that it was particularly embarrassing since Tom Marshall was in the audience. After Antelope, Fish listened to the crowd’s requests, including Trey’s request of Undun, before settling on Rosie.


Possum contained You Don't Love Me teases. The Mockingbird Narration referenced Tetris and contained several Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy teases as well as Star Trek theme teases from Page. I Didn't Know and Mike's Song contained "will the good lord save" and "will I dance on grave" quotes from Trey. I Didn't Know also featured Fish on Madonna washboard.

Mike teased I Can't Turn You Loose in Divided Sky. During the section of I Didn’t Know where Fish usually does some sort of solo, Page asked everyone who had been there the night before how they liked the encore. Trey and Mike put their microphones in the same position as they were for BBFCFM, and Page brought people on stage to give testimonials about how they felt about it. “Special guests” included Brad Sands. Paul Langedoc, and Chris Kuroda. Paul said he was thinking what a real hardcore punk band would really sound like and played what he thought it would sound like (a clip of Sex Pistols' Holiday in the Sun). Trey admitted his guilt in the mishap and the song continued. Trey teased Can't You Hear Me Knocking in Tweezer. The Horse included an extended intro section and featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Possum contained Purple Haze, I Feel the Earth Move, and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed teases. Mike’s Song included a melodic Low Rider jam before segueing into Ya Mar. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.


This show included the Phish debut of My Life As a Pez. Antelope included Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) whistling and Fishin' Hole, Axel F, and Speed Racer theme teases. The YEM vocal jam was based on Higher Ground and later had band member nicknames spoken. Possum included McGrupp teases. During Contact, Trey wished Shelly Culbertson a safe journey on her trip out to Boston. There were also repeated teases of the Leave It to Beaver theme in BBFCFM, primarily from Mike. The soundcheck's Dog Log contained Axel F teases.


Page teased the theme to Jeopardy! in Divided Sky. The Esther intro contained a Random Note signal and Possum contained a Simpsons signal. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Tweezer contained Walk This Way teases. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.


Trey shouted out to eight-year-old Cameron McKinney during Sparkle and at the end of Antelope. Cameron then played a brief version of Indian War Dance, an introductory piano lesson, on solo piano during Reba prior to the whistling segment and added vocals to the final Reba chorus. Mike teased Foam in Stash. This show marked the first Halley’s Comet since August 17, 1989 (474 shows) and the first Ballad of Curtis Loew since October 30, 1990 (302 shows). YEM contained an Owner of a Lonely Heart jam and quote, and Low Rider and Oye Como Va jams. Mystery Achievement, We Will Rock You, and Welcome to the Machine were all part of the YEM vocal jam. The Spooky Jam included the song's chorus. The Great Gig in the Sky made its Phish debut at this show. Sweet Adeline and Memories were performed without microphones. In the soundcheck, Page teased Blue Monk after Sunshine of Your Love.


Prior to starting Suzy, the band sung the first line a cappella in a different manner than the rest of the song. Suzy also included a Tweezer tease. Esther began with Page modifying the intro (including a brief reggae attempt) and included a Simpsons signal. Antelope included Woody Woodpecker theme and Gimme Some Lovin' teases and a Random Note signal. Good Times Bad Times, which was performed bluegrass-style, through Pig in a Pen (a Phish debut) featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on banjo. Manteca was played for the first time since April 18, 1992 (107 shows). This show was released as part of the Phish At The Roxy box set.


I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone, dedicated Llama to Chelsea Clinton and, with huge balloon and flowers in hand, dedicated Amazing Grace to his sister on her 30th birthday. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Reba included odd variations on the "Bag it/tag it" lyrics, an atypical jam, and a Simpsons signal. Tweezer contained Gumbo teases from Mike and Page and a Fire (Ohio Players) tease from Trey. The intro to Big Ball Jam also contained a quick Gumbo tease from Mike. Page teased the theme from Speed Racer in YEM. The vocal jam in YEM included a brief piece of the traditional Oh My Darling, Clementine.


Wilson contained Simpsons and All Fall Down signals and Bowie had an Aw Fuck! signal. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Trey teased Stairway to Heaven in Suzy Greenberg. After Chalk Dust, Trey introduced the road crew while Page had a string repaired. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

Foam included a brief Dixie tease from Trey. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Antelope contained Rhythm-A-Ning teases and All Fall Down and Simpsons signals. Page teased Baby Elephant Walk in Bathtub Gin. Trey teased Jean Pierre and quoted The Going Gets Tough from the Getgo in YEM. Lengthwise contained additional lyrics. Carolina was performed without microphones. Possum contained a Random Note signal.


Suzy included Jimmy Olsen’s Blues teases (with a lone lyric from Trey) and Reba and YEM included Eleanor Rigby teases. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Before Antelope, Trey explained the concept of the Big Ball Jam to the crowd. Antelope contained several Bathtub Gin teases, a Jean Pierre tease, and a Simpsons signal. Trey teased Can't You Hear Me Knocking and Fire (Ohio Players) in Tweezer. This show marked the debut of Faht, which featured Fish on acoustic guitar.


Antelope contained Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. This set was an opener for Santana. The four-band bill also included Los Lobos and The Indigo Girls.

This set was an opener for Santana. Bowie’s intro contained a full band tease of Cavern and Oom Pa Pa and Simpsons signals.


This set was an opener for Santana. Bowie contained a Simpsons signal.

Soundcheck: Sweet Adeline, Carolina, Sweet Adeline (many times)

SET 1: Sweet Adeline, Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Divided Sky, Fluffhead, Uncle Pen, Maze, Glide > Vacuum Solo > Glide, Possum[1]


This show was part of the H.O.R.D.E. tour that also featured Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blues Traveler, The Spin Doctors and Widespread Panic. Unlike other H.O.R.D.E. shows, Phish headlined. The band took the stage wearing Papier-mâché costume masks, which they threw into the crowd after Adeline. Glide was dedicated to David Ullrich, a fan who had recently died of leukemia. Possum included Simpsons, Oom Pa Pa, and All Fall Down signals and a But Anyway tease.

The Bowie intro contained Simpsons, Aw Fuck!, and Oom Pa Pa signals. This four-day festival featured over 100 bands, including Nirvana, Faith No More, and David Byrne. The date of Phish’s performance has often been erroneously reported as June 27, 1992.

I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Possum included Simpsons, All Fall Down, Random Note, and Aw Fuck! signals, as well as teases of Rocky Mountain Way, L.A. Woman, China Grove, It’s Ice, and Divided Sky. Coil included the crowd singing Happy Birthday to Page, who subsequently teased Happy Birthday (twice), "Charge!," and Call to the Post in the Love You intro as Fish announced birthdays in the band and introduced the crew. Love You also contained Lonesome Cowboy Bill teases from Page.


This single-set show was part of the UMass ‘SpringFest.' Possum included Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. This was a free show that also featured the bands Rippopotamus, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, fIREHOSE, Fishbone, and Beastie Boys.


Possum contained Random Note, Oom Pa Pa, and Random Laugh signals; Guelah contained All Fall Down, Aw Fuck! and Me and My Arrow (Tall Guy in the Front Row) signals; Mike’s Song contained an additional Oom Pa Pa signal. Memories and Sweet Adeline were performed without amplification.

Buried Alive, Stash, and possibly other parts of the first set included Cameron McKinney sitting in on “rhythm guitar (inaudible ukelele)." Trey introduced a freshly clean-shaven Fish before his trombone solo during I Didn't Know, saying "ladies and gentlemen, recovering from a horrible facial accident, would you please welcome Tommy Dorsey."  The end of Weekapaug included a vocal jam. Trey dedicated his solo in Lawn Boy to Amy Skelton. Lively Up Yourself was teased in the Cold as Ice intro and outro and before Brain itself. Brain subsequently included an All Fall Down signal in the middle of Fish's vacuum solo.


Antelope contained a Smells Like Teen Spirit tease. The YEM vocal jam contained Blister in the Sun vocals.  The lyrics in Cracklin' Rosie were changed to "Bah, bah, bah, bah, Brad," referencing Brad Sands.

Possum included a brief full-band Landlady jam and Rhapsody in Blue teases from Trey and Page as well as I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart, Get Back, Oom Pa Pa, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Random Note, All Fall Down, Aw Fuck!, and Tritone Down signals. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. Trey teased Rhytyhm-A-Ning in YEM and Bowie. YEM also contained several The Price of Love teases. Page teased Cold as Ice before HYHU. Trey teased Dixie in  'A' Train. This show was not originally scheduled as part of this tour and was only announced to the public at the previous evening’s show at CU’s Balch Fieldhouse.


This set, performed live for the Mountain Stage radio program and as an opener for Buckwheat Zydeco, was broadcast several weeks later on National Public Radio.

During the Bowie intro, Trey presented monogrammed bathrobes to the crew for their dedication and hard work, with Chris Kuroda taking a light solo at Trey's request when his name was mentioned. The crowd passed the bathrobes from the stage to the crew. The Bowie intro also featured two Charlie Chan signals and Random Laugh and Simpsons signals. YEM featured a tease of The Christmas Song from Trey and a Frankenstein tease from Page. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.


This show featured the first Rhombus Narration since April 6, 1990 (209 shows). Cavern contained a Simpsons signal. Memories was performed without microphones. Llama was preceded by a Gamehendge narration. Duke's Place (Duke Ellington) is listed as the encore on the master tape in the archives. The encore is not on the tape, so this may be an inside joke, a comment on the house music played post-show, or reference to Phish's first known performance of the song. The soundcheck's Dog Log contained additional lyrics about Colorado promoter and friend "Dandy" Don Strasburg. Information about the soundcheck and possible encore comes from phish.com.

The first set was almost a complete Gamehendge narration and was the second time the saga was performed live. Forbin's through McGrupp featured narration between the songs. This was the first Gamehendge since March 12, 1988 (442 shows). Reba contained a DEG tease from Trey. After Love You, Trey introduced Fish as "Hankrietta" and "the shortest man in rock and roll." The Bowie intro included a hi-hat “solo” from Fish, while Trey explained how Fish’s hi-hat serves as his escape from reality and joked that if the fans wanted to come to the next gig, they'd be introduced to Fish's ice bell. The Bowie intro also included three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Simpsons, and Popeye signals (but, notably, the band responded to the Popeye signal by singing a random note, which is the Random Note signal's "secret language"). Carolina was performed without microphones.

This show featured some great stage banter. Brother was dedicated to “the guy who offered us $10,000 to play a different song.” In the HYHU intro, Fish said “I hate this fucking song,” that the only reason the band plays the song is because he hates it and added “All I have do in this band is say I hate something, and it’ll be done forever.” Trey told the crowd that HYHU is the Henrietta theme precisely because Fish hates it. “It used to be ‘La Bamba,’” he noted, prompting Mike to play a bit of La Bamba. The HYHU outro featured Fish on trombone and later telling the crowd "you paid for this, this is what you bought." Trey said "If you only knew what a nightmare that was for poor Fish, having to listen to that song" and Fish responded with “they just do it out of HATE.” Trey asked who could tell him who wrote that song, and a fan answered correctly. Trey said the fan won the $10,000 the other guy was going to give them to a play a song and Page said the fan won a date with Fish, with Trey adding "and you can guarantee that he'll be late." After Golgi, Trey thanked the crowd, saying "we'll be right back with more songs that Fish hates, more songs that we love, and more songs that people are willing to pay $10,000 to hear." Trey introduced Page as Leon before his piano solos in My Sweet One and Rocky Top. Before Fish's trombone solo in I Didn't Know, Trey mentioned the last time they played in the area (see 4/11/91), they made Fish get up and tell a joke (The Prison Joke) that was "absolutely the stupidest joke ever" and that he (Trey) wasn't going tell the punchline. Trey went on to explain that most people around here thought Fish was a pretty bad joke teller and he wanted to give him a chance to redeem himself.  Fish's joke was "Why did the Siamese twins go to England? To let the other one drive for a while." Page also teased HYHU while Trey talked. Adeline was sung from the balcony without microphones to open the encore. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as Simpsons and Random Laugh signals in its intro and subsequently contained Rock On (David Essex) teases.

The David Bowie intro contained Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals. Memories was performed without microphones.

SET 1: Magilla, I Didn't Know, My Sweet One, Take the 'A' Train, Donna Lee

SET 2: Unknown Song, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?, Contact, Sweet Adeline


For this performance, Trey played a different guitar (not a Languedoc), Mike played his Languedoc bass, Page played a single electric keyboard and Fish a mini drum kit on the porch. I Didn't Know featured Mimi Fishman playing a standard, stand-up, household vacuum. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise and an unknown song were sung and played without the band by Jack and Mary Ellen McConnell on ukuleles (possibly lightly accompanied by Page on keys) prior to Phish's second set. A second unknown song and Bill Bailey featured Jack McConnell joining the band on ukulele and vocals.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on all songs except Guelah, Poor Heart, Hydrogen, I Didn't Know, Runaway Jim, Sloth, Esther, and Fee. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as "The Sultan of Swat, Henrietta." Lawn Boy featured Carl Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Gumbo, Touch Me, and Suzy also featured Stevo Nelson on washboard, or, as Trey referred to it, “whatever the hell you call that thing.” Weekapaug included a Bonanza theme tease and Suzy contained an And the Cradle Will Rock... quote from Trey. Fish exposed himself during Touch Me. The Radiators and TR3 were the opening acts.


This show featured The Giant Country Horns for all of the second set, all of the third set except for Esther, Chalk Dust, and Hood, and for the encore. The show began with a humorous announcement from Trey that he felt “overdressed” during National Nudist Week. My Sweet One included a tease of the Bonanza theme and Magilla included a Flintstones theme tease. I Didn't Know, in which Fish was introduced as "Hank," and Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Possum included Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals as well as a Dave’s Energy Guide tease, while Weekapaug included more DEG teases. Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns at the end of Antelope and during BBFCFM. There was a long wait during HYHU for Fish, who was apparently in the bathroom. Hood included full-band Jeopardy! theme teases. This show ran much longer than scheduled (at one point, when Trey noted that they should wind up the show, a fan urged the band to “fuck the clock”), prompting Trey to beg the crowd to leave in a timely and orderly fashion after the encore.

Mike teased Sweet Emotion during the bass and drums section of YEM and Happy Birthday before The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony for "Josh’s" 20th birthday. Possum contained a Theme from Woody Woodpecker tease. Trey announced that the second set would be their last until the summer, as they were going in to record an album. Technical difficulties necessitated a short break after McGrupp. This show included some humorous stage banter about prep school headmasters and the like.

Stash, Destiny Unbound, Llama, Magilla, Mike's Song, AC/DC Bag, Rocky Top, and Run Like An Antelope featured Dave Grippo on saxophone. Mike’s Song featured The Dude of Life on vocals, who added several verses. Page began Hydrogen on a Casio synthesizer, adding a humorous touch to the last Phish show at The Front.

This show was part of the University’s Earth Day festival. Divided included a DEG tease from Trey. The Mockingbird narration gave a brief recap of the Gamehendge saga. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone.

Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. Mike teased Heartbreaker in Mike's Song. Hydrogen contained Woody Woodpecker theme teases from Trey. Weekapaug included Divided Sky and Dave's Energy Guide teases from Trey.

Bowie included Sparks teases. Foam (introduced as one of Fish’s favorite songs) was preceded by a HYHU tease while Fish fixed his cymbal. Uncle Pen was introduced as a band favorite and dedicated to a fan in the crowd. Trey repeated the first line of Esther several times, as if he had forgotten the rest of the lyrics. Slave was played for Mike from “the Telluride contingency” and was preceded by Trey’s story about the ‘88 Colorado tour. After Slave, Fish came front and center to the tune of HYHU to tell his infamous “bear story.” Afterwards, Trey referenced the July 30, 1988 Telluride show, where Fish was late. Chalk Dust included Manteca teases.

David Bowie contained Charlie Chan and Tritone Down signals and was preceded by an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Trey. Suzy contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease. Fish teased Cavern prior to Melt.

Stash, Magilla, and Suzy featured Dave Grippo on saxophone and Rocky Top through Antelope featured Grippo on saxophone and Russell Flanagan on fiddle.


The Phish debut of Manteca was played in its entirety over the top of Caravan, which in turn was teased several times during Suzy. Caravan also included a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey and a Manteca quote. Bowie featured brief DEG teases. YEM contained a Flash Light tease from Mike. Contact was played in honor of the venue’s “disco lights.” Highway to Hell contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey.

This show was Phish's first public gig in New Jersey and featured many references to the state. Trey started the show by saying he was born and raised in New Jersey. Before Uncle Pen, Trey said that this was sort of a dream come true for him and Page, who grew up in New Jersey, adding it was the first time they'd ever played in the state.  Trey said "we'll do a little song here that brings us back to our New Jersey roots here... it's an old Bill Monroe song." Mike added that it was "a song about Pendleton Vandiver, Bill Monroe's uncle. It's true. He's dead." Stash was played by request for "Big Phil" Muller, and was preceded by Fish playing the Charlie Chan signal. Fish said "he wrote it," Trey said "probably because I wrote it," and Mike added "I think it sucks. Essentially." Regarding Stash, Trey said "I collaborated on this song writing the music end of it and the lyrics were written by another native New Jerseyian, Tom Marshall, who isn't here tonight, unfortunately, because he's gotta be at work tomorrow programming computers." Fish added "for his dad" and Trey responded "My dad, he works for my dad. Keeping it all in the family here." Stash and La Grange contained Buried Alive teases. Prior to Landlady, Trey said they were going to play it in honor of their first gig in New Jersey. Mike introduced Destiny Unbound as a song he wrote about his Uncle Pendleton Vandiver. Prior to Buried Alive, Trey asked for a show of hands from the sparse crowd as to how many people in the room were actually from New Jersey and said "we're going to play a song that we wrote that we think captures the spirit of New Jersey," calling it "New Jersey And You, Perfect Together," which is the state's tourism slogan (a joke he later referenced in Golgi and Contact). Trey encouraged the crowd to "sing along when the chorus comes, just like it's a big commercial, because we'll be filming this for the next New Jersey commercial." During I Didn't Know, Trey introduced Fish as "Zero Man" and the song's lyrics were changed to Pardon Me "Zero Man." Before Contact, Trey introduced his dog Marley as "the 5th member of the band who doesn't usually get as much recognition... and we're going to play Marley's favorite song -- at this moment in time."

SET 1: Self, Family Picture, We've Only Just Begun


Phish was the wedding band for the first wedding of Steve Pollak (The Dude of Life). The setlist is incomplete, although according to the groom most of what was played was “just jamming.” We’ve Only Just Begun was (ironically) the wedding song, and was sung by Page.

This was a free show. Tweezer included a Heartbreaker tease as well as Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. Antelope contained three Charlie Chan signals and How High the Moon, Oom Pa Pa, and Popeye signals. Contact was dedicated to "Griffin."

Trey dedicated Uncle Pen to the death metal band Possessed, calling them "one of the greatest living rock and roll bands" and prompting banter from Fish. Mike teased What I Am before Uncle Pen. Tweezer contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey and Possum included teases of Norwegian Wood. La Grange was introduced by Mike as a song by David "The Truth" Grippo.

Reba was dedicated to Widespread Panic. After Trey thanked Widespread Panic, the band played a brief jam with a Spanish-style feel (for about 30 seconds) before Jägermeister. The management stopped the band in the middle of YEM, so there was no vocal jam. During the tramps jam in YEM, Trey jumped off the stage.  The opening act was Widespread Panic.

Fluffhead was a birthday dedication to "Sarah." Walk Away featured Trey and Mike on the trampolines. HYHU was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (166 shows).

This was a free outdoor show, performed on Earth Day. The short break after Suzy was necessary to correct audio problems. Possum contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone and vacuum. Cavern contained a tease of Another One Bites the Dust from Mike. YEM also contained teases of Another One Bites the Dust and the vocal jam included a quote of the Sabre Dance. Mike used How High the Moon to change his broken bass string. The second set opened with Bouncing teases and a request for Caleb Snyder to retrieve his license, which was awaiting its retrieval on Page’s keyboard. Hood contained an O-o-h Child tease from Trey.

You Enjoy Myself contained Oriental Riff teases from Mike. Trey teased Third Stone From the Sun in Suzy Greenberg, Stairway to Heaven in Slave to the Traffic Light, and Jean Pierre in Weekapaug Groove.

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It's unknown whether this show occurred. The March/April 1990 Phish Update says “call hotline” and Trey’s notes said “off”. If a show occurred this day, the setlist is unknown. The source of this information is phish.com.

Possum contained Purple Haze teases from Trey and Cantaloupe contained Jean Pierre and Theme from Bonanza teases from Trey. Harpua included a Purple Haze tease and Foxy Lady and Fire quotes. Roll Like a Cantaloupe was played for the first time since July 12, 1988 (202 shows).

This show included the first known version of the original Rift. Reba was preceded by teases of the theme from Jeopardy! and contained a Brady Bunch theme tease from Trey. McGrupp and Fluffhead contained Sailor's Hornpipe teases from Trey. Foxy Lady was teased and quoted before Lizards. Fluffhead was dedicated to Paul Languedoc's head (specifically his new haircut) and was introduced as "Lunkhead."

It must have been a hot night at The Front, as references were made to a large fan cooling off the crowd. The band even encouraged the audience to take their shirts off; Trey went as far as to promise that Fish would get naked if the audience did! Wilson was performed in a heavy metal style. Trey teased Sailor's Hornpipe in Hydrogen. BBFCFM contained teases of Auld Lang Syne and the Bonanza theme from Trey.

This was the first Phish New Year’s performance. Trey and Mike wore tuxedos and top hats to commemorate the event. Fish came out for I Didn’t Know wearing a top hat and a g-string with tuxedo tails. The opening act was The Ululators.

Suzy included Purple Haze teases from Trey. SOAM included an extended drum solo from Fish. Fish explained some of his vacuum parts before launching into a vacuum solo during I Didn’t Know. Members of Ninja Custodian visited the stage before and during the encore, leading to some funny stage banter. Undun was subsequently dedicated to Sofi (likely Sofi Dillof) on her 22nd birthday and the lyrics to the song were changed to reference the event and the Ninja Custodian hijinks. Undun also featured Fish on trombone. Tela was played for the first time since August 27, 1988 (122 shows).

Trey teased Purple Haze in Suzy. I'm a Man (Spencer Davis Group) in Antelope, and the Brady Bunch theme in Possum. Trey dedicated the debut performance of Reba to the “Spirit of Nancy.” Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show also marked the first known Phish performance of Highway to Hell.

Trey dedicated the Divided Sky opener to “the spirit of the pig.” Trey briefly teased TMWSIY before Antelope. This YEM featured the infamous “Poop Vocal Jam,” followed by a set-stopping keg run. Mike’s Song included a tease of the HBO theme song. Sanity was the fast version and dedicated to Eric Larson.  'A' Train featured "Paul," an unknown audience member, on saxophone and included a Dixie tease from Trey. During Contact, Trey wished the crowd "Merry Christmas" several times, quoted Blue Bayou (with slightly altered lyrics) in a falsetto voice and teased Auld Lang Syne at the end of the song. This show featured the first known Phish performance of Funky (Breakdown). Funky (Breakdown) and Price of Love featured guest appearances by Ninja Mike (vocals) and Magoo (guitar). Fish intermittently played trombone and vacuum during the latter. Melt featured a Fish drum solo. The vocal jam at the end of Sneakin' Sally included Changes (David Bowie) and My Sharona (The Knack) quotes. Ya Mar's lyrics included references to wild pigs and Paul.

Before Contact, the band announced that the police were towing cars out on Spear Street. This version of Mike’s Song, known also as “Molly’s Song,” included alternate lyrics. This show marked the only known Phish performance of Dazed and Confused. YEM included a Godzilla vocal jam. SOAM was introduced as being “about a pig.” The setlist for set II is unknown except for Chris Kuroda's guest sit-in on vocals for either Alumni Blues or Possum. It is also possible that Kuroda sat in on both songs. There are no recordings of set II in circulation. Some recordings that circulate are mislabeled as The Front. The set II information comes from phish.com.

This show was billed as the Southwest Annual Spring Concert where Phish opened for Canned Heat.


This show was preceded by an introduction from Dionysian co-founder Ben Hunter. After YEM, Trey acknowledged his grandparents who were in attendance. Prior to McGrupp, Trey said that the band were traveling minstrels from Gamehendge and proceeded to provide a brief Gamehendge narration about each of the four songs they were going to play: McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters, The Lizards, "Divided Sky and the Wind Blows High," and "Wilson, Can You Still Have Fun?" Terrapin featured Fish on trombone.

This show featured the Phish debut of If I Only Had a Brain, which featured Fish on trombone. Alumni contained additional lyrics. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, a local band, Eyeburn, traded off punk rock jams. This setlist is incomplete.

This show was a private party for family and friends at Trey's dad's house. The gig consisted of the band set up in the living room playing jazz. Fish played mostly with brushes. This show featured the first known Phish performances of Autumn Leaves, My Favorite Things, On Green Dolphin Street, So What, All Of Me, and Basin Street Blues. Four unknown jazz standards were also performed. Page's dad, Jack McConnell, sat in with the band on vocals for All Of Me (a Sinatra song covered by Willie Nelson) and Basin Street Blues (a song originally recorded by Louis Armstrong but popularized by Willie Nelson). Fish played a trombone solo during I Didn't Know. Page's parents, the band members' siblings, Andrew Fischbeck, and others were in attendance. Between sets, Trey explained his thesis "The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday", commonly known as ”Gamehendge” (without any musical accompaniment), to the McConnells and others while sitting around talking. The source of this setlist and show notes is phish.com.

By request, extensive teasing of Iron Man preceded La Grange. The YEM vocal jam was based on the word “down” and contained teases of When the Levee Breaks. BBFCFM contained teases of the Flintstones theme and London Bridge Is Falling Down. This show is full of stage banter throughout, focused on the Dance Contest that took place during BBFCFM and Swing Low, “Art Funk” and “Foul, Reek and Fecal.” “Spunky Billington” (Ninja Mike) & Magoo from Ninja Custodian won the seemingly rigged dance contest and received the grand prize of Phish T-Shirts and a $20 bill. The listing for the third set may be incomplete. Some copies of this show in circulation are mislabeled as 6/18/88.

"Vermont Farm Festival." HYHU was briefly played before Alumni. Harpua was preceded by a Rocky Top tease. McGrupp and I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. After JJLC, Fish borrowed a snare drum from the Dirch Brothers. Fans of stage banter will want to seek out this show, as the band was particularly chatty.

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This show may have taken place on the previous night or another night this week instead of the date listed. No other information is available about this gig or venue. This information came from Phish.com.

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There was a show on this date, but recordings do not circulate. However, mislabeled recordings circulate with this date are actually the Junta release party from 5/9/89.

After Dear Mrs. Reagan, Trey introduced "Alex," a new waitress at Nectar's. I Didn't know featured Fish on trombone. Happy Birthday was dedicated to Trey's sister Kristy, who was running lights for the show, "Roz," and "Meg." He brought Kristy, "Roz," and Del Martin (because "Meg" was not there) on stage. This show featured the first known Phish performance of Phase Dance. Mockingbird also made its debut at this show and was played without Forbin’s. Before Whipping Post, Trey introduced Lizards as "Where Have All the Lizards Gone?" Suzy was stopped in its intro with Trey jokingly saying "good night" before restarting the song. Trey teased DEG in Good Times Bad Times.

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There was no show on this date. The show that circulated for many years as "9/27/87" has been determined to have occurred instead on February 20, 1988.