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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for August 10, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for August 3, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for July 20, 2021.

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This performance was cancelled as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and rescheduled for July 13, 2021.


Axilla featured the Axilla II ending and was followed by banter from all four band members continuing the pan story from the previous night’s show and ending with a mention of pan flute extraordinaire Zamfir. Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland) then came onstage appearing as Zamfir, holding both a pan flute and a pan. The third set opened with the Phish debut of Send in the Clowns, sung a cappella and with lyrics changed to Send in the Clones. For First Tube through Tweezer Reprise, each band member performed on separate moving platforms hoisted above the stage as dancers dressed as their clones performed onstage and provided additional vocals throughout the set and encore. Trey's platform became stuck for the majority of the set and he had to be rescued after Tweezer Reprise. Given that the band (Trey) could not leave the stage after You Enjoy Myself, there was no encore break and Tweezer Reprise was announced as the start of the encore. Rescue Squad was performed Trey solo (singing and playing Fish's drum set) while he was waiting to return to the stage.

This show celebrated Phish Radio on Sirius XM with a large allotment of tickets given to Sirius listeners. Hello My Baby was performed for the first time since June 18, 2009 (417 shows). Jesus Just Left Chicago was played for the first time since October 22, 2014 (186 shows). Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished. Weekapaug Groove contained Ass Handed quotes from Trey, Fish, and Page. 2001 contained Skin It Back teases from Mike and Trey and featured Fish on Marimba Lumina


This show featured the first Energy since August 4, 2013 (226 shows) and the Phish debut of Wider. Trey and Mike teased A Love Supreme in Beneath a Sea of Stars Part 1. Ghost contained an Under Pressure tease from Trey and a Weekapaug Groove jam with lyrics. Birds of a Feather featured The Birds samples from Page and Third Stone From the Sun teases from Trey. 

This show featured the Phish debut of Cathy's Clown. Down with Disease was unfinished. The lyrics on Scent of a Mule were changed to reference Cathy’s Clown. Fee featured Trey on megaphone. During the soundcheck, Page teased the Star Trek theme before Home and Trey teased Tweezer Reprise before A Life Beyond The Dream.

Weekapaug contained a Limb by Limb quote from Fish and an Ass Handed quote from Trey. Down with Disease was unfinished.

Soundcheck: Breath and Burning, Passing Through, Foam, Frost, Sugar Shack, Ruby Waves (unconfirmed and possibly incomplete)

SET 1: AC/DC Bag > 555 > Ocelot > Sample in a Jar, Stash, The Wedge, Frost, Halley's Comet > Ruby Waves[1], Lawn Boy, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Plasma -> The Final Hurrah > Wingsuit > Golden Age > I Always Wanted It This Way > Prince Caspian > If I Could > 46 Days

ENCORE: Drift While You're Sleeping


This show marked the Phish debut of Ruby Waves. Mike teased Passing Through in Stash. Trey teased Plasma in The Final Hurrah. Golden Age contained a Crosseyed tease from Page, an I'm a Man (Spencer Davis Group) tease from Trey, and a Gotta Jibboo tease from Mike.

This show featured the Phish debut of Drift While You're Sleeping. Trey teased Plasma before Stash. Trey teased Gloria (Laura Branigan) in Theme From the Bottom. The Final Hurrah was quoted in Tube and at the end of Character Zero. Page teased The Very Long Fuse in NMINML. Piper contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease. Trey and Page teased We're Off to See the Wizard in Limb By Limb.

Cool It Down was played for the first time since August 15, 2012 (229 shows). Trey teased Tired of Waiting for You in Ghost and  Third Stone From the Sun in Weekapaug.

Summertime was teased and quoted before Moma Dance. Page teased Sprits in the Material World in the Hood intro.

This show was night nine of Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and had a maple donut theme. Donuts with a maple cinnamon glaze were given to fans arriving at the venue. This show featured the Phish debuts of O Canada and Maple Leaf Rag. O Canada was performed as an instrumental and the Canadian flag in the venue was illuminated at the conclusion of the song. Maple Leaf Rag was performed solo by Page. Swept Away and Steep were last played on July 8, 2012 (192 shows). 46 Days featured Trey on Marimba Lumina and Mike and Page on percussion. Trey quoted 46 Days in Piper.

This show was night four of Phish's Baker's Dozen run at Madison Square Garden and consisted of a jam-filled donut theme. Raspberry jam-filled donuts dipped in honey were given out to fans arriving at the venue and songs such as Sample in a Jar and Lawn Boy were jammed out longer than usual. Lawn Boy featured Page on keytar. My Friend My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Makisupa contained a Piano Man tease from Page and a Jamming quote from Trey. End of Session debuted at this show.

This show featured the Phish debuts of Tuesday and Crazy Sometimes. DWD was unfinished. Trey quoted Waves at the end of Ghost and teased Oye Como Va in Wombat.

Limb By Limb's lyrics were changed to "left is how we felt the Bern" in reference to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. This show featured the Phish debuts of Samson and Delilah and Playing in the Band. West L.A. Fadeaway was last played October 6, 2000 (383 shows). Samson and Delilah through Playing in the Band featured Bob Weir on guitar. Weir also sang vocals on Samson and Delilah, Miss You, and West L.A. Fadeaway. The soundcheck's Blues Jam featured a verse of Funky Bitch from Trey and Walking Blues featured Weir on vocals.

DWD contained I Dream of Jeannie theme and Under Pressure teases and was unfinished. Fuego included a Bug tease from Trey. Ghost contained a HYHU tease from Trey and a Weekapaug Groove tease from Fish. Scents and Subtle Sounds did not contain the Intro, but did include a DEG tease. Manteca was last played June 16, 2012 (165 shows).

The Birds was quoted at the end of Birds of a Feather. Sleep Again was last played August 7, 2010 (224 shows). This show featured the debut of Things People Do.YEM featured Trey on Marimba Lumina.

Skin It Back was played for the first time since August 22, 2012 (111 shows). The second Martian Monster of the set included part of the ending of Skin It Back. Bowie, Mule and Ghost contained Martian Monster quotes.  Mike teased Mercury in Bowie. Mule also contained a Marimba Lumina solo from Fish. Rock and Roll's lyrics were changed to reference Philadelphia.

BOAF contained quotes from The Birds. During Lawn Boy, Page walked all the way over and said hello to "Mike Side." Light's lyrics were changed to mention Tom Marshall, who was in attendance at the show. Weekapaug included Crosseyed quotes. During the Weekapaug jam, Trey and Mike stood face to face before turning to the front of the stage and stepping in unison with the music.

This show featured the debuts of Blaze On, Shade, and No Men In No Man's Land. Mike teased Do You Feel Like We Do before Ghost. The Birds was quoted in Birds of a Feather. Wedge included a Stash tease from Trey and Weekapaug contained a No Men In No Man's Land quote.

Kill Devil Falls was unfinished. Trey teased Gumbo during Sanity and Antelope. Twist included a Smoke on the Water tease from Trey. Hood contained teases of Funk #49 as well as Ramblin' Man and Have Mercy teases from Trey.

Chalk Dust was unfinished. Mike's Song contained a BOAF tease and Weekapaug contained a tease and quote of Shock the Monkey.

DWD began with a Pop Goes the Weasel tease from Mike, contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey, and was unfinished. Trey teased Stash in The Wedge. Antelope contained Meatstick, Fuego, and St. Thomas teases. Character Zero also contained Meatstick and Fuego teases.

The start of this show was delayed due to inclement weather. Fuego contained a Godzilla tease from Trey and a Cars Trucks Buses tease from Mike.

Phish was the musical guest on Live on Letterman. Earlier in the day, Phish played The Line on The Late Show with David Letterman.

SET 1: The Line


Phish was the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and then performed another set on Live on Letterman. 

After the conclusion of the first set, Trey and Page carried a keyboard-shaped cake out to the front of the stage (with a giant two-dimensional mountain behind it, this created a tableau of the cover of Phish's Colorado '88 release), and proceeded to slice and serve cake in honor of their 30th anniversary to fans near the front of the stage. After the cake was served, a video was played showing Fish collecting various props from the band's previous New Year's Eve concerts and driving a replica of the band's "JEMP" truck down to New York City. The truck from the video appeared in Madison Square Garden and was moved to the center of the floor. All of the songs played during both setbreaks were from the year 1983. The band performed the second set standing on top of the truck, using a stripped-down stage setup including hockey sticks for mic stands. Melt contained a DEG tease from Trey. During Grind, the "days lived" stated by the band referenced how old they would be when they returned for their 60th anniversary. During the encore break, a video montage of photographs and film from throughout Phish's history and previous New Year's Eve concerts was shown. After the encore, a video image was shown of a "Save the Date" card for Phish's 60th anniversary show (on December 31, 2043) with each band member digitally aged.

Trey teased Stash in Cars Trucks Buses. Melt and DWD were unfinished. Mike teased Pop Goes the Weasel during the DWD intro and Shake a Tail Feather later in the song. Mike also teased American Woman in Twenty Years Later. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide during Taste.


Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Lumina. Page teased Baby Elephant Walk before the start of the second set. Golden Age began over the jam out of Light.

Possum contained Horn teases. Heartbreaker was incomplete and Chalk Dust was unfinished. Wilson, Tweezer, Hood and Character Zero all contained Heartbreaker teases.

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This show was postponed until July 22, 2013 due to "insurmountable transportation and public safety issues resulting from the power outage in Toronto after severe downpours in the city."

Skin It Back was played for the first time since July 29,1988 (1,417 shows). Spanish Moon was teased before and during Skin It Back. Happiness is a Warm Gun was played for the first time since October 31, 1994 (658 shows). Possum and Chalk Dust Torture contained Skin It Back teases. Sand contained an Izabella tease. Before Bug, Trey said the band doesn't speak in words back stage anymore and they decided they only used hand signals. Trey slapped his wrist as if he was being bitten by a bug to indicate Bug. Fluffhead contained a Dave's Energy Guide tease.

Carl "Geerz" Gerhard sat in on trumpet for Party Time. Trey introduced Gerhard as having come to the School of Phish in 1991 and talked about Gerhard's teaching career in the Armed Services. Trey acknowledged the crowd's request by playing Tube. During I Didn't Know, Trey said that they took Fish on the road in 1983 and he went to the Phish School of Music, adding that he was now the executive officer of the "Air Force." Trey said he didn't think Fish should be representing the vacuum cleaners without tucking in his shirt (a.k.a. his dress) and asked him to do so (Fish complied). Antelope included alternate lyrics "Been you to tuck in your dress, man?" "Tuck, tuck, tuck, tuck" and "Tuck in your dress man, you're out of control!" Trey also said that for 30 years, Fish has been leaving his dress untucked and told everybody to tuck in their dresses. Mike, Trey, and Page tucked in their shirts before the setbreak bow. Split Open and Melt included the alternate lyrics "Split open and tuck." Backwards Down the Number Line contained a DEG tease from Trey. Lengthwise included an invitation for audience members to appear on stage and tuck (a few fans came on stage), contained alternate lyrics "When you're there, I sleep tuckwise, and when you're tucked, I sleep, you really have to tuck" and "I sleep diagonal in my tuck," and Trey wielding a light saber, saying "the force is weak with that one. And that one too. But the force is strong with that one."  The audience was subsequently called out by Fish, Trey, and Page, in part being told repeatedly "You suck at tucking" over the Maze intro. The Maze intro also featured Trey asking Chris Kuroda to turn off the lights while he waved the light saber around, talked like Darth Vader, saying "I am your father, Fish. I am your father," and played the guitar with his light saber. Fire contained more Tuck references, with Trey saying "Tuck it!" and the alternate lyrics "Let the Tucker take over!" Mike and Trey sported sombreros for Mexican Cousin.

During I Didn't Know, Trey and Mike held up t-shirts of Otis Redding for the "Is this a picture of Otis Redding?" lyric. Mexican Cousin contained a Time Loves a Hero tease from Mike. DWD contained a Leave it to Beaver theme tease from Mike and was unfinished. YEM contained Walk This Way teases and the vocal jam contained a Darth Vader quote.

Light included Timber (Jerry) and Tweezer teases. Chalk Dust included teases of Dixie and Hedwig's Theme and was unfinished. Rocket Man was a Phish debut. The soundcheck's Puff the Magic Dragon was performed a cappella by Mike.

In Cities, "Elvis" was changed to "Mary Johnson." Light Up Or Leave Me Alone and Disease were unfinished.

This show marked the Phish debut of Rhymes. Antelope contained Meatstick, Bug, and Divided Sky teases. Suzy also contained Meatstick teases. After Bug, the crowd chanted "Let's Go Bruins" prompting the band to play in rhythm with the crowd's clapping. During the "Rye Rye Rocco" segment of Antelope, Trey introduced Fish as "Ladies and Gentlemen, on cymbal, Jon Fishman!" after he had missed the band's unified stop in the song.

Trey dedicated Sand to "Max." YEM contained a Yakety Sax (It's Ice) tease from Mike. Fire contained alternate lyrics "move on over, let Cactus take over!"

She Caught the Katy was last performed on July 21, 1998 (323 shows).  Trey used a device that played Sarah Palin quotes during Alaska and after the debut of Pigtail. This show also featured the Phish debut of Birdwatcher.  Back on the Train featured a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey and Hood contained a Spanish Harlem tease from Page.

After Midnight was played for the first time since December 31, 1999 (206 shows). In Alumni, Trey added "from Goddard College" after the final "'cause I got a degree" lyric. Makisupa included the lyrics "Woke up this morning with a policeman at my door all I could do was shrug, and go back in my bedroom and smoke another nug." This show featured the Phish debut of Night Nurse; original artist Gregory Isaacs passed away the night before, October 25, 2010. Weekapaug was heavily teased by Trey in Mango before the segue into Weekapaug itself. Weekapaug subsequently contained a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam, which featured lyrics from Ghost and Night Nurse, and was unfinished.

Mike's Song contained a Fuck Your Face tease. Fast Enough for You started with Fish playing the drumbeat to I Am Hydrogen. Reba contained a Manteca quote from Fish and did not have the whistling ending.  

Carini's lyrics were changed to reference a suspected outbreak of Bubonic plague in the Broomfield area. The first of the trapped miners in Chile emerged during the setbreak, and the second during Theme -> Free > Joy. After Meatstick's conclusion, the audience continued the song and dance for several choruses.

Portions of Wilson were performed by Trey on a toy guitar during which Fish teased the beginning drumbeats of Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin). Reba did not have the whistling ending.

Carini contained a quote from Fish of One of These Days ("One of these days I'm gonna cut you into little pieces") and, shortly thereafter, an Echoes tease from Page (the "ping" noise that begins Echoes).

Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show featured the Phish debut of I Am The Walrus. Weekapaug was unfinished.

This show featured the Phish debut of Lit O Bit (Rita Clarke And The Naturals) and the debut of Dr. Gabel. In Antelope, "Marco Esquandolas" was changed to "Leo Esquandolas," followed by a Page solo.

This show marked the Phish debut of Cold Water (Tom Waits) and the debut of Idea. Tube was played in response to the crowd requesting it.

Cities was played in response to a fan with a sign requesting the song and featured alternative lyrics referencing Thanksgiving. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Disease was unfinished. Much of Weekapaug was played at a significantly slower pace than normal. Prior to ADITL, Fish teased the Weekapaug drumbeat.

This show featured the first Paul and Silas since November 29, 1998 (209 shows).  Trey explained that Paul and Silas was “sort of a request” for a fan he met the night before.  This show marked the debut of Windy City, which Trey indicated the band had been waiting to debut in Chicago.

This show featured the Phish debuts of When the Cactus is in Bloom and Alaska. Before Dog Faced Boy, Trey explained that while living with Fish, he wrote Dog Faced Boy, Tube and Gumbo based on entries in one of Fish’s journals. During Dog Faced Boy, Fish left his drum kit and lay down in front of the stage because he didn’t need to sing the song. Lengthwise (performed a cappella) was played for the first time since July 28, 1998 (233 shows). Bold as Love was played for the first time since October 6, 2000 (74 shows).

Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan and Kill Devil Falls both debuted at this show, with the latter, remarkably, being played by request. This show featured the first If I Could since June 28, 2000 (103 shows).

Heavy things contained Stash teases from Trey. This version of Weekapaug featured a slowed down ending. After Weekapaug, Trey told a story explaining the origins of Weekapaug and ASIHTOS while Mike and Page teased (and Trey sang part of) December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night). The “keyword” for Makisupa referred to a tall, cool glass of soy milk. Possum did not contain its customary build-up intro.

Wilson contained War Pigs teases from Mike and was unfinished. The song may have been played as an opener in memoriam of actor Earl Hindman, best known as “Wilson” from the television series Home Improvement, who passed away earlier in the day. NICU contained Shafty teases from Mike. Weigh was played for the first time since August 2, 1998 (200 shows). Cities included Sand teases. Gin included Show Biz Kids and After Midnight teases. 2001 included a P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) jam containing some brief lyrics, as well as Gin, Sand, Auld Lang Syne, and The Little Drummer Boy teases. Tube was unfinished. L.A. Woman was a Phish debut; Birds included L.A. Woman teases. During Makisupa, Trey noted that they were going to play Touch Me, but decided not to because Fish couldn't remember the words and they didn't know how have a horn section. To make it up to the crowd for letting them down, Trey brought out George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic (also known as The P. Funk All-Stars). Trey commented “and that’s even better than Touch Me!” Page teased Touch Me while Trey was talking. The ensuing P. Funk Jam moved through pieces of several classic Parliament/Funkadelic tunes including Butt-a-Butt, Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker), P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), and One Nation Under A Groove. Get Low (Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz) was also part of the medley. By the end of the jam, Fish was alone on stage playing vacuum. Fish then exited, leaving the stage empty. Phish returned alone to finish Makisupa; to prove that P. Funk was better than Fish singing Touch Me, Makisupa closed with Fish singing the first line of Touch Me a cappella. During the last chorus of Contact, Trey sang lines like “L.A. Woman” and “Make my funk the P. Funk” in place of his usual harmonies.


This gig commemorated the 20th anniversary of the first Phish show. In the audience, a section of seats were roped off to make way for a music stand. The music stand held a three-ring binder that contained lyrics from the Phish canon, but it did not play an active role in the performance. Ya Mar contained teases of The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana). At the end of Disease, a video screen descended behind the stage. As the house lights remained down, a 25+ minute video was played featuring retrospective highlights from throughout Phish’s career. Before the second set, Mike brought out a tray of desserts and shared them with fans in front of the stage. Highway to Hell was briefly teased by Trey before Rock and Roll. Weekapaug was unfinished. Tweezer Reprise included lyrics (sung by Trey) from Mike’s Song. Appropriately, the post-show house music was the Beatles’ song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (which begins with the lyric, “It was twenty years ago today…”).

Daniel was played for the first time since February 23, 1997 (285 shows). Trey teased San-Ho-Zay in Cool It Down. Scent of a Mule included a tease of Wouldn’t It Be Loverly (from My Fair Lady). The jam out of Fee included a Maze tease. Harpua was played for the first time since November 2, 1998 (171 shows). The Harpua narration concerned Jimmy searching for “IT” and, eventually, joining a rock band and finding “IT” on the road. The Phish debut of Fooled Around and Fell in Love was preceded by a HYHU tease. In the soundcheck, Seven Below was teased in the Jam and Blue Bayou was quoted in Bittersweet Motel. This show was officially released on CD as Live Phish 07.29.03.

Fans who arrived early enough to hear the soundcheck from outside the venue caught a 30-plus-minute version of Scents and Subtle Sounds. Scents was later released as a track on iTunes. Video footage of the soundcheck was posted on phish.com. This show marked the Phish debut of Mr. Completely and the debut of Spread it ‘Round. The first Mr. Completely contained a tease of Life on Mars (Dexter Wansel). This abbreviated version of Buried Alive was performed at a much faster tempo than usual and in a different key. Trey teased San-Ho-Zay and Mr. Completely in Walls of the Cave. This show was officially released on CD as Live Phish 07.15.03.


Limb By Limb contained a DEG tease from Trey. Disease was unfinished. This show featured the Phish debuts of Secret Smile and Discern. Hood included a Magilla tease from Page.

Twist and Walls of the Cave included San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. Moma Dance contained DEG teases from Trey and was unfinished. The YEM vocal jam included a tease of the William Tell Overture. The Phish debut of The Lion Sleeps Tonight was performed a cappella.

Phish returned from their hiatus with their first public show since October 7, 2000. The pre-show music alluded to the end of the hiatus with such songs as the theme from Welcome Back Kotter, Feels Like the First Time, Back in the Saddle Again, Reunited, and The Boys are Back in Town. The final selection was Foreplay/Long Time, during which time the band took the stage. Piper included a Low Rider tease. Prior to Wilson, a scene from the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away was played in the arena (referring to Hanks’ character searching for his volleyball/companion named Wilson). Trey subsequently introduced Hanks to sing the final lyric. Major news media reported the Hanks appearance, but the guest singer was actually Page’s brother, Steve McConnell. Mound was played for the first time since November 19, 1996 (276 shows). Bowie included a DEG tease. This show included the debuts of Waves, Seven Below and Walls of the Cave. Appropriately, Seven Below began about seven minutes before midnight. During the song, the crew lowered a disco ball from the scoreboard and created a “snowfall” on stage. Dancers dressed in white as snow creatures took the stage and circled the band before dispersing into the crowd. Some of the dancers ascended ladders and donned stilts to become snow angels. At midnight, white balloons and confetti were dropped on the crowd. A dwarf remained on each front corner of the stage, popping balloons, while the snow angels continued to dance. Runaway Jim contained a Weekapaug tease from Page. Time Loves a Hero was last played August 11, 1998 (or 151 shows). Walls included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. The evening was capped with perfect post-show music: Let’s Stay Together.

SET 1: Twist


Phish were the musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

After conferring with Trey before Bike, Fish joked with the crowd, remarking that he only knows two songs. Before the vacuum solo, Fish introduced the band.

In keeping with the theme of the second set, Hood included a Moby Dick tease. Trey introduced Fish as “Russell Crowe” during Terrapin. The Moby Dick inside of the HYHU jam featured Trey on drums and Fish on vacuum. The Chalk Dust Reprise was akin to the version last played on December 10, 1994 (391 shows), with the band singing the words “Chalk Dust Torture” over varied music. At the end of the encore, Trey joked that, if anyone missed anything, they should read the book or see the movie. Trey also teased Moby Dick at the end of the encore's Chalk Dust Reprise. Prior to this show, Moby Dick had not been played since November 29, 1997 (172 shows).

It’s Ice included a Star Spangled Banner tease. Lawn Boy included a fireworks display on stage and in the pavilion, as well as well wishes from Page; the fireworks signaled the beginning of GTBT. Mike teased Heartbreaker near the end of GTBT.


Phish were the musical guests on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Soundcheck: Ginseng Sullivan, Funk Jam -> Crossroads, “Say My Name/Oh Yeah!” Jam

SET 1: Meat, Maze, Meat Reprise, Ya Mar, Fast Enough for You, The Old Home Place > Wilson > Mike's Song > Simple > Weekapaug Groove

SET 2: Gotta Jibboo, Wolfman's Brother, Run Like an Antelope[1] -> Contact > Sand, Roggae > Prince Caspian > Rocky Top > Cavern[2]

ENCORE: Brian and Robert, Good Times Bad Times


Cavern included the older, alternate lyrics and a drawn-out, feedback-enhanced ending. Mike's Song ended with a Peaches en Regalia tease from Fish. Before Jibboo and after Wolfman’s the band teased Is She Really Going Out with Him? The audience sang along at one point and tried in vain to convince Phish to play the song in its entirety. Antelope was unfinished – Mike segued into a funky version of Contact right before the “Rye, Rye, Rocco” lyric segment.

Soundcheck: Mozambique, Driver, My Soul, Ginseng Sullivan, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Funky Bitch, Farmhouse, Jam

SET 1: AC/DC Bag, Wilson, First Tube, Ya Mar[1] > Mike's Song > Simple > It's Ice, When the Circus Comes, Back on the Train, Gotta Jibboo, Taste, Sleeping Monkey

SET 2: Punch You in the Eye, Twist, Waste, Piper, You Enjoy Myself, Run Like an Antelope, Train Song, Bug

ENCORE: Boogie On Reggae Woman > Cavern


This show was taped for VH-1’s Hard Rock Live and was first broadcast on July 1, 2000. The show was announced only a week before the gig took place. Non-transferable wristbands for entry were sold at the venue box office the morning before the show, with a limit of one per person. Ya Mar began in the key of G before switching to its normal key of A for an extended jam at Trey’s on-stage request. During the soundcheck of this show, Driver and Ginseng were played multiple times, and there was a jam on Led Zeppelin’s Dancing Days before Long Cool Woman.

SET 1: Heavy Things


Phish were the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Peaches was played for the first time since February 28, 1997 (162 shows). This long AC/DC Bag featured Trey on keys and Fish on vacuum for part of the jam. Gumbo included an Another One Bites the Dust jam. Fish again grabbed the vacuum for Frankenstein and quoted One of These Days (Pink Floyd). This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Phish debut of Misty Mountain Hop. 2001 included a Super Bad tease from Trey.

NO2 was played for the first time since July 16, 1994 (356 shows) and, for the first known time, included the instrumental ending originally included on The White Tape. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Antelope included Meatstick teases and Trey acknowledging his friends Dave and Luann Abrahams, who were in the crowd. Possum and the Phish debut of Tuesday’s Gone featured Scott Murawski on guitar. Possum contained a Lazy (Deep Purple) tease.

2001 included Crosseyed and Painless and Manteca teases. For this show, the dancers on-stage were dressed as flowers, with one dressed as a turkey.

Listen for a Stash tease in the Disease intro. Ghost included Psycho Killer and San-Ho-Zay teases and Possum contained Born on the Bayou teases. The encore featured guest vocals from the Dude of Life, who provided alternate lyrics to Suzy Greenberg and additional lyrics to Tweezer Reprise.

This acoustic in-studio set was broadcast live for KBCO’s “Studio C” series.

Phish were the musical guests on The Late Show with David Letterman.

This single-set performance, a taping for the PBS television show Sessions at West 54th, was performed in front of roughly 200 fans and industry executives. The show was first broadcast the week of January 9, 1999. Sleep, Driver and Albuquerque were performed acoustic. Trey made jokes about the length of Guyute, remarking that the show could cut to four commercial breaks and the band would still be playing the same song. Taste was played after Trey took the crowd’s requests for the final song. When the show was aired, only Birds, Ghost, and Taste were broadcast, with interviews interspersed between songs.

This show marked the Phish debut of Trench Town Rock and the return of Time Loves a Hero (first since November 5, 1988, or 1,021 shows). Runaway Jim included a tease of Maria from West Side Story. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide in Limb By Limb. This show is also available on DVD from Phish Dry Goods.

Lengthwise was played for the first time since October 20, 1994 (291 shows). Contact was performed “Mexican Love Style,” as Trey dedicated the song to a couple he met who had fallen in love.

Tube was followed by a brief reprise of the jam section. Bittersweet Motel debuted at this show. Ghost contained San-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. She Caught the Katy was played for the first time since July 30, 1988 (1,036 shows).

This show marked the debuts of Roggae, The Moma Dance, Brian and Robert, and the "new" faster arrangement of Water in the Sky. Ghost included a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. Tube contained a Sand tease. The Moma Dance included the band teaching the audience the simplistic "dance" that accompanies the song.


Trey teased  A Night in Tunisia in Stash. AC/DC Bag included Third Stone From the Sun and Psycho Killer teases. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) made its Phish debut, was sung by Tom Marshall, contained an A Day in the Life quote from Tom referencing Big Phil (a fan who was in attendance that night), and was part of the “Pentagram Harpua,” which also included a narrative about Lost in Space. Hood was unfinished. Pete Carini made an appearance on-stage during the encore. Frankenstein included a segment with Fish coming center stage with his vacuum. The encore was unusually long; once the band realized they were going to be fined for playing past midnight, they decided to play well past midnight. Sneakin’ Sally was played for the first time since May 28, 1989 (920 shows). Neither of the Sallys contained vocal jams. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.


Disease was unfinished. Trey teased Lazy in Chalk Dust Torture. Simple featured a Trey/Page musical duet. Dog Faced Boy was played for the first time since August 12, 1996 (109 shows). Ya Mar included a fun play on the actual lyrics and a Crosseyed and Painless tease. Trey teased Izabella in Weekapaug.

Soundcheck: Limb By Limb (x3), Vultures, Water in the Sky, Saw It Again (first verse only)

SET 1: Runaway Jim -> My Soul, Water in the Sky, Stash, Bouncing Around the Room, Vultures, Bye Bye Foot, Taste

SET 2: Down with Disease[1] -> Mike's Song > Simple -> I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Hello My Baby

ENCORE: When the Circus Comes > Harry Hood


The first set of this show was performed during a furious lightning storm; during Taste, the band even jammed along with the thunder and lightning. Mother (Pink Floyd) was teased by Trey in Bye Bye Foot. Down with Disease was unfinished. Weekapaug also included a Hydrogen tease from Trey and closed with a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. This show is also available on DVD from Phish Dry Goods.

Ghost began the first of two nights of the infamous "Worm" banter, with Fish saying "I think you know where you are" and Trey responding with "You're on the back of the worm!" The "Worm" was also mentioned in Ya Mar, Saw It Again, and the jam out of Cities, which also included When the Saints Go Marching In and Santa Claus is Coming to Town teases by Trey. Mike teased Time Loves A Hero in Ghost. Dirt was introduced as "Green Grass High Tides Forever." The second set began with a Fish piano solo that evolved into a jam, as the rest of the band eventually joined the stage and Fish moved to his drum kit. Bathtub Gin contained a Little Drummer Boy tease from Trey and a Simpsons Theme tease from Mike. Loving Cup contained a Frankenstein tease from Mike. This show was officially released as part of the Amsterdam box set.

Guelah was aborted and scrapped. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

This show celebrated the release of “Phish Food” ice cream and was a benefit for the then-newly formed Waterwheel Foundation. “Ben & Jerry” made a short speech before the show and free ice cream was made available for the entire crowd. I Told You So and Love Me Like a Man, both of which featured Tammy Fletcher of The Disciples on vocals, made their Phish debuts. Cinnamon Girl was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (899 shows). Hood contained a Barracuda tease by Trey. The last three songs of the first set, as well as Funky Bitch, featured Dave Grippo on alto sax and James Harvey on trombone. Grippo teased Third Stone From the Sun in Cars Trucks Buses and Chameleon in Suzy Greenberg. Soul Power 74 was teased by both horns in Suzy. Hello My Baby was performed without microphones.


One Meatball through Mojo Workin’ were Phish debuts that featured Sydney Ellis on vocals. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. My Friend was aborted quickly and scrapped.

Slave was dedicated to “a friend” (long-time taper Don Wright) who had been hit by a car earlier in the day. Trey teased Super Bad in 2001. Reba did not have the whistling ending.

As the traditional Auld Lang Syne rang in the New Year, tens of thousands of balloons (reportedly a world record) fell from the rafters. This show marked the first Phish performance of Bohemian Rhapsody which, along with Julius and Amazing Grace, featured the Boston Community Choir. PYITE included Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough teases from Page.

Phish performed the national anthem before a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Trey announced the first-ever Vibration of Life dedication and sent it out to the crew in general, and more specifically, Bob Neumann, the band’s Audio Crew Chief and speaker designer. YEM included a Groove Is in the Heart jam that included brief lyrics.

Phish performed the national anthem before a Minnesota Timberwolves home game. This was their first performance of the song at a major sporting event.

Guest percussionist Karl Perazzo played the entire show. After Suspicious Minds, Trey introduced Fish as “Norton Charlton Heston.”

This Weekapaug, often referred to as the “Freakapaug,” included circus dancers and Mimi Fishman dancing around on stage towards the end. Watchtower (first since April 21, 1994, or 227 shows) featured Buddy Miles on drums and lead vocals, Merl Saunders on keys, and Fish on Trey’s percussion rack. The circus dancers also appeared for the encore.

Page performed Somewhere Over the Rainbow solo on the theremin. Waste through Strange Design were performed on the acoustic mini-stage. Trey played the composed section to Divided Sky over the soundcheck jam. This show was officially released as Live Phish 12.

Note the “This is Red Rocks, This is the Edge” quote from Trey during the break in Rift. The quote was a reference both to U2’s Live: Under a Blood Red Sky album and Trey’s similar remarks on the Junta-released version of Icculus. Suzy included a Simple tease. The phrase “21 year old Phish Fan Marcus Esquandolas” was substituted for “Marco Esquandolas” during Antelope in reference to a fan’s quote in a newspaper article on the disturbance in Morrison the day before. Tweezer included a Norwegian Wood jam. Harry Hood featured the debut of the “Hood” response chant, initiated by Phish.netters and advertised on flyers handed out at the Red Rocks shows. Among other ideas, the flyers encouraged fans to shout: “Hood” after the band sings “Harry.” It began to rain in the second set; the band responded with Purple Rain, and Chris Kuroda showed the stage in purple lights. The performance of Simple from this gig appears on the Carved in Stone CD benefiting The Rocks Fund, dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

No known setlist


Phish's set on this date was rained out. Phish did, however, jam with Santana during their set that evening.

I'm Blue I'm Lonesome was performed acoustic. Down with Disease was unfinished. The soundcheck's Poor Heart was the slow version.

Lizards was dedicated to college basketball commentator Dick Vitale. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome was performed acoustic. Bathtub Gin contained a DEG tease by Trey. Hood contained a tease of The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) from Trey.

Suzy Greenberg included The Rover and 25 or 6 to 4 teases. Wind Beneath My Wings was a Phish debut and dedicated to Colonel Bruce Hampton, who sat on stage reading a newspaper during the song.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. My Long Journey Home and I’m Blue I’m Lonesome were performed acoustic. My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Take Me to the River, which was incomplete, made its Phish debut in the second set. Trey teased Rock Lobster in the second David Bowie. Mike's Song contained a theme from Mission: Impossible tease by Page. The second Dog Log in the soundcheck was a cappella.

Soundcheck: Billy Breathes Intro, Billy Breathes, Poor Heart (slow version), Funky Bitch

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Foam, Billy Breathes, Divided Sky, Esther > Free, Julius, I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome[1], Cavern

SET 2: Maze, Gumbo, Stash -> Manteca -> Stash -> Dog Faced Boy[2] -> Stash, Strange Design, You Enjoy Myself -> Immigrant Song Jam -> You Enjoy Myself

ENCORE: The Wedge, Rocky Top


Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in Julius. I'm Blue I'm Lonesome was performed acoustic. This fantastic Stash included 25 or 6 to 4, Esther, and Ya Mar teases. Dog Faced Boy was performed over a different arrangement than usual. YEM included Low Rider teases. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Soundcheck: Guyute, Suzy Greenberg (x2), Jam, Suzy Greenberg, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Jam

SET 1: Icculus, Divided Sky, Wilson > Ya Mar, Sparkle > Free, Guyute, Run Like an Antelope, Harpua[1]

SET 2: I Am the Sea[2], The Real Me[2] > Quadrophenia[2], Cut My Hair[2], The Punk Meets the Godfather[2], I'm One[2], The Dirty Jobs[2] > Helpless Dancer[2], Is It In My Head?[2], I've Had Enough[2], 5:15[2], Sea and Sand[2], Drowned[2], Bell Boy[3], Doctor Jimmy[2] > The Rock[2], Love, Reign O'er Me[2]

SET 3: You Enjoy Myself, Jesus Just Left Chicago[4], A Day in the Life > Suzy Greenberg[5]

ENCORE: My Generation[6]


Harpua included a story from Mike about a dream about raccoons. The Michael Jackson references continued, as Trey teased the audience by saying that Jimmy was listening to the Halloween album while the band played a Beat It tease. Also, the second set was preceded by recorded Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' and Thriller teases from Michael Jackson's Thriller album. The second set "musical costume" was The Who's Quadrophenia and was performed with Dave Grippo on alto saxophone, Don Glasgo on trombone, Joey Sommerville on trumpet and Alan Parshley on French horn. During Bell Boy, crew member Leigh Fordham, clad in a bell boy outfit, sang Keith Moon’s original part. All of the Quadrophenia songs, as well as My Generation, were Phish debuts. YEM was almost 40 minutes long, contained teases from Trey of The Real Me and DEG, and was preceded by the audience chess move. The chosen fan, dressed as a Wookiee, cracked under the pressure and could not choose a move on stage, prompting a quote from Fish that “Wookiees can’t play chess.” The Rock was teased after the failed move. Jesus Just Left Chicago featured Grippo on alto saxophone; Suzy Greenberg featured Grippo, Glasgo and Somerville. My Generation was performed acoustic. Before My Generation, the crew set up a Keith Moon replica drum set on stage. After the song, Fish and Trey destroyed the drum set a la The Who. Finally, a stagehand brought out a large plunger. Trey pressed it and set off a huge explosion backstage. This show was officially released as Live Phish 14. In the soundcheck, Suzy Greenberg was performed three times: the first with only Grippo, the second with the band and Grippo, and the third with all of the horns, alternate lyrics, and Bell Boy quotes. The jam through the end of the soundcheck was played with horns.

Taste That Surrounds made its debut. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. The YEM vocal jam included Ha Ha Ha quotes. Sleeping Monkey segued out of the YEM vocal jam and was started a cappella.

Amazing Grace was sung first by the band without microphones, and then by audience member “Nathan,” a gospel singer with microphones. The jam out of Keyboard Army featured Medeski, Martin, and Wood, as well as Fish on vacuum and trombone and contained DEG teases from Mike. My Long Journey Home and I’m Blue I’m Lonesome were performed acoustic and without microphones. The opening act was Medeski, Martin, & Wood.

The soundcheck's My Generation was performed acoustic. Bathtub Gin contained Long Tall Glasses teases from Trey. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Reba did not have the whistling ending. Chalk Dust contained Purple Haze and DEG teases. This version of Golgi, according to Trey, was the “jazz version.” Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones as Trey jokingly tried to break the record for the largest venue played without mics.

Soundcheck: Tweezer -> I’ll Come Running -> Tweezer Reprise

SET 1: Don't You Want To Go?[1], Ha Ha Ha[2] > Spock's Brain[2], Strange Design[2], Reba[3], Theme From the Bottom[2], Hold Your Head Up > Lonesome Cowboy Bill[1] > Hold Your Head Up, Free[2], Glide II[2] > You Enjoy Myself, Sweet Adeline, Sample in a Jar

ENCORE: I'll Come Running[1] -> Gloria[1]


This was a Voters for Choice benefit concert that also featured Jennifer Trynin and Emergency Broadcast Network. During the pre-show introduction, host Gloria Steinem promised Phish fans more new music in one night than ever before. The band proceeded to deliver the first public performances of Ha Ha Ha, Spock's Brain, Strange Design, Theme From the Bottom, Free, and Glide II. Don’t You Want To Go?, Lonesome Cowboy Bill, I’ll Come Running, and Gloria also made their first Phish public performances at this show. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Fish introduced the new songs that had been played before Lonesome Cowboy Bill. Fish explained that they didn't really have a name for the song after Ha Ha Ha and Trey added that since it was a Voters For Choice Benefit, they'd give the crowd four choices and let it vote on the title: The Plane, The First Single, Israel, and Spock's Brain. Page subsequently teased the theme from Star Trek as the crowd voted for Spock's with Trey subsequently explaining the song's origin. Prior to Adeline, the crowd sang Happy Birthday to Page.

I’m Blue I’m Lonesome and Foreplay/Long Time were performed acoustic. In the soundcheck, Dog Log was performed in a blues style and Halley's Comet was played multiple times.

Runaway Jim was unfinished. BBFCFM was started electric and finished in the acoustic bluegrass lineup, which included I'm Blue I'm Lonesome, Little Tiny Butter Biscuits, and My Long Journey Home. Harry Hood was played as a result of an audience member’s request after Trey said that the crowd could pick the next song. Funky Bitch, the subsequent jam, and Yerushalayim Shel Zahav are included as filler on Live Phish 18. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. The second set opened with a Voodoo Child tease. Weekapaug included an On Broadway tease and was unfinished. The Rover was teased before Possum as well as numerous times in Possum itself. Possum also contained full band teases of Kashmir and Magilla. Foreplay/Long Time was performed acoustic.

My Friend My Friend included additional lyrics from Mike. Before I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as (former NFL quarterback) Ron Jaworski. After Silent, Trey introduced Fish as the “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” referencing the horror movie of the same name. Reba contained a DEG tease from Trey. Scent of a Mule through Llama featured Béla Fleck on banjo and Old Home Place through Nellie Kane were performed acoustic. Llama began in the acoustic setup, but during the song the band members switched back to their electric instruments. Prior to Beaumont Rag, Trey teased Sample in a Jar.

This show included the first Letter to Jimmy Page since July 18, 1991 (357 shows) and the first version played separate from Alumni Blues since May 11, 1987 (811 shows). Esther and YEM contained Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy teases from Trey. Trey quoted the theme from Shaft at the start of the second set. Cities was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (675 shows). Sweet Adeline and Ginseng Sullivan through Amazing Grace were performed without microphones. Ginseng Sullivan and My Sweet One were performed acoustic. The latter evolved into a sing-along with the audience during the second verse.

After a few lines of The Horse, the fire alarm went off. The band kept playing but the house lights came on and the building was cleared for 20 minutes. The music resumed with Fire, and that was the only “set break.” My Friend included a Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo jam. SOAM subsequently included additional Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo teases and an atypical jam. Chalk Dust contained Barracuda teases. Suzy contained a Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo tease from Trey. Ginseng Sullivan through Dog Faced Boy were performed acoustic and without microphones, and Sweet Adeline and Amazing Grace were performed without microphones.

After The Asse Festival segment of Guelah, the band launched into Adeline and then moved into a Digital Delay Loop Jam before finishing the song. Adeline was performed without microphones. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. My Sweet One was performed acoustic without microphones. YEM included On Broadway teases in both the jam and the vocal jam; it was also teased during Possum. HYHU segued out of the YEM vocal jam and included Fish talking about how much he hates that song (though he has nothing personal against Argent, who wrote it). Possum also included Dave’s Energy Guide teases.

Maze included Call to the Post and Happy Birthday teases. Ginseng Sullivan and Dog Faced Boy were performed acoustic without microphones. Ginseng also featured Fish on washboard. Page’s piano solo in The Squirming Coil was cut short when Trey brought out a birthday cake for Page and attempted to lead the audience in a round of Happy Birthday. Tweezer included the Phish debut of Earache My Eye.

If I Could featured Alison Krauss on vocals. Bowie contained Black or White, Sunshine of Your Love and Sunshine of My Life teases. Harpua contained "Charge!" and I Wan'na Be Like You teases from Page and Sunshine of Your Love and Sunshine of My Life teases. Adeline was performed unmiced. The venue is sometimes mislabeled as “The Veranda” at Starwood; the show was scheduled to be held there but was moved to the main stage due to rain. Interestingly, Hank Williams, Jr. had already set up his PA and light system for a tour rehearsal and allowed Phish to use his rig. After Stash, Trey thanked Hank for letting Phish borrow the equipment, joked that they would like to play the Monday Night Football song in honor of him and quoted All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight. The soundcheck's If I Could also featured Krauss on vocals.

This show was an in-studio performance (with an audience) on the Live X program, broadcast live on WNNX 99.7-FM in Atlanta. This show contains the only known Phish performance of Carefree.

Soundcheck: Dream On, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Leprechaun, Daniel Saw the Stone (several times), My Friend My Friend Intro, Punch You in the Eye (x3), The Squirming Coil (x3), Stash, My Friend My Friend, Horn (x2), 2001 (x2), Split Open and Melt, You Enjoy Myself, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, The Horse, Fluffhead Intro, Divided Sky Intro, Silent in the Morning, Reba, Fee, Kashmir

SET 1: Peaches en Regalia > Poor Heart > Split Open and Melt, Esther > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Ya Mar, It's Ice > Fee[1] > Possum

SET 2: Sample in a Jar, You Enjoy Myself, My Friend, My Friend[2] -> The Lizards, The Sloth, Fast Enough for You > Uncle Pen, Harry Hood[3], Highway to Hell

ENCORE: Memories[4], Golgi Apparatus


For the entire New Year’s Run, the stage was set up as an aquarium, complete with sand, seaweed, rocks, and a giant clam.  Peaches en Regalia (last played June 23, 1989, or 558 shows) was likely played in memory of Frank Zappa, who passed away a few weeks before. Subsequently, Split Open and Melt included Peaches teases. Suzy contained a Tweezer Reprise tease. Auld Lang Syne was teased in Ya Mar. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Possum included Kashmir and Jean Pierre teases. My Friend started out with Trey on acoustic guitar and did not contain the "Myfe" ending. Hood included a Simpsons signal. Memories was performed without microphones. 


Trey teased Lazy (Deep Purple) in CDT. Trey made several references to the venue’s springy floor and the fans bouncing on it while they danced. It's Ice contained Theme from James Bond and I Feel the Earth Move teases. Melt contained Long Tall Glasses and Dave's Energy Guide teases. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Ya Mar included alternate lyrics from Mike. Ginseng featured Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on upright bass, and Fish on Madonna washboard. Fish, usually subject to nicknames when he takes the mic, introduced Trey as Chuck Norris on the drums. Trey retorted by calling Fish “a butt with protruding arms and legs.” Weekapaug was unfinished and featured La Marseillaise teases from Page. Suzy included Blue Monk and Tweezer teases. Antelope contained an O Canada tease from Trey and was dedicated to three new crew members from Vancouver. Adeline was performed without microphones. Baby Gramps was the opening act.

Mike dropped a few vocal references to Wilson in Llama. Divided Sky contained Call to the Post teases. Guelah Papyrus included an Oom Pa Pa signal. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar and began with a Bowie tease. Trey teased the Speed Racer theme and Frankenstein in YEM. The vocal jam in YEM was based on Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da. Memories was performed without microphones. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.


Trey sang some of  the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Fee also contained an Entrance of the Gladiators tease from Page. Stash featured a Buried Alive tease from Trey. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. It's Ice contained a Munsters theme tease from Page.

This single-set performance was part of the H.O.R.D.E. Festival that also featured Allgood, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Blues Traveler, The Samples, and Widespread Panic. Fish played Split Open and Melt at the start of Rift. YEM was unfinished and featured Chan Kinchla and John Popper among other guests (including Jimmy Herring, Matt Mundy, Todd Park Mohr, and other members of ARU and Big Head Todd). Popper was offstage playing the harmonica while an effigy of Popper was lowered to the stage in a wheelchair. As part of the gag, the cord snapped and sent the effigy tumbling to the stage through the trampoline!


The Bowie intro contained Oom Pa Pa and Simpsons signals. The beginning of My Friend and all of The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. YEM included Sundown teases in the song and quotes in the vocal jam. The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald was teased in the YEM vocal jam, teased (with lyrics) in the intro of The Horse, and quoted at the end of Cavern. Cavern also contained a brief Stairway to Heaven tease from Trey. Getting in Tune was teased and quoted before Love You. There are no known recordings of the first set in circulation.


The Bowie intro contained Lawn Boy teases from Trey as well as Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. Trey teased Dazed and Confused in Big Ball Jam. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. YEM contained Speed Racer and Mission: Impossible theme teases from Page. Immigrant Song was teased in the YEM vocal jam. Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.


Possum and Mike's Song included Dave's Energy Guide teases. The Mockingbird narration contained a Killer Inside Me quote from Trey and Jump (Van Halen) teases from Page. Caravan included Manteca teases from Trey and Page. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Mike's Song also contained Walk This Way teases. Weekapaug ended in a Can't You Hear Me Knocking jam.


The beginning of My Friend and all of The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. My Friend contained a Sesame Street theme tease from Trey. Llama and Stash contained Can't You Hear Me Knocking teases. Esther's intro contained a Random Note signal and a HYHU tease from Page. Misty Mountain Hop was teased in Stash and Weigh. Hydrogen contained Call to the Post teases from Trey. Weekapaug contained a quote by Trey of Is She Really Going Out with Him?. After Weigh, Trey mentioned that "the Big Ball Jam was born in this very room one year ago today" and wished it a happy birthday, followed by a quick tease of Happy Birthday by Page and Trey wishing happy birthday to "Bob" who was in the audience. Mike dedicated Mike’s Song to himself. The band subsequently included several references to it being “his song.” The Phish debut of Psycho Killer was unfinished. Tela was teased after the soundcheck's "Jam."


Trey sang the verses of Fee unmiced. You Gotta See Mama Every Night was sung to Trey’s grandmother by her husband, Harry Jones, and was a Phish debut. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. The Esther intro contained Random Note and Simpsons signals and the Secret Language Instructions featured introductions of the Random Note, Simpsons, and All Fall Down signals as well as Turn Turn Turn teases from Mike. YEM did not contain a vocal jam. The soundcheck included a performance of Slave (Rolling Stones).

Page teased the theme to Speed Racer in Foam and the theme to Jeopardy! in Divided Sky. Esther's intro contained a Random Note signal. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Antelope included Simpsons and All Fall Down signals and Jean Pierre teases from Trey. Tweezer contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey and Page teased the theme to Star Trek before Terrapin. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Amazing Grace was performed without amplification and was preceded by an a cappella rendition of The Eleven by a tenor in the front of the balcony.


This performance was on the final night of New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras celebration. Page teased Manteca at the end of Fee. The Horse and the beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. During I Didn't Know, Trey introduced Fish as "Henrietta, Tubbs, Showboat Gertrude, The Little Friar, The Little Beast Boy... Madonna's Sister" and Fish played the Madonna washboard while Trey and Mike loaded Mardi Gras beads on his head. Page teased the theme from Speed Racer in Lizards. During YEM, Phish sang "Water your team in a beehive I'm a-sent you" alternate lyrics. It’s My Life (Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes), Loup Garou (Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes) and Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie (Louis Jordan) were all Phish debuts and featured Barnes on washboard, harp, and lead vocals. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.


The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Antelope contained a tease of The Price of Love and Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. Stash contained a HYHU tease from Mike and was unfinished. The beginning of Hydrogen included the lyrics "I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever." This show marked the Phish debut of Nellie Kane. Mike subsequently teased Nellie Kane in Weekapaug, which was unfinished. Mike teased Dog Log in Possum.


The David Bowie intro contained an Oom Pa Pa signal, while the Esther intro contained Simpsons and Random Note signals and two "Charge!" teases from Page. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Page also teased "Charge!" in the Big Ball Jam. Stash was unfinished.


Page teased Jingle Jangle Jingle in Divided Sky. Wilson included Simpsons, Random Note, and Aw Fuck! signals played over a jazzy interlude. Tweezer included Rhapsody in Blue and Donna Lee teases as well as a brief PYITE tease. Mike’s Song included On Broadway teases and ended with a Blue Bayou tease. Blue Bayou was then played as an instrumental and contained three All Fall Down signals. Mike again teased Blue Bayou during the Weekapaug opening. Terrapin was the slowest version ever, according to Trey’s commentary at the show, and featured Fish on trombone. It included Fish introducing the band with various slow-related nicknames. The second Big Ball Jam and Carolina were performed without microphones. The second Big Ball Jam was also an a cappella version. The soundcheck's Diamond Girl was performed with the Dude of Life.

Wilson contained Simpsons, Aw Fuck!, and Random Note signals. Sweet Adeline and Carolina were performed without microphones.

Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. Trey rollerbladed through the crowd during Weekapaug. Page teased Long Tall Glasses in Love You. Baby Elephant Walk made its Phish debut at this show and contained an All Fall Down signal before returning to Bowie. This show (with the exception of Sweet Adeline) was made available as a Live Phish archival release.


Trey teased Oye Como Va in Landlady and Long Train Runnin' in It's Ice. YEM contained a Simpsons signal and the YEM vocal jam contained Monkey Man (Rolling Stones) and Big Fat Funky Booty quotes.


This set was an opener for The Violent Femmes. BBFCFM included a count-off in German (“Ein, zwei, drei!”) and a vacuum solo from Fish. Golgi's lyrics were changed to reference knockwurst.

This outdoor show was performed behind the Eben Holden Cafeteria. My Sweet One contained Aw Fuck! and Random Laugh signals. Trey teased Dixie in Possum. Trey and Mike teased the old AC/DC Bag intro in Bowie. Landlady was preceded by Misty Mountain Hop teases. YEM included an Oye Como Va jam.


Guelah included use of the Secret Language. Weekapaug contained an On Broadway tease from Mike and references to Rhode Island. During Love You, there was "Don't try this at home" banter regarding Fish's vacuum. The joking was subsequently referenced in Contact. There are no known audience recordings of the first set in circulation.


Trey teased Johnny B. Goode in Melt. Possum contained Simpsons, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Get Back, Oom Pa Pa, All Fall Down, Aw Fuck!, and Me and My Arrow signals, as well as strong Dave’s Energy Guide teases. Dinner and a Movie was preceded by a Colour My World (Chicago) tease and quote. Trey used an interesting voice effect during the Mockingbird narration as he spoke of the evil King Wilson. Mike's included a Hold Your Head Up jam. Hydrogen and Weigh were announced as written by baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Trey called Mike "Carl" prior to his Weigh bass solo. Weekapaug contained a Happy Birthday tease and dedication from Trey, as well as a Linus and Lucy tease from Mike. This only known Phish performance of Lively Up Yourself featured Trey on drums, Fish on bass, and Mike on guitar and his only known performance on vacuum. The Cold as Ice outro was followed by a brief vocal jam about the band's comments on their performance of Lively Up Yourself. Sanity contained Yastrzemski and Carl mentions from Mike and Trey respectively. Cavern was introduced by Mike as The Prison Joke.


Trey teased Nellie Kane in Runaway Jim. Page teased the Speed Racer theme in YEM. The end of the YEM vocal jam was based on My Girl, with "Roger" being substituted for the "My Girl" lyric.


Trey teased Buried Alive in Melt and Dixie briefly in 'A' Train. The Mockingbird narration contained an explanation of Gamehendge. My Sweet One started out much slower than normal, gradually speeding up with several subsequent tempo changes. Possum had Aw Fuck!, Oom Pa Pa signals and two Simpsons signals. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

The Mockingbird narration gave a brief recap of the Gamehendge saga and included Wilson teases as well as a Rift tease from Mike. The Bowie intro included Take Five teases. Trey teased Moving in Stereo in Mike's Song. Weekapaug featured screaming band members and a Mainstreet tease. Brother and Cavern featured Carl Gerhard on cornet. Before I Didn’t Know (which featured Fish on Bag-Vac), Trey introduced Fish as “Clifford O'Sullivan, a beacon of light in the world of flight.”


Possum contained Oom Pa Pa and Simpsons signals, while Antelope contained Random Note and Will the Circle Be Unbroken? signals and three Get Back teases from Page. Fish teased Poor Heart after Glide. Love You featured Fish on the Bag-Vac. Memories and Sweet Adeline were performed without microphones. Everything was the opening act.

This private performance was a practice session for the Rift-era material. The band taped the session and recordings do circulate. 

Divided Sky was dedicated to Chris Gainty, who was seeing his first show since a car accident had left him in a coma five months earlier. Trey played with a voice box on stage that uttered curses during Sparkle, Esther, and Wilson. Trey teased Auld Lang Syne in Buried Alive. Antelope contained an Earache My Eye tease from Page and Nellie Kane teases from Mike. Weekapaug included Lion Sleeps Tonight teases. Prior to the encore, Trey mentioned the new Minkin painting Mike's mom had given to the band. Per Fish's request, Chris Kuroda subsequently used different lights on the painting. Lawn Boy featured Trey playing The Christmas Song during his solo. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.

Before Wilson, Trey brought a fan named "Wesley" on-stage and wished him a happy birthday. Trey proceeded to dedicate the song to him. Weekapaug contained Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered (Rogers and Hart) and Divided Sky teases from Trey. The Bowie intro contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as Simpsons and Oom Pa Pa signals.

Trey teased Possum before the second set opener. Trey’s solo in Magilla featured a theme similar to All Things Reconsidered. Love You featured band introductions. Antelope included a Dixie tease from Trey, a foul-up near the end when Fish attempted to end the song too early, and Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals during the final rave-up. BBFCFM contained a Brady Bunch theme tease from Mike. Memories was performed without microphones.

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This show, with Aquarium Rescue Unit scheduled to open, was canceled. Some sources indicate that it was due to a problem with the venue’s roof.

YEM contained a Take Me Out to the Ball Game tease from Trey. Suzy contained a Spider-Man theme tease and a T.V. Show (The Dude of Life) quote from Trey. Memories was performed without microphones. Harry Hood contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease from Trey. Small Fish was the opening act. The soundcheck's My Sweet One was performed a cappella.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Cavern through Tweezer, and Dinner through Caravan. Gumbo also featured Fish on trombone and Horn introductions.

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It is believed that the band only performed one song at the BMI New Music Awards, and that it may have been a cappella.

This show featured the debut of Band/Crew Football Theme Song, which was performed as a demented version of Barracuda (by the band Heart) played over the drumbeat for My Sweet One, with Trey mincingly whining the “Crew football theme song!” lyrics. Magilla featured Paul Guinness of Ryth McFeud on trombone. Tweezer contained Walk This Way and Yield Not to Temptation teases. Brain was performed as a “special treat” for the audience. Fish sang the final verse through the vacuum, creating an excellent echo effect. Ryth McFeud was the opening act.

Divided Sky contained a tease of The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday from Trey. Dog Log was played for the first time since March 9, 1990 (145 shows). Possum contained Rock Lobster, Makisupa Policeman, and Yield Not to Temptation teases, two Charlie Chan signals, and Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals. Small Fish was the opening act.

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A show was originally scheduled for this date and venue; it appears that it was postponed until Monday, March 25, 1991.

This show, performed on Fish’s birthday, had many classic moments, including Happy Birthday teases before Coil, during Bowie and Weekapaug, and before and after Love You. Bowie also contained Charlie Chan and Complete Stop signals. The Bowie intro also included a How High the Moon tease from Mike. The Whole Lotta Love jam segued out of the vacuum solo in Love You. Magilla contained a Flintstones theme tease from Trey. The Janglers were the opening act.

Trey teased Buried Alive in Landlady. Page teased Toccata and Fugue in D minor before Mike's Song. Check out the Bowie intro for a medley of teases including three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Tritone Down, and Popeye signals, and a Munsters theme tease from Mike.


During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey dedicated the song to everybody who was graduating. Trey acknowledged having played there for a long time and thanked the students for always inviting the band. The first set of this show was played outdoors in the McKewen Quad, but was halted due to rain. The second set was subsequently played indoors in the Keehn Co-Op's dorm lounge. The setlist for the second set may be incomplete. Bowie contained Contact teases in the intro, multiple "Elvis" quotes and a "Red Red Wine" quote. The soundcheck's Adeline contained a Marley quote from Fish. Some recordings that circulate with this date are mislabeled “The Front.”

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According to one source, Fee and Tweezer may have been performed at this show. According to another source, this show never took place, and the November 10, 1990, show was Phish's first time playing Earlham. No recording is known to exist.

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The venue and setlist for this UNH show are unknown.

This was a benefit for Goddard’s sculpture building and marked the first known performance of Kung. The band’s Halloween costumes included Trey wearing devil horns, latex pants, and strap-on breasts (which he ran around fondling during Ninja Custodian’s set) and Mike wearing a dog-faced mask. The band distributed boxes of macaroni and cheese for audience use during the Bowie intro. This Bowie, at over 20 minutes, was, at the time, one of the longest versions ever. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey wished happy birthday to "Mary Ellen." Lizards contained an I Dream of Jeannie theme tease from Page. The show closed with Trey returning to the Kung theme, as he promised to stage another runaway golf cart marathon this time next year. Ninja Custodian was the opening act.

This show featured the first known performances of Nowhere Fast and I've Turned Bad as well as the first known Phish performance of If I Don't Be There By Morning. The end of YEM contained a Moby Dick tease. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Nowhere Fast and I’ve Turned Bad featured Sofi Dillof and "Joe" on vocals. Harpua contained Gimme Some Lovin' teases. This show was the release party for the original Junta cassette.

Harpua contained "Charge!," Happy Trails, Jingle Jangle Jingle, and Mike's Song teases from Page as well as a Timber (Jerry) quote from Trey. One recording in circulation contains the first set, as listed above. Another contains the above list for sets II (incomplete) and III. Since songs are repeated within the list, it is likely that one is mislabeled. This was the last Phish show at Nectar’s and the master copy of sets II and III is specifically labeled as such; the recording circulating as the first set may be from the night before or from another show entirely. Also, the band wished the audience good night after Harpua and made several references to it being the “last song” so this is likely a final set from another show where Foam may have been the encore. Since an exact date cannot be ascertained, we will continue to list as is.

McGrupp featured Fish on trombone. Weekapaug featured alternate “Sharin’ in the Rhode Island groove” lyrics. Alumni contained additional lyrics. This version of Sanity was the fast version. Suzy contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey. Prior to Bike, Mike introduced Fish as "Moses Yaskremski." Whipping Post was the first known version to feature Fish on vocals.

The second set listing might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Fluffhead. Cities contained teases of DEG (both before and after DEG was performed). The jam out of Sanity was around ten minutes long, and may have been the first time Fish used the vacuum on stage. This show also marked the only known Phish performance of Andy’s Chest. Ride Captain Ride was played for the first time since March 23, 1987 (107 shows).

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The date of this show may be incorrect, but is known to have taken place between the Aspen show on August 6 and the show at The Front on August 11.

Happy Birthday was sung to "Jen" and was subsequently sung in multiple parts of Peaches. YEM contained Flash Light teases and the vocal jam was based on "why should I feed you?." I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone.

Mockingbird was aborted and had to be restarted due to error.  Fire contained DEG teases from Trey. GTBT was dedicated to Don Drive and East Coast Printers. I Didn't Know had a false start, lyrics changed to reference "Daubs" and "Seth," and featured Fish on trombone.

Ya Mar and the ensuing jam featured vocals from Jah Roy; the jam contained One Love quotes from Jah Roy and Trey. Halley’s Comet featured vocals from Richard Wright. I Didn't Know featured Wright on drums and Fish on trombone. BBFCFM contained Flintstones theme teases from Trey. The master recordings confirm this listing as the correct performance order. Many recordings of this show circulate with an incorrect song order, an incorrect date (May 25, 1988) and an incorrect venue (Ian’s Farm, Hebron, NY).

Happy birthday was performed in a "dub style" and was played for "Christa" and "Jen." The recording in circulation cuts in the middle of AC/DC Bag; this setlist may be incomplete.

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The Earth Day show that had circulated with this date actually occurred on April 25, 1986 according to a Burlington Free Press article.

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The Earth Day show that had circulated with this date actually occurred on April 25, 1986 according to a Burlington Free Press article.

This show was billed as Hunt’s Festival of Fools. Phish and The Joneses switched off for 45-minute sets; the two bands performed the encore together. The Pendulum, which was a recital of revolutionary poetry, featured guest Zenzilé Madikinea. This gig contained the first known versions of AC/DC Bag and Icculus, the first known Phish version of Have Mercy, and the only known Phish performances of Help on the Way, Slipknot and Not Fade Away. McGrupp was spoken in a Dylan-esque fashion, in keeping with Trey’s jokes about Phish being the “Dylan Band.” Free Bird was teased before Not Fade Away.

SET 1: Makisupa Policeman[1]


This show, played in the garage of a house on Grant Street, is believed to be the band’s first show after Trey’s return to the University of Vermont and the first show where the band was billed as Phish. It is known that Makisupa (first known performance) was played but the rest of the setlist is unknown. The date is believed to be correct but may have been a few days earlier or later.
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