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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.

As the trampolines were brought out for YEM, Trey announced that his understudy (Brad Sands) would stand in for him in the tramps routine. Brad took Trey’s place on the tramps; Trey sat in a chair during that segment of YEM, reading a newspaper. YEM also included Trey trading teases of Sunshine of Your Love with Page, who alternated with Sunshine of My Life teases. The YEM vocal jam was based on My Soul. Possum subsequently contained teases of Sunshine of Your Love. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.

The beginning of My Friend and all of The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. The intro to Bowie included Simpsons, Random Note, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, and Get Back signals and an Amazing Grace tease from Mike. The breakdown in It’s Ice included a tease of one of the guitar lines from Discipline (King Crimson) and a Manteca tease. Crossroads made its Phish debut at this show. Page teased Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 in Hydrogen. Weekapaug contained an Amazing Grace tease from Page and was unfinished. The Amazing Grace Jam was played to a Weekapaug-esque drumbeat.

My Friend was dedicated to “Steve E.” who drove eighteen hours to the show. Jokingly, Trey subsequently called the bouncers over to throw him out! Before Maze, Page read an announcement from management asking fans not to smoke in the building. Many people shouted out requests during the pause in Divided Sky, prompting Trey to scream “POSSUM!” into the microphone. The second set started with Page again requesting that fans not smoke, while Trey and Mike launched into a few bars of Smoke on the Water, which was then introduced by Trey as Cat Scratch Fever. NICU included a Simpsons signal. This show marked the Phish debut of Baby Lemonade and, along with it, the first appearance of Fish’s Bag-Vac. The end of Baby Lemonade featured a tease of On Broadway. Sanity and the theme to All Things Considered were teased before All Things Reconsidered. Lots of humor ensued over Mike’s use of a cardboard cutout of Kathleen Turner from the movie V.I. Warshawski, which started out on top of his bass rig and ended up in front of him, giving the appearance of his head on her body. Sanity was played for the first time since May 28, 1989 (339 shows). Memories and Carolina were performed without microphones.

This show included the debuts of The Horse, Silent in the Morning, and Weigh, as well as the Phish debuts of My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own and Cracklin’ Rosie (and, along with it, the “B” and “Ah” cymbals). Cold As Ice also made its Phish debut as the new “Henrietta” theme. Listen for the Star Trek theme tease from Trey before Brother, a Simpsons signal in Runaway Jim, two Will the Circle Be Unbroken? signals and All Fall Down, Random Note, Aw Fuck!, Oom Pa Pa, and Turn Turn Turn, Get Back, and Simpsons signals in Antelope, a final Simpsons signal at the end of Golgi, and a HYHU tease from Page after the second Cold As Ice. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

Many debuts were played, including Maze, My Friend, Mound, NICU, and Sleeping Monkey. This show also marked the first performance of the “new” revised Rift (the last “old” Rift was May 19, 1990, or 200 shows previous) and presented the formal introduction of the Secret Language Instructions. With the band playing Bowie in the background, Trey introduced the Charlie Chan, Simpsons, Me and My Arrow (Asshole in the Front Row), Don't Mean a Thing, Random Note, All Fall Down, and Turn Turn Turn signals. Mike also teased How High the Moon during the Instructions. Trey referred to NICU as “In an Intensive Care Unit,” though that title was later changed, and referred to My Friend as “Knife.” Bowie contained a Jeopardy! tease and a Will the Circle Be Unbroken? signal,  two Get Back signals, Star Trek, Aw Fuck!, Up Up and Away, Tritone Down, and Me and My Arrow signals, two Complete Stop signals, and It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing and Simpsons signals. Possum included Simpsons, Turn Turn Turn, Aw Fuck!, and All Fall Down signals.

Soundcheck: Memories, Dog Log, Blues Jam, Shaggy Dog, Makisupa Policeman -> Blues Jam, Take the ‘A’ Train

SET 1: Wilson > Runaway Jim, Foam, Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird > My Sweet One, Stash, The Curtain > Cavern > The Mango Song > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Buried Alive > Reba, Chalk Dust Torture, Sparkle, Brother, The Lizards, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Harpua

ENCORE: Sweet Adeline[1], Golgi Apparatus


Trey felt so generous during the trampoline giveaway before Sweet Adeline that he decided to give Fish away as well, pushing him into the crowd. He also teased The Christmas Song before and during Buried Alive. Harpua included Dog Log teases from Page and Mike. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

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. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

This show marked the first performances of Brother, It’s Ice, Sparkle, and All Things Reconsidered. Reba contained two Simpsons signals (without the "D'oh" response) and Possum had a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey and Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals. Chalk Dust contained four Charlie Chan signals and Key Change, Tritone Down, Clapping, and Random Laugh signals. Cavern and Jesus Just Left Chicago featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through Weekapaug, Poor Heart through Landlady, Possum, and Alumni. After Guelah, the crowd was told by the promoter that they were dancing too much, prompting Trey to offer a date with Fish to the fan who danced best on their chair! Trey introduced the Horns during I Didn't Know. Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide and Mainstreet in Weekapaug. Possum contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease from Trey.

This show, officially released as Live Phish 19, featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Reba, Rocky Top, Golgi, The Squirming Coil, My Sweet One, Hydrogen, both HYHUs, Oh Kee Pa, Adeline, and Fee. It also marked the first Phish performance of Moose the Mooche, which contained a tease of Rhythm-A-Ning from Trey. Trey also teased the Woody Woodpecker theme before Golgi. During the band intros before Donna Lee, Page and Russ teased Killer Joe during Russ's introduction. Prior to Touch Me, Fish was introduced as the Lizard Queen. Touch Me featured Fish on trombone. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.


Before Runaway Jim, Trey referenced Aquarium Rescue Unit and the string of shows that the two bands were, at the time, playing together. Subsequently, Bowie included Yield Not to Temptation (Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit) teases. Recordings that circulate with this date with a different list are mislabeled copies of November 2, 1989. Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

Trey teased Buried Alive in Divided Sky. Bowie contained Sounds of Silence teases in Fish’s high hat intro, and had a silent jam near the end of the jam segment. Ya Mar contained a brief Happy Birthday tease from Trey. Bag contained a Bonanza theme tease from Trey was also unusually adventurous, with three dead stops during the jam segment and uncommon dissonance. Trey briefly started Horn before Harry Hood, but abandoned it. Before Terrapin, Trey announced that Fish would be “bringing out the big, heavy artillery” for the people in Keene. The “artillery” was Fish’s new vacuum, which made its debut at this show. Fish noted that “if I bleed during this song, that’ll just be part of the effects.” Inspired by his new instrument, Fish took an exceedingly spacey solo during Terrapin, complete with ersatz wolf howls, before singing the final verse through the vacuum.

The Bowie intro contained a Steppin' Out (Joe Jackson) tease from Page. Carl Gerhard made a guest appearance on trumpet during the encore. La Grange featured a Buried Alive tease from Trey.

Gumbo featured Fish on trombone. Fish was introduced as Mrs. Bob Seger in I Didn't Know. Antelope contained Jean Pierre teases from Trey.

Possum contained Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. The intro to David Bowie contained an Uncle Pen tease from Trey as well as Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.

This show featured the debut of Eliza. David Bowie contained Asse Festival teases, two Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals in the intro and two more Charlie Chan signals and Popeye and Tritone Down signals in the song itself. Magilla contained a Blue Monk tease from Page. Minute by Minute featured Fish on trombone. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and How High The Moon and Random Laugh signals. Recordings of this performance circulate with You Enjoy Myself following Communication Breakdown, but the YEM appears to be from a different show.

After Whipping Post, Trey welcomed the crowd to the second set and apologized for taking such a long break. The comments were in reference to their last show in the Keene area (2/22/90), at which heavy smoking and/or a fire alarm resulted in the show being aborted after the first set. Possum ended with a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey. This show marked the first and only known performance of Metal Bagel Death, which was a dedication to some friends who had recently opened Keene Bagel Works across the street. YEM contained a Flash Light tease from Mike. Trey briefly reprised Caravan after If I Only Had a Brain and teased Simple Gifts in the intro to Contact.

Possum contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey and Caravan contained a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Page. The Bowie intro contained crew introductions as well as "Charge!" teases from Mike. Bowie subsequently included a Blue Monk tease.

Caravan contained several Manteca teases and an Entrance of the Gladiators tease. Bowie included a Mike’s Song tease, heavy DEG teasing, and references to Marley. There was no second set, as someone pulled the fire alarm and prematurely ended the show.

This show included the debut of Bouncing, the first known performance of Coil, and the first known Phish performances of Caravan and Carolina. Page teased Tequila in Bathtub Gin. Suzy Greenberg contained a Purple Haze tease from Trey and Hood contained an Odd Couple theme tease from Page.

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The venue and setlist for this UNH show are unknown.

The Rhombus Narration contained a Green Grass and High Tides (Outlaws) quote. Mike’s Song was dedicated to Matt Hawke. The band extended happy birthday wishes to “Tina” before Esther.  This show was sponsored by the UNH Outing Club.

This show is often mislabeled as August 19, 1987 and August 19, 1988 but is definitely from 1989.  Fish was introduced as Marco Esquandolas before and after Undun as well as after Letter to Jimmy Page. The theme to Barney Miller was teased in the Bowie intro. Undun and the pause after Letter To Jimmy Page featured Fish on trumpet.

The Jam, which is sometimes labeled String Changing Nature, arose while the band tuned their instruments and included some funny stage banter. This version of Sanity was the fast version.  This show was sponsored by the UNH Outing Club.

This setlist is incomplete. This show marked the beginning of Chris Kuroda’s career as Phish lighting director. Chris ran lights during Mockingbird while then lighting director Chris “Steck” Stecher was in the bathroom. Trey had complimented Stecher on the lights for Mockingbird; after later learning that it was Chris who actually ran lights for that song, Chris was named the new lighting director.

This setlist is likely incomplete and out of order. David Bowie featured "Fish's Birthday" lyrics, as well as a brief Dave's Energy Guide tease from Trey and Page. (Fish's birthday is February 19.) During Bowie, Trey also shouted "A hundred push-ups!" Apparently, Fish did a number of "birthday push-ups" on stage after the Bowie. Only two partial recordings of this show circulate, and there are cuts before several songs (like both Contact and Bowie) on both recordings, and other songs appearing in this setlist do not appear on the recordings at all (e.g., Sloth, Divided, Slave, Fire). This setlist is therefore speculative, and based on the only recordings that circulate, song statistics, and the information that Phish.com and Phish.net have at the present time.

This show contained the first known version of Split Open and Melt. The setlist information for the second and third sets is unknown.

I Didn't Know featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet; this was his first known appearance with Phish. Mr. P.C., which included a Spider-Man theme tease, featured Carl Gerhard and Russ Remington on horns. Some recordings circulate with Timber in the second set and an encore including Peaches, Funky Bitch, and Donna Lee; this is actually filler from the October 29, 1988 show.
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