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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.

Mike teased Strawberry Letter 23 in Halfway to the Moon. Birds of a Feather was preceded by a The Birds quote. Birds of a Feather also had The Birds and The Final Hurrah quotes from Page, and a lyric change of "Like whippets they attack," from Trey. Light contained quotes and teases of We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains and quotes of The Birds and The Final Hurrah. Fish quoted We Are Come to Outlive Out Brains in the Antelope intro.

Trey teased Apostrophe in Steam. Page teased Dave's Energy Guide at end of Carini. Character Zero contained Flash Light teases.

Prior to the start of the first set, Trey brought out a jack-o'-lantern with the Wilson logo carved into it and set it down before beginning Wilson. Theme contained a funk jam with quotes of the Theme from Shaft ("Who's the Chuck Norris-looking private dick who's a sex machine with all the chicks?"), and banter about Fish's least favorite and second-least favorite presidents ("Bush"), and favorite beer ("Busch"). DWD contained teases of Tears of a Clown and Fuego by Mike, lyrics changed to "swinging on my bush," and was unfinished. Trey teased the Odd Couple Theme in Tweezer and Page teased Rhapsody in Blue in Tweezer Reprise.

Runaway Jim contained quotes by Trey of theme from Shaft including "Who's the green private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks? Cactus! John Cactus." Before Halfway to the Moon, Trey noted that the band is excited about the tune, and he hopes that it makes the new album, Wingsuit. Bowie featured teases of Jesus Just Left Chicago (in the intro) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor (in the jam). Twist included a Long Tall Glasses tease and quote, a Get Back tease, and an Under Pressure jam. The keywords for Makisupa were "Bush" and "O.G. Kush." Both keywords were repeated throughout this version of Makisupa and were referenced later in the set during Meatstick and Boogie On, which also included a tease of the theme from The Rockford Files by Mike. Sally contained a Shaft quote and ended with a Call to the Post tease.

Breaking with tradition, Phish donned a musical costume "from the future," a yet to be recorded album that will apparently be entitled, Wingsuit. All of the songs in the second set were debuts other than Winterqueen, which was played by TAB on October 1, 2011. Sing Monica, Snow and Amidst the Peals of Laughter were all performed acoustic, and Amidst the Peals of Laughter was performed as a Page and Trey duet. Wombat featured the dance stylings of Abe Vigoda and the Abe Vigoda Dancers. Antelope also featured an Abe Vigoda Dancers reference. After the second set concluded, a short parody video of scenes from The Godfather was played featuring Abe Vigoda and the members and crew of Phish.

Mike teased Lawn Boy in Ya Mar. Light contained a Manteca tease and a Maria (West Side Story) tease from Trey. Maria was teased by Trey again at the end of Cavern, as well as during Possum.

SET 1: Rag Mama Rag [1], The Weight [2]


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.

Weekapaug contained a Nellie Kane tease from Trey. The Horse was quickly aborted with Trey saying instead of playing Horse, he started thinking about how stupid the ending to My Friend, My Friend was and it threw him off. Fish said that he thought the ending was the greatest ending in rock history, that he loved it, and it was his favorite ending. The ending of My Friend, My Friend was then quoted. Trey said Maze was his personal favorite, prompting quick teases of the end of Maze by himself and Page. Trey asked Page what his favorite song ending was and Page responded with Lawn Boy, which the band subsequently played. Possum contained Lawn Boy and Stash teases. Light contained a Manteca tease from Page and Crosseyed and Painless quotes. Sand and GTBT also contained Crosseyed and Painless quotes.

Soundcheck: Nellie Kane [or Ginseng?], Sugar Shack, Billy Breathes, Funky Bitch, Jam [Unconfirmed and Possibly Incomplete]

SET 1: The Sloth, My Sweet One > 46 Days > Camel Walk, Tube > Cities > It's Ice, Ginseng Sullivan, Stash, Simple > The Wedge, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: My Soul, Birds of a Feather[1] -> Back on the Train > Heavy Things > Twist > Piper[2] > Billy Breathes, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley > David Bowie

ENCORE: First Tube[3]


Birds of a Feather was unfinished. Piper and First Tube contained "woo!" quotes from Twist. Bowie contained Stash, It's Ice, Birds of a Feather, Simple, and Ginseng Sullivan teases and a Wedge tease from Fish.

The Theme from Rocky was teased before Rocky Top and Trey teased Pop Goes the Weasel before Down With Disease. Disease was unfinished.

This gig featured the Phish debut of Led Zeppelin's No Quarter. Trey subsequently teased No Quarter in both Ghost and Number Line. Carini was unfinished.

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!"

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.

Soundcheck: Whole Lotta Love (x2), Thank You, Billy Breathes, Can't You See, Ramble On, Whole Lotta Love, Ginseng Sullivan, Rock Me Baby, Destiny Unbound

SET 1: Kill Devil Falls, Cavern, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Chalk Dust Torture -> Whole Lotta Love[1] > Chalk Dust Torture, Ha Ha Ha, Walk Away, Wolfman's Brother[2] -> Undermind > Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Tube > Possum > Tweezer -> Heartbreaker[3] -> Tweezer -> Ramble On -> Thank You[3] -> Tweezer -> Stairway to Heaven[3], Halley's Comet > Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Show of Life, Backwards Down the Number Line > Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise


Whole Lotta Love was incomplete (one verse only) and was played for the first time since March 1, 1991 (1,033 shows). Wolfman's contained a vocal jam. Ha Ha Ha, Gin, Possum, Tweezer, and Tweezer Reprise all contained Whole Lotta Love teases and the Bowie intro contained a Whole Lotta Love quote from Trey. Squirming Coil contained The Rain Song and Thank You teases from Page and Possum also contained a Sneakin' Sally tease. The incomplete versions of Heartbreaker, Thank You, and Stairway to Heaven were all Phish debuts. Ramble On was played for the first time since August 12, 1998 (305 shows). After Stairway to Heaven, Trey joked, "Happy Halloween! See you all next year." Mike teased The Lemon Song before Halley's. Appropriately, Whole Lotta Love was also the post-show music. From the soundcheck, Ramble On and the second and third versions of Whole Lotta Love were incomplete. Destiny Unbound was played by only Mike and Fish, started out as being sung to the drumbeat of Time Loves A Hero and included a Live and Let Die quote from Mike.

This show featured the first Alumni Blues since July 24, 1999 (222 shows) and the first Letter to Jimmy Page since July 15, 1994 (587 shows). This show featured the Phish debut of Free Man in Paris (Joni Mitchell). Chalk Dust was unfinished. 2001 contained a Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' quote from Trey, the ensuing Billie Jean Jam contained a Thriller tease from Trey, and the second "verse" of 2001 contained still more Billie Jean teases, all on the first anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Billie Jean was a Phish debut.

During I Didn't Know, Trey mentioned his prediction from the 6/7/09 Camden show that the Flyers would win the Stanley Cup and announced that Fish would play a voodoo vacuum solo to guarantee that next year the Flyers will win the Cup. During the solo, some fans in the audience then began chanting "Let's Go Flyers," prompting Fish to respond through the vacuum in time with the claps. Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Rover was a Phish debut. Disease was unfinished. At the start of the YEM vocal jam, some fans again chanted "Let's Go Flyers."

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).

SET 1: Jam -> Truckin' -> Cumberland Blues [1], Big River[1], Stagger Lee -> Sugaree

SET 2: Playing in the Band -> Eyes of the World > Magnolia Mountain, Turn On Your Lovelight, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower [2]

ENCORE: Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad[2]


The beginning of Catapult featured Mike, Trey and Page singing “Wash Uffizi drive me to Firenze” to the Catapult melody. Sneakin' Sally did not contain a vocal jam. Prior to Scents, Trey teased My Friend My Friend. Scents did not have the intro. At the end of Scents, Trey, Page and Mike left the stage while Fish continued drumming along to the guitar loops. After Frankenstein, Trey announced that everybody traveling from Camden to Coventry should wait until Saturday morning to arrive due to the rain in the Northeast Kingdom. This show was simulcast on “The Bunny”, the official Coventry radio station.

Weekapaug included an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease. The tease may have been homage to Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn, who passed away two days before.

Lonesome Cowboy Bill was played for the first time since October 31, 1998 (173 shows). This show marked the Phish debut of You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere. On Your Way Down was played for the first time since October 2, 1999 (108 shows). FEFY included a Bathtub Gin tease from Page.

Phish performed the national anthem before Game 4 of the 2003 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Jersey Nets.

The last three songs of the first set were Phish concert debuts that featured a guest appearance by B.B. King.

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. 

Trey’s children made an on-stage appearance in a golf cart during Disease. A large storm provided thunder and lightning during Gin; the song included Philadelphia Freedom teases. Runaway Jim contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey and a Can't Turn You Loose tease from Page. Glide included an All Fall Down signal. Fluffhead contained a Frère Jacques tease from Trey. Antelope featured Tom Marshall on vocals.

Birds contained a tease of A Love Supreme and was unfinished. Catapult was sung over an atypical jam that bridged Birds and Heavy Things. This gig featured an eventful Meatstick: Sofi Dillof made a guest appearance for the Meatstick dance. Several fans ran on stage and were chased off by Pete Carini and then by Bart Butler, both of whom Trey thanked. Trey improvised a verse noting: “There’s no song about Paul Languedoc, and there’s no song about Kuroda; there’s only one about Carini, and his lumpy head!” Trey then jokingly talked about the Meatstick Dance being a fad in Japan. The lyrics to Cities were altered to reference Tokyo, the Meatstick Dance, and sushi. Antelope included Meatstick teases in the intro. At the end of the second set, Trey thanked the crew (particularly Carini, for being a good sport). Trey mentioned how much of a “home show” it is for the band to play in Holmdel, and led one final Meatstick tease.

Gin contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey. During a glowstick "war" in Hood, Trey caught a few glowsticks and threw them back into the crowd, eliciting a huge cheer from the crowd. Mike’s Song contained a mid-jam "break," another jam segment, and then another break that led into Albuquerque. If I Could was played for the first time since July 31, 1998 (123 shows).

Trey teased Super Bad in 2001. Weekapaug included a 2001 tease. The encore was preceded by a story from Trey about how he and Page grew up “around here” in Jersey. Trey then referenced “the greatest songwriter of all time” and said that he, too, grew up in the area. While some in the crowd expected Bruce Springsteen (who was in the middle of a run of 15 sold-out dates at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena), Trey produced Tom Marshall. Tom appeared in the classic Born in the U.S.A.-era Springsteen outfit, complete with red bandana. He subsequently sang the Phish debut of Born to Run. As the song concluded, Tom mocked a bunch of Springsteen-esque arena-rock clichés, such as throwing his bandana into the crowd and jogging offstage to a handler who threw a towel around his shoulders. During the song he even aped some dance moves from the Dancing in the Dark video.

Soundcheck: Lady Madonna, Have Mercy, Mountains in the Mist -> Dirt -> Mountains in the Mist, Guyute (part), You Better Believe It Baby

SET 1: Punch You in the Eye > Ghost > Farmhouse, Horn > Poor Heart > Axilla > Theme From the Bottom, I Didn't Know, The Sloth, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Meatstick > Split Open and Melt[1] -> Kung -> Jam > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture

ENCORE: Brian and Robert, Frankenstein


This show was webcast live by the House of Blues. During I Didn’t Know, Trey noted that Mr. "The G is soft" Michael Jordan would be turning the mic over to “Flagina” Fishman, who then took a vacuum solo. During Meatstick, Trey noted that the band was going to try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by having the most people perform the dance simultaneously. Trey, Mike and Sofi Dillof then taught the crowd how to do the dance. Split Open and Melt began as 2001 and was unfinished; the ensuing Kung launched into a dissonant jam. The jam subsequently contained Shine (Collective Soul), Meatstick, and Melt teases from Mike.

Chalk Dust contained an In Memory of Elizabeth Reed tease from Trey and was unfinished. Gin included an I’m a Man (Spencer Davis Group) jam. Tweezer included a What's the Use? tease by Trey. Trey played the show wearing a Mia Hamm soccer jersey (United States, #9). This was likely in honor of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team beating China to win the World Cup earlier in the day. This show was officially released as Live Phish 08.

Soundcheck: Blues Jam > Goin' Down Slow > Heartbreaker, Nellie Kane, My Sweet One > My Sweet One Refrain Medley > Ring of Fire, Acoustic Army

SET 1: Simple > Chalk Dust Torture, Prince Caspian, Reba[1], Ginseng Sullivan > Free > Taste, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Runaway Jim -> The Lizards, The Wedge, Run Like an Antelope, Harpua[2] -> Jam[3] -> Llama[3], Good Times Bad Times[3]

ENCORE: A Day in the Life


Reba did not have the whistling ending. Harpua was unfinished; Jimmy played an Abba record (which led to a verse of Abba’s Waterloo), decided that he hated Abba and thought that maybe a little rocking harmonica would tighten it up. John Popper then came out for to play harmonica on a jam that led into Llama. Llama and GTBT also featured John Popper on harmonica. It's Magic was part of the soundcheck's My Sweet One Refrain Medley.

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.


This show is currently available on LivePhish.com with proceeds benefiting the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Weigh included a tease by Trey of the theme from Woody Woodpecker. The Esther intro contained a Random Note signal. The Mockingbird narration included the Vibration of Life and a teases of New York, New York and the theme from Star Trek from Page. The Possum intro contained a Mockingbird tease from Trey. Possum contained a Jean Pierre tease from Trey. Tweezer included I Feel the Earth Move teases. Big Ball Jam contained a "Charge!" tease from Page. Love You included a Blue Monk tease from Page and a Page-led HYHU sandwiched in the middle after Fish rambled on with crew introductions. Memories and Amazing Grace were performed without microphones. In the soundcheck, Minuano (Six Eight) was teased at the end of Phase Dance, Will I Dance ended with a Hold Your Head Up tease from Page, and Black Or White was teased after Mustang Sally.

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

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. Several “official” H.O.R.D.E. dancers took the stage during The Landlady to dance with Trey and Mike. Landlady contained an Oye Como Va tease from Trey. During the tramps segment of YEM, an extra tramp and microphone were brought out for John Popper. On his first jump, though, Popper jumped right through the trampoline. Embarrassed, he left the stage.

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 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."

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.
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