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Llama was played in a slower than normal arrangement. Meat through I Didn't Know and Big Black Furry Creature from Mars were all introduced to the crowd by Trey and Meat through Stash and Golgi Apparatus began with Page playing the THX sound effect. Stash, Alaska, and Big Black Furry Creature from Mars were unfinished. The ending of Plasma was played after Stash, Golden Age, and Possum. Trey teased Quinn the Eskimo prior to Big Black Furry Creature from Mars (which subsequently contained a Lengthwise quote from Fish. Page teased Long Tall Glasses In Possum. After the soundcheck's Jam, Heavy Things was briefly played for a few seconds, Fish teased Time Loves a Hero, and Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was played and sung for under a minute. Trey then introduced Tweezer, Lawn Boy, The Squirming Coil, and My Sweet One with Phish playing a few seconds of each song.

Soundcheck: Victim, Ghosts of the Forest, Steps (this soundcheck is possibly incomplete)

SET 1: First Tube, The Final Hurrah > NICU, Steam > Scent of a Mule, Bye Bye Foot, No Men In No Man's Land, Gumbo > My Soul, Maybe[1], Sand > Fire

SET 2: 46 Days > Back on the Train > Plasma > Farmhouse > Light -> Plasma[2] > Birds of a Feather, Joy, Simple -> Set Your Soul Free -> Plasma[2], Walk Away

ENCORE: Meatstick > Sleep, Driver, Bug


This show featured the Phish debut of Maybe. Bye Bye Foot was last performed on August 10, 1997 (705 shows). Plasma included The Final Hurrah quotes. Birds of a Feather contained The Birds quotes. The ending of Plasma was played after Light and Set Your Soul Free, 

SET 1: Jones > Hard Love, Darlin', Back Street Woman, Sitting in Limbo, ICU

SET 2: I Want You to Know, Thoughts, For What it's Worth > Wild Side > Emerald Eyes > Copperhead Road, Something Is Forming [1]

ENCORE: I Shall Be Released[1], If You Ask Me [2]

SET 1: Secrets > Rainbow > Big Boat > Pissed Off, Can't Let Go, You're the Only One, Eminence Front

SET 2: Calling Elvis > Heartbeat > Devil's Heart -> Jam [1] -> Sailin' Shoes[1], Poetry Reading > One Way Out[1]

ENCORE: Possum[1], Back Porch Boogie Blues[1]


Mike teased Gumbo in Moma Dance. Part of the Piper jam featured Trey on his keyboard set and Inlaw Josie Wales featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Sand included a tease of the Jibboo bass line. Silent was played without The Horse for the first time since June 23, 1994 (421 shows).

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

2001 contained a Long Train Runnin' tease from Trey and was unfinished. Brother included a brief Dave’s Energy Guide tease and was followed by a short instrumental reprise, which was announced as the “radio-friendly version.” Trey contrasted this with the normal version, which was deemed un-radio-friendly due to its length. Ghost, which Trey jokingly remarked was also not radio-friendly because it is long and slow, included a Can’t Turn You Loose tease. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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

Unlike many Runaway Jim and Foam combos, the opening to this show contained an actual segue between the two songs. Runaway Jim and Possum included Dueling Banjos teases. Possum also included an L.A. Woman tease. Before Guyute, Trey teased Spill the Wine. This epic Bowie, which times out at nearly 34 minutes, included whistling and a “Lassie” chant, a brief 2001 tease from Mike, and a whistled tease of Fishin' Hole. GTBT included Heartbreaker and Stairway to Heaven teases. My Long Journey Home was performed acoustic. The soundcheck's Sample was only one verse. This show was officially released as Live Phish 20.

This show included the first performance of Sample. Antelope contained a Simpsons signal. Mike teased Cheap Sunglassesd in Mike's Song. Weekapaug contained a tease of The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday and near the end included Push th' Little Daisies quotes. Hood contained a Random Note signal and Lengthwise teases from Trey and Page. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.


During the pause in Divided Sky, some fans, mocking Trey’s comment two nights earlier, shouted out “POSSUM!” Trey teased We're Off to See the Wizard at the end of Fluffhead and in the Antelope intro and Somewhere Over the Rainbow both before and during Wilson. Antelope contained Simpsons signals in the intro and at the end of the song as well as a Groove is in the Heart tease from Mike and an Up Up and Away signal before BBFCFM. BBFCFM subsequently contained Hawaii (The Beach Boys) quotes, a Lullaby of Birdland tease, two Get Back signals, and I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Complete Stop signals. The second Antelope included BBFCFM lyrics from Mike. The Secret Language Instructions featured the introductions of the Simpsons, All Fall Down, Turn Turn Turn, and Random Note signals and were preceded by an All Fall Down signal in Possum and Simpsons and Turn Turn Turn signals as well as a Lazy (Deep Purple) tease from Trey upon the return to Possum. The BBFCFM sandwich is often referred to as the “Big Black Furry Antelope.”  Mike used an accordion on stage for the first known time during Contact.

Possum included a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey. Before YEM, Trey announced that the second set would feature a special guest on guitar who has influenced Trey for years. The “special guest” turned out to be Fish, who added some atrocious fretless guitar stylings to Bike. Cavern, Magilla and Brother featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who teased the Flintstones theme during Magilla.

A blackout occurred during Chalk Dust. The drum solo and the ensuing Mr. P.C. featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who also performed on ‘A’ Train, Magilla, Cavern, and Lawn Boy. Mr. P.C. was performed for the first time since November 11, 1988 (335 shows) and included a Spider-Man theme tease from Gerhard. The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday was introduced as “The Old Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday.” This show fell on Page’s 28th birthday, a point noted repeatedly throughout the gig. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Fluffhead was unfinished; the rest of the band sung Happy Birthday to Page first over the Fluffhead melody, followed by the Happy Birthday melody. Happy Birthday was performed for the first time since September 29, 1990 (104 shows). Possum contained Yield Not To Temptation and I Know a Little teases as well as a Bonanza theme tease from Mike. Magilla contained a full-band Flintstones theme tease. Mississippi Queen was teased during Fish's vacuum solo in Bike. The pause in BBFCFM featured a final rendition of Happy Birthday and the presentation of a cake; Fish then responded to the “how old are you?” crowd chants by counting off BBFCFM: “I’ll tell you how old he is: 1-2-3-4!”

This show featured the first performances of Tweezer Reprise, Guelah Papyrus and Chalk Dust Torture. Page and Trey teased Dixie during Reba. The Mango Song was played for the first time since September 16, 1989 (182 shows), though Trey curiously introduced it as being “new.” The second set was cut short due to Brown University’s curfew; after Cavern, a representative from Brown (Trey: “I don’t want to tell them, you tell them!”) informed the crowd that the show had to end by midnight and that the next song had to be the last. During a pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey noted: “we’re not going to forget that this got cut short, and the next time we’re back in the area we’re going to make it up to you.” Before the hasty encore Trey remarked: “we’re going to have to watch out for the ‘big hook!'”

Landlady was preceded by I Dream of Jeannie theme and Contact teases as well as Landlady dance instructions. The I Dream of Jeannie theme was also teased in Lizards. YEM included a Cheap Sunglasses tease from Mike and Weekapaug included a Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease. Trey introduced Fish as “the hardest working man in show business... Henrietta!” before I Didn’t Know. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and a Popeye signal.

Tweezer included three Charlie Chan signals as well as Popeye, Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals. Fish was introduced by Trey as “Red Doughnut Man.” This show included the debut of Destiny Unbound.

The opening act was Widespread Panic. Trey teased Johnny B. Goode in Possum and Happy Birthday in Ya Mar. During Love You, Trey introduced Fish as Friar Tuck.

No known setlist


While there was apparently a show on this date, the setlist is unknown.  The second set of this show has circulated with a setlist that is identical to the first set of 6/10/89, another show at The Living Room.  It is unclear if that set was performed on this date or on 6/10/89.

YEM was played for "Max's" "Goddard Springfest birthday" and contained a Happy Birthday tease from Trey. This setlist is incomplete, and may also be incorrect. This set also has circulated as the second set of 8/23/89. 

SET 1: Possum, Contact


The two songs in this setlist were related by a former Phish Mail Order Employee who attended the show. The setlist is incomplete, out of order and the songs listed may belong to either set. The source of this setlist is phish.com.
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