Setlists Matching Performer: Dave Grippo

SET 1: Up On Cripple Creek, Down South in New Orleans, Further On Up the Road, Stage Fright, Who Do You Love, Rag Mama Rag, It Makes No Difference, Ophelia, Evangeline, Helpless, Wide River to Cross, Life is a Carnival [1], Don't Do It[1], Caravan[1], The Shape I'm In[1], Forever Young[1], The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down[1], Baby Let Me Follow You Down[1], The Weight[1]

ENCORE: King Harvest (Has Surely Come)[1], I Shall Be Released[1]

SET 1: Soul Power [1], The Chicken[1]

Soundcheck: Push on ‘Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Simple Twist Up Dave, Money Love and Change, At the Barbeque, Nothing But an ‘E’ Thing, Sidewalks of San Francisco

SET 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Tube Top Flop, Acting the Devil, Small Axe, Simple Twist Up Dave, Nothing But an 'E' Thing, Cayman Review, Last Tube

SET 2: Moesha > Quantegy, Burlap Sack and Pumps [1], Money, Love and Change, Flock of Words, Mr. Completely, At the Gazebo, Drifting

ENCORE: First Tube

SET 1: I Wish, I Got That Feeling, Hip Hop 101


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. Hello My Baby was performed without microphones. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

Trey teased Dave's Energy Guide in DWD. The Mockingbird narration included a reference to Talking Heads’ David Byrne, who appeared in the mountain as the face of Icculus. As Trey told the story, Byrne threw Colonel Forbin off the mountain and into the arms of the “evil” Famous Mockingbird. The second set "musical costume" was Talking Heads' Remain in Light. All of the Remain in Light songs were Phish debuts; the set featured Karl Perazzo on percussion, Dave Grippo on saxophone, and Gary Gazaway on trumpet. Perazzo also played during the entire third set. Jesus Just Left Chicago, Suzy Greenberg, and Frankenstein also featured Grippo and Gazaway. At the end of Houses in Motion (which featured Trey teasing Tweezer), an armchair was brought out to the center of the stage and Mike sat in it to sing Seen and Not Seen. While he sang, Karl Perazzo drummed and Trey played bass. After Overload, a bizarre on-stage demonstration closed the set. The third set opened with a Feel Like a Stranger tease. Suzy included a Born Under Punches tease from Page. Simple included a tease of Mama Told Me Not to Come. The soundcheck's Overload was performed with horns and briefly featured Fish on vacuum. This show was officially released as Live Phish 15.

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.

Suzy contained a Hey Bulldog tease from Page. The entire second set featured the Cosmic Country Horns. The horns included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone, tenor sax and flute. The Alumni jam included an introduction of the horn section. The appearance of the horns led to the first Touch Me since July 27, 1991 (397 shows). The soundcheck's Frankenstein also included the Cosmic Country Horns. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

Soundcheck: Caravan, Julius, Funky Bitch, Magilla, Gumbo

SET 1: Poor Heart > Also Sprach Zarathustra, Sparkle > Simple -> It's Ice > The Lizards, Stash, The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Chalk Dust Torture > David Bowie[1], Buried Alive[1] > Julius[1], The Landlady[1], Gumbo[1] > Caravan[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Cavern[1]


The Cosmic Country Horns came in at the end of Bowie and played until the end of the show. Horns players included Dave Grippo on alto sax and percussion, Carl Gerhard on trumpet, Michael Ray on trumpet, James Harvey on trombone, and Peter Apfelbaum on baritone sax, tenor sax and flute. This version of Gumbo appears on A Live One. The opening act was Dave Matthews Band.

It’s Ice included a Right Off (Miles Davis) tease. YEM through Cavern featured the Cosmic Country Horns: Michael Ray and Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Tony Tate on tenor sax, Jerome Theriot on baritone sax, and Rick Trolsen on trombone. Trey teased Rhythm-A-Ning in YEM. Wolfman's featured an Alumni Blues jam. Suzy ended with a jazz jam involving a megaphone on Trey’s guitar and an electric screwdriver on Mike’s bass. Trey dedicated Antelope to his friend, who was, at that moment, giving birth. He recommended that she name the child “Marco Esquandolas.” Cavern contained Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) teases.


Suzy through Magilla featured the Giant Country Horns: Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Chris Peterman on tenor sax, Mike Gallick on baritone sax, Don Glasgo on trombone, and Joey Sommerville on trumpet. Alumni Blues was incomplete as only one verse was performed, but it was the first since July 18, 1991 (301 shows).

This show, a benefit for The Flynn Theatre, featured many debuts, including Scent of a Mule, If I Could, Wolfman’s Brother, Julius, and the full Down with Disease. I Wan'na Be Like You also made its Phish debut. The show kicked off with an a cappella line of Back In My Hometown. Reba contained A-Hunting We Will Go teases from Trey and Mike and It's Ice contained Hey Bulldog (Beatles) teases. Buried Alive through I Wan'na Be Like You and Suzy Greenberg featured The Giant Country Horns: Mike Gallick on baritone sax, Carl “Geerz” Gerhard on trumpet, Dave “The Truth” Grippo on alto sax, Don Glasgo on trombone, Chris Peterman on tenor sax, and Joey Sommerville on trumpet. Magilla was played slightly differently than most versions, with more of a shuffle beat. Wolfman's contained an Alumni Blues jam. Suzy contained Horn introductions and a HYHU tease from Page. Before and after Hood, Trey updated the crowd on the score of the Duke - Arkansas NCAA championship basketball game. Cavern, which contained the old, alternate lyrics, featured Gerhard on trumpet.

SET 1: Plain or Peanut > Yield Not To Temptation, Time Flack, Time Is Free, No Reason to Complain, Salty Dog [1], Payday [2], Tuxedo Junction [3], Basically Frightened[3], Zambi [4] -> Space is the Place [5], Trondossa, No Egos Underwater, Two Truckloads, Working On a Building

ENCORE: Jam [6], Elevator to the Moon


Before Chalk Dust, Trey noted that the band was finishing a nine-week national tour and proceeded to thank and introduce the tour crew, who he proclaimed “the very best in the business.” Weekapaug contained a brief Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered tease from Trey. After Eliza, Trey commented that he wrote the song for his girlfriend (now wife) Susan Eliza, who was in the audience. Dave Grippo sat in on alto saxophone during the encore. Grippo, Mike, and Fish briefly teased St. Thomas during one of the breaks in BBFCFM.

This one-set show, opening for The Aquarium Rescue Unit, concluded the summer "Horns Tour." It featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, Possum, Landlady, Mike's, Weekapaug, and the encore. Suzy contained a Sailor's Hornpipe tease from Trey. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as Willard Scott. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Cavern, Avenu, Buried Alive through Funky Bitch, Tweezer, and Lizards through Melt. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. Stash was dedicated to a fan. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns and Manteca quotes in the vocal jam. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. After Lizards, the band sang Happy Birthday to Chris Kuroda and played a short Happy Birthday jam with the horns. Tweezer Reprise started as Tweezer. In between Frankenstein and Melt, the Horns introduced the members of Phish. Page teased HYHU when Fish was introduced. Melt included a Munsters theme tease from Trey. The Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns from Suzy through AC/DC Bag, Cavern through Golgi, and Poor Heart through the encore. Trey called Page "Chaz" prior to his solo in My Sweet One. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. The Antelope intro included Jean Pierre teases, Magilla contained an Anything Goes tease from Carl Gearhart, and Weekapaug included a Superstition tease. Gumbo included Horn introductions.

Soundcheck: Poor Heart (x2), Gimme Three Steps, Jazz Jam, Dinner and a Movie Intro (x3), Sesame Street Theme -> Jam -> Superstition, Caravan, Poor Heart -> Funky Bitch -> I’m Bad I'm Nationwide

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus > Chalk Dust Torture, The Squirming Coil > Buried Alive[1] > Split Open and Melt[1], Bathtub Gin[1], The Landlady[1], Cavern[1], Tela, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Possum, Guelah Papyrus, David Bowie[1], Jesus Just Left Chicago[1], My Sweet One[1] > Bouncing Around the Room[1], Funky Bitch[1], I Didn't Know, Frankenstein[1], Suzy Greenberg[1]

ENCORE: Contact[1] > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars[1]


This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Buried Alive through Cavern, YEM, Bowie through Funky Bitch, and Frankenstein through BBFCFM. The Horns were introduced after Landlady. YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The intro to Bowie included teases of The Asse Festival, Call to the Post, Merrily We Roll Along, William Tell Overture, and Entrance of the Gladiators. Bowie later contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. BBFCFM featured I Love Lucy and Brady Bunch theme teases.

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.

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

This show featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Bathtub, Bowie, Dinner and a Movie through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, YEM, and Possum. The Horns were introduced after Landlady, which featured Rene Lopez on percussion. During the introductions, Page teased Call to the Post and "Charge!" Carl Gerhard whistled with the band during Reba. Chalk Dust contained a brief Buried Alive tease from Trey. The Bowie intro contained an Alone Again (Naturally) tease and quote and YEM included a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam was based on burgers. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals and Dixie and Buried Alive teases from Trey. Spin Doctors and The Authority were the opening acts. This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

This show featured the Giant Country Horns for all songs except Fee, Coil, I Didn't Know, My Sweet One, and Runaway Jim. The Bowie included Bouncing and Jeopardy! theme teases. YEM included Frankenstein teases as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. Gumbo featured Fish on trombone and Touch Me featured Fish on cowbell. Gumbo and BBFCFM included Giant Country Horn intros. After Touch Me, Page announced that they would be debuting the Esther animated film at the setbreak. I Didn’t Know featured Mimi Fishman on vacuum.  Magilla contained an Up on the House Top tease from Carl Gerhard. Tweezer featured impromptu rapping. BBFCFM included theme from Leave It to Beaver and William Tell Overture teases during the Horn introductions and a quick tease of the I Love Lucy theme. Lawn Boy featured Gerhard, who was introduced as "Lawn Boy," on trumpet. Runaway Jim was sung as “Runaway Yim.” This show is available as an archival release on LivePhish.com.

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.

No known setlist


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 single-set show was part of the New Music Seminar and featured the Giant Country Horns. Landlady and Stash contained Hot House (Tadd Dameron) teases from Trey. After Weekapaug, Trey introduced the Giant Country Horns. During the introductions, Page teased "Charge!" Caravan included Manteca teases. Trey humorously botched the lyrics to Cavern, leading to some funny stage banter. The Ellen James Society and Yothu Yindi were the opening acts.

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

This show featured The Giant Country Horns on Suzy, Alumni, Avenu, Melt through Frankenstein, Divided Sky, Flat Fee, Lizards, Stash, If I Only Had a Brain, YEM, and Landlady. Melt contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey introduced the Horns. Trey flubbed the slow, middle section of Divided Sky and humorously remarked that it was “the jazz version.” Stash contained a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Brain was preceded by Happy Birthday teases and was dedicated to "Erica;" YEM subsequently included a brief reprise of the tease from Trey as well as a Chameleon tease by the Horns. The YEM vocal jam featured Chain Gang (Otis Redding) quotes from Fish.

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.


This free show featured The Giant Country Horns for all songs except Oh Kee Pa, My Sweet One, both TMWSIYs, and both HYHUs. This show also marked the Phish debut of Touch Me. Frankenstein was played for the first time since December 3, 1989 (217 shows) and Flat Fee was played for the first time since September 13, 1988 (347 shows). Fish was introduced before Touch Me as Henrietta and, several seconds later, the Lizard Queen.

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

Stash through Suzy featured Dave Grippo on saxophone and Rocky Top through Antelope featured Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone. There are no known recordings of this show.

Caravan, Ya Mar, Donna Lee, Antelope, Slave, Highway to Hell, YEM, La Grange, and BBFCFM all featured Dave Grippo on alto saxophone. Caravan and Reba contained Manteca teases. Antelope also included a tease of the Odd Couple theme. YEM had a Frankenstein tease and Sunshine of Your Love was teased in the song and vocal jam. BBFCFM contained a Fishin' Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease from Trey. Whipping Post featured Fish on vocals and guitar.

Mockingbird included a Jeopardy! theme tease from Page. The intro to Antelope featured Old McDonald Had a Farm and Yakety Sax (the Benny Hill Show theme) teases. No Dogs Allowed was played for the first time since July 23, 1988 (132 shows) and was dedicated to Dave. I Didn't Know through Antelope featured Dave Grippo and Russ Remington on saxophone. I Didn't Know also featured Fish on trombone. SOAM had to be started a second time after the lights went out before the a cappella segment of the first attempt. Hood contained an Odd Couple theme tease from the horns. Swing Low was played for the first time since June 19, 1988 (149 shows). This was the first known performance of In a Hole, which included a tease of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind theme.

This gig was a party at the home of local Burlington musician Peter Danforth and included the first known performance of Weekapaug and No Dogs Allowed as well as the first known Phish performances of Walk Away and Blue Bossa. This version and the next known version of No Dogs Allowed (released by the band on Colorado ’88) concluded with a substantial section of Divided Sky. Fire, Satin Doll and Blue Bossa featured Danforth and Dave Grippo on horns. Blue Bossa also featured "Vincent" on trumpet and Slave also featured Danforth on saxophone. Forbin's through Bold As Love, The Curtain With through Wilson, Antelope, Alumni, Letter To Jimmy Page, YEM, and Contact all featured an unknown additional percussionist. After Weekapaug, Fish teased both Weekapaug and Peaches on the drums. Lizards included a Mockingbird tease from Page. Fire's lyrics were changed to "move over, Rover, and let Cameron take over." Terrapin contained a Fish trombone solo.
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