Category: 1987

11/19/1987 – HUNT’S

Burlington, VT

SET 1: McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Sparks, Funky Bitch, You Enjoy Myself, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, Harry Hood, Fire

SET 2: Timber (Jerry The Mule), Fluffhead, I Didn’t Know, Fee, Corinna, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues

SET 3: Jam, Suzy Greenberg > Possum, Divided Sky > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Dinner and a Movie[1], The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Whipping Post, Harpua, Take the ‘A’ Train, Camel Walk, La Grange, Bike[2], Slave to the Traffic Light

[1] First known performance.
[2] First known Phish performance.

Divided Sky was botched badly, leading Trey to launch humorously into BBFCFM. This show contained the first known performance of Dinner and a Movie, the first known Phish performance of Bike, and was the last known show at Hunt’s. Trey introduced ‘A’ Train as Fuck Your Face.

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11/18/1987 – HUNT’S

Burlington, VT

SET 1: Slave to the Traffic Light, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Flat Fee, Wilson > Peaches en Regalia, Take the ‘A’ Train, Golgi Apparatus > Divided Sky > Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Good Times Bad Times

SET 2: I Didn’t Know[1], You Enjoy Myself, Fluffhead, AC/DC Bag

[1] First known performance.

The second set listing is incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut during Bag. The first known performance of I Didn’t Know was dedicated to Brian Long.

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10/31/1987 – SCULPTURE ROOM, GODDARD COLLEGE

Plainfield, VT

SET 1: Jam -> Whipping Post[1], Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley -> Back Porch Boogie Blues > Halley’s Comet > Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Love You[2], AC/DC Bag, Possum, You Enjoy Myself > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

SET 2: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Peaches en Regalia, Take the ‘A’ Train > Timber (Jerry The Mule), The Chase > I Am Hydrogen > Who Do? We Do!, Fee > Divided Sky > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Who Do? We Do! > Clod, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues > Fluffhead, David Bowie

[1] “Slice my nipple” lyric.
[2] First known Phish performance.

This show was a double bill with The Joneses, and featured the first known performance of Love You. The jam before Whipping Post included Low Rider teases. Whipping Post had a lyric changed to “slice my nipple.” It has been reported that Fish shaved his entire body for this show!

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10/14/1987 – HUNT’S

Burlington, VT

SET 1: Peaches en Regalia, Take the ‘A’ Train > You Enjoy Myself -> Golgi Apparatus > Slave to the Traffic Light > The Chase[1] > Fluffhead -> Dave’s Energy Guide > Possum

SET 2: David Bowie, AC/DC Bag > Divided Sky > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Clod > Makisupa Policeman

[1] First known performance outside of Lushington.

This show marked the first known performance of The Chase outside of Lushington. This setlist is likely incomplete.

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