Category: Alpine Valley

8/10/1996 – ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE

East Troy, WI

Soundcheck: Character Zero, The Old Home Place, Funky Bitch

SET 1: My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart > AC/DC Bag > Fee[1] > Reba[2], I Didn’t Know, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Rift > Bathtub Gin, Cavern

SET 2: Wilson > Down with Disease > Scent of a Mule, Free, Fluffhead, Hold Your Head Up > Whipping Post[3] > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood > A Day in the Life

ENCORE: Contact > Fire

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Fish on vocals.

My Friend featured Trey using his microphone stand as a slide. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Page teased Sunshine of Your Love during the Mule Duel. Whipping Post was played for the first time since April 20, 1993 (285 shows) and featured Fish on vocals.

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8/9/1997 – ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE

East Troy, WI

SET 1: Theme From the Bottom, Punch You in the Eye, Ghost -> Taste, Dogs Stole Things, Reba[1], Lawn Boy > Crossroads

SET 2: Wilson > Foam, Mike’s Song -> Ain’t Love Funny -> Simple -> Swept Away > Steep > Scent of a Mule[2], Slave to the Traffic Light > Weekapaug Groove

ENCORE: When the Circus Comes, Rocky Top

[1] No whistling.
[2] Duel between Trey and Mike after Page’s solo.

Tears of a Clown was teased before Theme. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Scent featured a duel between Trey and Mike after Page’s solo. Mike and Trey started their duel facing each other and wound up on the ground doing bicycle kicks while they played. Weekapaug included Can’t You Hear Me Knocking teases. Crossroads was played for the first time since December 9, 1995 (127 shows).

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8/1/1998 – ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE

 East Troy, WI   

SET 1: Ramble On[1] > Mike’s Song -> Esther > Weekapaug Groove, Guyute, Fikus, Birds of a Feather, Lawn Boy > Funky Bitch   

SET 2: Piper > Wilson > Also Sprach Zarathustra -> Magilla > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > Fluffhead, Brian and Robert > Albuquerque > Chalk Dust Torture, Frankenstein   

ENCORE: Been Caught Stealing[1] > Tweezer Reprise
   
[1] Phish debut.

This show was webcast live and marked the Phish debuts of Ramble On and Been Caught Stealin’, as well as the breakout of Esther (first since October 19, 1996, or 139 shows). 2001 contained Crosseyed and Painless teases from Trey. Chalk Dust included a Jean Pierre tease from Trey and a Shake a Tail Feather tease from Mike.

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7/24/1999 – ALPINE VALLEY MUSIC THEATRE

 East Troy, WI   

SET 1: Guyute, Fluffhead[1] > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday -> Jam -> The Wedge, Character Zero   

SET 2: Tweezer -> Catapult[2] -> Tweezer > The Mango Song -> Jam > The Happy Whip and Dung Song[3], Waste > Chalk Dust Torture   

ENCORE: Glide, Camel Walk, Alumni Blues > Tweezer Reprise
   
[1] Unfinished.
[2] Trey and Mike sang Catapult in harmony over the top of Tweezer.
[3] Debut.

Fluffhead was unfinished and ended in a jam that was over fifteen minutes long. Trey and Mike sang Catapult in harmony over the top of Tweezer. Camel Walk contained a Happy Coffee Song tease from Trey. Alumni was played in its entirety for the first time since April 15, 1994 (428 shows). The Happy Whip and Dung Song made its concert debut.

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