Category: Rochester

10/19/1996 – MARINE MIDLAND ARENA

Buffalo, NY

Soundcheck: Billy Breathes

SET 1: My Friend, My Friend, Rift, Free, Esther > Llama, Gumbo, Down with Disease > Prince Caspian > Frankenstein

SET 2: AC/DC Bag, Sparkle > Slave to the Traffic Light, Bouncing Around the Room, Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Swept Away > Steep > Run Like an Antelope, Hello My Baby

ENCORE: Fee[1], Rocky Top

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.

The second set started with a Wish You Were Here tease. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

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10/14/1989 – THE BARN, HOBART COLLEGE

Geneva, NY

SET 1: AC/DC Bag > Divided Sky, I Didn’t Know, Golgi Apparatus > Ya Mar, Split Open and Melt, Fee, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, You Enjoy Myself > Makisupa Policeman[1] > Good Times Bad Times

SET 2: Anarchy, Highway to Hell, Possum, Harpua

[1] Lyric changed to “Barn.”

This setlist is likely incomplete. After the conclusion of Fee, Trey apologized for missing a verse and then sang it by himself per Fish’s request. During the pause in Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey thanked the members of the farmhouse for dinner. Anarchy was played for the first time since July 30, 1988 (133 shows). Makisupa had a lyric changed to reference the Barn. Harpua contained an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease.

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5/8/1992 – THE RIVIERA THEATRE

North Tonawanda, NY

SET 1: The Curtain > Cavern, Reba, Uncle Pen, It’s Ice, Eliza > Llama, Mound, All Things Reconsidered, Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie[1], Memories[2]

SET 2: Wilson > My Sweet One, Stash, Magilla > Maze, You Enjoy Myself, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Chalk Dust Torture, Cold as Ice > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

ENCORE: Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

[1] All Fall Down, Simpsons, and Random Note signals.
[2] Without microphones.

Bowie had All Fall Down, Simpsons, and Random Note signals. Memories was performed without microphones. BBFCFM contained a Brady Bunch theme tease from Mike.

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9/28/1991 – THE RINK

Buffalo, NY

SET 1: The Landlady > Bouncing Around the Room > Chalk Dust Torture, The Squirming Coil > My Sweet One, Stash, Eliza > Foam > Brother, Golgi Apparatus, Memories[1]

SET 2: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Sparkle, Cavern > Run Like an Antelope[2], Lawn Boy > The Lizards, Poor Heart, Magilla, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

ENCORE: Contact > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

[1] Without microphones.
[2] Simpsons signal (without the “D’oh” response).

Memories was performed without microphones. Before Llama, an award was presented for longest distance traveled for any Phish gig to Henry Petras, who traveled to Amy’s Farm from Palo Alto, California. During Weekapaug, Trey soloed while riding through the crowd on rollerblades. BBFCFM featured I Love Lucy theme teases and Antelope featured a Simpsons signal (without the “D’oh” response). After Brother, Trey wished a happy birthday to “Dmitri.”

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