Category: San Francisco


San Francisco, CA

SET 1: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Rift, Stash, Reba, My Friend, My Friend[1], Uncle Pen, Sample in a Jar, I Didn’t Know[2], David Bowie[3]

SET 2: Buried Alive > Halley’s Comet > It’s Ice > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin’ Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Poor Heart > Golgi Apparatus

ENCORE: The Squirming Coil, Carolina

[1] Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[2] Fish on trombone.
[3] All Fall Down signal in intro.

The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. I Didn’t Know featured Fish on trombone. The intro to Bowie contained an All Fall Down signal and an All Things Reconsidered tease. Weekapaug featured an On Broadway tease. Listen before Carolina for an a cappella Suzy Greenberg quote.



San Francisco, CA

Soundcheck: Dog Log, Funky Bitch, Buffalo Bill

SET 1: Maze, Sparkle, Foam, Punch You in the Eye, Fee, All Things Reconsidered, Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead > Divided Sky, Cavern

SET 2: Wilson[1] > Runaway Jim > Mound, Tweezer, The Horse[2] > Silent in the Morning, Big Ball Jam > You Enjoy Myself, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, The Great Gig in the Sky > Hold Your Head Up, Tweezer Reprise

ENCORE: Amazing Grace[3], Rocky Top

[1] Simpsons signal.
[2] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[3] Without microphones.

Wilson contained a Simpsons signal. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. YEM contained a tease of Mission: Impossible theme. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones.


11/29/1996 – THE COW PALACE

Daly City, CA

SET 1: Frankenstein, NICU, Cars Trucks Buses, Character Zero > Divided Sky, Bathtub Gin, Life on Mars?, Maze, Suzy Greenberg

SET 2: Wilson > Simple -> Sparks > Sparkle > Taste > Swept Away > Steep > You Enjoy Myself[1], Waste > Harry Hood

ENCORE: Sample in a Jar

[1] Trey broke a string during YEM, leading to some odd jamming.

Maze contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease from Trey, and Trey broke a string during YEM, which led to some odd jamming. Sparks was played for the first time since October 29, 1994 (173 shows).



San Francisco, CA

SET 1: Wilson > Runaway Jim, Foam, Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie, If I Could, Punch You in the Eye > Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

SET 2: Suzy Greenberg > Peaches en Regalia > My Friend, My Friend > Reba[1], The Lizards, Julius, Nellie Kane[2], My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own[2], Mike’s Song -> Simple[3] > Mike’s Song > Simple -> O Mio Babbino Caro[4], Possum[5]

ENCORE: Fire[5]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Morgan Fichter on fiddle. Acoustic and without microphones.
[3] Debut.
[4] Phish debut; Andrea Baker singing unmiced.
[5] Audience shaking boxes of macaroni and cheese.

This show marked the debut of Simple and the Phish debut of O Mio Babbino Caro. Suzy and Possum contained Flintstones theme teases. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Nellie Kane and My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own were performed acoustic with guest fiddler Morgan Fichter. O Mio Babbino Caro, a Puccini aria, featured opera singer Andrea Baker singing unmiced. Before Possum, the band handed out boxes of Flintstones macaroni and cheese for the audience to shake along with Possum and Fire.