Category: Tom Marshall

12/29/1996 – CORESTATES SPECTRUM

Philadelphia, PA

SET 1: Poor Heart > Caravan > Cavern > Taste, Guelah Papyrus, Train Song, Rift > Free, The Squirming Coil, La Grange

SET 2: David Bowie, A Day in the Life, Bathtub Gin -> The Lizards, You Enjoy Myself -> Rotation Jam > Sixteen Candles[1] > You Enjoy Myself[2], Harpua[3] -> Champagne Supernova[4] -> Harpua

ENCORE: Rocky Top

[1] Phish debut; performed solo by Mike on piano.
[2] Vocal jam.
[3] Harpua, Poster, and Jimmy were confronted by the “Über Demon” and the “evil sound of hell.”
[4] Phish debut; Tom Marshall on vocals.

Squirming Coil contained a Sesame Street theme tease from Page. Mike performed the Phish debut of Sixteen Candles solo on piano. Tom Marshall contributed the vocals to the Phish debut of Champagne Supernova as Harpua, Poster, and Jimmy were confronted by the “Über Demon” and the “evil sound of hell.” This show featured the breakout of Caravan, which had been shelved since December 2, 1994 (160 shows).

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12/31/1994 – BOSTON GARDEN

Boston, MA

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus > NICU > Run Like an Antelope[1], Glide, Mound, Peaches en Regalia, Divided Sky, Funky Bitch

SET 2: The Old Home Place > Maze, Bouncing Around the Room > Mike’s Song -> Buffalo Bill -> Mike’s Song > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace

SET 3: My Sweet One, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Auld Lang Syne > Chalk Dust Torture > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Suzy Greenberg > Slave to the Traffic Light

ENCORE: Simple -> Auld Lang Syne

[1] Tom Marshall on vocals.

Trey played along to Gary Glitter’s Rock and Roll Part 2, which was being played over the P.A., at the start of the first set. Antelope featured guest vocals from Tom Marshall. Divided Sky contained a brief Auld Lang Syne tease from Trey. Mike’s Song included a Shine tease and Weekapaug contained a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease as well as an Auld Lang Syne tease from Trey. Slave contained Crimes of the Mind teases. Before the lights went out for the third set, the audience “overheard” the band before the set. Fish wound up saying “I want a jumbo hot dog, large fries and shake” delivered on stage. The band came out, started up My Sweet One, and was interrupted by an announcer asking who ordered the food. The band pointed at Fish, who looked confused as huge props of a hot dog, fries and shakes descended from the ceiling next to the drum set. The band played 2001 while the hot dog landed. The James Bond Theme was then broadcast over the PA while technicians (wearing “Rocket Scientist” jackets) prepared the hot dog, and the band climbed in with their instruments and flew out over the audience, as balloons popped and feathers, confetti and “Phish NYE 1994” ping pong balls fell from the ceiling. Various music, including the Captain Beefheart song Tropical Hot Dog Night, was played over the P.A. as the hot dog space ship flew back and forth. Mike’s maternal grandmother, Lillian Cherry, joined the band on stage for Chalk Dust with a shoe in her hand. This version of Bouncing appears on A Live One.

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12/30/1998 – MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

 New York, NY   

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Wilson > Roggae, Sparkle > The Moma Dance, The Old Home Place, Sample in a Jar, Frankie Says > Maze, Loving Cup, Reba   

SET 2: Down with Disease > Piper, Prince Caspian, The Squirming Coil[1] -> Slave to the Traffic Light   

ENCORE: Grind[2], Possum
   
[1] Atypical jam.
[2] Debut; Tom Marshall on vocals.

Moma included Manteca teases. Coil included Piper teases and featured an atypical jam that segued into Slave. The debut of Grind featured Tom Marshall on vocals and was dedicated to Phish fan Chris Heinel, who had recently been injured in a lacrosse accident. Possum included Wipe Out teases. For this show, the Holiday Run dancers were dressed as nymphs.

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11/21/1998 – HAMPTON COLISEUM

 Hampton, VA   

SET 1: Wilson > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Lawn Boy, Divided Sky, Cry Baby Cry > Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU, Dogs Stole Things, Nellie Kane, Foam, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Guyute, Bold As Love   

SET 2: Sabotage > Mike’s Song > Simple > The Wedge > The Mango Song > Free -> Ha Ha Ha -> Free, Weekapaug Groove   

ENCORE: Tubthumping[1]   

[1] Phish debut; Tom Marshall on vocals and Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

Fish chimed in with quotes of “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” during BBFCFM and Tubthumping. BBFCFM also contained a Leave it to Beaver theme tease from Mike. This show featured the breakouts of Cry Baby Cry (first since June 16, 1995, or 278 shows) and Nellie Kane (first since December 8, 1994, or 293 shows). Weekapaug contained Mango Song teases from Trey. Tubthumping, a Phish debut, featured Tom Marshall on lead vocals and Carl Gerhard on trumpet and had the official recording’s intro playing over the P.A. before Phish started to play. Trey called Fish “Sammy… Sammy Hagar The Horrible” toward the end of the song before also quoting “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It.” This show was released as part of the Hampton Comes Alive box set.

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