Suzy and BBFCFM included Sailor's Hornpipe teases from Trey. Page, Mike, and Fish noodled around with the Hood intro while Trey conducted the costume contest. A fan dressed as Harry Hood won! Bobby Brown sat in on harmonica for Curtis Loew, Richard Wright provided vocals for Halley’s, and Russ Remington sat in on saxophone from Timber through Funky Bitch. Terrapin and I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Wilson was unfinished. This show included the first known performance of Foam and the first known Phish performances of Time Loves a Hero and Donna Lee. Page and Fish teased Terrapin Station before Terrapin.
Noteworthy Jams
Teases
Terrapin Station tease, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Suzy Greenberg, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-10-29

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener On the surface, this is a fairly average show, with little to be found here that can't be found in other good 1988 shows (9/8/88, 9/24/88), but there are definitely some tunes worth checking out here.

From the first set, I nominate Contact, a pretty funny rendition, and always an enjoyable listen. Time Loves a Hero is worth a listen just because it's a debut, and they play it well enough.

From the second set, a scorching Fire turns up to redeem a set chock full of average versions of early Phish standards.

And from the final set, the debut of Foam, which is played well, and a Timber with Russ Remington which goes into a jazzy almost-type 2 jam really quickly and has a nice return to the main theme of the song. Overall, the saxophone of Remington doesn't add a whole lot to most of the songs that were played on the night, but Donna Lee might be of interest to those that are fans of those Giant Country Horns tours later down the road. This Donna Lee is stripped down, sure, but it's well played and is a debut for the band.

Let's call it a four star show.
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November 20, 1994
23 years ago
Dane County Coliseum

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Fee[1] > Scent of a Mule, Stash, If I Could[2], Little Tiny Butter Biscuits[3], My Long Journey Home[4], Dooley[5], Divided Sky, Sample in a Jar

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Glide, Axilla (Part II) > Reba[6], Simple > Rift > Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Julius > Cavern

Encore: Icculus[7]

Encore 2: Fire

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[3] Acoustic; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[4] Acoustic; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals.
[5] Phish debut; acoustic; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo and vocals.
[6] No whistling.
[7] Referenced the 6/17/94 "O.J. Show."

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