Friday, September 14, 2018

3/11/1988 - THE BASE LODGE, STEARNS HALL, JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE

Johnson, VT

SET 1: The Chicken[1], Funky Bitch, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley[2], Take the 'A' Train, You Enjoy Myself[3] -> Wilson, Golgi Apparatus > Slave to the Traffic Light, Flat Fee, Corinna, The Lizards, David Bowie

SET 2: Fluffhead, Dinner and a Movie, Harry Hood, The Ballad of Curtis Loew[2], Harpua, AC/DC Bag > Alumni Blues > Run Like an Antelope[4]

[1] First known Phish performance.
[2] Bobby Brown on harmonica.
[3] No vocal jam.
[4] Trey spoke the names "Marco Esquandolas... Poster Nutbag... Moses Heaps... Moses DeWitt."

This show featured the only known Phish performance of The Chicken. Sneakin’ Sally and Curtis Loew featured Bobby Brown on harmonica. Bowie began with a tease medley that included Timber, Alumni Blues, Smoke on the Water, Sunshine of Your Love, Money, Whipping Post, and several others. YEM did not contain a vocal jam. Trey teased Entrance of the Gladiators and spat out the names “Marco Esquandolas... Poster Nutbag... Moses Heaps... Moses DeWitt” during Antelope. Dinner and a Movie was dedicated to “our good friend Susannah.” Lizards was delayed, as Trey cut on Fish for losing his drumsticks during the gig; Lizards subsequently included a theme from I Dream of Jeanie tease. Some recordings that circulate are mislabeled “The Base Lounge.”

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