Saturday, September 22, 2018


Keene, NH

SET 1: Suzy Greenberg > My Friend, My Friend, Paul and Silas > Reba, Maze, Fee, Split Open and Melt, Mound, Divided Sky[1], Cavern

SET 2: Llama, NICU[2], The Sloth, The Lizards, Bathtub Gin, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, Brother, Cold as Ice > Baby Lemonade[3] > Cold as Ice, All Things Reconsidered, Harry Hood, Rocky Top

ENCORE: Sanity, Memories[4], Carolina[4], Sleeping Monkey

[1] Trey screamed "POSSUM!" intro the microphone during the pause.
[2] Simpsons signal.
[3] Phish debut; Fish on Bag-Vac.
[4] Without microphones.

My Friend was dedicated to “Steve E.” who drove eighteen hours to the show. Jokingly, Trey subsequently called the bouncers over to throw him out! Before Maze, Page read an announcement from management asking fans not to smoke in the building. Many people shouted out requests during the pause in Divided Sky, prompting Trey to scream “POSSUM!” into the microphone. The second set started with Page again requesting that fans not smoke, while Trey and Mike launched into a few bars of Smoke on the Water. NICU included a Simpsons signal. This show marked the Phish debut of Baby Lemonade and, along with it, the first appearance of Fish’s Bag-Vac. The end of Baby Lemonade featured a tease of On Broadway. Sanity and the theme to All Things Considered were teased before All Things Reconsidered. Lots of humor ensued over Mike’s use of a cardboard cutout of Kathleen Turner from the movie V.I. Warshawski, which started out on top of his bass rig and ended up in front of him, giving the appearance of his head on her body. Sanity was played for the first time since May 28, 1989 (339 shows). Memories and Carolina were performed without microphones.