Friday, September 14, 2018

5/21/1988 - NECTAR'S

Burlington, VT

SET 1: Funky Bitch, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page[1] > Alumni Blues, You Enjoy Myself, St. Thomas[2], Golgi Apparatus, Fire

SET 2: La Grange, Possum, The Lizards, Timber (Jerry The Mule), Tela, Happy Birthday to You, Fluffhead, Bike[3], Good Times Bad Times

SET 3: Big Leg Emma, Rocky Top, Cities, Take the 'A' Train, The Curtain With, Suzy Greenberg

[1] First played by Phish, then played only by Fish.
[2] First known Phish performance.
[3] Fish trombone solo.

This show included the first known Phish performance of St. Thomas. Sneakin' Sally contained DEG teases. Prior to Letter to Jimmy Page, Trey announced that per "Del's" request, they were going to play Letter to Jimmy Page as a band, and then Fish would play it by himself (telling the crowd that Fish didn't know it). YEM was dedicated to Del and La Grange was dedicated to Mike. Bike featured a Fish trombone solo. The date for this show may be incorrect; note that Trey referred to Tela as a debut at this show, though it actually debuted on 3/12/88.