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Jul
17
92

Phish - 1992

Merriweather Post Pavilion
Columbia, MD, United States map

Set List

Sound Check

Set I

Show Notes

This was an all ages, 1-set show opening for Santana. It was Phish’s 1st show opening for Santana with whom their relationship has endured. In 2007, Carlos referred to Trey as “a multi-dimensional warrior” and has been attributed with “the hose” analogy describing how Phish jams with their audience. This show was also Phish’s 1st appearance at Merriweather Post Pavilion, a 1967 Frank Gehry designed wooden amphitheatre with impeccable acoustics and a capacity of about 19,300. The June/July/August 92 Phish Update warned fans to arrive on time or risk missing the Phish opening sets. “These will be 50 minute time slots, and we will be going on fairly early each night. There will be no taping allowed at the Santana shows.” This was one of more than a few shows on the tour for which no audience recording is known to circulate. Lyrics about this show, specifically about Walfredo eating crab backstage were included in Walfredo, a somewhat rare Phish song written in 1997 in which the protagonist is former Santana drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr.