Phish - 1992

Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This all ages show was Phish’s 1st appearance at the Michigan Theater, an elaborate vaudeville/movie house originally built in 1928 with capacity of about 1,710 and an amazing Barton Theatre Pipe Organ (which the band did not utilize, though locals were rooting for In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida). Built for silent films, this venue has nearly perfect acoustics. The show was presented by Lee Berry at Prism Productions and tickets were $12.50 and $14.50. The soundcheck featured an instrumental No Quarter (Led Zeppelin cover). Parts of Moby Dick were played multiple times and eventually Trey added the obligatory “Jon Fishman, Moby Dick…Dick…Dick.” In response to Paul’s request for something with vocals, Trey sang a line from No More Credit From The Liquor Store (Frank Zappa cover). The soundchecked NICU was played mid-tempo between its original reggae and later ska feel. During Guelah Papyrus, Trey thanked the audience for their support on this last American show of the tour, thanked Mike and Dana from Greenpeace for all their help during the tour and wished Dana a happy birthday. Guelah also contained Finger Scrape and The Simpsons secret language and Trey’s introduction of “Page ‘The Savage’ McConnell.” Memories was performed without microphones. David Bowie’s intro included teases of Swing Low Sweet Chariot jam and The Ballad of Davy Crockett (George Bruns and Tom Blackburn cover), Fall Down secret language and a Moby Dick jam at the end. Also the band alternated “Dana Marie” instead of “David Bowie” lyrics in honor of Greenpeace Dana Mae Roberts’ birthday. This unique I Am Hydrogen began with the Vibration Of Life, during which Trey took a moment” to introduce the life-giving “beat of life” – aka Vibration Of Life. Then Mike and Trey laid on their backs with their heads hanging over the edge of the stage while playing and moved their feet in a simulated bike riding motion. This bizarre moment is depicted in Matt Dinan’s photograph in “The Phish Book”. Faht was performed without microphones on Fish’s guitar but with the usual piped in sound effects by Paul.