Phish - 1994

Stabler Arena, Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was the 1st show of fall tour. The band and crew had a few days of tech. rehearsal at Stabler Arena during the preceding week. The October/November 1994 Doniac Schvice provided fall ticketing information including tapers’ tickets and dropped news of a new light show design in the works, a sketch of 1995 plans including “a long break from touring” until late summer ’95, an announcement of the new The Dude of Life and Phish album, “Crimes Of The Mind” (recorded in late summer 1991), G-crew, Phish Dry Goods, and the release of Mike’s “Tracking” video documenting the recording of “Hoist.” The new Schvice also announced the revival of the Halloween show tradition and requested suggestions for a musical costume consisting of “any album from any genre (anything – from Slayer to Sun Ra to West Side Story) that you’d like to hear Phish play…” This was Phish’s only show at Stabler Arena – a college NCAA basketball arena with a capacity of 5,700. Tickets cost $18.50 and, for the first time, bore a “tickets not to be resold” warning as the band began to confront the issue of ticket scalping. This was the 1st Guyute played with the full arrangement in front of an audience (see 7/18/93) and the 1st Foreplay/Long Time (Tom Scholz/Boston cover) played publicly but see 4/16/93 soundcheck for a preview. The intro to Wilson contained a Paint It Black tease. Tweezer Reprise began as Tweezer. Foreplay/Long Time was performed acoustic with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on banjo, Page on upright bass and Fish on Madonna washboard. Although some earlier material would appear on the record, this was the first show to be recorded specifically for “A Live One”.