Phish - 1994

Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st show at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta – a former movie house and performing arts space opened in 1929 as part of a Shrine temple with opulent Moorish design and a capacity of about 4,700. The stunning auditorium where Phish played was set as an Arabian courtyard complete with a mesmerizing “sky” with a moving projection of clouds and flickering stars overhead. Tickets to the sold-out show cost $18.00 and this was the last show on the tour (along with 4/13/94, 4/14/94, 4/15/94, 4/16/94 and 4/18/94) for which mail order tapers’ tickets were offered. The show took place during Atlanta’s annual Freaknik celebration resulting in big crowds on the streets and a unique blending of cultures. Trey sang the verses of Fee through his megaphone. The beginning of Esther included a tease of Caravan which was subsequently performed with Merl Saunders on keyboards. Merl stayed onstage after Caravan to sing and play on the 1st and only Phish performance of Hi-Heel Sneakers (Tommy Tucker cover popularized by Merl and Jerry Garcia). Run Like An Antelope included Simpsons and Oom Pah Pah secret language. Ginseng Sullivan was performed without microphones with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on upright bass, Page on Melodica and Fish on Madonna washboard. Trey’s foot was in a brace due to torn ligaments so You Enjoy Myself featured a guest trampoline jumper from the audience substituting for Trey. YEM included a Rock n’ Roll Hoochie Koo jam as well as a guest appearance by Col. Bruce Hampton on piano during a vocal jam that included Who By Fire teases. Col. Bruce stayed onstage for vocal duties on the 1st and only Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen cover) played by Phish. Free Bird was played by request in response to Trey asking (Lynyrd Skynyrd-style) “What song is it you want to hear?” After the show, Page, Mike and Fish sat in with Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band for “Fever” at the Variety Playhouse in the Little Five Points neighborhood.