Phish - 1994

Boston Garden
Boston, MA, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s only headline show at the original Boston Garden, although they had played the WBCN New Music Concert “Rockaboston” concert there on 10/30/92.  Tickets cost $23.50 and the show was sold out.  This show employed quadraphonic sound, with speaker stacks at each of the four corners of the venue.  The show got off to a sporty start with Rock And Roll Part 2 played over the P.A. with which Trey played along while the audience participated with the cheers.  Run Like An Antelope featured Tom Marshall on vocals.  Trey teased Auld Lang Syne during The Divided Sky.  In a bit of foreshadowing of the following year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, Mike’s Song included a tease of Shine (Collective Soul cover).  Weekapaug Groove included teases of Can’t You Hear Me Knocking and Auld Lang Syne.  At the end of the setbreak before the start of set III, the band was overheard over the P.A. from backstage giving the 5-minute warning at which point Fish requested that Brad order him “a big jumbo hot dog, a large coke and a large fries delivered…on stage.”  My Sweet One was subsequently interrupted during Page’s “Play it Leo” solo by an announcement of “Excuse me guys.  Who ordered the hot dog?  Your order is ready.”  Trey said “bring it on” and the band broke into 2001 as the hot dog, coke and fries were lowered next to Fish’s drum riser.  After 2001, The James Bond Theme was played over the P.A. while Rocket Science techs got the hot dog ready and helped the band climb aboard with their instruments (Fish on an electric drum pad) and the hot dog began its trip out over the crowd.  After the Countdown, Paul faded down the P.A. music as the band broke into Auld Lang Syne while suspended in the hot dog over the audience as confetti, feathers, “Phish NYE 1994” ping pong balls and a few giant balloons dropped from the ceiling.  After Auld Lang Syne, the hot dog reversed its path back to the stage while the band threw feathers to the tune of Tropical Hot Dog Night (Captain Beefheart cover) played over the P.A.  After returning to the stage, the band exited the hot dog and broke into Chalk Dust Torture.  Mike’s maternal Grandmother, Lillian Cherry, joined the band onstage during Chalk Dust Torture with a shoe in her hand, about which Mike wrote in the Spring 1995 Doniac Schvice.  This rendition of Bouncing Around The Room was released on “A Live One”.  After this show, the band and crew returned home where the next few months consisted of a few sit-in’s (Trey with DMB in VT and NYC, Trey and Fish with Michael Ray and his Cosmic Krewe at a few shows in VT and NOLA), Trey/Fish working on recording of Trey’s “Surrender To The Air” album and the whole band working with Ed Thacker on assembling and mixing “A Live One”.