This was Phish’s 1st show at Assembly Hall – a dome-shaped basketball arena on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a capacity of 16,800. The venue’s exterior has a flying saucer look earning it the fan nickname The Othership. Tickets cost $20.00 and the show was sold out. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome was performed acoustic with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on banjo, Page on upright bass and Fish on mandolin. The Simpsons secret language was played before Stash. Possum contained Dave’s Energy Guide jamming. Makisupa Policeman included some alternate lyrics about Paluska and others. The band sang Sweet Adeline while turning in a circle facing different parts of the audience to personalize the delivery. While there is no evidence it was recognized at the time, this is believed to have been the band’s 1000th show. After this show the band and crew traveled 255 miles overnight to Madison, Wisconsin.