Phish - 1995

Madison Square Garden
New York, NY, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s third show at Madison Square Garden and the second show of a 2-night stand. Tickets cost $30.00 and the show was sold out. The last Reba of 1995 ended without whistling. The Fly Famous Mockingbird narration explained how Phish spends their time when they’re not touring – namely creating Time in the Phish Gamehendge Time Phactory. Shine was the 1st played by Phish and featured Tom Marshall on vocals. Some listeners hear a Fire On The Mountain tease during the jam between Drowned and The Lizards. Mike’s Song included a Dave’s Energy Guide tease and ended with a Digital Delay Loop Jam – this was the 1st time Mike’s Song and Weekapaug Groove appeared in different sets of the same show. Set III began with the revelation of the Gamehendge Time Phactory. The band members appeared as mad scientists triggering synth effects while lights flashed and a Tesla coil and Van de Graff generators fired while Sibelius’ Finlandia played in the background. Fish, dressed as Father Time, was lifted high above the stage in a Frankenstein cage and was transformed into Baby New Year. Weekapaug Groove included teases of Auld Lang Syne, Dreaming and Spooky and was unfinished, ending with a segue into Sea And Sand. This was the second Sea And Sand played of just 3 ever to-date (see 10/31/95 and 7/20/98). Sanity was played for the first time in more than a year (since 6/24/94). This show was released on CD and audio/video download as “New Year’s Eve 1995 – Live at Madison Square Garden” on Rhino and JEMP Records in December 2005 and remastered for vinyl in 2015. Between this show and the next (on 4/26/96), Trey produced The Pants demo, Fish performed with his band Pork Tornado and taught a clinic at the Vermont Day of Percussion at UVM, Trey and Fish played with Bad Hat, Phish rehearsed and began recording the album what would become “Billy Breathes” at Bearsville Studios. Page sat in with the Allman Brothers Band and Trey sat in with Merl Saunders and his Rainforest Band. Trey’s Surrender To The Air released a record on Elektra and performed two shows at The Academy in New York City. Fish participated in UVM’s Vermont Day of Percussion along with Bob Gullotti, Jeff Salisbury and others and Trey along with Dave Grippo and others taught the kids at South Burlington High School how to make musical “Soup.”