Phish - 1988

Molly’s Cafe’
Alston, MA, United States map

Set List

Sound Check

Set I

Set II


Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st club gig in Boston. Molly’s was a club in the Allston neighborhood of Boston – formerly Moskos restaurant up through the 1960’s – with an estimated capacity of a few hundred.  Fledgeling managers John Paluska and Ben “Junta” Hunter rented the club for this show and one in December, and charged $5 at the door. The band dedicated The Lizards to Celia for cooking them spaghetti before the show. Whipping Post contained teases of Dave’s Energy Guide and Fish played trombone during I Didn’t Know.Big Black Furry Creature From Mars featured teases of the Popyeye Theme. The set III David Bowie closer was adopted from circulating fan sources as it is not included on the master tapes in the archives.