Phish - 1989

Pearl Street Ballroom
Northampton, MA, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This was an 18-and-over show. Before My Sweet One, Trey thanked Pearl Street for having 18 and over gigs and asked the audience not to drink if they were underage. He also mentioned they would be playing lots of new material. Reba was a new arrangement, without the repeated “Bag It Tag It” that eventually became Don’t Get Me Wrong (see 10/6/90). According to the December 1989 Phish Update that followed, “[a] number of unfortunate events occurred” at this show. Reportedly the unfortunate events began with a failed attempt by the venue to divide drinking-age fans from underage fans using a velvet rope. Adding to the confusion was an explosion on or near the stage during David Bowie (possibly a flash pot or fireworks) which pushed the crowd over the edge. The show was cut short when the house lights were turned on and bouncers quickly evacuated everybody from the venue. Reportedly an angry fan subsequently threw a rock through a window from the outside. This turned out to be the band’s second-to-last performance at Pearl Street.