Phish - 1990

The Wetlands Preserve
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Set List

Set I

Set II


Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st announced show since 6/16/90 and the first show listed in the Sept/Oct/Nov 1990 Phish Update. It was Phish’s eighth and final performance at The Wetlands and was billed as the 1st gig after summer hiatus. Orlando Fiol opened and tickets cost $12. This show featured more debuts than any other show of the era including the 1st confirmed performance of The Landlady ouside Punch You In The Eye (although see 4/7/90 for a reported earlier version). Trey said that The Landlady opener was “indirectly dedicated to the spirit of Carlos”. After Tube, Trey mentioned it was one of many new tubes that would be played that night. This show included the 1st known performances of Tube, The Asse Festival, Buried Alive, Paul And Silas (a Flatt and Scruggs cover which Trey referred to and sang during this period as “Hall In Solace”), Magilla, Stash and Goin’ Down Slow (“St. Louis” Jimmy Oden cover). Fish debuted a new super-hero-esque costume – a skin tight black hooded suit decorated with red zero’s. Accordingly, Trey introduced him as Zero Man after Tube and before/after Minute By Minute, the latter of which featured Fish on trombone. Possum included Charlie Chan, Popeye, Oom Pah Pah and Random Note secret language (this was the 1st documented public use of secret language). AC/DC Bag and the reprise of Buried Alive also featured Charlie Chan secret language. Take The ‘A’ Train included teases of Buried Alive and Sparks was played for the first time in almost two years (since 11/5/88). Set II also featured the Dude Of Life’s 1st documented appearance with Phish of the 1990’s. He called for a bucket to deal with acute stagefright while singing the 1st known performances of his songs Self, Done Me Wrong and Revolution’s Over. These songs would eventually be released on The Dude of LIfe And Phish album “Crimes Of The Mind”. High Plains Drifter was the opening band. Following events of 6/16/90 Townshend, this show was the 1st Phish show to disallow soundboard patches to the public. As the Sept/Oct/Nov 1990 Phish Update stated “We regret to announce that taping shows from the sound board will no longer be permitted. Taping with microphones is still fine.” Although there have been countless exceptions over the years, this rule has remained in effect until the present day.