Phish - 1993

Agora Theater
Cleveland, OH, United States map

Set List

Sound Check

Set I

Set II


Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st performance at the Agora Theater, which shared a building with Agora Ballroom where the band played on 9/29/91. The Theater was essentially a rock club with a capacity of 1,700. It was Earth Day. The band used soundcheck to work on The Landlady section of Punch You In The Eye. This rendition of It’s Ice had an extended Page/Fish section during which Mike and Trey “skated” on the Slide Board Balance Trainer often used in this era during It’s Ice and Glide. The Esther intro included Random Note secret language. Fee was sung without the megaphone. As Golgi Apparatus ended, Trey gave his usual setbreak speech “thanks, we’re going to take a quick break. don’t do anything that we wouldn’t do.” Brad Sands’ notes indicated that this was the best Big Ball Jam of the tour – so good that Paul had to keep hitting the balls to protect his front-of-house gear and tapers were frightened (Big Balls and recording gear did not mix well). After the Hold Your Head Up intro, Fish said “as soon as we find a song I hate as much as that, I’ll have a new theme song.” Fish then asked the audience for suggestions of “songs I may just hate” and entertained a few. Trey said “the gentleman in the front row has suggested We’ve Got The Beat by the Go-Go’s” and Fish replied “that’s in the running.” Fish then introduced Love You, saying “this is a song I love…I’ve been singing it for years and I’m going to keep singing it.” Love You began with unusual music while Fish introduced the band before his vacuum solo. He introduced Trey as Ernest Guiseppe Anastasio III on the drums and himself with the classic line “my name is Johnny B. Fishman and this is my backing band.” Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. After this show the band and crew traveled 390 miles overnight to Hamilton, New York.