Phish - 1994

Providence Civic Center
Providence, RI, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st show at the Providence Civic Center – a basketball arena with a capacity of 13,500.  Tickets cost $19.50 and the show was sold out on a freezing cold night.  This show employed quadraphonic sound, with speaker stacks at each of the four corners of the venue.  Sample In A Jar, played at soundcheck, was a 1-verse version played in possible preparation for 12/30/94 Late Show With David Letterman (they ultimately settled on Chalk Dust Torture).Runaway Jim included teases of Dueling Banjos.  Possum included teases of Dueling Banjos, L.A. Woman and Auld Lang Syne.  Trey introduced Fish as “Luke Skywalker” during his vacuum solo in I Didn’t Know.  This epic David Bowie began with 3 minutes of quadraphonic digital delay and included some whistling (specifically a tease of Fishin’ Hole) and vocal chanting of such messages as “Lassie come home” and “Do it now!” and even a 2001 tease from Mike.  The band took a mid-set bow after David Bowie.  Good Times Bad Times included teases of Heartbreaker and Stairway To Heaven.  My Long Journey Home was performed acoustic with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on banjo, Page on upright bass and Fish on mandolin.  This show was released on CD and download as “LivePhish20” on Elektra in May 2003.  Funky Bitch from the soundcheck, a blues version, was later released as an iTunes bonus in February 2009.