Phish - 1994


Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s fourth show in Montreal and their 1st and only show at Metropolis – a historic spot that started as a skating rink in 1884 and later  became became a movie house-turned nightclub with a capacity of about 2,300.  Trey announced “we’ll be right back” while the band was still ending AC/DC Bag.  I Wan’na Be Like You developed out of the You Enjoy Myself vocal jam, was sung by Fish (the first verse through Trey’s megaphone) and included a vacuum solo, band introductions and some heavy scatting.  Amazing Grace was performed a cappella without microphones.  After this show, the band and crew traveled 375 miles overnight to Toronto.  This was the first show listed in the Spring 1994 Doniac Schvice, which announced that the Phish.Net now numbered more than 40,000 computer users (“we’ll see you in cyberspace”).  The Schvice also included information on how to order tapers tickets for select shows and announced that “the dates contained in this edition of the Schvice are the first month of a national tour that will continue through mid-July.  After the Florida shows, the tour will head across the sourth to California, then proceed up the west coast.  After a short break, the tour will resume in the Rockies in mid-June, pass through the mid-west and return to the northeast for some outdoor shows in July.”  The Doniac Schvice also addressed “problems at a number of shows getting all of you into the venue by showtime.  We’re working on making more points of entry available as well as other solutions.  You can do your part by not waiting until the last minute to enter the venue.  Doors will open at least an hour before showtime for all shows.  We will be starting promptly at the showtime listed on your ticket.  Please allow ample time to enter the venue.”  While this show was happening, Phish was nominated at the Boston Music Awards 1994 for Album of the Year (for “Rift”) and Trey was nominated for Outstanding Instrumentalist.