Phish - 1995

Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Knoxville, TN, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st show at Knoxville Civic Coliseum (full name General James White Memorial Civic Coliseum) – a hockey arena opened in 1961 with a capacity of 6,400. This venue was where Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads played his final show. Tckets cost $20.00. Trey introduced Fish before his vacuum solo during I Didn’t Know saying “Ladies and gentlemen, here to redefine the language of jazz, please welcome Henrietta.” Suzy Greenberg contained teases of The Rover and 25 or 6 to 4. This show featured the 1st and only Wind Beneath My Wings (Henley/Silbar cover popularized by Roger Whittaker) played with Fish serenading his hero, Colonel Bruce Hampton, who sat in a chair onstage and listened while reading a newspaper. Fish introduced the song with a dedication: “Ladies and gentlemen, this evening we have a man that I want to make a very very special dedication to. It’s time after twelve years of playing in this band that I come clean. I am not a creation of my own will. I am a creation of this man’s will. I, everything that I am and everything that I’ve done has been because of his operation of the streams of my puppet being in his hands.” A portion of this performance can be seen in the documentary “Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton.” After this show the band and crew traveled overnight to Nashville.