Phish - 1992

Variety Arts Theatre
Los Angeles, CA, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st show in Los Angeles – an all ages show in the Variety Arts, a historic theatre built in 1924 with a capacity around 1000. Widespread Panic opened. Trey announced that Uncle Pen was played “with all due respect to Bill Monroe.” He also announced, as he had earlier in the tour, that All Things Reconsidered is a variation on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. This rendition of You Enjoy Myself included teases of Sunshine Of Your Love as well as a vocal jam based on “rolling” with vocal quotes of Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover) and the Rawhide Theme. Trey introduced My Sweet One (a Fishman composition) as having been written by “the third greatest songwriter of all time.” Memories and Sweet Adeline were performed without microphones. Venue security and management was aggressive at this show, cracking down on smoking, dancing and even taping. The club’s manager and Paul got into a pretty heated discussion at front-of-house about the band’s taping policy with Paul lobbying on behalf of the two tapers in attendance (both of whom had flown from the East) and the club manager claiming he knew they would sell the tapes ie: the venue somehow wouldn’t get paid. The tapers respected the club’s wishes and Paul promptly provided the soundboard master cassettes to copy.