Phish - 1994

Beacon Theater
New York, NY, US

Set List

Show Notes

This was the first show of a 3-night stand and Phish’s 1st performance at the Beacon Theater, a historic neo-Grecian style vaudeville/movie palace opened in 1929 with a capacity of 2,846. This (and each of the Beacon shows) was one of the first six shows on the tour for which mail order tapers’ tickets were offered. All other tickets were through public onsale at a ticket cost of $20-per-show and all three nights sold out in 33 minutes. Trey’s foot was in a brace due to torn ligaments. Stash ended with a tease of Can’t You Hear Me Knocking. After Stash, Trey thanked the audience and explained the band had been wanting to play the Beacon ever since he saw The Residents there (“my favorite concert of all time”). He then announced they were going to take advantage of the Beacon’s fine acoustics to “play some stuff without the sound system.” Ginseng Sullivan was subsequently performed acoustic without amplification with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on upright bass, Page on Melodica and Fish on Madonna washboard. After Ginseng Sullivan, Trey said “…still the only crowd I know that will get that quiet. Thank you.” Trey sang the verses of Fee through his megaphone. David Bowie included Oom Pah Pah and The Simpsons secret language and teases of Take The ‘A’ Train and Reba. After the Hold Your Head Up outro, Trey introduced Fish as Greasy Fizeek. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones. Before the show, the band appeared on WNEW (102.7 FM) “Workforce Block Hour” where they were interviewed by host DJ Dennis Elsas, They also played Julius from “Hoist” and performed three songs live in the studio: Sample In A Jar, Down With Disease and Rift.