work on Taste
work on Nellie Kane
work on Slave To The Traffic Light
This was Phish’s only show at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium – a hockey and basketball arena opened in 1962 with a capacity of 7,500. Tickets cost $20.00. Béla Fleck joined the band on banjo for just about all of soundcheck (he did not play the first time through Nellie Kane) to work out songs for his sit-in later that night. Trey sang the verses of Fee through his megaphone and dropped some lyrics, prompting him to call it (during the outro) “the abridged version for those of you who were wondering…the Reader’s Digest version. The original was banned in bookstores all over the country. It was all that nipple slicing part – they thought it was bad for America’s youth. We’re going to breed a generation of teenagers going around and slicing people’s nipples with envelopes. Next time I sing it I’ll have them jump off the boat voluntarily so there’s no violence…the nice version”. Possum included The Simpsons and All Fall Down secret language. Taste, Heart And Soul, Poor Heart, I’m Blue I’m Lonesome, My Long Journey Home and Slave To The Traffic Light featured Béla Fleck on banjo. This was the 1st Heart And Soul (Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Loesser cover) played by Phish – used here as an ending for Taste and an introduction for Béla. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome and My Long Journey Home were performed acoustic with Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on banjo, Page on upright bass and Fish on mandolin plus Béla Fleck on banjo. After this show the band and crew traveled 333 miles overnight to Dayton, Ohio.