05/11/1987 NECTAR’S Burlington, VT

SET 1: You Enjoy Myself, Lushington[1] -> Possum, Slave to the Traffic Light, Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley, Clod, Peaches en Regalia > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday[2] > Avenu Malkenu[3] > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Makisupa Policeman[4], Ya Mar

SET 2: Divided Sky
First known performance. All performances until 9/24/88 were short, about 4 1/2 minutes long, and contained most, but not all of the composed portions of the complete version.
[2], Funky Bitch, Harpua[2] > Bundle of Joy[2] > Harpua -> Fluffhead, Good Times Bad Times

ENCORE: Golgi Apparatus, Corinna, Letter to Jimmy Page

[1] No lyrics.
[2] First known performance.
[3] First known Phish performance.
[4] Keyword referenced dioxin and Gaddafi.

This show included some funny stage banter, including Trey’s announcement after TMWSIY: “That was called ‘The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday… and I’m going to get my head sharpened.” Lushington did not contain any lyrics. A set break was announced after Ya Mar, so this is the complete first set. The songs listed as in the second set are believed to have been performed in that set, though it is unknown whether more songs were also performed in the second set, and if there was a third set as well. This show featured the first known performances of The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Divided Sky, Harpua, and Bundle of Joy, as well as the first known Phish performance of Avenu Malkenu. The keyword for Makisupa was “Woke up in the morning, dioxin on my head / Woke up in the afternoon Gaddafi in my bed.”

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Author: schill