This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-01-28

Review by ihadadog

ihadadog I was actually at this show, although I thought it was earlier than 1989. There weren't many people there, but it was definitely rocking. I had never heard the band before so any Phish songs were unknown to me. They definitely played Fire by Jimi Hendrix and Good Times, Bad Times.
, attached to 1989-01-28

Review by Feelin_good_about_Hood

Feelin_good_about_Hood While no known setlist exists, I recall and have managed to confirm several of the songs played at my this show, my very first Phish show.//

Three memories stand out above all else about this night. One, Trey was engaged and playful as all get out. This show was hosted by my co-ed fraternity, the Tabard. The Tabard was a local Greek house that many years earlier housed Dartmouth's Sigma Chi chapter. An old portrait hung in our living room/concert space of a past Sigma Chi dignitary. He was nicknamed "Norman Pinball" by us then-current denizens.//

Trey implored the 60 or 70 of us there during his song intro whether we knew whose portrait that was. My friend and Tabard president, "D", shouted "Norman Pinball" again and again, his pupils as large as saucers. Trey, nonplussed, dropped the band into a churning, chugging Wilson after informing us that the portrait was that of the Duke of Lizards! And, that Wilson next seamlessly charged into Peaches en Regalia after stomping our collective shit.//

Two, the second set saw a friend of the band, the Dude of Life, take the stage with a mic in hand. The Dude of Life and Phish regaled us with a Back in Black > Freebird > Iron Man mini medley that taunted as much as it titillated. The Dude left the stage, but not our hearts.//

Three, my first Phish show and my only Zappa show from August 1984 had something in common - a Whipping Post encore. Yes, I was ~hooked~.//

What else did they play that night? I am certain that they covered or played the following after continuing to see the band regularly through 1997 and consulting with other friends afterward:

Walk Away,
La Grange,
(fast, of course)
Good Times Bad Times,
The Sloth,
Mike's > Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove,
Run Like an Antelope.

Phish had introduced us to a musical fantasyland that had us rocking, laughing, jumping, dancing for our lives, and drenched in sweat when the show ended. I really wonder how this show would hold up now. It was a punchy, frenetic, fun show that would likely have people creaming their jeans over the Dude of Life's appearance and the cover-heavy sets. I also think people would f**k themselves an an opportunity to see Phish with 60-70 friends. I'm coming up on the 31st anniversary of this show. Where's the time gone!?
, attached to 1989-01-28

Review by handsvt

handsvt This show was a great one. The band played in the main living room at The Tabard, a co-ed house, on Dartmouth's fraternity row. I don't have a setlist, but know for sure that Sanity was played. It was a rocking trippy two set show and had many of the tunes that were typical of the band's repertoire at that time. I am not even sure Paul was there taping that night, as I have never seen a copy of this show in circulation. Any leads would be wonderful.
Add a Review
Setlist Filter
By year:

By month:

By day:

By weekday:

By artist:

Filter Reset Filters
Support & Mbird
Fun with Setlists
Check our Phish setlists and sideshow setlists! is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.

Credits | Terms Of Use | Legal | DMCA

© 1990-2021  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. | Hosted by Linode