Trey teased Oye Como Va in Split Open and Melt. My Sweet One contained Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. Long Train Runnin' was teased in David Bowie. YEM included a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Before Sweet Adeline, Trey asked the audience for their help, as Phish was attempting to perform an a cappella number in their largest venue to date. Afterwards, he remarked that he’d like to see Metallica try that! Adeline was performed without microphones.

Jam Chart Versions
Oye Como Va tease in Split Open and Melt, Long Train Runnin' tease in David Bowie, Buried Alive tease in You Enjoy Myself
Debut Years (Average: 1989)

This show was part of the "1992 Spring Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1992-05-16

Review by soundboy1

soundboy1 This show only gets one star from me because I got thrown out mid 1st set for smoking. A giant security lady plucked me and my friend out of our seats at the same time! I proceeded to break free and run to elsewhere in the theatre but she caught me.
This was all very traumatic because it was my first show and I had driven 4 hours from upstate ny to attend. I was 17 so of course the little squares of paper were involved. After getting thrown out we got to meet some of the more colorful denizens of the neighborhood which was know as The Combat Zone.
me:" so where are you from?"
Combat Zone Guy "My mother"
So that was interesting. We could hear the songs from inside but since I really wasn't that familiar it was all a blur to me. I've never listened to this show because it brings back bad memories.
I think this is what led to me getting obsessed with Phish because I was very upset about being kicked out. I almost went to the show at Union College the next night but my ride backed out. Someone in the lot told me tickets were only 5 bucks I wonder if that was true.
, attached to 1992-05-16

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Ok show tonight. Not a bad bootleg. May have multiple sources, unless my ears are playing tricks on me. Lots of monitor feedback throughout depending on who is singing.

Solid Maze opener followed by a good Foam. Mike's vocals are missing on the last part which brings about the first of the monitor feedback. Good Melt and Bouncing, except for a little bit of the ending on Bouncing. My Sweet One has a long intro with distortion from Trey and Mike. Maybe waiting for sound adjustments? And who is Tony? And a very loud call for Leo!!! Fish bungles the drums coming out of the Leo solo. Horn has a tape glitch, maybe a flip? Ok Horn, nothing special. Golgi has a weak climax. Lizards is a little loose in parts, Trey flubs lyrics going into the second chorus. A little kick drum check before an ok Cavern. Nice Doobie Brothers tease and ticking clock from Fish during the intro of a loose Bowie to end the set. Not bad.

A mini swing tease from Fish before a good Jim opens the second set. Sounds like Page is teasing Third Stone from the Sun in Jim's middle jam. Trey flubs a little of the It's Ice intro. Ice itself is good. Sounds like a Stash tease from Trey during his solo in Paul and Silas. Good Tweezer and Coil. YEM has another cut, tape flip? Fun vocal jam, as usual, right into The Horse. Trey seems to like that placement. Silent is still not up to par yet, although it's getting better. Oh Kee Pa is decent into a rare AC/DC Bag, the only performance for 1992! Again the Cold as Ice is dropped from the end of the Fishman section and you get a HYHU instead. Definite trend at the end of this tour. Rosie was just ok. Poor Heart is a little unexpected, due to all the other bluegrass type songs in this show, but makes for a good closer with a Tweeprise, which was expected.

With a lot of shushing the boys sing Adeline and Trey thanks the crowd for helping out. A rocking Suzy wraps things up nicely with Trey saying: "Thank you on behalf of Genghis Khan!"

Not a bad show but, not great either. A few rough spots and lots of monitor feedback. The only AC/DC of 1992, not sure why?
, attached to 1992-05-16

Review by bblock

bblock It's almost impossible to believe that it's been 30 years since my first Phish show at The Orpheum in Boston. They say you always remember your first - and I sure do.

I've been privileged to see some 25+ shows over the years in 7 states including some standout performances including:
* NYE 1992 at Matthew's Arena w/Dude of Life
* NYE 1994 with the flying hot dog
* The Real Gin at Worcester
* 3 amazing nights in Hampton in 2013
* Tweezer Fest at MPP 2014

But, I hold a special place in my heart for 5/16/92 -- my first show!
I was introduced to the band while in college at UPenn, when a friend of mine saw them at a tiny Philadelphia venue in February and brought back A Picture of Nectar CD. For the rest of the semester, I must have listened to that outstanding album about 5 dozen times. No music I had ever heard before sounded like this amazing band! My Deadhead roommate painstakingly figured out most of Stash on his guitar. For the next several months, I found and started trading tapes with kind souls around the country to find as much live Phish as I could. Little did I know what was in store when returning home to Boston for the Summer.
A few days after coming back to my suburban Boston home, I was at a buddy Dave's house and preaching to him the gospel of Phish. Casually, Dave said he was going to see them on Saturday! What?! GTFO! Immediately I ordered two tickets and invited my friend Mike to the show. Saturday night we arrived outside The Orpheum and enjoyed people watching the crowd outside the venue. Someone offered us to trade our decent tickets and a few bucks for tickets in the 3rd row front and center. What a great decision. The Orpheum held less than 3,000 people, yet being up front for my first Phish experience will never be forgotten. The energy in the room was electric and at some points, it felt like the entire balcony was going to fall down on top of everyone with the frenzied dancing and partying.
The music was great and I know that I had a blissful ear to ear smile on my face all night long. Of course, back in 1992, Phish's repertoire wasn't close to the depth and breadth that it is now. However, the playlist reads like absolute classic Phish and many of these songs are still chased by fans to this day. While standard fare today, watching the boys in 1992 smoothly segue from one song to another was a sight to see and a sound to behold. The jokes, teases, trampolines, and a cappella were all new and fresh. I loved this band.
We had a blast at this show and then 3 more in 1992, including at a tiny baseball field called Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH where we enjoyed a set by Phish and an entire show by Santana and some jamming together. Morning after my first show on 5/16/92, my parents asked about the show and the band, and I told them that they were "4 extremely talented musicians who are clearly having a fantastic time on stage making & creating. not just playing, music" Certainly that answer still holds up 30 years later.
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