Harry Hood was dedicated to Trey’s friend, “Dave.” Trey dedicated Rocky Top to Katie McConnell (Page's sister) and the contingent of Volunteers from the University of Tennessee. Trey teased Third Stone From The Son several times, off-key, in Mike's Song. Weekapaug included a Bonanza theme tease from Trey. Before If I Only Had a Brain, Fish was introduced as “Moses Heaps.”
Jam Chart Versions
Third Stone From the Sun tease in Mike's Song, Theme from Bonanza tease in Weekapaug Groove
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-12-01

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill The second night at the Paradise in Boston was also a fun listen after last night’s antics.

Fishman gets the call early on as IDK opens the show with a vacuum solo. La Grange was a pretty standard cover to get warmed up to, but the ending suffered a bit. YEM was really nice and solid with a great delay unit laden vocal jam at the end. Mike still had his bass effects on at the beginning of a good Oh Kee Pa, which came to a complete stop before an ok Dinner and a Movie. Gin had some timing issues tonight where everyone was not quite locking in with the drums in my opinion. The new My Sweet One was pretty good tonight. Hood also showed some timing issues and maybe it was just a little rusty, but good overall. The trend of ending sets with covers continues with a rocking GTBT to close the first set.

Alumni > LTJP opens the second set, and its pretty good, not great though. Rocky Top gets dedicated to Page’s sister, but also sounded just ok to me. Divided Sky also seemed to have some timing issues with the drums, but was ok overall. Walk Away was good, but also a little rusty and then Trey broke a string. So Fishman announces their upcoming New Year’s show while Trey tunes up for a pretty good version of Lizards considering the new string. Mike’s groove was tight, although Hydrogen showed the need to keep tuning that new string on the guitar. Weekapaug rocked as usual, then Fishman gets the call again and comes out front to do Brain with another vacuum solo. At least he remembered most of the lyrics to this one! Closing with another cover song, Highway to Hell was rocking.

The brand new Lawn Boy gets the nod tonight for the first encore, and then Possum is a great rocking way to send everybody home on a high note. “Live long and prosper” was the mantra for the night.

Solid show tonight, though nothing stands out too much for me. Maybe the YEM jam and the second Lawn Boy?
, attached to 1989-12-01

Review by thelot

thelot Pretty good sound for night 2. It sounds like there might be less of the room mixed in. The footage for Set 2 sounds nice. Possibly camera audio?

I Didn’t Know and La Grange get things started. Decent La Grange. Another solid version of YEM with an extended vocal jam. This slides into Oh Kee Pah. Nice first set Hood dedicated to Trey’s friend Dave seeing his first Phish gig. Rippin’ GXBX to close the set. “Live long and prosper!”

Set 2 has some great footage available. A pretty straightforward Alumni opened the second half. Decent Sky. After Walk Away Fish announces that they’re playing on New Years Eve at the World Trade Center in Boston. Some amusing stage banter while Trey changes a string. Four different types of Ethnic food and champagne! Sounds like fun! :) Solid version of Weekapaug. Brain makes another appearance. Cool to see it on video! I was especially impressed with the lighting. Lawn Boy and a well played Possum wrap up the evening. Good show, but 11/30 takes the cake!
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