Humphries House had been a Zeta Upsilon ("Zu") frat house and monthly parties used to occur there that were referred to as "Full Moon at the Zoo" parties. Alumni contained a Possum tease. YEM was dedicated to Dionysian Productions co-founder John Paluska.  This was the first known complete version of Divided Sky, with a large section of it having previously been performed as the back half of No Dogs Allowed. Divided, Bowie, Fluffhead, and AC/DC Bag contained Sailor's Hornpipe teases. AC/DC Bag also contained London Bridge Is Falling Down, and the Flintstones theme teases. The third set was preceded by a First Noel tease. The second set listing might be incomplete, as the recordings that circulate cut into Bowie.
Jam Chart Versions
Possum tease in Alumni Blues, London Bridge Is Falling Down, Theme from The Flintstones, and Sailor's Hornpipe teases in AC/DC Bag, First Noel tease, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Divided Sky, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in David Bowie, Sailor's Hornpipe tease in Fluffhead
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-09-24

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener Everything in this show is very well played, and even better: The tape on Phishtracks has held up over time. It actually sounds better than almost anything else out there from the late 1980's, which is greatly appreciated.

There are some real gems to be found here, including the official debut of Divided Sky and a scorching Possum. Throw in a very cool Fee -> Sparks > Whipping Post, and you've got quite a show. Seriously, everything here is well played, and this is a great '88 show to listen to if you like a lot of covers, a fairly rowdy crowd, and snarling Trey guitar licks (and Theme from Popeye teases).

Bonus: AC/DC Bag is FUNKY and pretty funny with all the teases.
, attached to 1988-09-24

Review by Hugh_Mongus

Hugh_Mongus I really enjoyed listening to this show, A lot of good banter and page sings his ass off. Highlight for me was the Wilson>Peaches, La Grange. Beginning of wilson is slow and almost medieval sounding, if thats the right word, segue into Peaches is perfect.. never heard this before. Take the A train was also nice, and possums from the eighties/early nineties are awesome, seems like in 2013 they were making a comeback. Divided sky kept on rolling and had a popeye tease, maybe a few? (Apparently the first version to circulate) I would take a listen, again. fun show.
, attached to 1988-09-24

Review by Hydronaut

Hydronaut I was just entering this earth as a human baby as phish set into golgi and the maestro allen toussaint's "on you way down"
, attached to 1988-09-24

Review by thelot

thelot The sound quality on set 1 is top notch! However, set 2&3 are a bit sped up making the band sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks. I’m sure it’s been corrected on one of the four sources that circulate, but alas the version on Relisten has this issue.

The band was firing on all cylinders this evening! I wish the Bowie to kick off set 2 was available because I’m sure it kills…it was just one of those nights! The Amherst audience is absolutely eating it up! From what I know “Full Moon at the Zoo” were psychedelic parties. Set 1 highlights include On Your Way Down, YEM->Wilson->Peaches and the first full version of Divided Sky that circulates. It’s possible the first full version was played on 8/13 but no recording is known to circulate. Set 2 has a nice Whipping Post albeit a little short. The Curtain > AC/DC Bag from set 3 is worth checking out. The Bag has no introduction and is laid back. Trey takes a minimalist approach to his playing in the jam with some tasteful teases throughout. One of the best versions I’ve heard thus far. Unfortunately, the rest of set 3 is cut from the tapes that circulate. This would make for another fine release!
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