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December 31st, 1993: Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester MA

Happy New Year’s Eve! NYE is a time for reflection, celebration….and three sets of high-energy Phish. This is the band’s first appearance at the Worcester Centrum, a venue they will continue to play until the current day (and one of … Continue reading

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December 30th, 1993: Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland ME

Ahh….December 30th. Outside of Halloween and New Year’s Eve proper, 12/30 is one of the more hallowed days of the year in Phish lore. If a NYE show is all about celebrating the year that is ending and partying until … Continue reading

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December 29th, 1993: New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven CT

The 1993 New Year’s Eve run continues tonight with the second Connecticut show of 1993 (the first being 4/30 in West Hartford). The first set begins with a largely-standard “Runaway Jim.” Trey delivers some excellent fretwork at the end of … Continue reading

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December 28th, 1993: Bender Arena, Washington DC

Welcome back! Tonight’s show marks the 107th Phish show of 1993, and the second to be performed in Washington, D.C. This is the band’s first and only performance at American University’s Bender Arena (a venue located a mere mile or … Continue reading

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Summer ’93 Bust-outs: Ranked

Phish’s repertoire is considerably larger these days than it was in ’93, but that didn’t stop the band from springing a setlist surprise or two (or three, or four…) during the summer tour. A total of 13 songs were ‘busted-out’ … Continue reading

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Songs of Tour: “Mike’s Song” (Summer ’93)

“Mike’s Song” is the best part of a traditional Mike’s Groove. There, I said it. While I always have fun guessing what the Mike’s Groove sandwich is going to be, and “Weekapaug Groove” generally establishes a fun, head-bopping progression for … Continue reading

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That One Time… (Summer ’93)

Many songs Phish performs at their shows vary little between performances. These songs are played in a ‘standard’ fashion, with one performance being more or less interchangeable with any other performance of the song. This can be because the song … Continue reading

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