Weekend Nuggets: Let’s Move to Cleveland


12.8.95 CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland, OH < LINK


12.8.95 CSU Poster

A lesser known show from the month of December ’95, this one from Cleveland rips.  A double Beatles encore on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, was the icing on the cake of a psychedelic roller coaster ride.  The second set featured extended improv in the form of a set-dominating “Tweezer” with a “Kung” chant in the middle.  Following what seemed to be a set ending Reprise, the band droppd into a thrashing Antelope to close. Check it.

I: Sample in a Jar, Poor Heart, Simple > Runaway Jim,  Fluffhead, It’s Ice, Acoustic Army, Prince Caspian, Good Times Bad Times*

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer > Kung > Tweezer > Love You > HYHU, The Squirming Coil, Tweezer Reprise, Run Like an Antelope

E: Come Together**#, A Day in the Life**

*Dedicated to “the man in the dragon pants” (Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin). **Encore played in remberance of John Lennon’s death on 12-08-80.  #First time played.



“Boogie On Reggae Woman” 9.18.00 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland

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“Maze” 9.18.00 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH

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rumor2A few new things have been thrown in my direction lately.  Since Bonnaroo is in early June (11-14th), Phish may do one tour in June, around these dates, and a second tour in August.  I have not heard anything about the length of either tour.  Though I have been told they are going to hit all their classic amphitheatres, and not exclusively in multi-night format.  Those six hour night-long drives may not be a thing of the past!  The Red Rocks, Gorge, Shoreline, and Alpine stands that have been reported all seem to fit this format.  I haven’t heard anything about the east coast yet, but you can predict those shows yourself.

This two-tour format would make sense in light of the second rumor I heard from a different source, that Red Rocks will be the four nights of 7.30 – 8.2  As always, stay tuned, and don’t believe anything until you see it on Phish.com!


6 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Let’s Move to Cleveland”

  1. Jeff Says:

    that cleveland show is such an enigma for me. it was a last minute thing for to go, i had done most of the shows in November and Oct. and this one i didn’t have a ride or tickets until a friend came through. They were not my normal tour buddies, their idea of warming up for the show was drinking whiskey the whole drive there. So I ended up failry trashed whent hte show started. I had never gotten drunk at a show, always just lifted smoke-wise or psych. It was the last time i got drunk at a show. No fun. I do remeber the Tweezer>Kung being really cool and I remember the Come Together being awesome. That’s about it.

  2. Cameron Jackson Says:

    Honestly Mr. Miner,

    Your ’09 rumor mill is whats been keeping me going each day so far this summer. I love you work on the site and this is the first site i hit every morning, even before coffee, time, and cnn. Please keep the mostly plausible rumors coming, and keep up the amazing work! see you on tour!!!!!


  3. Cameron Jackson Says:


    i meant Winter, not summer… i just can’t stop thinking about summer ’09

  4. timmy Says:

    i agree. just want to say keep up the great work here! love the reads and the downloads.

    super excited about these tour rumors that continue to roll in. summer ’09 will be good times indeed.

    thanks again, miner!

  5. Joe Jo Says:

    Definitely a good one that slips through the cracks. Thanks!

  6. greg Says:

    ah, my first show!
    besides the highlights mentioned, the fluffhead here is very tight & satisfying, and the simple->jim is quite the unusual segue pairing!
    guess which song has the full-band brady bunch theme quote?

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