Weekend Nuggets: December ’93


Phish Circa '93 (Unk)

Phish Circa '93 (Unk)

Without a fall tour in 1993, fans were ready and waiting for December’s New Year’s Run.  Salivating since a scintillating summer circuit, everyone filled with joy for the holiday season with. The epic shows on the 30th and 31st have been posted on this site, but these are the two gigs that led up to the climactic end of the year. Hitting up Washington, DC and New Haven, CT before heading north, Phish was still in the days of four-city Holiday Runs. Enjoy the relics.  (Due to being away from home, torrents won’t be available until I get back on Monday.)

12.28.93 Bender Arena, Washington, DC < Megaupload

I: Peaches en Regalia, Poor Heart, Split Open and Melt, Esther, Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Ya Mar, It’s Ice, Fee, Possum

II: Sample in a Jar, You Enjoy Myself, My Friend My Friend, Lizards, The Sloth, Fast Enough for You, Uncle Pen, Harry Hood, Highway to Hell

E: Memories, Golgi Apparatus


12.29.93 New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT < Megaupload

phish93I: Runaway Jim, Peaches en Regalia, Foam, Glide, The Divided Sky, Wilson, Sparkle, Stash, The Squirming Coil

II: Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope, Contact, Big Black Furry Creature From Mars > Walk Away > Big Ball Jam > HYHU > If I Only Had a Brain > HYHU, Sweet Adeline, Chalk Dust Torture

E: Nellie Cane, Cavern

In Case you missed em:

12.30.93 Portland, ME < Megaupload

12.31.93 Boston, MA < Megaupload

Winged music note=====

Jam of the Weekend:

Yamar” 7.25.98 I


One of the occasional beasts to rise from “Yamar,” this played to the sunset in Austin during the summer of’98.



“Stash” jam Red Rocks, 7.30 I

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102 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: December ’93”

  1. joe Says:

    the DC show was one I had on tape and really turned my opinion of the band around

  2. Lycanthropist Says:

    That 4.03.98 Roses is incredible, one of the first really really extended Phish Jams I heard, stuck with me forever. In fact the Island Tour were long considered my favorite shows…

  3. Mr.Miner Says:

    roses > piper = $$$$$

    one of my top 3 jams ever.

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    I totally hear you on the placement of Monkey. Much like “Keep Your Day Job” on Dead tour in the mid-80’s, it is the flaming turd-bag laid at the door of many a great show.

    The few times I’ve gotten Monkeyed live, it made me feel like I was being punished. What did I do to make this happen? How do I deserve this awful fate? Things were going so well! What karmic law did I transgress? Or: is there some limit to the allowed awesomeness of a each show, and if they play too well, they have to go with the Monkey to subtract some of the excess awesome?

  5. Lycanthropist Says:

    ^ LMAO at being Monkeyed… I am picturing a monkey throwing shit at the victim!

  6. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ Mr. C –

    Really love the shirt, looks good, fits well, not too flashy.

    Well done.

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    Lycan, cool, I will pull it tomorrow at work, not going to have time to listen to anything today – could be our last perfect day here – a spectacular 80 degree blue skied beauty with a week of 68 and cloudy coming. Time to hit the woods.

    Incredible farmers market this morning…smoked salmon from the native dudes…huge peaches…a slab of Rogue Creamery blue cheese…backyard wake and bake…amazing

    Psyched to hear your trio has even gotten better though my friend. It was already super tight. Really great stuff.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    @lycan – I can’t believe I didn’t think of that image, that’s it exactly

    and very glad you like the shirt

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    @whole tour! – thank you very much for doing that and glad you’re enjoying them. Pretty crazy stuff. As part of turning them into seeds I’ll upload Mp3s for people here.

  10. Lycanthropist Says:

    @ Mr. C –

    Yeah the setlist is like this:

    Set 1
    improv, improv, improv, bubblehouse

    Set 2
    soul brew, improv, improv, pickpocket

    kerosene > pachabel jam

    the first improv is 25 min… The first half is really good, but nothing new, the second half of that jam kicks off the “new sound” and for the rest of the show it just develops from there. So think of the first half of the first improv as soundcheck/warm-up.

    Its very exciting.. the drummer is opening many many doors for me personally and i am pumped to keep exploring.

    jealous of your morning, today was laundry morning for me, our farmers market is on thursdays.

  11. JERSEY PHAN Says:

    My first show was 12/29/93. I was 15 years old and already a big fan but I had missed them in NJ that spring and summer and there was no Fall so this was my chance to see them. I went up there with a bunch of people from my High School during a Blizzard in the Northeast. WE got up to the show and I walked in and just remember the “Runaway Jim” opener. I had seen the Grateful Dead prior to this so was aware of there fanbase and whatnot but I have to say at this show is where it all made sense to me. Not many people “get it” but I felt like I was at home. 292 shows later I am still a fan but not to sound like a “jaded vet” the Magic is gone. The band was on fire back then and everything was fresh. Thank god they are back but damn I wish I could go back to that era..

    PS – That was the coolest stage ever. The PHISH Tank stage which is seen in the DWD video they shot in 93

  12. halcyon Says:

    Giants 24-0
    Yankees Clinch AL east
    Lions beat the Redskins

    what a sunday!

  13. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    lycan, from what i understand your band now has a new drummer. i listened to soul brew and kerosene>pachabel jam and you can really see the difference here. the old drummer was cool but sounded too much like a drummer in a bar-band. this drummer can play some jazz and makes the whole band sound better. loving it

  14. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    oh wait, there’s no guitar anymore, is this just a completely different band now?

  15. BigNasty Says:

    Talk about taking it to the streets, here’s Gordon’s band doing a very ripping version of “Cities” last night at the Barrymore in Madison Wisconsin.


    The show was very, very funky. The band was very good. Gordo was having a blast – plain to see.

  16. Lycanthropist Says:

    @dancing fool –

    i have two bands:

    chance fisher – rock and roll (still the same line up, if any of us goes the whole thing goes)

    This side up – my jazz improv trio. this is who got the new drummer. I am glad that you are digging it.

  17. BK Says:

    Everybody crank their favorite version of Avenu Malkenu tonight, in honor of Yom Kippur tomorrow…

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    ….I just realized that the Curtis Lowe bustout at Fenway was bigger than Destiny Unbound (time-wise) That is a great song.

    Can do, BK. 🙂

  19. BingosBrother Says:

    I love Sleeping Monkey.

  20. Kenny Powers Says:

    not only was that Curtis a huge bustout but it was just beautifully played. Page solo was butter.

  21. Mitch Says:

    What’s up all? I finished the scripts for converting flac or shn and importing them to iTunes automatically. If you are on a mac and wanna try them out, email me at tickets at facemelt dot net.

    I’ll be taking screen shots and uploading with directions to a website in the next few days. That way you can just get it from there and follow the instructions.

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    I am listening to some of the older first leg summer shows, pretty cool to see how far they have come.

    Should I listen to every show from Hampton 3/6 to SPAC 8/16? I am really considering it. That would take a whole lotta time though

  23. whole tour! Says:

    i did it…listened to everything again from hampton to spac. Took me about 2 weeks.

  24. Uncle Ebeneezer Says:

    Saw all the talk about the 4.3.98 Roses > Piper jam…I’ve been listening to this for the last week. Absolutely killer….

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    Monkey is the bomb. Stop talking shit Mr. C. It is no Grateful Dead flaming turd or whatever you likened it to…respek!

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