Weekend Nuggets: Tropical Hot Dog Night ’94


12.31.94 Boston Garden, Boston, MA < Torrent

12.31.94 Boston Garden, Boston, MA < Megaupload

12.31.99 (S.Halpern)

Somehow, this classic New Year’s show hasn’t ever been featured on Phish Thoughts. Now it has. Following an incredible three nights, Phish put the cherry on top in Larry Bird’s joint, The Boston Garden. With a show that brought a classic celebratory vibe, Phish had clearly left taken their deepest dives earlier in the run. The famous hot dog that re-emerged at Big Cypress now resides in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

I: Golgi Apparatus, NICU, Run Like an Antelope*, Glide, Mound, Peaches en Regalia, The Divided Sky, Funky Bitch

II: The Old Home Place, Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, Mike’s Song > Buffalo Bill > Mike’s Song > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav > Weekapaug Groove, Amazing Grace

III: My Sweet One, Also Sprach Zarathustra > Auld Lang Syne > Tropical Hot Dog Night, Chalk Dust Torture, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Suzy Greenberg, Slave to the Traffic Light

E: Simple > Auld Lang Syne

*Tom Marshall on vocals

Notes: Before the lights went out for the third set, the audience “overheard” the band before the set. Fish wound up saying “I want a jumbo hot dog, large fries and shake” delivered on stage. The band came out, started up My Sweet One, and was interrupted by an announcer asking who ordered the food. The band pointed at Fishman, who looked confused as huge props of a hot dog, fries and shakes descended from the ceiling next to the drum set. The band played 2001 while the hot dog landed. The James Bond Theme was then broadcast over the PA while technicians (wearing “Rocket Scientist” jackets) prepared the hot dog, and the band climbed in with their instruments and flew out over the audience. Various music, including the Captain Beefheart song Tropical Hot Dog Night, was played over the P.A. as the hot dog space ship flew back and forth. This version of Bouncing appears on A Live One.


Jams of the Weekend:

Run Like An Antelope” 12.31.94 I


Mike’s > Buffalo Bill > Mike’s” 12.31.94 II




“Auld Lang Syne” 12.31.94 III

Pre-Set Festivities: 12.31.99 (Hot Dog Footage begins at 4:15)

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394 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Tropical Hot Dog Night ’94”

  1. locust the lurker Says:

    I’ve been called worse.

  2. Mr.Palmer Says:

    …taste the fear….

  3. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Well they call me, William the pleaser. I sold opium, fireworks and lead. Now i’m tellin’, my troubles to strangers; and when the shadows get long, I’ll be dead

    It is raining like hell outside

  4. Lycanthropist Says:


    im glad you are diggin it

    id say everything just pops off with a little more electricity during the show..

  5. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Lightning is going off every 30-40 secs average now. Lots of hail

    Mother nature is either

    a) Pissed
    b) Putting on a show for us

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    c) both

    the ladies can be so dramatic

  7. fee4zy Says:

    Yes we are. My favorite feminist bumper sticker. ” God is coming and she is pissed.”

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    Ha, I’ve seen that one several times.

  9. locust the lurker Says:

    A beautiful Spring day in Montana–sunny and 50 one minute, sideways blowing sleet the next. It’s still at sunset, crystal blue in one part of the sky, fierce gray clouds in another.

  10. fee4zy Says:

    Went to a women’s college. Best decision of my life. It was a choice between there and U of Vermont. I would have partied my tuition away. I’m enough of a Phish fanatic now, I can’t even imagine if I went to UV in the early 90s. I got my BA and MAT in 5 years. No way in hell that would have happened if I chose UV.

  11. kayatosh Says:

    just spent the past 2 hour watchin herbs videos on youtube , primarily about amsterdam coffeeshops.

  12. kayatosh Says:

    good night, folks

  13. KWL Says:

    slowest day and night on the blackboard since 1983?

  14. She Divides Says:

    kwl–you’re probably right!

    What do we think about a festival this year?!

  15. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    i just had a pretty cool experience soundtracking my final film for school, which is about being high.

    the soundtrack to the film is the 7.15.98 tweezer>california love>tweezer, but i slowed and pitch-shifted a soundclip from 2Pac’s original California Love so it matched up with Phish’s, beat for beat and note for note, and i faded it in lightly in the background. sounds really fucking cool, mostly because independendtly the two recordings sound fucking nuts. phish was SO together for that jam. the original song soundclip eventually fades into the background while the phish jam keeps going. perfect “being high” soundtrack.

  16. garretc Says:

    Hey @purple, that sounds real real cool! Any chance you could upload a recording of that to share with us? I’m intrigued to see how it sounds!

  17. She Divides Says:

    agreed–would be great to hear that purple.

    happy belated birthday garret! enjoy it!

  18. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    yea sure. i’ll post around bb and try and get it to you guys. or if you read this by chance, my email is d c c 3 1 7 at n y u . e d u

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