Weekend Nuggets: New Haven ’92


The first two nights of New Year’s Run ’92 took place in The Palace Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut – home of the best pizza in the nation. Before moving north to Springfield and Boston, Massachusetts, Phish blew up The Nutmeg State on their way to 1993. Enjoy the old school shows, and most importantly enjoy the weekend. Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers that make the world go ’round!


12.28.92 The Palace, New Haven, CT < Megaupload

12.28.92 The Palace, New Haven, CT < Torrent

I: Maze, Sparkle, Foam, Buried Alive > Glide, It’s Ice, Bouncing Around the Room, Rift, Golgi Apparatus, Sweet Adeline, Run Like an Antelope

II: Poor Heart, Split Open and Melt, Reba, The Sloth, You Enjoy Myself, The Lizards, Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Cavern

E: Memories, Fire

Source: Schoeps CMC5/mk4 >Sonosax >DAP20


12.29.92 The Palace, New Haven, CT < Megaupload

12.29.92 The Palace, New Haven, CT < Torrent

I: Funky Bitch, Runaway Jim, Guelah Papyrus, Llama, My Friend, My Friend, The Divided Sky, Wilson, Uncle Pen, Stash, Tela, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg

II: The Curtain > Tweezer, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, My Sweet One > Big Ball Jam, Fast Enough for You, All Things Reconsidered, Mike’s Song* > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, The Squirming Coil, Tweezer Reprise

E: Big Ball Jam, Carolina*, Rocky Top

Source: SBD > DAT > Cass/x, Patch Source Schoeps MK4/CMC5 > Sonosax SX-M2 > Sony D10 (FOB)
These tracks had to be patched with the FOB source due to a tape flip in Mike’s song, and the Carolina being absent from the SBD.


Jam of the Weekend:

Mikes > Hydrogen > Weekapaug” 6.10.95 II

Red Rocks. Mike’s Groove. 1995. Good stuff.




“Light” 12.2.09, MSG – Pt .1

“Light” 12.2.09, MSG – Pt .2

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408 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: New Haven ’92”

  1. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    I think that that is exactly what will end up happening to Mersault in the end. It seems that he has now found his “meaning” (those who read the book know what “meaning” i am referring to) and will continue to follow that path until the end.

    That is all life is, however, atleast in Camus’s point of view. If a guy like Mersault can find meaning in life, anyone can

  2. voidboy Says:

    “That is all life is, however, at least in Camus’s point of view.”

    Of course, but the “freedom” (that you and I) might express, allows us to change our minds as we develop along the path of our understanding… Just a thought. Thanks for sharing,

  3. ChefBradford Says:

    So, then, after morality there is always mortality. Paraphrasing Silly.

    I loved The Stranger the couple of times I read it, but it’s been close to a decade, I guess. I bailed out of college (for the second or third time) before I had a chance to take existentialism, but I remember relating to what Camus wrote, although maybe not quite as baldly as his characters.

    When I was younger I considered myself a romantic. These days, more of a cynic and a crank.

  4. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh I agree with that.

    On second thought, I don’t know if I agree with my former statement. I don’t think that once you have found a “meaning” for yourself, that it is going to be all you do until you die. You are correct, Void, when you say that people have free will, and this free will gives us the opportunity to change our life in anyway we see fit.

    I do think that life’s meaning goes much deeper than just simple actions though. True freedom in life comes from your mind and your comfort with yourself – it can take itself in many different forms.

    Bringing this back to The Stranger, if Mersault can find personal and spiritual freedom in his decisions than that will have to be his ultimate “peak” of sorts, what i mean is that he will continue on the path that opened doors for him in the first place, do you get what i am saying. Have you read The Stranger, Void?

    Thank you for this conversation, btw. I love how open we can all be on here

  5. lycanthropist Says:

    the stranger is a great read.

    set 1:
    sun guy > white squall, anikas brew, sane > hes gone, aluminum boy, broken key chain, jam > east african bush, blueberry pie

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    damn dude, still on the Coast right? And right in my sister’s neighborhood. Like, literally. I got whipped at work today and tonight, and get to do it again tomorrow, so a good live show would have been perfect. I need to dig back in to CF, and still haven’t dug deep enough into TSU.

  7. lycanthropist Says:

    yep still on coast

    getting baned right now on set break.

    trying to decide what to play.

  8. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Okay, well I’m going to bed for the night. Enjoyed the Philosophy/”The Stranger” conversation tonight Void.

    Goodnight folks, hope you all have a great night!

    Have a great second set Lycan!!

  9. voidboy Says:


    To me Freedom is an illusion… framed by our (Morality) or our beliefs… we are only as “free” as we perceive ourselves to be…. don’t push to hard against the boundaries of “our” perceived freedoms and you’ll never see the ties that bind “us”. These can both be a good or bad thing… as defined by our expectations/realizations… what’s happening down in Texas (in the Gulf) with that oil spill tests our concepts of freedom though for most, this does not seem to be the case…

    As far as the book is concerned…. If “he” has found freedom through his “choice” and the path that is now layed out before him as a result, then he is open and ready to accept whatever fate (life or death) will come his way along that path. This is (ultimately) freedom of a sorts in that he has opened himself up to the possibility of anything that could happen and he is ready to accept “their” consequence.

    If we could all open ourselves up to this “truth” then we too would experience a certain level of freedom. Freedom to empty the trash when asked without resistance, to pay a traffic ticket without remorse, regret or anger, to wash the dishes without trepidation (Zen)… freedom to experience every moment as if it were the same…

    Okay… got to reel it in here a bit… damn books and their characters…

  10. lot rat Says:

    End of R & R from Gorge 09 is the TITS!

    How come no Gorge to start off leg 2?

    Gorge July 31, Aug 1
    Marysville, CA Aug 3

    Am I crazy?

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    It Was A Good Day?

  12. voidboy Says:

    Love RR and Gorge runs from 09… was listening to some of that last night. Good stuff for sure.

  13. lycanthropist Says:

    set 2:

    tax dollars, crepes and bananas, hoverboard > sophia, object, cant you hear me knocking > dead flowers > cant you hear me knocking, rosa lee, backdoor man, moonshiner > its an ambush > lo and outside, i shall be released

    or something like that

  14. garretc Says:

    Just watched “Blow” for the first time, the Johnny Depp coke dealer movie. Really dug it. Cool movie! Very much in the style of most coke dealer movies, but very well done, Johnny Depp was superb.

    I apologize for the brevity of my review, I’m just ‘baned and tired…

    Hope everybody had a lovely Saturday and has an even better Sunday!

  15. jay Says:

    Great posts yesterday. Love this board. My introduction to the Phish was totally on my own. I was at a bar in Syracuse in ’89 killing time till my friends band was went on stage down the street. I decided to stick around because I heard the drummer of this band called the Phish, slated to play that night, was from a rival catholic high school I gradated from. Stuck around for their first set and had no idea what I was hearing but definitely interested. There was no stage and I got up to the front row, a mere 2 feet away from Trey. Introduced myself to Jon and talked about our mutual H.S. experiences. Bought a junta tape from Amy on the way out.

    At the time I was a huge deadhead and most of my time and energy went to that. I did occasionally pop the Junta tape in to my stereo but still not really getting it. My next exposure to the Phish was in NYC at the Wetlands on 12/30/1989. Another friend of mine’s band, Indecision, opened up for them and I stuck around for their set. Had a blast but I could not understand why everybody was bouncing around all the time.

    Did not see them again till ’91 at Flamingo’s in Knoxville, TN where I was living at the time. It was at that show that I finally got it. Totally got it. Became a zealot at that time and pretty much stopped seeing the Dead and spent all my free time and energy chasing their sound. Got turned onto rec.music.phish and the rest is history. Was ’91 when I actually traveled to see them. Not of my old school deadhead friends followed along so I was solo in my passion until around ’96 or so when I became friends with some cool people in Knoxville.

  16. Jtran Says:

    About to put on a little PH Phish I’ve never listened to. Should I start with 2/28/03 or 7/15/03..just downloaded them both.

  17. gavinsdad Says:

    BB Moms – hope you have a great day. Glad you are a part of this community.

    @Jay – that was the Wetlands show I missed in 89! also used to see Indecision at the Wetlands. How do you think this board compares to the many years of RMP? I got the digest in the later 90s but i was never an active participant. I just saw Benjy Eisen’s name on the “Bring Back God Street Wine” facebook page…got me to wondering about those old heads. I like to think that we have a real nice thing going on here…and seeing the Timer show up didn’t legitimize it for me, it just made me think…well, sure…this is a place where pretty real and rational phish discussion happens (among a million other topics). and we have lots of older heads on here too so i guess it makes sense.

    all that said…thanks again Miner for turning a thought in thoughts and thoughts into a community.

  18. gavinsdad Says:

    the Nassau Jtran…

  19. jjb Says:

    Good morning all, and happy mother’s day! I’ve been lurking here for a month or so, and wanted to finally chime in, as this is easily the finest community related to the musical pimps of the universe that I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been around since ’95. Huge respect and thanks to Miner for creating such a great space and to everyone else for making it what it is!

    Today I wanted to share a mom/phish story with you all. After high school graduation, my parents and my best friend’s parents got together and offered the two of us a trip to Europe or the west coast run of shows + the Great Went. We figured Europe would always be there, but summer tour at 17 years old was a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    I convinced my mom to come see the Ventura show (we lived in l.a.), so she joined our caravan as we passed through town from Phoenix. Halfway to the show, we were involved in a six car/oil tanker accident that shut the entire freeway down. Somehow no one was hurt, but it was a disaster. So my crew is standing by the side of the road, completely in shock, and beginning to realize that we probably weren’t going to make the show, and becoming very sad about that, when my mom frantically comes running up to us. The highway patrol was coming down the line of cars, making sure everyone was ok and taking statements, and here we were, four 17 year olds with a cooler full of beer and enough pot and other goodies to last through the Gorge.

    Without a word, mom took the cooler, wrapped it in the beach towel she’d carried over, and nonchalantly walked it back to her car. And as the cops were finishing with the people directly in front of us, she urgently whispered, “Does anyone have ANYTHING else?!” I sincerely wish the next part was on video somewhere, as we all handed over bags and bags and bags of pot and mushrooms for her to shove in her purse and escape back to her car. Keep in mind, these were kids she only knew as valedictorian, Ivy league-bound types, so it was quite a moment.

    Highway patrol made it to our car literally the second after she turned around to go back to hers, and we escaped without incident. Since our car was severely damaged, she gave us the keys to her car so we could still make the show, and stayed behind to arrange a tow and repair so we could still head up to Shoreline after the show. She did all of that for us, and still made it in with about three minutes to spare before the show started. By then, our larger crew and everyone around us had heard the story, so she was the official hero of the evening and although she only took a puff or two, every single person around us passed her whatever they had for the whole show!

    We drove that car all the way to the Went. One of the best summers ever, all thanks to dear old Mom. Happy Mother’s Day, bb, hope everyone has a great one!

    (mom has seen five or six shows since, her favorite songs are Gin and Fish’s take on Cracklin’ Rosie)

  20. Jtran Says:

    Nassau it is. Just started Horn. I’m excited for this 20something minute Gin coming up

  21. joe Says:

    good morning all. just listening to 7/12/99 (not in archive Mr. Miner, so consider this a request 🙂 ) this morning. It was a show from Great Woods that I went to that had a few highlights. I remembered the Bowie as being good which is why I tried to seek it out (held up but not as mind-blowing as my memory). Anyway, it is strange how the memory works. I could have sworn that this show was in like 1996 or so, not 1999. It turns out they didn’t even play Great Woods in the summer 1996, 97 or 98. Just another reminder to me that I should have kept all my stubs or a diary but I was far less obsessive in those days and had organization problems as well as limited technology to keep up with setlists and such after the fact.

    overall, the show is good not great.

  22. Kenny Powers Says:


    they opened w foreplay/longtime on 7/12/99 because it had been 5 years since they played that venue.

  23. Kenny Powers Says:

    well, and because the song is by Boston of course.

  24. Kenny Powers Says:

    sorry, 4 years. they played a 2-night run in 1995.

  25. joe Says:

    for some reason, it seemed to me like I saw them there in that span, but it is some kind of meshing of seeing them at other venues and seeing other bands at Great Woods during that time. my brain is fried when it comes to remembering stuff like that.

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