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. gavinsdad Says:

    also @Jay, if you’re online today…are you in FL or TN? you hitting any shows this Summer?

  2. fee4zy Says:

    I think that the old RMP was a great community. That is how I met some of the girls at Phunky Bitches and still meet up with them from time to time. Got so many great B&Ps from that group. Still miss being in that scene, but it’s a whole new life and a new way of appreciating the few shows I get to. Kinda like Fee – I’m finally learning to have my cup of coffee and catch my breath. Happy Mothers Day!

  3. Leo Weaver Says:

    Reba from 12.1.96 is. a. keeper.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms! And a happy Sunday to everyone!

    My Phish story: Growing up in rural S. Ga. I was never really exposed to much “non-standard” music. A couple of friends had one or two Dead albums that got played sparingly. Late summer before college my cousin who lived in Atlanta handed me ALO and said “You might like this…they’re supposed to be good, but I couldn’t make it through a whole song on this disk…good luck!” So I dismissed it for the most part. When I got to school (Fall ’95) a couple of guys I met talked a little about this band Phish. Since I worked at a record store and had a discount I picked up Lawn Boy…I was intrigued by the cover art. (And still had never spun ALO to this point.) I got back to my dorm room, pulled a couple of schwaggy tubes and proceeded to turn down a path I never thought imaginable. Squirming Coil led me down the rabbit hole and Reba showed me the light. I quickly picked up all the studio albums (Junta>Hoist at that point) and that was all I listened to…drove my dorm mates crazy. I loved it…this band was drawing from just about every imaginagble genre of music that interested me. And I loved the zany, nonsensical, and playful lyrics. When I first heard Divided Sky, I was amazed at the compositional value. Absolutely hook, line, and sinker. I was the only person in my crew who was into though, so I didn’t really understand everything involved with these guys…no clue about the shows, scene, etc, etc. I kept plowing through the studio albums and a random show tape or two for the next year. Was offered tix to 2 of the ’95 Fox shows by a friend of a friend…dumb and uninitiated as I was I turned them down. Early summer ’96 I met a guy through my summer job who was a big head. He’d done whole or parts of Dead and Phish tours from 88>94 (probably knows some of you guys) and had a closet full of shows. He set me up with a collection of about 100 shows which consumed me and my time. He told me all the stories and the lore associated with the band. I only thought I was hooked before. After a few of these shows, I recalled having ALO…which I then dug out and spun. That was it, it was in my blood now. Summer ’97 I made it to the Lakewood show…I was floored but due to bad surrounding, it wasn’t what I was hoping for. Then came 11.23.97…and here I am today. It’s been a fun ride. No matter what mood I’m in, there’s some Phish to feed the need.

  4. gavinsdad Says:

    word @fee4zy…so many roads…i always loved the female solidarity that i saw at phish. enjoy your day.

  5. gavinsdad Says:

    and cheers to that Leo. they are a sick band. there are lots of layers to them and people on the outside sometimes get caught up in generalities, especially harmful are the generalities related to phish culture. it’s that moment where they take your face off that’s the best. the fact that they can do it again and again is what makes them great. just witnessing the thickness they harnessed last year even at underrated shows (i’m lookin at you philly…which i loved btw) enforced the fact that i don’t know another band out there that can do it with as much power and grace as the Phish.

  6. Leo Weaver Says:

    Ya know, listening to all those studio albums for a full year before really diving headfirst into the live stuff, I was amazed at just how genius and complex the compositions were. It was unlike anything I’d ever imagined. I listened to a good bit of classical music in HS (thought my degree would be music for a couple of years) and recognized the depth and degree of musical theory these guys were fully developing and executing. The best part was this was a “rock” band…but a rock band playing classical music and using lyrics simply as a vehicle for an added layer of instrumentation. It was all about the music for me. Then I discovered all the other stuff, which was just this amazingly colorful other world I’d never experience but had longed to be a part of. (As a qualifier, when I was in the 7th or 8th grade, I told my mom I wanted to go to a Grateful Dead show just to see what it was all about. I was curious about the idea of this offbeat nomadic festival-y scene following a band…even though I’d never really listened to their music.)

    I knew what I was seeing at Lakewood in ’97 (holy shit that Ghost!), but I didn’t let myself get absorbed by or feed into the flow. In Winston later that year, I did. And as you said earlier @gdad, it makes me feel like myself like no other experience.

  7. Robear Says:

    finally getting to the last dvd of the Island Run. these guys are human after all. slowed up a bit.

    my buddy went to a house party in providence after the show. the band was in attendance. he has stories. come meet him this summer.

  8. Willowed Says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful moms out there.

    Morning boys. Make is a great one today!!

  9. Robear Says:

    willowed, first my Spartans. now my Red Wings.

    needs a drink….

  10. Lycanthropist Says:

    whats happenin BB?

    how goes the weekend for all?

  11. Robear Says:

    lycan, r we dead or not?

    catching up fast on ‘Lost’

    making a town run for supplies, myself. looks like rain. the next storm is about to hit the west coast, and travel east.

    looking like a wet spring round here.

  12. Lycanthropist Says:

    its actually beautiful down here

    although the first attempt to stop the oil leak failed..

    they said we have a few backup plans

    hopefully we can get this under control quickly

  13. jay Says:


    That is so cool. We were in the same NYC neighborhood in those early years! RMP was very much like this board back in the early days. I remember Shelly Culberson posting a lot and we were all blown away when she got hired by then Phish production company, Diosyian Productions. I bought a RMP t-shirt back then and used to run into a lot of the posters to that newsgroup that way.

    I don’t live in TN anymore. Met my fiancĂ©e in Austin, TX and moved there about 4 years ago. We have some financial burdens we are dealing with this year so I am not going to see any shows this year unless they play ACL t this year.

  14. voidboy Says:

    Good morning BBers…

    Love the “Phish Stories”…

  15. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    It was snowing on the way in to work this morning. Unbelievable. Up is down, black is white, May is November.

  16. joe Says:

    just went one day ahead on my listening journy to 7/13/1999. Solid start ot the first set. (nice groove setting in during the last half of Halleys Comet, another extend the song more to put on the wish list for 2010)

    Listening to this makes me realize that runs are best listened to in bulk if you have the time to place the whole thing in a larger context. Luckily, I’m getting paid to be inside today so it’s a win/win.

  17. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    So I just finished The Stranger…

    Camus, in my opinion, seemed to be conveying the Absurdist perspective that attempting to understand how the universe works and what happens after death is ultimately pointless, because no human can ever know until death.

    In Mersault’s case, he has been judged as heartless and cold by the prosecutor, the jury, the priest, and even his own lawyer. Mersault never really had an emotional connection towards anything – his mother’s death, Maria’s marriage proposal, etc, but he seemed content with that. Even during his trial he never seemed to be too worried about anything that was going on regarding his fate and freedom.

    In the climax of the book, during Mersault’s rant towards the priest, I think that he was just saying that nobody can judge anybody else’s morals because everybody dies in the end anyway. It is kind of nihilistic from that viewpoint, but it seems that most of all, Mersault got sick of being told what was “right” and what was “wrong”. He was “wrong” for not crying at his mother’s funeral, but he just never got too emotionally connected into people. You cannot judge somebody just because you do not understand their thought process. The priest kept trying to tell him that he *had* to believe in a God before death, and Mersault became angered by this.

    Nobody truely knows what happens after death, so the thought of trying to force a belief on somebody is silly. Mersault finally came to peace with himself when he realized that he no longer had to listen to other people judging him and his actions because death was coming. He realized that any attempt to explain the ways of the universe would ultimately fail, and that all that truely matters is the freedom within yourself. And by the end of the book, Mersault had definitely found his own sense of freedom by death.

    From this perspective, Mersault perfectly represents Absurdism, because he sees no reason to believe in a second life, or any form of reincarnation. It is impossible to ever truly know, so trying to or pretending to is meaningless. All Mersault ever seemed to care about was moving from one day to the next, and in his eyes, he was perfectly content with this. He did not choose to listen to those who confronted and frowned upon him for not believing in a God. This was even used against him during his trial.

    The most important thing though, is that in the end, Mersault found a freedom and happiness within himself, even if that happiness meant death. And because of this, Mersault puts himself one step higher than the priests and the prosecutors, etc because he knows that death is coming, yet he is not afraid. The story ends with him being perfectly at ease with himself, and that is all anyone could ever ask for.

    So, yes, Mersault was a stranger to most, but he achieved enlightenment within himself, and that seems to be the most important thing.

  18. Robear Says:

    thx. BK, now I don’t have to read the book.

    actually, I did in high school. i was not the teacher’s favorite student, and spent much time in the hall way. we read a bunch of the existentialist books. good stuff. brain stretchers.

    these cats must have had it made. sit around and discuss absurdisms. then write books.

  19. halcyon Says:

    Happy Mom’s Day and Sunday.

    Great story Jtran.

    Robear – hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Spring was finally starting to return, now talk of the storm you are about to receive is going to hit us bringing cold temps once again. Not too happy about that. Time for the temps to warm up 5-15 degrees. I will email you later with my address re: Island Tour. Thanks!

    Got C’s Crest of a Wave Winterland 77 mix spinning. Hope all is well in his world.

  20. Robear Says:

    cool halcy,

    looks like two days of wet and chilly. these storms seem to unload a bit on me, then gain momentum for a larger splash in your neck.

    far as i know, all’s well with Mr. Sage. very busy @ work. in his words, he’s had to step up his normal “work at half speed and still get more than anyone else done” to “work at normal speed and get twice as much as everyone done”

  21. ChefBradford Says:

    ACL lineup to be announced May 18th, I believe

    jay, where in TN did you live? I grew up in NW TN

  22. lycanthropist Says:


    nice recap of the book.
    if i wasnt on my phone i might have a more lengthy response

    besides my brain is a little slow from the long long show we played last night

  23. SillyWilly Says:

    Just checking in for a sec…Damn, BK, you flew through the Stranger.

    You thinking about checking out some of Camus’ philosophy?

    I recommend (if you’re patient) starting with a collection called The Myth of Sisyphus and other essays.

    Then moving to the Rebel. The Rebel shows why absurdism is a hopeful philosophy…and he destroys nihilism in The Rebel.


    GREAT STORY with your mom. what a quick thinker! and welcome to the board. Hope you drop in again early and often.


    thanks for your story! seems like you were a Phish loner for a while, too. I was in that category until I found the BB and met some of the people here.

  24. voidboy Says:

    Good write up BK

    “He realized that any attempt to explain the ways of the universe would ultimately fail, and that all that truly matters is the freedom within yourself.”

    Easier said then done when our own choices give us little room to feel comfortable within our own skins… especially if we are swayed by conforming pressures from society to dictate to us our values of what right and wrong should be. But if you can break free and find your own measure of self worth and truth you may just find this freedom.

    Good stuff.

  25. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Lycan –

    Yeah I saw the setlist, must’ve been atleast 3hours right? Second set looked huge. Were these shows taped?

    Silly –

    Sure I’d be interested in checking out some of Camus’s philosophy. I really enjoyed The Stranger. But first I wanna get through the other book I bought yesterday (Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins)

    Thank you for all of these recs

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