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. EL Duderino Says:

    @ marshall

    anywhere/corporate america gotta love it

  2. sumodie Says:

    Should I download all 18.5 Gigs of the fall ‘97 run on bt.etree.org


    @Silly: I did, and it sure took a while. No telling when I’ll unpack it all though

  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Too much coffee on a saturday morning, studying for Property exam, and 11-17-97 YEM jam = dancing around my apartment.

    Phish rules.

  4. SillyWilly Says:


    I figured it would be a fun after-finals project to get it all organized in my itunes…thats not even mentioning how fun it will be to listen to it all.

    Im dling as we speak.

    I’ve got 15 seeds and its predicting 11 hours!

  5. Robear Says:

    g’dad, nice description of today’s jam.

    I remember sitting about half way up the venue, leaning back on the bleachers, drifting in my mind, in and out the rabbit hole, as you say. Lots of ‘WTF’ expressions on peeps faces

    insane little stop, where Dead tour and Phish tour criss-crossed in Colorado. My van was smart enough to hang for Phish at the RR.

  6. Mr.Palmer Says:

    FYI- the 2 ‘Light” MSG vids above are identical.

  7. Robear Says:

    the crazy thing about the ’95 psychedelia, they would take you down the rabbit hole, like in ‘Mikes’, but not bring that song to a peak. The peak might come a couple songs later. so much tension and release..

  8. halcyon Says:

    Good Morning everyone! Hope the weekend treats everyone well. Happy Mother’s Day to moms on the BB and Moms of the BB. Getting our garden ready today, the garlic is growing, asparagus survived the winter. Spinach, Lettuce, Dill, Beets, Carrots, Arugula, and Kale are going in this morning. Mornings like this free from the craziness that the news portrays, makes life seem great!

    Sumodie, and Silly….I too am DL’ing Ben’s Picks. Started late last night, and probably wont be finished until Midnite tonite. Slow DSL + Huge Files = All day downloading! The plus is I will have more 97 to explore. The downside is well there really isn’t a downside. Exploring different artists will take a back seat for a while.

  9. halcyon Says:


    That dream actually happened to me and some friends. Friends caught wind that the boys were possibly playing at a bar in Woodstock, NY just minutes away from the Bearsville Studios. They called us as they entered to tell us they didn’t think it was happening. A half hour later they call us to tell us to come down, they they were playing and there were only 40-50 people in attendance. Unfortunately, we were too far gone to drive down and catch them.

  10. SillyWilly Says:

    I have a question:

    In your memories, what do you think the most anticipated Phish tour has been?

    Also, how many of you were turned onto Phish purely through your own efforts? What I mean is did you have a lot friends listening to Phish and then you got into them, or are you more like many of us younger heads…stumbled upon a Phish tape somewhere, or while searching the depths of music for IT heard a Phish jam and were like:

    Found it.

    Im just curious. I really like hearing everyone’s stories.

  11. halcyon Says:

    The MSG light must have an amazing experience live. You can feel the love/energy/light listening to it.

  12. SillyWilly Says:


    There’s a story like that in the Phish Companion only the kid snuck into the bar. I think it was the exact night you are talking about because Woodstock is sticking out in my memory.

    I think subconsciously Im a bit jealous that Im not 12-14 years older.

  13. halcyon Says:


    Friends from back home and I were turned on by another friend early one summer who had a crappy sounding tape. We were all into Hip Hop and Classic Rock and dismissed it. By the end of the summer we found better sounding tapes, and became hooked. Got to college, and everyone else I met that were into them had a similar story to tell.

  14. Robear Says:

    don’t be, silly. my back is always sore, my hair’s falling out, and my knees snap crackle and pop like Rice Crispies throughout the day.

  15. Robear Says:

    silly, was in a hemp activist club in college. Had young kid in the group, urge everyone to go see this crazy band from Vermont, playing our school. Being young, broke, ignorant ( and into rap ) I skipped it, and bought beer instead, stayed at home.

    the next summer, i meet the same kids older brother who has a bunch of boots. took me and his girlfriend to our first show, 8/11/93. he brought Lucy for us, and did all the driving. It’s his fault I’m hooked 🙂

  16. SillyWilly Says:


    I know the Rice Crispies joint problem.

    2 shoulder surgeries and a knee surgery to my name.

    My hair is staying put (for now)…

    I feel like Im paying the dues of being older without getting the benefit (Phish memories)


    How would describe the amount of people in your college that were into Phish?

    At my college, 7000 undergrad, there were probably 8-10 hard core Phish kids that I knew. and none of us were really friends until we noticed a T-shirt or heard a song drifting out of a dorm room.

    Was this typical of the mid-90s you think?

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    Wow. Robear. Thats a great story.

    and what a time to get into Phish…august 93.

  18. fee4zy Says:

    Heard Phish during the HORDE tour early ’90s but honestly was too messed up and didn’t remember much of their set. Went to college and some girls in my class took off for two weeks to follow Phish and I was like, “really? Ditch school for two weeks to tour? Whatever.” After college dated a few guys who loved Phish. Listened to it a bunch, but honestly wasn’t truly into them until I saw them at the Gorge in ’99. Then I hit every show I could until the first hiatus.

  19. Robear Says:

    silly, yeah I forget, you’ve got the athlete injuries.

    The story would have been better, if I had gone to the May ’92 show at the Union Ballroom, Michigan State Univ. (look up the set-list)

    please me to have no regrets

  20. Mr.Miner Says:

    Camden pavilion rerelease this am. 200s are left.

  21. Skyballs Saxscraper Says:

    It burns me knowing that Clifford Ball took place only 3-4 hours from my front door, and I was 15 at the time.

    Especially since that was the first show I ever listened to, The One that told me I could stop looking for The Band.

  22. joe Says:


    for me, it was just me and one friend of mine in college. We had other friends who were into the dead, and we went to a bunch of those shows with them, but they never really gave Phish much of a chance. I got mildly interested (not obsessed) when Phish played our spring concert in 1992 (believe me, you don’t want to feel as old as I did this morning after drinking and smoking last night 🙂 ) They played the first month into my freshman year at UMASS in 1990 but I didn’t know anyone very well there and that show passed me by with very little notice. I, too, liked rap music and playing hoops and stuff. I’d say my Phish fate was signed, sealed and delivered in the Mullins Center at Umass in 1994. Some of my friends went and we had others come in from other schools, etc. but none really came along for the full ride except me and one other buddy who I’ve seen 93% of my shows with.

  23. joe Says:

    and there were shitloads of kids into it at my school at the time, just wasn’t my scene to hang with them.

  24. Henrythetoad Says:

    this new haven show was right by my house

  25. SillyWilly Says:

    Thanks for the stories everyone.


    yes, I’ve seen that setlist.

    I think its so cool when people can pinpoint life experiences with classic Phish shows.


    I love to hear the “you have to see ’em live” stories. I found Phish purely through their music.

    I loved them from the LivePhish stuff I kept buying from 04-09.

    Seeing them live (cliche by now) completely sealed the deal.


    Yeah, I really wish I had spent more time getting to some of the Phish peeps in college. I bet they’d make good tour buddies now. I guess with facebook its never too late, huh. llfa.


    exactly. The One that told me to stop looking for The Band. couldn’t have said it any better.

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