Weekend Nuggets: Gamehoist


6.26.94 Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV < LINK

savegamehendge-395x561Here is one of Phish’s most unique shows of all time.  For starters, imagine walking into a show that opened with “Kung.”  The odd opener proceeded to be the portal to a complete first-set Gamehendge narration in the band’s first visit to West Virginia. Capped with a triumphant “Divided Sky,” the first set was enough to carry any show. But the second set was even more unique than the first.  Coming on stage, the band played their newly released album of Hoist in its entirety.  Not only did they play all the songs in the same order, they played them identically to the album versions; or as close as humanly possible.  The band even tacked a “Split” jam on the end of “Demand,” though not quite as nasty as jam from 4.21.93 in Columbus, OH that is featured on Hoist.  Throw a rare “Tube” in a four song encore, and you’ve got a certifiable piece of Phish history that is a must have for any collector.

I: Kung > Llama > Lizards > Tela > Wilson > AC/DC Bag > Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Famous Mockingbird > The Sloth > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > The Divided Sky

121996757_593853d83eII: Julius, Down With Disease, If I Could, Axilla [Part II], Lifeboy, Sample in a Jar, Wolfman’s Brother, Scent of a Mule, Dog Faced Boy, Demand*

E: The Old Home Place**, Amazing Grace, Tube, Fire

*With “Split Open and Melt” jam & “Y-Rushalayim Schel Zahav” ending.**First time played.



6.21.94 “Mound” Cincinnati, OH

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211 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Gamehoist”

  1. camman Says:

    yea, i cant cough up $489 right now… i dont even have $4.89…… i need to wait a while a save up some bank…

  2. full tour: announced! Says:

    i have a mansfield pavillion seat to trade for an asheville. please help. i originally wanted to go to mansfield, but i am short a ticket. so if someone has a mansfiels anything for face or wants to trade an asheville for one mansfiled pavillion please drop me a line here. serious kind offers only, no internet BS. thanks

  3. John Says:

    I got screwed!!! I was shut for Hampton and the summer by both the lottery and Ticketmaster. I am absolutely heartbroken. PLEASE HELP! Just one ticket to one show would be a godsend. PLEASE HELP! PLEASE????

  4. mittens Says:

    Hope everyone got what they wanted. I got a fox ticket but got shutout of Deer Creek and Alpine. I’ve been reading the posts and do you guys really think that tickets at Alpine are going to be easy to score? In 04′ my buddy tried talking me out of buying ticks ahead of time because he was sure we could find em there but once there no tickets could be found. I mean my friend gave an extra for free in 03′ couldn’t even get a dollar for it. Luckily I talked him into buying tickets beforehand. Out of four other friends only one got in. I’m just kind of scared to drive all that way and get shutout. I guess you can hear the show pretty well from the alpine lot though…

  5. kevin are hollo Says:

    Thanks for posting that video from 6.21.94!

    If you look REALLL close, you can see my head bopping/banging in the corner stage left. If that camera guy had panned out a bit during Mound, you would’ve see me and this burly biker guy jump up on stage, right in front of the monitors next to Page. The orchestra pit was about 6 feet below the lip of the stage, and after pulling my self up, I turned around to “see” what Phish sees when they’re playing.

    Quite a lot of energy coming my way 🙂

    This gang of cops (there was at least 4, and one female, and she was cute) comes rushing over, and just points at us, and points at the ground. We jumped down! No kicked out, no Carini, no nothing.

    Ah, small theatres in 1994. Which is precisely why I’ll be in the Fox on the 16th! Maybe I can get up on stage…;)

    Oh, and if you’re ever having one of those silly (we all have them) “best ever” conversations about Split Open and Melt, there’s no need to look further than this show. Composed song-within a song type shit.


  6. Debo Says:

    hey all – I synced the audio up to this 6/21/94 video myself (using 48Khz SHNs of this source: http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=7810),

    after acquiring the DVD in a trade (of the show with the original camera audio, which was borderline unlistenable due to the muddiness)

    Great to see that it was posted on Youtube, and made its way over to Phish Thoughts!

  7. kevin are hollo Says:

    hey debo,

    if you still have a hard copy, i’d be interested. the australian fella that posted that vido on youtube never responded to my inquiries:

    the split open and melt that i mentioned (remember? BEST EVER. PERIOD!) is cut off in the video! it’s gone! god is laughing at me!

    help out if you can.


  8. Gamehenge420 Says:

    Trying to get onto the tix exchange

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  11. dognamedwilson Says:

    Resume test:

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