Phish and Related Artists · 1983
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The White Tape
Burlington
VT


Slade Hall Basement - University of Vermont
Burlington
VT

Ignition Sequence The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett) Wild Child (Lou Reed) Bertha (Grateful Dead) Can't You Hear Me Knockin' (Rolling Stones) * Camel Walk Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead) Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
*With "St. Stephen" (Grateful Dead) jam.

Harris-Millis Cafeteria - University of Vermont
Burlington
VT

Soundcheck: Jam (with audience present) SET 1: Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress[1], Proud Mary[1], In the Midnight Hour[1], Squeeze Box[1], Roadhouse Blues[1], Happy Birthday to You[1]
Scarlet Begonias[1] > Fire on the Mountain[1]
[1] Phish debut. Trey, Mike, Fish, and Jeff Holdsworth recall being billed as “Blackwood Convention” for this show (though no one is certain what band name was used), which is believed to be their first public gig together. The band was short on equipment, so a hockey stick was used as a microphone stand. Between sets, the DJ spun some Michael Jackson and Trey drummed along to the album. The house music (which included more Michael Jackson) was presumably turned up after Fire to drown out the band. The setlist may be incomplete, though, as the master recording contains nothing after Trey’s sarcastic comments about Michael Jackson following Fire. All songs were, of course, Phish debuts. Back in Black was teased before Scarlet Begonias. While this show is often billed as an ROTC Halloween Dance that took place on October 30, 1983, this is incorrect. The master copy of the recording of this show, as unearthed by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro, contains a handwritten note that pegs the date as December 2, 1983. In discussions with Kevin, band members confirmed that they recall rehearsing for this show over the Thanksgiving Break, and that the show was a Christmas semi-formal. Also, it was not an ROTC-sponsored event; it was a dorm dance in a predominantly ROTC dorm (Mike’s dorm at the time).

Marsh/Austin/Tupper Dormitory - UVM
Burlington
VT

No known setlist
Phish was called “Blackwood Convention”. This was their 2d show – a dance. This date is unconfirmed – this show was always labeled 11/3/83 but it obviously follows the 1st show dated by Mike and Trey in summer 2000 as a Christmas semi-formal sometime after Thanksgiving, which date is confirmed by the labeling of the 12/2/83 tape. This is the following Saturday night and makes sense as gig #2. This show, played by Trey, Mike, Fish, and Jeff, may have been billed as “Blackwood Convention.” This date is believed to be correct but, due to a lack of records, the exact date cannot be ascertained.

Trey's basement
Princeton
NJ

Jam
This is rumored to be the correct date. All that exists is a 5:55 jam.

Bivouac Jaun Demo
Burlington
VT

Slave to the Traffic Light, Run Like an Antelope, The Divided Sky , Letter to Jimmy Page, Aftermath, Ingest, Prolonged Exposure -> N2O-Like Jam -> I am Hydrogen , Floyd-Like Jam > Bazaar Synthesizer Experiment, Little Squirrel

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