This show was at the wedding reception of Beth and Steven Drebber (the latter of The Joneses fame). Blue Sky was dedicated to the newlyweds. During Suzy, Mike teased Sunshine of Your Love, Trey teased Sailor's Hornpipe, and some of the attendees got on the trampolines. On Your Way Down was preceded by La Grange teases. Blue Monk was played for the first time since February 21, 1987 (204 shows). I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Icculus included Steven Drebber on vocals and an unknown trumpet player (possibly Fish). Antelope featured Steven on drums and Fish on trumpet and trombone.  This show included the first known performance of The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, the first known public Phish performances of On Green Dolphin Street, Autumn Leaves, and My Favorite Things, and the first known Phish performances of In a Mellow Tone, Four, Lucky Seven, Blue Sky and Night and Day.
La Grange tease, Sunshine of Your Love and Sailor's Hornpipe teases in Suzy Greenberg
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1989 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1989-08-12

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener This "show" must have been a fun one to be at; it certainly sounds like the wedding guests are having a blast during the ceremonial "first bounce". Blue Sky is a cool debut, and everything (minus Rocky Top, which just sounds *off*) is well played.

This is the definition of a novelty show, not really one that is required listening, but is definitely worth a look as a curiosity. Numerous interesting moments abound, including a couple rarely played tunes, Page and Trey criticizing the guests' dancing abilities, and the fact that somehow it was okay for Phish to play YEM at a WEDDING. Toss in a humorous Icculus and a surprisingly competent Antelope (given that the drummer was someone other than Fish)...

3 stars.
, attached to 1989-08-12

Review by thelot

thelot The sound quality on this one isn’t great. It’s an ok audience recording with a handful of cassette generations in it’s lineage.

All we have to review for this one is Set 2 and the first two songs from Set 3. Lots of cover debuts at this show. Mike was on vocals for a pretty bad cover of the Allmann Bros “Blue Sky”. Maybe it’s the recording quality but this show didn’t do anything for me. YEM was the only highlight and it’s a pretty standard YEM for the time. Also, Steve’s drum work for Antelope was pretty good.
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