Another great video from Telekinetica debuting here on Phish.net.
This Portsmouth, NH show starts off with this first "fast" Rift ever. As our Rift history states: It is a "perfect example of how some songs take years to develop. In fact, nearly five years elapsed between the time that pieces of “Rift” first appeared and when the song was finished and finally unveiled on 1992-03-06." A very standard '92 first set included such songs as It's Ice and the debut of Maze. Bowie cleaned up the set with a "Jeopardy!" tease and a Will the Circle Be Unbroken? signal. It also included two Get Back signals, Star Trek, Aw Fuck!, Up Up and Away, Tritone Down, and Me and My Arrow signals, two Complete Stop signals, and It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing.. oh and Simpson signals. Phew.
Another debut in My Friend, My Friend opened up the second set. After a Poor Heart, the band decided to teach fans their Secret Language. The band taught the crowd Charlie Chan, Simpsons, Me and My Arrow (Asshole in the Front Row), Don't Mean a Thing, Random Note, All Fall Down, and Turn Turn Turn while Bowie was played in the background. Mound debuted after Stash and a few songs later is the debut of NICU. Possum included four signals to close the set. Sleeping Monkey debuted as the sole encore. Overall a very historic Phish show including a bunch of classic debuts and a plethora of secret language including the instructions. Thanks to Dave again for uploading this awesome video!
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