This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the inaugral summer of the HORDE Tour. The H.O.R.D.E. was a touring festival started in 1992 conceived with the idea of helping bands jump up to the amphitheater circuit from the small club circuit . By touring together and joining the "tribes" of each of the respective band's fan bases, they were able to play larger venues and much larger audiences.
The idea was thought up by Blues Traveler front-man John Popper, who also spent his youth in Trey's childhood hometown of Princeton, New Jersey. While originally it was called, "Horizons of Rock Developing East Coast," it was changed to "Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere" soon after. Dozens and dozens of bands ultimately joined the HORDE throught the years in addition to inaugral members Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Spin Doctors, The Samples, and Phish. The festival was a huge success and its final concert took place on September 5, 1998 in Portland, Oregon.
On 7/21/93, Phish played a one set show as a part of the H.O.R.D.E. tour. Phish opened with 2001 and encored with Daniel Saw The Stone. Towards the end of the song, Trey apologized for not playing longer, but said that they had run out of time. According to a review by SlaveFan, the band was given a five minute signal after Purple Rain. Be sure to check it out as well. The Blues Traveler setlist for that show is available thanks to the folks over at archive.org and their wonderful Wayback Machine. Widespread Panic's set can be found here.
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