Mike teased My Favorite Things in The Curtain With. Sloth contained a Take Five tease from Mike. There was a brief Gamehendge narration from Trey after Sloth that contained a "Charge!" tease from Page. I Didn't Know and McGrupp featured Fish on trombone. Good Times Bad Times contained DEG teases and 'A' Train contained a Flintstones theme tease from Trey. Trey dedicated Bold As Love to one of his favorite guitar players of all time, Angus Young (guitarist for AC/DC). You Shook Me All Night Long was subsequently teased and in Bold As Love, "Anger" was changed to "Angus." 
Charge! and You Shook Me All Night Long teases , My Favorite Things tease in The Curtain With, Take Five tease in The Sloth, Dave's Energy Guide tease in Good Times Bad Times, Theme from The Flintstones tease in Take the 'A' Train
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

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Review by TheEmu

TheEmu Of course, all of these Colorado shows are quite enjoyable, with lots of great banter. Fishman is introduced as Vermont's second greatest trombone player, and I Didn't Know is introduced as "I Didn't Know With, With" which I think is in reference to a secondary Fishman solo that I can only assume was using just the trombone mouthpiece. Also, as Fish is about to do his solo, Trey announces "Moses Brown--" only to be cut off by a giant farting noise produced by the trombone. Hilarity. There's more trombone amusement in what Trey announces as "that old song, that old favorite, McGrupp & The Watchful Hosemasters." Fish on the bone certainly makes for a unique rendition of McGrupp (which is missing quite a few lyrics). Finally, Trey dedicates Bold As Love to Angus Young, and the first line of the song is changed to "Angus! He shines down..." As far as musical highlights, you've got a good GTBT with DEG teases, a very good Whipping Post (which is unfortunately missing the second jam) and, best of all, a RIPPING rendition of Light Up or Leave Me Alone. Certainly an entertaining listen, and maybe 4 stars is too much, but I'll bet if I could hear the show in its entirety, it would be 4 stars easy, so we'll go with that.
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Review by RunawayJim4180

RunawayJim4180 Anyone else hear a distinct "My favorite things" tease from Mike during Curtain With around 13:05?
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Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Pretty strong show!

Despite some flubs and messed up lyrics you really get a great vibe from this string of shows. You get the feeling that Phish has finally made it to the promised land, as Colorado will become something of a 2nd home for Phish and their shenanigans.

Curtain With may be my favorite song of the year. These '88 versions are just beautiful and fantastic. This first set is kind of an odd combo of songs but it's a nice little way for them to warm up.

Set 2 is really no different it features some gamehenge and a few more covers. All played pretty strong for the most part.

Set 3 seems to carry the most fire out of any of the sets. Rocky Top starts things off quick and with the exception of Contact it doesn't really slow down at all. Whipping Post and Ballad of Curtis Loew are as strong as any other version from this year. McGrupp is excellent and has some nice little trombone action from Fish. Bold as Love ends things on a super fun note.

Great show!
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Review by theSquirmingCoil

theSquirmingCoil @RunawayJim4180, Yes I hear that from 13:11 to 13:30 ish, my tracktime is 17:34
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Review by thelot

thelot What a treat to have these crispy boards shared with the community after all these years! It’s amazing that almost every note was captured from their Colorado trip! It should be noted that during “TMWSIY” portion of the show Trey mentions that they played Wilson earlier that evening. It’s kind of surprising they didn’t perform Gamehendge during their time in Colorado, but I guess it’s no more surprising that they held off on performing the musical in it’s entirety until 1994…but I digress. YEM cuts in during the buildup to the “ Wash Uffizi” section. From what Trey says during set 2 it sounds like there may’ve been more to set 1 than what circulates. The show overall is pretty straightforward for 1988. Great banter throughout which in itself makes this show special. What a treat it must’ve been to see them back then let alone seeing them in a place as beautiful as Telluride! Highlights include YEM, Curtain With, Jesus Left, “A” Train and Bold as Love. It should also be noted that during I Didn’t Know Mike substitutes “picture of Otis” for “picture of Warren” referring to the now infamous, Warren Stickney.
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