New To YouTube: Phish Brings Spring Tour 1992 To Philadelphia

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On March 21, 1992 Phish continued a massive, coast-to-coast Spring Tour at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philadelphia. The quartet hadn’t played the City Of Brotherly Love area in a year and a half prior to their first and only show at the Chestnut Cabaret. Videographer Clinton “Cleantones” Vadnais scored fan-shot footage of the evening’s second set on VHS and has done the Phish community a service by cleaning up the video and sharing it on YouTube.

The video footage gives fans a look at how small the band’s setup was at the time. LD Chris Kuroda was using a mere handful of par cans at the time, a far cry from the massive setup of moving lights he’d bring to town just 15 months later when Phish played the nearby Mann on July 16, 1993. While the wide shots in the video aren’t too clear, when the person who originally filmed the footage zooms in we get a really cool view of what went down. Vadnais paired the video with crispy soundboard audio that circulates. Highlights include guitarist Trey Anastasio’s frenetic “You Enjoy Myself” solo, drummer Jon Fishman showing off his “B-AH” cymbals on “Cracklin’ Rosie,” a wild “David Bowie” and a spot-on “Weigh.”

Watch the restored video from the second set on March 21, 1992:

Phish 3/21/92 Set II Setlist (via Phish.net)

Set Two: Buried Alive > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Take the ‘A’ Train[1] > My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, All Things Reconsidered, David Bowie[2], Weigh > Cold as Ice > Cracklin’ Rosie[3] > Cold as Ice, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Bouncing Around the Room, Rocky Top

  • [1] Simpsons signal.
  • [2] Will the Circle Be Unbroken? and Get Back signals.
  • [3] Fish on both cymbals and Bag-Vac.

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