Phish have released a recording of their August 7, 1993 show at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. The new archival release, which was recorded by Paul Languedoc and mastered by Fred Kevorkian, can be downloaded via LivePhish.com and streamed via the new LivePhish+ subscription service (fans can also download it through the standard LivePhish app).
A description of the show from Phish’s Facebook page reads:
On August 7th, Phish played their first show at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – a then-uncovered amphitheater with a capacity of about 16,000 located inside an amusement park near Buffalo, NY. There is something special about this spot and it was immediately apparent as the band took the stage and ripped into an explosive Llama opener, followed by a crazy set with new beginnings where the endings would usually be.
“The Roller Coaster Of The Mind” narration during Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird summed up the magic of the place and time. A mostly non-stop second set of dynamic, experimental playing yielded combinations of 2001 > Mike’s Song > Kung > Mike’s Song > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkanu > The Sloth and My Friend My Friend > McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters > Purple Rain, Run Like An Antelope.
Here’s a look at the setlist from 8/7/1993 via Phish.net:
Set I: Llama, Bouncing Around the Room > Poor Heart > Stash$this->footnoteID(‘1’,’‘) -> Makisupa Policeman, Reba$this->footnoteID(‘2’,’‘), Maze, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird$this->footnoteID(‘3’,’‘) > Cavern
Set II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike’s Song$this->footnoteID(‘4’,’‘) -> Kung -> Mike’s Song > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Sloth, Sparkle, My Friend, My Friend$this->footnoteID(‘5’,’‘) >McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope
Encore: Carolina, La Grange
 No whistling.
 Narration dealt with the “Roller Coaster of the Mind.“
 Aw Fuck! and Oom Pa Pa signals.
 Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
Reba and Stairway to Heaven whistlings in Maze
Paint It Black and Wilson teases in Fly Famous Mockingbird
Purple Haze and Charge! teases in Cavern
New York, New York and Also Sprach Zarathustra teases in Mike’s Song
Dave’s Energy Guide tease in Stash
Notes: Stash was unfinished and included Dave’s Energy Guide teases from Trey. Reba was performed without the whistling ending. To compensate, there was some whistling from Reba during the Maze opening. Maze contained a tease of Stairway to Heaven. The narration in Mockingbird dealt with the “Roller Coaster of the Mind” and contained a Paint It Black tease from Page and a Wilson tease from Trey. Cavern contained a Purple Haze tease from Trey. At the end of Cavern, Trey wished Happy Birthday to “Jim” and said it was Steph’s birthday and said it would be funny if everybody who walked by the Greenpeace table gave her a hug. Page also teased “Charge!” while Trey was talking. Mike’s Song contained an Also Sprach Zarathustra tease from Trey, a New York, New York tease from Page, and Aw Fuck! and Oom Pa Pa signals. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar.