Phish Thanksgiving @ The Cap - 11/24/1990
Updated: Nov 25, 2021
On this date in 1990, Phish played their first headlining show at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.
The place was packed and radiating with Thanksgiving & homecoming energy from 1600 kids (plus Trey's parents)!
Trey expresses gratitude for the honor of playing on this big stage
the previous NYC area appearance was in front of 500 people at Wetlands just 2 months earlier
The Thanksgiving weekend tradition continued for 1991 and 1992, making for a total of 7 shows at the historic venue (including the 10/6/90 set opening for Blues Traveler).
Links to full show recordings:
Just a few months later in Feb. 1993, they sold over 6400 tickets for a pair of sold out shows at Roseland in NYC, and by 12/30/1994 they had sold out Madison Square Garden with a capacity of ~20,000!
Yes, the band was talented, entertaining, and energized at these Capitol Theatre shows, but the miracle of compound fan growth happens when a concert experience is so joyous and impactful that one can't help but share it with ever more friends and family! Whether you were there for Phish @ The Cap or any other popular band as they achieved and then outgrew a magical venue, you know the feeling!!
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