Venue #5: Nectar’s (Upstairs) (aka Metronome)

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(Photo credit: Phish.com)

Address: 188 Main Street Burlington, VT

Shows at this venue: 12/1/84

Notable song debuts: Slave to the Traffic Light, Cities, Skippy the Wondermouse (early McGrupp), Fluffhead

Status: Still standing. Most likely renovated since Phish played there.

Can you visit it? Yeah. Buy tickets for an upcoming show at http://clubmetronome.com

I probably don’t need to go one too much about the importance of Nectar’s in Phish history. However, it is important to note that this show, one of the earliest bootlegs to circulate, didn’t happen in the main room downstairs. It happened upstairs in the space now known as Club Metronome. The 3rd gig billed as Phish, this show also marked the formal start of the band as many treasured tunes still in the Phish catalog came out of this show. First fan Amy Skelton recalls Phish playing many other shows upstairs at Nectar’s but this is the only one currently on record.

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