Phish performed the song live 469 times, meaning they played it at a little over one-quarter of their shows. Still, the song has been one of the more divisive among Phish fans. According to Phish.net
, the song started as a fan favorite but then earned detractors among the new fans that poured in during the mid-'90s. These new fans wanted only the "jam songs" and derided pro-"Bouncing" fans. This trend eventually changed, and "Bouncing" is comfortably back on the shelf as a Phish classic.