, attached to 1993-08-26

Review by Penn42

Penn42 I just saw Primus and the Chocolate Factory last night in the very venue this show was played at. Every time I’m in the Schnitz I always fantasize about what it would have been like to see the Phish From Vermont there. Such an awesome venue. Not to big, not too small (though the balcony is pretty darn steep). Anyway, just thought I’d give this show, a personal favorite of August ’93, another listen and review today in honor of having been there again.

This is one of those few and far between (even for 1.0) shows where the first set is better than the second set. I think I just personally like the jamming selections in the first set better. In general I prefer Melt over Bowie, and Reba over JJLC (which is a pretty stupid comparison, but there’s nothing really left to compare Reba to). It’s also worth note that nothing ever reeeaally goes type II in this show. There’s lots of instances of quick little dissonant step-outs, but they’re all just short little tension builders back to that songs' normal jamming fodder.

But really, this show rocks. Check out every song that crosses ten minutes. And the check out everything under ten minutes. They were on point this night. Esther, Lizards, and Freebird certainly don’t hurt either!


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