Soundcheck: Peaches en Regalia (x2), Funky Bitch, Ginseng Sullivan, Blues Jam
SET 1: Llama, Guelah Papyrus, Stash, Ginseng Sullivan, Reba, Peaches en Regalia, I Didn't Know, Run Like an Antelope
SET 2: Tweezer > Halley's Comet > Poor Heart > It's Ice > Fee > Possum, Lawn Boy, You Enjoy Myself
SET 3: Auld Lang Syne > Down with Disease Jam > Split Open and Melt, The Lizards, Sparkle > Suzy Greenberg > Hold Your Head Up > Cracklin' Rosie > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise
ENCORE: Golgi Apparatus, Amazing Grace
Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in Stash and Tweezer. Ginseng Sullivan featured Trey on acoustic guitar, Mike on upright bass, Page on piano, and Fish on Madonna washboard and was preceded by a Roundabout tease. Antelope featured Tom Marshall on vocals. Tweezer contained an I Feel the Earth Move tease from Page and The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) and Jean Pierre teases from Trey. It's Ice contained a Random Note signal. Peaches en Regalia was teased in It’s Ice, Possum, Suzy Greenberg, at the end of the second HYHU (by Trey on drums), and Golgi Apparatus. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Possum contained an Earache My Eye tease. The band put on wet suits during the end of the YEM vocal jam, which contained a HYHU tease. The third set was preceded by bubble noises through the PA and the band “diving” into the aquarium on stage. Auld Lang Syne was teased in the DWD Jam and Hood. Suzy also contained a Smoke on the Water tease and Hood also contained a brief Odd Couple theme tease from Page. The entire show was broadcast live (and rebroadcast the following day) on Boston's WBCN 104.1 FM.
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Review by chummer
I'll admit this up front. I wasn't at this show. Or any other shows during this run or anywhere near the era of this run. Hell I hardly even gave Phish a chance in 1993. For this I can only wonder why. You have to be ready to really hear music. I'll also admit I'm a music geek. Big time. Maybe that's two strikes on two pitches but so be it.
I will tell you this however, and feel quite sure of myself. At times Phish could (still can I think) transcend themselves and create music that is way bigger than the sum of its parts. Music they knew was in there if only they could get out of the way. Music as perfect as a Bach partita. As raw as Hendrix but as loose as and free as Miles. As clean and pure as a desert sunrise. As a powerful as a thunderstorm.
It's all there. In just the Reba alone. There's not one wasted note from any of the players. As a musician I can only imagine what it would feel like to play music like this. Such perfect improvised music as in this Reba jam. We could all hope to ever do anything so perfect. I wonder if Phish ever listens back to it. Do they care? Would they hear any of what I hear?
Phish is special for so many reasons but one of those reasons is change. Phish was always changing. They are still changing. NYE 1993, NYE 1995, Fall 1997, Clifford Ball, Big Cypress, and so on. Iconic dates and such different sounding music.
I don't regret many things about my life but I regret not being at this show.