, attached to 1992-05-17

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Ah, Page's 29th birthday show! Not a bad bootleg, a little boomy with no clear definition of Mike's tone leaving me wanting more of it. A few chops here and there may be tape flips.

Nice Landlady to start off with right into a rocking Llama. Forbin is good tonight with a great story too. Page and Mike do their best to be specs, and other things, to follow along with Trey's descriptions. Mockingbird, however, is not that tight at all. My Sweet One has a long intro again. Sound adjustments or tuning? Good Leo solo. Reba has a few rough spots in the middle from Trey. It also sounds like he gets cut off by Fish at the apex of his solo leading to a weak ending. IDK has a cut in it, maybe first tape flip, and features Fish on trombone. The begining of Stash is cut off. People are starting to clap along with Fish during the drum break parts, it's the first time I've heard it this loud anyway. Pretty good Stash. Mango is good but, not great. I could go for more Mike please! Poor Heart is good and a ripping Chalkdust makes for a good closer.

Curtain is a good opener for second set. Good but, not great. Not sure what they are teasing again during the Possum intro. Lots of foolishness during Possum as usual for this tour. Pretty good Guelah. Coil is ok, a little loose but, what sets this one appart is the crowd singing Happy Birthday to Page while he is soloing at the end. Great stuff! ATR has a few rough spots tonight. Brother is getting more rare. This one is a little long and just as crazy as the others. Following up with another crazy song, Sanity is not quite up to par but, still funny. Leading us into the Fishman section, Trey introduces him as "the man who has no mind to loose." Fish makes fun of Page for playing Happy Birthday to himself on piano, and goes on to introduce the ages of the band members and Paul. Fish's section ends with HYHU again. Sparkle is ok. Hood has some loose spots but, is ok. Good Cavern closer.

Page gets to wrap up his birthday show with a nice Lawn Boy and his raunchy scat part in the middle of GTBT. Good solid double encore.

Good show tonight, not the greatest but, solid. Maybe a bit too much fun celebrating with Page? Interesting note that the other review on here said it was five bucks to get in! My spring 1993 ticket was $14. How times have changed.


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