, attached to 1993-02-20

Review by ucpete

ucpete Today is the 20 year anniversary of this awesome show. The first set is very well played but no new ground is broken as others have pointed out. The Possum is pretty great though, as Trey is *en fuego*. The second set is where the show makes its mark in the history books... As a brief aside, we'd all be screaming MOAR JAMZ!1! if they played a 23 song second set these days, but it's good to keep things in perspective -- this is how Phish used roll! I should also acknowledge that once you've heard what they were capable of in say, Fall '97, why the fuck wouldn't you want to do that all the time forevermore?! Alas, '93 Phish and '13 Phish is certainly a hell of a lot better than no Phish at all, and what they did on this night 20 years ago contends with some of the greatest rock and roll shows of all time. Wilson is a must-hear version that basically results in a full-on heavy metal jam; Reba is spectacular, and then we get the first Tweezer -> Walk Away ever, but they circle back to finish of Tweezer. After a Tweezer-teasing Glide, the set takes off. Mike's -> MMGAMOIO -> Mike's > Hydro -> Vibration -> Kung -> Hydro > Groove -> Mercy -> Groove -> RandR All Night -> Groove?! With more Tweezer teases and like ten other teases in Mike's taboot. As waxbanks points out, this is basically a mini Tweezer Fest mixed with a huge Mike's > > > > > > > > > Groove before the invention of the de facto Tweezer Fest. It's all gravy after that with FEFY, another BBJ, some Fishmantics and a nice Hood, Tweeprise, Monkey to cap off the night. This show holds up quite nicely all these years later, and if you haven't heard it, go ahead and download the SBD from the Holy Spreadsheet or pay a little for the official version. Do it now!


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