Possum contained Purple Haze teases from Trey and Cantaloupe contained Jean Pierre and Theme from Bonanza teases from Trey. Harpua included a Purple Haze tease and Foxy Lady quote. Roll Like a Cantaloupe was played for the first time since July 12, 1988 (202 shows).
Teases
Purple Haze tease in Possum, Jean Pierre and Theme from Bonanza teases in Roll Like a Cantaloupe, Purple Haze and Foxy Lady teases in Harpua
Debut Years (Average: 1987)

This show was part of the "1990 Tour"

Show Reviews

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Review by TheEmu

TheEmu My initial thoughts on much of this show were "teetering on the edge of a whacked-out DEG excursion, but still interesting jams." Upon a little further listening, the jams may not be as out there as I first thought. But interesting, yes. Definitely interesting versions of Possum, SOAMelt, and, of course, Roll Like a Cantaloupe. Good versions of Weekapaug, Ya Mar, and especially AC/DC Bag, which builds to a really good climax. Not so good versions of Squirming Coil and A Train, but an amusing Harpua with Purple Haze segment, and "Jimmy?" "Yes, dad?" "Hendrix?" "Yes, dad?" lyrics. An unfortunate fade-out during Bowie, but much of this show is worth a listen or two. I'll say 3 stars.
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Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener This show isn't the greatest Phish show ever played, but it definitely is the best one in 1990 to this point. In a winter where the band was clearly not bothering to be particularly creative in the jamming portions of their songs, this hometown show perhaps spurred them to try some new things for the first time in a while.

The jamming in Weekapaug and SOAM is top notch and the Bowie does some unique, dark things that we simply don't hear very often in the early days of this band. I'd recommend them all, in addition to a hilarious (impromptu?) Roll Like a Canteloupe and Harpua. Everything else is paint-by-numbers-1990, but some of the songs are finally starting to round into form (Reba, My Sweet One), and that's interesting to hear as well. So, of all the shows before the big spring Colorado tour, I'd recommend this one the most. The entirety of the show might not be to everyone's taste, but the highlights are more than enough to make up for it. I give this one 4 stars.
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Review by Mr_Incompletely

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September 29, 1990
26 years ago
23 East Caberet

Set 1: Divided Sky, Dinner and a Movie, The Landlady, Ya Mar > Buried Alive > Bouncing Around the Room > Possum[1], Magilla > David Bowie -> Happy Birthday to You[2] -> David Bowie[3]

Set 2: The Squirming Coil > Tweezer, Gumbo, Uncle Pen, Stash, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Lawn Boy

[1] Two Charlie Chan signals; also Oom Pa Pa and Popeye signals.
[2] Sung by the band to Trey.
[3] Charlie Chan and How High the Moon signals.

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