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Link Thursday, 11/14/1985
Memorial Auditorium Basement, Burlington, VT

Set 1: SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], Hurricane[2], MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[3] > Piggies[2] -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[3] -> Drums[4] > AlumniAlumni Blues[3] > Dear Mrs. Reagan[5]

[1] Acoustic. Possible female vocalist accompaniment.
[2] First known Phish version; acoustic.
[3] Acoustic.
[4] Possible guest appearance by Marc Daubert, at least one member of The Joneses, and possibly others.
[5] First known version; acoustic.

Noteworthy Jams: Makisupa Policeman (highly recommended), Piggies (highly recommended), Makisupa Policeman (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 7.8

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Jeff Holdsworth

Notes: This show was an acoustic benefit that also featured performances by The Joneses and The Visions. Fish played percussion instead of a drumkit. Slave appeared to have a female vocalist accompanying Trey. This show also featured the first known version of Dear Mrs. Reagan and the first known Phish versions of Hurricane and Piggies. Makisupa included additional impromptu verses regarding Mike, Fish and their "new friend, Page." Piggies was dedicated to Harry Mitiguy, then president of the Howard Bank (referred to by Trey as "Howard Mitiguy"). The drum jam out of Makisupa may have included Marc Daubert, at least one member of The Joneses, and possibly others. Phish's archivist, Kevin Shapiro, played the Makisupa > Piggies -> Makisupa portion of this show on From the Archives on 10/30/09 at Festival 8. The date of this show may be 11/19/85.

Song Distribution:
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1985 Tour."

TheEmu , attached to 1985-11-14 Permalink
TheEmu 11/19/85 aka 11/14/85: Two words - Acoustic Makisupa. I thought this was a wonderfully fun little nugget. "Got a new friend since last year, his name is Page." This is definitely worth having for filler purposes, and it sounds halfway decent, too. I could do without the Hurricane, and I again second what @cjfphan21 said - Trey butchers the vocals pretty badly. I know that Dylan can't really "sing" per se, but if you ever try to copy what he does, it can be pretty tricky. I have to give bonus points for the Makisupa, though, and throw 3 stars for this one.
Score: 1
cjfphan21 , attached to 1985-11-14 Permalink
cjfphan21 Trey kinda murders the vocals for Hurricane, but overall it's good playing wise and Dylan was never the best singer himself anyway. I wish they'd play this again. Makisupa-> Piggies-> Makisupa-> Drums is good. Fish's solo is pretty cool, though I wish it didn't cut off but oh well. I'm gonna go on the high end with 3 stars. Some other folks can throw on some 2's to knock it down some.
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