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Link Tuesday, 04/15/1986
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > Dear Mrs. Reagan, Prep School Hippie, QuinnQuinn the Eskimo -> SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, Have Mercy, All Blues[1] > Dog Log > Possum, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Anarchy, Camel Walk -> AlumniAlumni Blues > LTJPLetter to Jimmy Page > AlumniAlumni Blues

[1] First known Phish performance; approximately one minute long.

· Help on the Way tease in Possum

Noteworthy Jams: Makisupa Policeman

Average Song Gap: 3.73

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

Notes: The band was introduced by Trey as the “Bob Dylan Band” before a jam that led into a short All Blues (the first known Phish performance; it was only about a minute long). Dog Log was dedicated to all of the dogs that are running around -- including Marley the Wonder Dog. Possum included Help on the Way tease.

Song Distribution:
6 The White Tape
2 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 Stash
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1986 Tour."

DemandOpener , attached to 1986-04-15 Permalink
DemandOpener A very standard-fare show from 1986, and up until this point, if you've heard one show from pre-1986, you've heard them all. Still, this show is worth a listen anyway. AC/DC Bag is very slow, Quinn the Eskimo's vocals are apparently flubbed (somewhat humorously) near the end, and You Enjoy Myself is a standout version from this period in time (and if you're a YEM fan, this one is definitely worth the price of admission just for the novelty of a good 1986 YEM).

Other highlights include another early nice edition of Slave, a funny Anarchy which features alternate lyrics about "African Bees" and banter about things that rhyme with African bees, and a short-but-sweet Dog Log > Possum combo that left me smiling.

The sound quality of the show leaves something to be desired, so just for listening purposes, I'd give the overall show a 3.5. But I always round up, so this is a solid 4/5 in my book.
Score: 2

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