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Link Thursday, 04/20/1989
Humphries House (The Zoo), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > Fluffhead[1], You Shook Me All Night Long Jam > Fluffhead, Fire, Esther, SuzySuzy Greenberg, SlothThe Sloth, Possum, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Foam, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: DividedDivided Sky, Walk Away, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt[2], LizardsThe Lizards, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Love You[3], Harpua

[1] Fire alarm interruption.
[2] Fish drum solo.
[3] Fish on trombone.

Teases:
· Theme from Popeye tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and Riders on the Storm jams in David Bowie
· Charge!, Gimme Some Lovin', and Walk This Way teases in Harpua

Average Song Gap: 9.1

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

Notes: Humphries House had been a Zeta Upsilon ("Zu") frat house and monthly parties used to occur there that were referred to as "Full Moon at the Zoo" parties. A fire alarm sounded as Fluffhead moved into the Clod segment of Fluff’s Travels, which caused the building to be evacuated. When the band retook the stage, they started up a humorous pass at You Shook Me All Night Long and then dove back into Fluff’s Travels. Fire was dedicated to the “brave men” who turned off the fire alarm. Suzy contained Popeye theme teases from Trey and Bowie included a brief Frosty the Snowman jam in the intro, as well as a Riders on the Storm tease from Page and a Santa Claus is Coming to Town tease. Melt contained a Fish drum solo. Love You was played for the first time since October 31, 1987 (135 shows) and featured Fish on trombone. Harpua contained a "Charge!" tease from Page, multiple Gimme Some Lovin' teases, and a Walk This Way tease from Mike.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1989 Tour."

DollarBill , attached to 1989-04-20 Permalink
DollarBill Very interesting show from 1989. I can't imagine seeing them play at a frat house back in the day. The playing is ok, not great, but there's lots of fun stage banter all night. And if nothing else, you must listen to the story in Harpua. It's just too classic!!! Three stars for the Harpua alone.
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