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Link Thursday, 11/30/1989
The Paradise, Boston, MA

Set 1: GinBathtub Gin, DividedDivided Sky, Ya Mar, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > Foam, LizardsThe Lizards, MSOMy Sweet One, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Lawn Boy[1], Frankenstein

Set 2: Reba, Possum, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, Undun, Fee, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Contact > BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: In a Hole, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Debut.

· Theme from Popeye tease in Run Like an Antelope
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Split Open and Melt
· Theme from Popeye and Dixie teases in Take the 'A' Train
· Theme from The Brady Bunch and Long Tall Glasses teases in Suzy Greenberg
· Contact and Mr. P.C. teases in David Bowie
· Auld Lang Syne tease
· Long Tall Glasses tease in Fee

Noteworthy Jams: Foam, Run Like an Antelope, Split Open and Melt

Average Song Gap: 3.3

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

Notes: Antelope was dedicated by Trey to "Chris" and "Bob." This show marked the debut of Lawn Boy, which Trey announced as a “world premiere.” Antelope and 'A' Train contained Popeye theme teases. Fee and Suzy included Long Tall Glasses teases. Suzy also contained a Brady Bunch theme tease. SOAM included Dave's Energy Guide teasing. 'A' Train also contained a Dixie tease. Bowie included a Contact tease in the intro and Mr. P.C. tease in the song. Prior to In a Hole, Auld Lang Syne was teased.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1989 Tour."

DollarBill , attached to 1989-11-30 Permalink
DollarBill This is a nice late í89 show at the Paradise in Boston with pretty good playing overall.

The recording cuts in on Gin and this one doesnít seem that tight from what is represented here. Divided Sky is ok, Mike sounds off in some spots. Ya Mar gets interesting during the solos as everyone is called out as Leo! Oh Kee Pa into Bag was good and then Trey talks about how good it sounds on stage and how they got there really early to set up and how great the crew is. This becomes ironically funny to me as the next couple of songs have monitor feedback in them. So much for the good soundÖ Anyways, Foam, Lizards and My Sweet One were all pretty well played. Antelope rocked, as usual, and then we have the debut of Lawn Boy, which was funny and well done. The newly added Frankenstein closes up the first set nicely.

The beginning of Reba was also cut and was just ok to my ears. Trey fell off in the middle, but itís a hard song and its still new. Possum was good as was my favorite Forbinís > Mockingbird combo. Mockingbird had some cuts in the recording though. Fishman then comes out for the worst Undone Iíve ever heard. He forgets all the lyrics and gets lots of help from Page and its no wonder that they canned this one after one more performance. Fee was good, though it sounds like Trey is having a little trouble singing it tonight. Melt is really starting to settle in and rock hard on a regular basis. A-Train was nicely done and very dynamic with all four members trading off licks. Suzy, Contact and Bowie were all reasonably well played to close up the back half of a pretty good second set.

After some funny stage banter about the upcoming New Yearís Eve show the band breaks out the new In a Hole song. The key change transition in the middle was rough, but otherwise its pretty well played. I like this song and I donít know why it didnít stick around in their repertoire? Golgi is the second encore and was pretty standard tonight.

Overall itís a pretty good í89 show to hear with lots of teases, funny stage banter, and the first Lawn Boy.
Score: 1

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