The Front, Burlington, VT
Set 1: Contact > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > Reba, La Grange, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, CoilThe Squirming Coil > LizardsThe Lizards > Possum
Set 2: Carolina, Roll Like a Cantaloupe, MSOMy Sweet One, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Dinner and a Movie, 'A' TrainTake the 'A' Train > SlothThe Sloth, Ya Mar, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Harpua, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, BagAC/DC Bag, BowieDavid Bowie
Average Song Gap: 10.7
Notes: 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).
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1990 Tour."
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.