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Link Thursday, 04/05/1990
J.J. McCabe's, Boulder, CO

Set 1: Possum, Ya Mar, BowieDavid Bowie, Carolina, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > LizardsThe Lizards, Fire

Set 2: Reba, Uncle Pen, JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago[1], BagAC/DC Bag, Donna Lee, Tweezer, Fee > Cavern, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, If I Only Had a Brain, Contact

Encore: GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Dan Mosebee on harmonica.

· Theme from Bonanza tease in Ya Mar
· Theme from Bonanza and Wipe Out teases in David Bowie
· Flash Light tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Tweezer
· Higher Ground and Theme from The Twilight Zone teases

Average Song Gap: 4.09

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Dan Mosebee (Guest)

Notes: Ya Mar and Bowie included teases of the Bonanza theme. Bowie also contained Wipe Out teases from Mike. Page teased Higher Ground prior to Oh Kee Pa and the theme to The Twilight Zone before If I Only Had a Brain. YEM contained Flash Light teases from Mike and Tweezer contained a DEG tease from Trey. Jesus featured guest Dan Mosebee on harmonica.

Song Distribution:
5 Junta
3 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
2 A Picture of Nectar
2 Lawn Boy
2 The White Tape
1 Stash

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

kedrar , attached to 1990-04-05 Permalink
So much fun this night! Went to JJ's at about 4:30, had a few beers, and then sat down to a nice dinner with a good friend. We decided on this strategy so we could have a booth as a "base camp." For most of the crowd, it was their first show, and I remember people laughing their *ss*s off at the vaccuum playing. Everyone left totally blown away, and ready for the next Boulder show.
Score: 2
DemandOpener , attached to 1990-04-05 Permalink
DemandOpener Now this is a little more like it. Despite several repeats from the previous night, this show features stronger performances with more energy. Although there is a lack of anything that is particularly stand-out, it sounds like the band had definitely gotten some good rest after their long cross-country trip.

Anyway, the first set is solid with a good Bowie and a great Suzy (great clav work from Page). The set also flows much better than either of the previous night's sets, despite an awkward mid-set Carolina. The set closes with an average (read: ripping) Fire that obviously set the stage for a smoking second set.

The Reba to open the second set is nothing exceptional, but it's solid and is probably the best version they've played since the song's debut. Most of the rest of the set is standard, save for a TIGHT Donna Lee, a noteworthy second-ever performance of Tweezer, a Cavern with the original, horrible lyrics, and some more great clav work sprinkled into some of the songs.

At any rate, this show was a much more entertaining listen than the first Colorado show, and I'm definitely looking forward to see where the momentum takes them for the rest of the "tour". Going with 3.5/5 stars tonight.
Score: 1

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