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Link Wednesday, 04/25/1990
The Clarke Memorial Fountain, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

Soundcheck: Foam

Set 1: Sweet Adeline, Reba, Ya Mar, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Esther, La Grange, Dinner and a Movie > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: If I Only Had a Brain, DividedDivided Sky, MSOMy Sweet One, BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: Contact

Teases:
· Heartbreaker tease in Mike's Song
· Stairway to Heaven tease in You Enjoy Myself

Average Song Gap: 2.81

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

Notes: Trey teased Stairway to Heaven in YEM. Mike's Song contained Heartbreaker teases from Mike.

Song Distribution:
6 Junta
3 Lawn Boy
2 Stash
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

TheEmu Phish.net Staff , attached to 1990-04-25 Permalink
TheEmu So the Reba is...yeah. It's a process. Ya Mar seems really amped up, and though for a bit I was worried about them losing control, it turns out pretty good. Lots of fun banter at this show, here about Ya Mar exhausting their repertoire of "pool songs." In YEM, here's another instance of what sounds like a blatant tease of something, but I don't have any idea what it might be. It's a good YEM, though. Dinner & A Movie is introduced as "Pre-Mating Ritual #1", is described as a Reggae number, and features someone yelling "Rastafari!" as the song starts. There's also a nice Weekapaug here. Oh, and one more quote from the show, from Fishman: "This is the sack-vac of Boulder. And I'm gonna do nasty things with it."

Fun show, loose, chatty, good versions of Ya Mar, YEM and 'Paug. 3 Stars.
Score: 1
Wisejake237 , attached to 1990-04-25 Permalink
I stumbled upon a SBD recording of this show recently and it didn't look like anything earth-shaking, besides being from an earlier Phish era than I usually get into, but I decided to give it a shot anyway - and I have to say that this is some pretty damn good stuff. The recording kicks off with Foam, which is from the soundcheck, but is nevertheless a fully-formed and satisfying rendition. The Reba which follows Sweet Adeline at the top of the first set is a lot more laid-back and mellow on the whole than most later versions that I've heard - but despite being a little out of the ordinary, it's still a great version. The Ya Mar and You Enjoy Myself which follow are also very good. It's a shame that both The Divided Sky AND David Bowie are missing from the second set on the recording. Two of my favorite Phish compositions, so their absence leaves the second set feeling a bit empty. Nonetheless, what is hear is extremely enjoyable and well-played, to my ears at least. Great early Phish. Give it a whirl if you can find it.
Score: 1

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