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Link Tuesday, 10/30/1990
El Dorado Café, Crested Butte, CO

Set 1: LandladyThe Landlady > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Donna Lee, Asse FestivalThe Asse Festival > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Uncle Pen, Cavern, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Possum

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Magilla, Foam, Reba > Llama, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew > Fluffhead, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Buried Alive > BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Encore: Paul and Silas > LizardsThe Lizards, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, Contact, BagAC/DC Bag, Carolina

[1] Intro contained three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Tritone Down, and Popeye signals.

Teases:
· Theme from The Munsters tease in David Bowie

Noteworthy Jams: Possum, Llama

Average Song Gap: 4.72

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

Notes: Check out the Bowie intro for a medley of teases including three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Tritone Down, and Popeye signals, and a Munsters theme tease from Mike.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

DemandOpener , attached to 1990-10-30 Permalink
DemandOpener For a good chunk of the first set (possibly due to the malfunctioning gear and the subsequent swap out), Trey's vocals seem to be hanging slightly behind the music. It gets distracting to the point where the songs are almost unpleasant to listen to, so I wouldn't recommend this set.

The problem seems to be fixed by the second set, and the rest of the show is typical conservative/solid/average 1990 Phish. Also in set 2: a smokin' Weekapaug, a sloppy Reba, a VERY early Llama that is interesting, listenable, and arguably historical (but still needs some work), one of the best early versions of Buried Alive I've yet heard > David Bowie with a lot of secret language, and an encore with so many songs it might as well have been a third set!

(I feel like I've said this next statement about 50 times about 1988-1990, but) Overall, this show isn't really a standout in terms of anything that was played, but like so much of 1989-1990, it's worth listening to if you want to hear what the blossoming Phish sounded like "back then". 3 stars.
Score: 1
Oliver , attached to 1990-10-30 Permalink
Fun night, though it got off to a late start. if I recall correctly the band opted to use portions if not all of the house's sound gear. The house gear failed a song or two into the first set. So the crew with help from "others" had to roll in gear from the truck, making for at least a 30+ minute delay!
Score: 0
GeeForjay , attached to 1990-10-30 Permalink
There are some "Who Knows" teases in this Bowie.
Score: 0

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