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Link Saturday, 11/03/1990
Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Set 1: Dinner and a Movie > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Llama, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Magilla > Foam, Runaway Jim, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Set 2: LandladyThe Landlady, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Paul and Silas, Stash, Fee, Uncle Pen, Reba > Possum, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: Fluffhead

Encore 2: Fire

Teases:
· Theme from The Munsters tease in Possum

Noteworthy Jams: Magilla

Average Song Gap: 3.11

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

Notes: Possum contained a brief Munsters theme tease from Mike. Antelope was dedicated to "Eric the Enemy" (possibly in reference to Eric Bieniemy, who was a running back at the University of Colorado at the time of the show) and was introduced as "Run Like an Antelope Out of Control." Fire was dedicated to “Ralph the Buffalo.”

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

lamestain , attached to 1990-11-03 Permalink
Earlier in the day, the Colorado Buffaloes football team had played the biggest game of the season against arch-rival Nebraska in Lincoln. Colorado running back Eric Bieniemy (despite fumbling 3 times) scored four 4th-quarter touchdowns and the Buffaloes won 27-12, setting them up for a chance at a national championship (which they won). Boulder was buzzing from the big win, and the excitement made its way into the show that evening. Trey dedicated Run Like an Antelope to Eric Bieniemy, and Fire to "Ralph the buffalo" (actually "Ralphie", the CU live buffalo mascot).
Score: 1
DemandOpener , attached to 1990-11-03 Permalink
DemandOpener The Fall 1990 Colorado run seems to be much better received than the rest of 1990 for a lot of Phish.net. What does this mean? Well, I have a feeling it means that much of Phish.net that are scoring these shows have not listened to most of the rest of 1990!

While there are some good things to be found here (including a fantastic AUD recording that is cleaner than just about anything else you could hear from this era), this is mostly just another 1990 Phish show. Apart from an early, well-played Llama, and tight performances of just about every Phish standard (see: Possum), there's just not a lot to sink your teeth into. Give it a shot, as usual, if you're looking for an example of what the band was like during those years where mega jams didn't grow on trees. Well played songs by the greatest band ever, but not much else. 3 stars.
Score: 0

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