Soundcheck: The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, The Asse Festival, Eliza
Set 1: LandladyThe Landlady, Possum, LizardsThe Lizards, Foam, Uncle Pen, Llama, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Asse FestivalThe Asse Festival, IDKI Didn't Know, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove
Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > DividedDivided Sky, Tweezer > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony, Dinner and a Movie > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, YEMYou Enjoy Myself > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars
 Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals in intro.
 John Popper on harmonica and scat singing.
 John Popper on harmonica.
Noteworthy Jams: Llama
Average Song Gap: 1.77
Notes: The Eliza played during soundcheck was twice the normal tempo. The Possum intro contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals. Rocky Mountain Way was teased prior to the start of the second set and in Tweezer. Suzy contained a Woody Woodpecker theme tease from Trey. Oh Kee Pa was teased before and during Tweezer. YEM through the end of the show featured John Popper on harmonica; Popper also scat sang during YEM. This was the first Phish performance to be booked by Jason Colton. Some recordings that circulate with this date mislabel the venue as the Barrymore Theatre.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1990 Tour."
Second set is fun. Suzy is decent and has a nice > into Divided Sky, and the Tweezer is pretty good, too. I don't know that I've ever heard Oh Kee Pa standing alone before, seems weird not to have it lead into Suzy or AC/DC or YEM. Anyhoo, we do get a YEM a couple songs later, and though Page struggles a bit at the start, it's a pretty darn good YEM due to John Popper absolutely tearing it up on the harmonica. I really don't like Blues Traveler at all, but man, Popper can play that thing. And a set-closing Big Black Furry Popper From Mars is interesting, too.
One drawback of this recording is that, while it's a soundboard, the levels are kind of all over the place. Trey is way high for most of it, but when Popper comes in he drowns everything out. And Mike is faint, as usual. Despite that, though, I wouldn't feel right calling this an "average" show given the YEM with Popper and a few other nice moments, so I will go 4 Stars. That's probably inflated a bit, but oh well. Enjoy!