The Marquee, New York, NY
Set 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Horn, Reba, Llama, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GolgiGolgi Apparatus
Set 2: LandladyThe Landlady > Possum, CoilThe Squirming Coil -> Tweezer -> Manteca -> Tweezer > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > MSOMy Sweet One > DividedDivided Sky, No Good Trying > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Don't Get Me Wrong, Funky Bitch
 Charlie Chan and Random Note signals.
 John Popper on harmonica.
· We Wish You a Merry Christmas tease in Possum
Average Song Gap: 5.65
Notes: Possum contained Charlie Chan and Random Note signals and a We Wish You a Merry Christmas tease. Page played a few notes of HYHU before No Good Trying. No Good Trying through Funky Bitch featured John Popper on harmonica.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1990 Tour."
First set: definitely had its moments, ie Llama (raging; trey's non-stop solo over end lyrics), Forbins->Mockingbird (flawless; page escp creative and jazzy in forbs). Bit sloppy on others. Disappointed w/ both mike's and weekapaug. Both started off strong but ended rough.
Second set: Killer landlady. Slop returns in possum then *click*--> ABSOLUTE SMOKE JOB. Squirming Coil --> Tweezer-->Manteca-->Tweezer- "why I listen to phish" moment. Transcendent full band jam out of coil --> tweezer. scream out/play manteca, gordo switches on groovy effect, solid jam, then tension/release through tempo slow-down, into tweezer to tie things up into pretty bow. Daring and creative; band pulls out early top-notch segment here imho. Love the Sweet One/Divided combo. Split on Divided though- Page/Mike superbly playful in 1st half; trey hard to listen to in the 2nd. No Good Trying- LOL contrast between the virtuosic page/popper dueling and the vac solo. Dont Get Me Wrong (last time played) nice 4 minute vocal jam (kinda like wolfman's). Funky Bitch=not too shabby.
Encore: Bouncing and HtH just dont work together. harsh contrast in styles.
Major Highlight (squirming through tweezer) + Highlights (llama, forbs/mock, landlady, possum, No Good Trying, Dont get me wrong) - hard to take down moments (end of mikes/paug/dividedsky) = 4.0