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Link Friday, 12/28/1990
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[1], CoilThe Squirming Coil -> Tweezer -> Manteca -> Tweezer > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > MSOMy Sweet One > DividedDivided Sky, No Good Trying[2] > HYHUHold Your Head Up[2], Don't Get Me Wrong[2], Funky Bitch[2]

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Highway to Hell

[1] Charlie Chan and Random Note signals.
[2] John Popper on harmonica.

· We Wish You a Merry Christmas tease in Possum

Noteworthy Jams: Tweezer, Manteca, Tweezer

Average Song Gap: 5.65

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, John Popper (Guest)

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.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1990 Tour."

jdisk , attached to 1990-12-28 Permalink
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
Score: 1
kipmat , attached to 1990-12-28 Permalink
kipmat Set 2 of this show was another one of the first few tapes I ever had. The music in solid and steady all the way through Divided Sky, but of course it is the John Popper guest segment that puts this show ahead of others from this era. This performance of Don't Get Me Wrong deserves to be more well known. The crowd is really loud and enthusiastic, especially for a soundboard tape. You can hear that the band is pumped up and responding to the support. And it was only going to get better...
Score: 1
Esdebong , attached to 1990-12-28 Permalink
I would love to get my hands on this show. It was my first show. does any one know where I can download it? Please help.
Score: 0

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