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Link Wednesday, 11/13/1991
Love Auditorium, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Set 1: LandladyThe Landlady > Runaway Jim, It's Ice > Sparkle, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Esther > Cavern > Rhombus Narration > DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Set 2: BowieDavid Bowie[1], Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, GinBathtub Gin, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Llama, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin[2] > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Possum

Encore: Horn, MSOMy Sweet One, Sweet Adeline[3]

[1] Four Charlie Chan signals and Popeye, Simpsons, Oom Pa Pa, and Random Laugh signals in the intro. The band responded to Popeye signal by singing a random note.
[2] Fish sang only one out of every few words.
[3] Without microphones.

· Hold Your Head Up tease in David Bowie
· Funk #49 tease

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie

Average Song Gap: 3.32

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

Notes: Terrapin was announced as the “restrained version” and Fish as the “Master of Restraint.” In response, Fish sang only one out of every few words to the song. Trey also clarified during the show that Colonel Forbin is not to be mistaken for Colonel (Bruce) Hampton. Bowie was preceded by a Funk #49 tease. The Bowie intro included HYHU teases, four Charlie Chan signals and Popeye, Simpsons, Oom Pa Pa, and Random Laugh signals. The band responded to the Popeye signal by singing a random note, which is the Random Note signal's "secret language." Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1991 Fall Tour."

GitDown , attached to 1991-11-13 Permalink
Trey is especially chatty this evening, and they seem to be in a punch drunk good mood from a long-ass tour, which creates a fun looseness to the music, though certainly they're locked in as well, if that makes sense.

However, worth the price of admission (or at least the download time from the spreadsheet) is the "restrained" version of Terrapin. Fish does almost a singing version of the old bit of the shorting-out mic. It's very amusing to listen to the lyrics as sung, though it's actually hard for your brain not to fill in the missing words. The restraint carries over into the beginning of the vacuum solo section, both with Fish's style and the backing trio's quasi-reggae funk groove. By the end of the solo, Fish is hitting it pretty hard, though; the restraining forces no longer a match for the power of the suck. It would have been impressive to see him carry the restraint back to the last verse, but one can hardly be blamed at that point.
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SynapseProductions , attached to 1991-11-13 Permalink
I have the original SBD of this show. chalkdust was the last song after sweet adeline. pretty sure..
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