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Link Saturday, 05/09/1992
The Syracuse Armory, Syracuse, NY

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Sparkle, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, GuelahGuelah Papyrus[1], Rift, Fee > Maze, CoilThe Squirming Coil > IDKI Didn't Know[2], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: SuzySuzy Greenberg > DividedDivided Sky, Tela > Tweezer, Harpua[3], Llama, Cold as Ice > Cracklin' Rosie > HYHUHold Your Head Up, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: Poor Heart > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] All Fall Down and Simpsons signals.
[2] Mimi Fishman on vacuum.
[3] Two Simpsons signals.

Teases:
· Theme from Popeye tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Tweezer
· Smells Like Teen Spirit tease in Harpua
· Possum tease

Noteworthy Jams: Split Open and Melt, Tweezer (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 2.7

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

Notes: During the pause in Guelah Papyrus, a fan jumped on stage and hugged Mike. Security removed her and Trey commented "that was Mike's mother coming up so he could wish her a Happy Mother's Day." Mike responded with "Happy Mother's Day Mom." Guelah subsequently included All Fall Down and Simpsons signals. Mimi Fishman joined Henrietta for a vacuum duet during I Didn’t Know. Suzy contained a Popeye theme tease from Trey, Tweezer contained DEG teases, and Harpua contained two Simpsons signals and included a brief Smells Like Teen Spirit tease. Possum was teased prior to Golgi.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1992 Spring Tour."

Rumpofsteelskin , attached to 1992-05-09 Permalink
Fun show, but the sound in this place was so bad!!!! This is an airplane hangar and it sounds as boomy and echoey as one would expect. I remember there being curtains lining all the walls. The building was concrete with a metal roof.

A friend was allowed to tape the second set off the board this night. Unfortunately the signal was crap and the board is low level and has much hiss on it ;) Bummer..this show is fun to listen to! Great FOAM!!!!
Score: 0
DollarBill , attached to 1992-05-09 Permalink
DollarBill Being close to home brings new energy back to the band for a Mother's Day weekend show. Weird sounding bootleg because of the venue's shape and building materials. Very boomy.

This show starts off very good with a solid Jim and Foam. Sparkle is ok. Melt is pretty solid as well. Guelah is where the night starts to get loose and funny. Trey comments about Mike's mom coming up and seeing him after the Asse Festival section, which takes them into the All Fall Down and Simpson's. Rift is a little rough getting into Page's solo. Fee is ok, leading into a very loose Maze intro. Trey is a little too anxious. Coil is good. Keeping with the Mother's Day theme, IDK features Mimi Fishman, who comes up and starts in on stories of Jon's youth, gets a vac solo, and gets to asks, "Is this a picture of Otis Redding?" Antelope has a sloppy intro, but rocks out the end of the set.

Nice Suzy to start the second set. Trey has tuning problems during Suzy and throughout the begining of Divided Sky. Sounds like he fixed it in the middle hold part. Tela is loose and mellow. Tweezer gets out there tonight, maybe the first one of this kind. Hard to judge a Harpua, they are all good. Great story tonight. Llama rocks as usual. Cold as Ice leads us into one of mom's favorites. Fish blows the lyrics to Rosie. Strangely, for a second time, HYHU ends the Henrietta segment. Golgi is a little sloppy, but a good closer.

The Poor Heart encore also has blown lyrics before the cactus breakdown. Tweeprise is expected, nothing special.

Ok show tonight, fun for sure, but not a lot of wow factor for me. Very loose. I give them a pass because of the Mother's Day antics.
Score: 0
broomecountyforumite , attached to 1992-05-09 Permalink
broomecountyforumite When my buddies and I arrived at this giant open space, the stage was just sitting there, alone, with Phish's gear so....we walked straight up to it. The stage was small, everything was so close together up there, so I rooted myself right next to Mike's monitor speaker, hands literally on the stage, and my buddy was right at Trey's monitor. (This same life-long friend told me recently that he recalls being so very close that every time Trey went to stomp a pedal, Trey's foot went all (phish)-eye lens and extended out to my pal's face. haha!)
We were 'smoking' right there, right in front, the whole, whole show, unashamedly, no prob, exhaling with pride (we were 17...I cant even fathom this today!)
The young girl who climbed on stage to hug Mike during the pause in Guelah used me as a ladder, without permission or warning. It was so, so, un-Rock-Star though, everyone just stood there all calmly as she calmly walked up to Mike, calmly hugged him, and security calmly walked her off stage. That's when Trey says "That was Mike's mother, coming up to wish him a happy Mother's Day" and Mike responds "Happy Mother's Day Mom!" :)
The 1st set was really really fun, with Mimi coming up to play vacuum and tell some stories about young Jon (or try!) (PS, this is mentioned in an old Phish Newsletter I still have from Fall 92, and there is a pic of her and Jon onstage this night).
The 2nd set is when things got goin. And I mean...goin. Trey's guitar went out of tune during Divided, and he used a pause in the song to quickly tune up.
I swear, to my dying day: the solo in this Divided Sky was a personal exchange between Trey and my buddy standing next to me. Trey stared him in the eyes, in the eyes, the whole solo and my buddy stared right back. I was observing this. Trey was divining energy from my buddy's energy and vice-versa. Yep, that was what it was all about.
Tela was just beautiful.
Harpua topped off the magic, and personal vibe. It was a big party; and four of the partiers happened to be playing instruments.
Something weird happened for the encore though:
Mike walks out with a bag of black plastic ties, the kind that lock and you'd tie a bundle of cords with, takes one out and wraps it around his bass neck, and for some reason played Poor Heart with this black tie under his left hand almost like a slide. I never saw anything like it, before or since.
I don't recall if he kept the weird plastic tie on his bass neck for Tweezer Reprise but........
At the end of Tweezer Reprise, Mike grabs the bag of remaining ties off his amp, runs right up to ME and pours them on my head!!! Of course we all scrambled to grab a tie to bring home, I ended up with two, my buddy had one. Mine are both lost now, but my buddy still has his.
What a time, what a time....5 stars indeed.
Score: 0
TwiceBitten , attached to 1992-05-09 Permalink
TwiceBitten Divided Sky, Tela > Tweezer > Harpua

Thank you sir, may I have another?
Score: 0

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