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Link Saturday, 05/16/1992
The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

Soundcheck: Takin' It to the Streets

Set 1: Maze, Foam, Glide, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, MSOMy Sweet One[1], Horn, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, LizardsThe Lizards, Cavern > BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Runaway Jim, It's Ice > Paul and Silas > Tweezer, CoilThe Squirming Coil > YEMYou Enjoy Myself, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > Cold as Ice > Cracklin' Rosie > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Poor Heart > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Sweet Adeline[2], SuzySuzy Greenberg

[1] Simpsons and All Fall Down signals.
[2] Without microphones.

· Oye Como Va tease in Split Open and Melt
· Long Train Runnin' tease in David Bowie
· Buried Alive tease in You Enjoy Myself

Average Song Gap: 6.32

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

Notes: SOAM contained a very brief Oye Como Va tease. My Sweet One contained Simpsons and All Fall Down signals. Bowie contained a thirty second or so tease of Long Train Runnin'. YEM included a Buried Alive tease from Trey. Before Sweet Adeline, Trey asked the audience for their help, as Phish was attempting to perform an a cappella number in their largest venue to date. Afterwards, he remarked that he’d like to see Metallica try that! Adeline was performed without microphones.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

soundboy1 , attached to 1992-05-16 Permalink
soundboy1 This show only gets one star from me because I got thrown out mid 1st set for smoking. A giant security lady plucked me and my friend out of our seats at the same time! I proceeded to break free and run to elsewhere in the theatre but she caught me.
This was all very traumatic because it was my first show and I had driven 4 hours from upstate ny to attend. I was 17 so of course the little squares of paper were involved. After getting thrown out we got to meet some of the more colorful denizens of the neighborhood which was know as The Combat Zone.
me:" so where are you from?"
Combat Zone Guy "My mother"
So that was interesting. We could hear the songs from inside but since I really wasn't that familiar it was all a blur to me. I've never listened to this show because it brings back bad memories.
I think this is what led to me getting obsessed with Phish because I was very upset about being kicked out. I almost went to the show at Union College the next night but my ride backed out. Someone in the lot told me tickets were only 5 bucks I wonder if that was true.
Score: 4
DollarBill , attached to 1992-05-16 Permalink
DollarBill Ok show tonight. Not a bad bootleg. May have multiple sources, unless my ears are playing tricks on me. Lots of monitor feedback throughout depending on who is singing.

Solid Maze opener followed by a good Foam. Mike's vocals are missing on the last part which brings about the first of the monitor feedback. Good Melt and Bouncing, except for a little bit of the ending on Bouncing. My Sweet One has a long intro with distortion from Trey and Mike. Maybe waiting for sound adjustments? And who is Tony? And a very loud call for Leo!!! Fish bungles the drums coming out of the Leo solo. Horn has a tape glitch, maybe a flip? Ok Horn, nothing special. Golgi has a weak climax. Lizards is a little loose in parts, Trey flubs lyrics going into the second chorus. A little kick drum check before an ok Cavern. Nice Doobie Brothers tease and ticking clock from Fish during the intro of a loose Bowie to end the set. Not bad.

A mini swing tease from Fish before a good Jim opens the second set. Sounds like Page is teasing Third Stone from the Sun in Jim's middle jam. Trey flubs a little of the It's Ice intro. Ice itself is good. Sounds like a Stash tease from Trey during his solo in Paul and Silas. Good Tweezer and Coil. YEM has another cut, tape flip? Fun vocal jam, as usual, right into The Horse. Trey seems to like that placement. Silent is still not up to par yet, although it's getting better. Oh Kee Pa is decent into a rare AC/DC Bag, the only performance for 1992! Again the Cold as Ice is dropped from the end of the Fishman section and you get a HYHU instead. Definite trend at the end of this tour. Rosie was just ok. Poor Heart is a little unexpected, due to all the other bluegrass type songs in this show, but makes for a good closer with a Tweeprise, which was expected.

With a lot of shushing the boys sing Adeline and Trey thanks the crowd for helping out. A rocking Suzy wraps things up nicely with Trey saying: "Thank you on behalf of Genghis Khan!"

Not a bad show but, not great either. A few rough spots and lots of monitor feedback. The only AC/DC of 1992, not sure why?
Score: 1

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