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Link Monday, 11/30/1992
Metropol, Pittsburgh, PA

Set 1: Llama, Foam, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Stash, Sparkle, It's Ice > IDKI Didn't Know[1], Reba[2], Secret Language Instructions[3], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[4]

Set 2: Buried Alive > Runaway Jim[5], GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Maze, Glide, Uncle Pen, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, CoilThe Squirming Coil > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Cavern

Encore: Fee[6] > Fire

[1] Fish on Madonna washboard.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Simpsons, Random Note, All Fall Down, Turn Turn Turn, and Aw Fuck! signals introduced.
[4] Simpsons signal.
[5] Random Note signal.
[6] Trey sang verses through megaphone.

Teases:
· Jean Pierre tease in Buried Alive
· Jean Pierre tease in Run Like an Antelope

Noteworthy Jams: Reba

Average Song Gap: 8.48

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

Notes: I Didn't Know featured Fish on the Madonna washboard. Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Secret Language Instructions featured the introductions of the Simpsons, Random Note, All Fall Down, Turn Turn Turn, and Aw Fuck! signals. Antelope contained a Simpsons signal and Runaway Jim contained a Random Note signal. Antelope and Buried Alive contained Jean Pierre teases from Trey. During the pause in Guelah, Trey joked about getting into a fight with a parking garage security guard in Pittsburgh earlier in the day. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone.

Song Distribution:
6 A Picture of Nectar
4 Stash
4 Lawn Boy
3 Rift
3 Junta
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

CForbin , attached to 1992-11-30 Permalink
CForbin There's a story about Trey getting into a fight w/ a security guard in the parking garage near the Metropol before the show. I semi-remember him talking about it during the show - does anyone recall this?
OK... My friends and I showed up for this show w/out tickets after driving 4 hours. Fortunately we didn't need tickets to get in, just had to pay a $10 cover. Unfortunately, none of us were 21 & thus couldn't get in. DOH! Enter Fake IDs. OK, we got in. Ahhh the good old days. There couldn't have been more than 500 people in the audience.
This show was FULL of classic early 90's energy. They came out swinging with Llama in the first set and played a fun, rocking first set complete w/ secret language. They hit it even harder with Buried to open the 2nd, Runaway was great, Maze was quite "danciful"... YEM, Coil and finally I waved my birkenstocks in the air as Trey belted out "whatever you do, take care of your shoes!" Fee encore with Trey singing into a megaphone was also classic 90's and sounded great, as I remember. Closer was a strong classic Hendrix cover of Fire that absolutely WAILED! Great show, gotta make it's way to livephish.com someday.
Score: 0
DollarBill , attached to 1992-11-30 Permalink
DollarBill Last show in November, ninth show of Fall Tour. After a day off the boys traveled to Pittsburgh to share the secret language with the mid-west at the only gig played at the Metropol. Not a bad sound and very little monitor feedback which seems to have been plaguing them recently.

I expected a Landlady or Buried Alive but instead we have a ripping Llama to open the show in style. Nicely done. Another Foam? Oh well, I like this song and this is an average one. Right into a standard Bouncing and Poor Heart. Nothing too crazy or great about these. Stash has a few problems from Trey's part in the middle but, otherwise not too bad. Sparkle is also pretty standard. Ice, again, has some problems around the second verse. Just a bit off. Hey, it's IDK! Haven't heard this in a while and Fish is introduced by Trey as "Madonna's long lost younger sister" before his washboard solo. Anyone remember the washboard with the boobs? The first notes of Reba were cut off. Tape flip maybe? Anyway, not bad over all, and this is the first one listed without whistling at the end since it's introduction in 1989! So without the whistling Trey goes right into the language explanation. Then into the Antelope closer which is ok, except I feel that Trey really missed an opportunity to climax with the band about two and a half minutes in. The jam itself is great and makes you forget about the intro part. Great closer, pretty good set.

Well, I got the Buried Alive I was looking for. Good opener, right into a solid Jim. Guelah is ok, maybe a little loose, and brings about a funny story from Trey about getting into a fight right before the Fly part. Maze, which is usually tight, has some problems in the middle transition from Page to Trey tonight. Glide is good, as is the second set bluegrass call of the night, Uncle Pen. YEM is pretty good, maybe a bit loose here and there. The vocal jam after is great as always and culminates with the churchy type of harmonizing at the end. Coil is good and again leads right into Fish's section. This time with a HYHU intro. Fish talks about his vacuum getting negative press and says it only makes his solos better. Terrapin sounds a little weak from Mike, like he forgot it since it's been a while. Cavern is a standard closer here and a good one at that.

Double encores tonight with a decent Fee complete with megaphone verses. A little sloppy at the begining from Trey. Then a ripping, kind of sloppy, Fire to close the same way we started. Rocking!

Average show for this time period. Not a bad way to get the vibes going in Pittsburgh.
Score: 0

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