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Link Monday, 02/15/1993
Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Soundcheck: Walk Away

Set 1: Amazing Grace, SuzySuzy Greenberg > Sparkle > GuelahGuelah Papyrus, DividedDivided Sky, Esther[1] > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Mound, Stash, IDKI Didn't Know[2], AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[3]

Set 2: Rift, FEFYFast Enough for You, Reba, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, WedgeThe Wedge, Poor Heart, BBJBig Ball Jam > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Bike > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Fee[4] > Llama

Encore: Contact, Fire

[1] Random Note signal in intro.
[2] Fishman on trombone.
[3] All Fall Down and Oom Pa Pa signals.
[4] Trey sang some verses through megaphone.

Noteworthy Jams: I Am Hydrogen

Average Song Gap: 2.44

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

Notes: The Esther intro contained a Random Note signal and Antelope contained All Fall Down and Oom Pa Pa signals. I Didn't Know featured Fishman on trombone. At the request of Matt Heller, Fishman ran around the audience and the balcony with his vacuum during Bike. Trey sang some of the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Contact was dedicated to Charlie, the bus driver.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1993 Winter/Spring Tour."

DollarBill , attached to 1993-02-15 Permalink
DollarBill This is the only show at Memorial Hall, eleventh of the tour. After having Valentine's Day off the boys move through North Carolina with a pretty good show. A few sound issues for Paul tonight. Good recording.

Finally a new spot for Amazing Grace, the opening spot! Not bad I suppose with lots of shushing, as usual. Ok, then a normal opener with a good Suzy. Trey flubs a little of the intro to a good Sparkle. Guelah was also good and tight. Divided Sky had a few spots, but was otherwise good. Esther was still a little spotty because they don't play it that much. Chalk Dust was rocking as usual. Mound was ok with a few off spots. Stash was really good tonight. Beast Boy Tubbs comes out for IDK's trombone solo and this one has some nice vocal interplay at the end. The intro of Antelope was a little off to my ears, but the jam was awesome. Mike teases his It's Ice bass line at the end. Decent first set with Stash and Antelope as highlights.

Second set begins with more timing problems on Rift. Fishman just plays so fast that the rest of the band doesn't lock in with him. The ending was also a little rough. FEFY was good with really good energy and conviction. Reba was also well played, nice solo section at the end. Mike's was really nice jam, but then somewhere in Hydrogen Mike inexplicably makes an awful noise. Broken string or speaker? I'm thinking speaker, because it sounds like Paul puts him up in the monitors to compensate making it harder for everyone to hear. This makes Weekapaug very dynamic as they keep quieting back down. The Wedge also suffered most likely from the same equipment problems. Poor Heart was played well. Mike was late on the vocals after the solo. Then the balls come out and Trey mentions about getting them up to the balcony, which it sounds like the crowd did. And the Ball Jam finally has a reasonably good ending. Not that it really matters. HYHU brings Fish back out for Love You, no, wait for it, BIKE instead. This is a long one as the show notes say that Fish was running around for a while. Fee was rough as Trey picked up the megaphone for the second verse and had problems with feedback throughout the song. Llama was a surprising closer, which of course rocked. Second set had its problems, but the highlights were FEFY, Reba and Llama for me, maybe Mike's too.

Great encores tonight with the dedication of Contact to Charlie the bus driver. This was reasonably well played and followed by a ripping Fire to send everyone out energized.

I'm going three stars for this one to bring down the average score because of the lackluster parts of the second set. Otherwise this is a good show.
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