Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA
Set 2: Axilla, CurtainThe Curtain > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Mound > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Glide, MSOMy Sweet One, FEFYFast Enough for You, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin > HYHUHold Your Head Up, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Sweet Adeline
 Carl Gerhard on trumpet.
Noteworthy Jams: Weekapaug Groove
Average Song Gap: 2.73
Notes: Lawn Boy and Cavern featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1993 Winter/Spring Tour."
Really high energy to start out set 1, enjoyed the Foam and Maze. Treys solo in Jim was okay, sounded a little sloppy to me. Cool trumpet addition on Lawn Boy and Cavern by Carl.
Liked the song mix surrounding the Mikes Grove in set 2 but nothing particularly stood out. Did enjoy Page's solo in Coil.
Check out the pics above, pretty cool.
Rift is still a little shaky in the timing, but good overall. Foam is good as is the standard Bouncing. Maze has a little feed back and has a great solo section from Page and Trey. Guelah was well played and has a really long pause before the "Fly" section. Paul was good. Sample is also much better with the vocal phrasing coming into focus. Jim has a nice jam to it. Great to hear "Gears" come out and play a couple songs to end a really good first set.
Not sure if the recording is off or what, but Axilla is a half step up from normal tonight. Curtain has a few off spots, but not too bad. Melt was good. Mound was ok, maybe a few spots off. Mike's was just ok for me. Hydrogen is actually much better than the norm tonight, not great, but better. Weekapaug has a good jam to it. Glide seems misplaced, but reasonably well played. In fact the whole back side of this second set is played well, but the singing is terrible in Glide, My Sweet One and FEFY. Of course Fish hates on HYHU and then has some fun on Terrapin. Mike and Trey are both off in the middle of Coil and Page gets to mop up the mess. Not too bad of a second set overall. Adeline is ok despite the sickness and the shushing.
Fire is the lone encore tonight and is played a little sloppy, but rocking.
Not the greatest show, but much better in the context of the whole tour. At least check out this first set.