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Link Monday, 04/12/1993
IMU Ballroom, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Tube, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart > Stash, HorseThe Horse[1] > SilentSilent in the Morning > Reba, Llama, Satin Doll > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[2]

Set 2: Dinner and a Movie > Tweezer, Fee, Paul and Silas > It's Ice > BBJBig Ball Jam, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Honky Tonk Women Jam -> YEMYou Enjoy Myself, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin > HYHUHold Your Head Up, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Amazing Grace, Highway to Hell

Encore 2: Rocky Top

[1] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[2] Simpsons signal.

Teases:
· Satin Doll tease in Run Like an Antelope
· Gumbo, New York, New York, and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot quotes in You Enjoy Myself
· In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida jam with lyrics in Terrapin

Noteworthy Jams: Stash, You Enjoy Myself, Honky Tonk Women, You Enjoy Myself

Average Song Gap: 29.46

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

Notes: The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Between Llama and Satin Doll, Trey told a story about how his great-grandfather went to the University of Iowa and his grandmother used to attend dances in the same venue and dance to the big band music of Duke Ellington. Antelope contained a Satin Doll tease from Trey and a Simpsons signal. YEM contained a Gumbo quote and the YEM vocal jam included bits of New York, New York and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. Terrapin included a brief In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida jam (with lyrics) during Fish's vacuum solo. Highway to Hell was played for the first time since November 15, 1991 (185 shows) and Satin Doll was played for the first time since February 25, 1990 (417 shows).

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

DollarBill , attached to 1993-04-12 Permalink
DollarBill This is the only show at the IMU Ballroom, 49th of the tour, and it's a great one...kind of. I'm really impressed so far with the Midwest swing of this tour, tighter overall playing and nice sounding recordings. Mike is a little off tonight, and they do have some oops moments along the way.

Some feedback troubles plague the first set and the band had a big oops at the end of an otherwise ok Golgi opener. Then...Wow, we have a Tube! I love this song personally, but this one has rust on it. Bouncing had more feedback and was ok. Same for Poor Heart and Trey sounds a little frustrated. Stash was nice and dynamic; Mike was a little off at times, but a good jam anyway. Horse was good except Trey blows the end. Silent is a lot better, much more controlled. Reba was a little weak at the top, but got progressively better. Llama was a little sloppy, but rocking. Then there's a great story about Trey's family before an even bigger bust-out with Satin Doll. And for you Page fans out there, he has a great swagger going on here vocally speaking. Antelope is a nice, rocking closer for a pretty weird set.

Another, though smaller, bust-out with an exceptional Dinner opener. This one is really solid and rocking. Tweezer jammed pretty well. Fee was average. Paul had another oops in a later verse. Ice was good, though Mike was a little weak. Then the balls come out and Trey comments on how bad the crowd is at shooting hoops. YEM is pretty tight and has a crazy jam with a full on double chorus of Gumbo? And then a Honky Tonk jam too? HYHU brings Fish out for Terrapin and a vac solo. Tweeprise wraps up the set nicely.

Grace was cut from the recording I heard and that's fine. Then another bust-out with the Highway encore? What prompted all this? Trey's family maybe? Then a ripping Rocky Top for another encore too!

Well in the context of 1993 in general, Ive got to go with a solid four stars on this one and maybe even more just for the bust-outs alone. They far outweigh the other sloppy moments in this one. Ten more day before I got to see them!
Score: 3
TheEmu Phish.net Staff , attached to 1993-04-12 Permalink
TheEmu Stash is pretty good, and the Reba is about a C+ IMHO. Rest of the show, other than the YEM, is pretty standard. The teases in YEM are cool, but for the most part, I think the whole show is average-great. It was nice to hear the story about Trey's great grandparents again...I used to have that and the Satin Doll as filler on a cassette years ago. I like that Trey's mom is an Iowan. :) Three stars for this show.
Score: 1

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