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Link Saturday, 05/29/1993
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA

Soundcheck: When Something is Wrong with My Baby

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Rift, Stash, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Sparkle > Cavern > Vacuum Solo > Cavern > BBJBig Ball Jam > YEMYou Enjoy Myself > Runaway Jim, Amazing Grace

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Average Song Gap: 9.07

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

Notes: This single-set performance was part of the Laguna Seca Daze festival that also included The Allman Brothers Band, Shawn Colvin, and Blues Traveler.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

jcmarckx , attached to 1993-05-29 Permalink
This run was a trip. I saw these two shows right after catching 8 out of the 9 Grateful Dead shows at Vegas, Shoreline, and Cal Expo (hey, I had to work ONE day). I was lucky to still have a job when I got back into town. I saw the Laguna Seca Dead shows in '88 and '87, so I was pretty familiar with the camping drill. The stage was set in the middle of a big dirt field that might have had grass there at one time. One difference between these shows and the Dead shows 5-6 years before was that Fort Ord was shut down by this time and was not blasting off ordinances between songs.
I liked this show overall better than the next night, but to be honest, I was already exhausted and a little burned by the time the music even started. This felt a little like in 1987, when day after the Dead run here at Laguna Seca, I got dragged to a Billy Idol concert at the Cow Palace. I was pretty fried.
Anyway, the one-set show was pretty solid with highlights including the vacuum solo in Cavern and the Big Ball jam. YEM> Jim was pretty good too. I remember thinking during the Big Ball jam that ABB, Shawn Colvin, and Blues Traveler probably thought these guys were pretty weird. It was all good fun, tho. The crowd was mainly there for ABB, but they seemed to appreciate Phish's playing.
Score: 2
DollarBill , attached to 1993-05-29 Permalink
DollarBill After a couple of weeks off, and surpassing Pageís birthday, the boys headed back out to California for their first couple of single set shows at the Laguna Seca Raceway. This seemed like a soundboard quality recording, but it is actually a great audience source. It was very fun to listen to.

A rocking Chalk Dust opens up the affair and Pageís volume is overpowering the mix, which wasnít bad unless you want to hear Trey. It was high energy from the get go and almost a little rushed as Fish kind of blows the ending. Bouncing was good and pretty standard, also a little rushed. Rift continued the super fast tempos and sad to say the timing was still a bit off during Pageís solo and a little off in Treyís as well. Stash had a few off notes here and there, but had a good jam. Coil also had a few off spots, but not too bad. Page cleans it up nicely, as usual. Sparkle was good and pretty standard. Cavern was a little messy, as Trey seemed to have trouble with the lyrics again. Iím not sure why heís been doing so poorly singing this one this year? And I believe this is the first time Iíve heard the end stop for a vacuum solo since 1992. Then the Balls come out to jam briefly as Iím sure there was no way in hell they were going to wait for a huge crowd to shoot baskets. So instead we have a pretty solid YEM. Maybe a few parts were a little loose, but not bad overall. They did kind of blow the ending of Mikeís part going into the vocal jam. Fish had a rough time getting into Jim and they showed a little rust on this one, but the jam was good. Grace was fine, not the best Iíve ever heard, but just fine.

GTBT gets the call for the encore tonight and this one is pretty well played overall.

Well done tonight, though there were some rough moments, I donít think the casual listener will notice. Iím going with three stars just to bring the average down a bit on this one.
Score: 0

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