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Link Thursday, 07/22/1993
Stowe Performing Arts Center, Stowe, VT

Set 1: Llama, Foam, Horn, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > SampleSample in a Jar, DividedDivided Sky, Mound > Ya Mar, Poor Heart, Stash, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Tweezer -> Walk Away > Sparkle > It's Ice > Contact > Possum[1], Paul and Silas[2] > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday[2] > Avenu Malkenu[2] > Rocky Top[2]

Encore: Free Bird

[1] All Fall Down signal in intro.
[2] Gordon Stone on banjo.

Teases:
· Alive tease in Walk Away
· Tweezer jam in Possum

Noteworthy Jams: Stash, Possum

Average Song Gap: 5.17

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Gordon Stone (Guest)

Notes: Paul and Silas through Rocky Top featured Gordon Stone on banjo. The show was played in a total downpour and the amphitheater was apparently not built to handle that kind of weather. Before the first set, Trey remarked that the staff was talking about canceling the show due to the danger of electrocution. “I told ‘em, ‘Fuck that. Put the plug up my ass and count out Llama!’” said Trey. Walk Away included an Alive (Pearl Jam) tease and Possum included an All Fall Down signal in the intro and a brief Tweezer jam.

Song Distribution:
4 Rift
4 A Picture of Nectar
4 Junta
2 Stash
2 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 Hoist
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1993 Summer Tour."

SlavePhan , attached to 1993-07-22 Permalink
SlavePhan THE GOOD: The best parts of this show revolve around some chaotic Trey work hinting at Dave's Energy Guide. This happens in Divided Sky (11:07) and Stash (8:00). I like the Tweezer>Walk Away here, particularly because the Tweezer really gets into full 'hey' mode where the band is quite dissonant, very foreboding of the Tinley Park Antelope. Paul and Silas is much better with Gordon Stone here and is worth listening to.

THE BAD: Rain, rain rain. It was clear that the band barely got this show off. As a result, some of the fire was saved for the following night at Jones Beach. The rain clearly was affecting the event and eventually led to the band being pulled off stage somewhat early. Ya Mar ends abruptly and the following Poor Heart has to be restarted after the band can't get things together. It's unfortunate that TMWSIY never reappeared after Alvenu, but Trey tries to salvage the mood with Rocky Top. You be the judge if it works or not.

ETC: Trey and Fish scream a whole bunch during Poor Heart and there is an All Fall Down signal (I imagine everyone got quite muddy). Trey thanks everyone at the end of the show for braving the weather.

BOTTOM LINE: A highly anticipated return to Stowe yielded only marginal returns due to the weather. 2.5/5
Score: 1
fluff , attached to 1993-07-22 Permalink
They were giving away tickets for this show, due to the weather. Trey's opening line says it all though. The band rocked hard for the full show, and busted out Gordon Stone too. This Possum and Rocky Top are still among my favorite versions.

The show is well worth a listen, even if it lives in the shadow of the '92 Santana explosion.
Score: 0
Phillipanthony , attached to 1993-07-22 Permalink
Phillipanthony MY 1st Phish show!!! And we got LOST on the way and drove to the ski mountain instead of the actual venue!!! Hey it was also my 1st VT trip...I remember arriving during Yamar and dancing my way to the lawn :-) Highlights of my eve : 2001>Tweezer>Walk Away (with Pearl Jam "Alive" teases) was FABULOUS!!!!! I LOVED Walk Away and was siked to hear Trey cover it....also fell in love with Paul and Silas that night
Score: 0

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