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Link Sunday, 07/25/1993
Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ

Set 1: Wilson > Foam, Mound, Stash, Fee[1] > Rift, SlothThe Sloth, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, IDKI Didn't Know, BowieDavid Bowie[2] -> Donna Lee -> BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Tweezer > HorseThe Horse[3] > SilentSilent in the Morning > Maze, LizardsThe Lizards, BBJBig Ball Jam, Purple Rain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Harpua > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Cavern

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] Oom Pa Pa signal.
[3] Trey on acoustic guitar.

· Theme from Jeopardy! tease in Wilson
· Sounds of Silence and Dave's Energy Guide teases in David Bowie
· Theme from Taxi tease in Harpua

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie, Donna Lee, David Bowie

Average Song Gap: 15.76

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

Notes: Wilson contained Jeopardy! theme teases and a Simpsons signal. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Donna Lee was played for the first time since July 12, 1991 (267 shows). Bowie contained an Oom Pa Pa signal and Sounds of Silence and DEG teases. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Harpua included a tease of the theme to Taxi.

Song Distribution:
5 Rift
4 A Picture of Nectar
3 Junta
3 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
2 Stash

Songs by Debut Year:

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

SlavePhan , attached to 1993-07-25 Permalink
SlavePhan THE GOOD: This show is overshadowed by the night before, but I think it is the better of the two. The band plays energized, which is evident from the Wilson opener containing playful little breaks and the very strong Foam. The Stash here is a gem and is the bigger brother to the version from the night before. I also love the Bowie, which has lots of teases and the Oom Pa Pa signal and just screams to a conclusion. It contains a full-band vamp on the chords that would make their way into the Providence Bowie on 12/29/94 right around the 8:45 mark. The second set is no slouch either - Tweezer has a full blown power chord rock jam which solidifies after a few cycles of Hey-exercises. But the best part is this one is that it somehow mellows out into a drawn out acoustic Horse, with Trey giving his best Metheny impression. The Maze, which may be a candidate for 5 stars, is really flawless as well. And then, when it all seemed over, there's a wonderful Harpua closer.

THE BAD: There's a bit of a mid-set lull in the first set, with a handful of 5-6 minute-ers that are not very remarkable. The clear worst part about this show, though, is the audio cut at the absolute peak of this Lizards! Sure sounds like a tape flip issue, but man, what a bad time to have that happen!

ETC: This show is filled with little teases and tidbits. I disagree with the full Donna Lee call - to me it is just a tease. Fishman is introduced as the "Master of the Universe...reborn!" and plays washboard for I Didn't Know. If you listen carefully, you can hear the audience chant for Lizards at the start of the second set. The band eventually plays it. You can also hear someone call for Harpua, which the band plays, but not before Trey thanks the crowd as it was the last of the 'northeast run'. It's unusual to see Fishman do 2 songs in a night, but during Purple Rain, he asks the audience "do I look like Prince?"

BOTTOM LINE: Great way to end the Northeast run, with the band at its playful best. 4.5/5
Score: 3
ferody , attached to 1993-07-25 Permalink
Score: 0

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