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Link Thursday, 07/29/1993
Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN

Set 1: Funky Bitch, DividedDivided Sky, Weigh > Rift > LandladyThe Landlady > FEFYFast Enough for You, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > Possum

Set 2: Maze, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > It's Ice > Lifeboy, Sparkle, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Purple Rain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Daniel Saw the Stone > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

Encore: Rocky Top, Free Bird

· Theme from James Bond tease in It's Ice
· Beds Are Burning tease in Good Times Bad Times

Noteworthy Jams: Possum (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 7.23

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

Notes: It's Ice contained teases by Page of the theme from James Bond. Good Times Bad Times contained a Beds Are Burning tease.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

SlavePhan , attached to 1993-07-29 Permalink
SlavePhan THE GOOD: This show featured a handful of tunes that hadn't been played on summer tour yet (Funky Bitch, Weigh, Forbin's) but the best part of this show may lie in the slower tunes, FEFY and Lifeboy, both of which got fine treatment. The first-set closing Possum features some nice work from Trey. While Forbin's had begun to be a rare treat at this point of 1993, this version is quite similar to others from this year (particularly the floating in an ocean concept).

THE BAD: Not too many negatives to this show, although the somewhat haphazard flow of both sets keeps this from being a must-listen. The band kept the bluegrass/southern rock trend for the tour going on this night, with a handful of #s that tilt in this direction (MMGAMOIO, Sparkle, Daniel, Rocky Top), but without the emphasis and energy from the night before.

ETC: Mike is particularly vocal in this Funky Bitch, which hadn't been played since the spring. Fans of the eerie may want to take a listen to the beginning of this Maze, which has Trey whispering indecipherably a la the Providence Bowie. During Daniel, Trey gives a special thanks to "The Blumps". There is a major classic rock tease in the YEM, which carries the jam (tune yet to be ID'ed). Bouncing has a longer outro than normal and is quite nice.
Score: 3
phortuitous_shovelbum , attached to 1993-07-29 Permalink
Note: I wasn't actually at this show!!

BUT ... The concert tape was my first live Phish experience, gotten about 2 years before my first "in-person" show (State College, PA, 10-17-96). And from Divided on the A-side onwards, I was solidly hooked, even if my particular tape was 4th or 5th gen at best and sounded it.

Out of the buches of tapes and the few shows I attended, I always really enjoyed this concert. In particular, the encore of Rocky Top into Bird always really stuck out in my mind.
Score: 0
paulj , attached to 1993-07-29 Permalink
paulj This WAS my first show. Sat in the balcony (yes, sat). I had seen MMW @ Lucille's about two weeks prior to this show and was blown away by them...Phish, well, not so much.

Still haven't heard a tape of this show (18 years ago today), but I remember four things vividly: (1) Page sitting on the steps outside the theatre prior to the show, (2) wondering why this guy was talking so much between Forbin and Mockingbird, (3) the second set Maze opener being stellar, and (4) a smoking GTBT.

Maze, GTBT, and the band's established reputation were intriguing enough that I made the drive about a week later from Orlando (where I was attending a conference) to Ybor City, FL. That show was astounding, and I've been on board ever since.
Score: 0

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