World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL
Soundcheck: Long Jam (about 45 minutes, sounded McGrupp-like), Funky Bitch
Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope -> Sparks -> Walk Away -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope -> Have Mercy -> AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Mound, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Daniel Saw the Stone, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Purple Rain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, GolgiGolgi Apparatus
Encore: La Grange
 Trey on acoustic guitar.
 "Rye, Rye Rocco" lyrics sung over Have Mercy melody before the band kicked back into the Antelope ending.
· Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy tease in It's Ice
· Linus and Lucy tease in Split Open and Melt
· Dixie tease in Run Like an Antelope
· Theme from Speed Racer, Smoke on the Water, Kool Thing, and Mystery Achievement jams in You Enjoy Myself
Noteworthy Jams: Divided Sky, It's Ice, Split Open and Melt, Run Like an Antelope (key version), Sparks (key version), Walk Away (key version), Run Like an Antelope (key version), Have Mercy (key version), Run Like an Antelope (key version), You Enjoy Myself
Average Song Gap: 4.58
Notes: The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. It's Ice contained a Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy tease from Page and Melt contained a Linus and Lucy tease from Mike. Antelope included a Dixie tease; the “Rye, Rye Rocco” lyrics were sung over the Have Mercy melody before the band kicked back into the Antelope ending. During Daniel Saw the Stone, Trey updated the crowd on the score of a pre-season football game. YEM contained brief jams based on the theme from Speed Racer, Smoke on the Water, Kool Thing (Sonic Youth), and quoting of Mystery Achievement (Pretenders). On Broadway was briefly quoted during the YEM vocal jam. This show was officially released as Live Phish 07.
Songs by Debut Year:
Many have heard this show, thanks to the LivePhish release. I was so happy they put out a soundboard of this one. After the Murat this is a close second for my favorite show I've attended. The lawn was empty, the pavilion was half full at best. I was there with many friends and we got booted from hanging and drinking by the car from some of Tinley Park's finest.
The first set from this show seemed very standard at the time. "Chalk Dust" opener, "Guelah Papyrus", "The Horse" > "Silent", a great "Esther" and a set closing "Cavern". Then Set 2, though: whoa! A first time (for me) "2001" (which rocked my socks off!) To quote Comic Book Guy: "Best `Antelope' Ever". This started off standard but led to "Sparks" (I am a huge Who fan, so I was freakin') > "Walk Away" > "Have Mercy" > "Antelope"- You have all heard it... so sick live!
At this time I wasn't into checking Phish's setlists so I really had no idea some of the songs they had been playing, which was nice for "Purple Rain" as it seemed like such a far out surprise for everyone. After the encore of "La Grange", which was my hometown at the time, I really felt this had been a special show. Top notch all the way!
papyrus, divided sky, ice, and melt are really well-played in the first set, but like i said, the second set is champ here. the 2001>antelope combo starts out standard for '93, but antelope really starts to get out there. after a pretty rocking jam, the find themselves moving seemlessly through the who's "sparks". they work this in brilliantly and do not miss a note as they crash into walk away. after a bit of jamming, they find themselves working breifly bake through the antelope theme, but this is short lived. they move nicely right into have mercy. gordon has some fun playing in the antelope/mercy/antelope section of this "song." after a rousing closing to antelope, you would expect a breather, but they play a really nice version of mound. coil and stone offer the breather, but then yem is a crazy funky dance party. full of teases and good times. the rest of this set is standard fare. la grange is one of my favorite covers... good rowdy closer.
this is pretty standard aug '93, with a buck wild antelope mixed in there. you absolutely have to hear the antelope!
As for The Murat/Tinley being two of the sickest back-to-back shows, I've never thought about it, but I challenge you to find two better. The only possibility (in my experience) would be the greatly unheralded first night from the Roxy, 2/19/93, and the greatly heralded second night. Other than that, you're gonna have to help me out on that one...
I bought two tickets to the World Music Theater; having scene stupid Warrant/Skid Row there for free couple years prior.
Being a slight loner, I had no one to really ask to go with me. I talked a classic hipster/grunge college buddy into going with me to the show. At this point, I was quite used to Dead lot scenes. Lots of vending and hippies galore. Surprised to find the Phish scene quite different. Lots of preps actually. But people knew the songs! Everyone there was with it. They still seemed so underground.
I remember the seating was "General Admission", even in the pavilion. Never seen that. We dropped "orange tabs" of sunshine?double?dipped?don't?remember?something beautiful.... I remember running back to my seat during the first riffs of Chalk Dust. Being my first show, I just took it all in. The band supplied so much. Everyone had good seats, in that they pretty much had the seats they wanted.
Some will say this is the stars talking, but I saw a moth land on Page's piano during his solo in 'Coil. The first set was great.
Second set opened with 2001. I'd never seen lights move up to the right like that before...cool. Daniel saw the stone was neat. Esther....I'm still chasing. The second speaks for itself.