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Link Saturday, 08/21/1993
Saltair Pavilion, Salt Lake City, UT

Set 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Foam, GuelahGuelah Papyrus[1], Rift, Stash, Sparkle > LandladyThe Landlady, IDKI Didn't Know[2], Runaway Jim

Set 2: Possum, Horn, Uncle Pen, Fee[3] > Llama[4], Lawn Boy[4] > BowieDavid Bowie[5] -> Mind Left Body Jam[4] -> BowieDavid Bowie[4], HYHUHold Your Head Up[4] > If I Only Had a Brain[4] > HYHUHold Your Head Up[4] > Jam[4] > HoodHarry Hood[4], Daniel Saw the Stone[4]

Encore: Amazing Grace[6], Nellie Kane[7]

[1] Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals.
[2] Fishman on washboard.
[3] Trey sang verses through megaphone. The Flecktones (Béla Fleck on electric banjo, Victor Wooten on bass, and Roy “Future Man" Wooten on drumitar).
[4] The Flecktones (Béla Fleck on electric banjo, Victor Wooten on bass, and Roy “Future Man" Wooten on drumitar).
[5] The Flecktones (Béla Fleck on electric banjo, Victor Wooten on bass, and Roy "Future Man" Wooten on drumitar). Simpsons signal.
[6] Without microphones.
[7] Béla Fleck.

Noteworthy Jams: Stash (highly recommended), Runaway Jim, Possum, Fee, David Bowie (highly recommended), Mind Left Body Jam (highly recommended), David Bowie (highly recommended), Jam

Average Song Gap: 5.77

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Bela Fleck (Guest), Victor Wooten (Guest), Roy "Future Man" Wooten (Guest)

Notes: I Didn’t Know featured Fishman on washboard. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Fee through Daniel Saw the Stone featured The Flecktones (Béla Fleck on electric banjo, Victor Wooten on bass, and Roy “Future Man” Wooten on drumitar) and Nellie Kane featured Béla Fleck. Guelah included Oom Pa Pa and Random Note signals, and Bowie included a Simpsons signal. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones were the opening act.

Song Distribution:
5 A Picture of Nectar
3 Rift
3 Junta
1 Stash
1 Lawn Boy
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

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

MountainKung303 , attached to 1993-08-21 Permalink
MountainKung303 This was the 3rd Phish show that I attended. 3.95 stars.

Red Rocks was the night before. I remember it was the first time I did the drive through the Rocky Mountains to get to the next show. Northern lights and orange sunshine were our rocket fuel. We smoked the whole way and I don't think we realized the gravity of sketchiness that driving thru Utah on drugs entails. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones opened (my first time seeing them). They sat in most of the second set.

Buried Alive starts up the show. They opened with this song quite a bit back in the day. Then into Poor Heart. Foam is a little off in the middle. Page is slipping for a few measures. They quite the song down and play softly for a few bars, then play gradually louder and louder. The first three song of this show are a bit off. Guelah Papyrus is sounding better. Followed by a decent Rift. The Stash that they play at this show is one of the highlights, an absolutely stunning version. It has that Phish “1.0” jam going for it. I believe they were doing their “filling the hey hole” style of jamming (all the be-bop scholars out there will know what I’m talking about). By the time they finished this Stash I was glad that I made the drive. Sparkle really got us dancing. I was definitely laughing laughing. Into The Landlady which hasn’t been played in this form since 1994 (at least as I write this, you never know what they’ll surprise us with next). A hopping version to be sure. Next up they do I Didn’t Know. Fish auditions for a washboard part on Bela Fleck’s next album. They close out the set with Runaway Jim. Complete with extended trippy, hair razing jam at the end. Yehaa!

Possum bake to start the 2nd set with a nice introduction. A nice solid Horn slows it down a bit. Then they throw down a Bill Monroe song called Uncle Penn. Now I have always held that Phish was probably the first “jam band” playing bluegrass in the early nineties. The term “jam band” hadn't been heard at that time. And the music industry was a different beast. They don’t play much bluegrass these days. Next is Fee followed with an extended outro to introduce Béla and the Wooten brothers. They jump into Llama followed by a nice Lawn Boy. Victor Wooten plays the bass solo on this one. The David Bowie that follows is a bit choppy at the beginning, which is understandable. However the second half of the song throws down a great improvisational jam. HYHU and Fish gets reacquainted with his old friend - his brain. Vacuum style. A cool percussion jam and into a great Hood with Béla solo. Phish never plays a bad Hood… ever. I would have to go out of my way to find a Hood that is sounding off. Daniel Saw the Stone closes it out. They do a vocal jam with Victor Wooten accompanying on bass.

Encore: Amazing Grace w/out a mic and Nellie Kane to finish. Catch a bus back to the cheap hotel. Good times…
Score: 2
kipmat , attached to 1993-08-21 Permalink
kipmat If you are indifferent towards 1993-era Phish and/or guest appearances, then you don't need to hear this show. But if you enjoy the Tinley Park Antelope and the previous show's amazing Reba, this show has plenty of highlights. Stash and Runaway Jim contain aggressive, "Hey-hole" jamming, and the whole Flecktones sequence is playful and cool, as opposed to the manic Albany YEM freak-out with the Aquarium Rescue Unit. Also, Bela Fleck's presence may have prompted our boys to demonstrate mastery of the bluegrass tunes in their repertoire; listen for up-tempo, tight and 100% accurate versions of Poor Heart, Uncle Pen, and Nellie Kane.
Score: 0

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