Recreation Hall, Penn State University, State College, PA
Set 2: SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, It's Ice -> Digital Delay Loop Jam -> It's Ice > Sparkle > HoodHarry Hood, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, BBJBig Ball Jam -> BowieDavid Bowie, SuzySuzy Greenberg
 Mimi Fishman on cymbals
 The beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
 First ever Digital Delay Loop Jam.
 Mimi Fishman on "1-2-3-4".
Average Song Gap: 3.48
Notes: The beginning of The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. It's Ice contained the first digital delay loop jam. Suzy included a Stairway to Heaven tease from Trey as well as Misty Mountain Hop and Owner of a Lonely Heart teases. I Didn’t Know included Mimi Fishman on cymbals. Mimi also counted off the break in BBFCFM.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1994 Spring Tour."
Some buds and I caught a Greyhound bus out to Penn State thinking we were going to be hanging out in a Shakedown / Parkin Lot Scene.
Didn't happen; This seemed to be a Campus show mainly for students. There didn't seem to be many travelers there...
The show was in like a gym or something; It wasn't very big at all. We sat on bleachers like the type they pull out in an old High school gym...
There was this chic sitting next to us (Penn State Alumni) that had hid in the bathroom for like hours so she could get into the show. Think she said she didn't have the money for a ticket.
The most vivid memory of this show was fishman's mom Mimi gettin in on the action. She was free spirited and liked having fun.
The Epic Jam that was busted out at the New Year's Show in Worcester was now part of a full blown song known as Down With Disease.
If I could was somewhat controversial in certain circles. It was a full blown ballad, and not everyone appreciated it... This was our first time catching it live.
This was the first time we heard Big Black Furry Creature from Mars. Being a group of evolved metal heads we really liked the song.
After the show we went to an afterhours diner near PSU. Some "Jock" type college guy tried picking a fight with me for wearing a three coned cap. We were really out of place... The head scene was all but obsolete.
We had no where to crash so we slept on some grates outside one of the buildings at the University where some warm air was rising up through. Got a couple-a-few hours in before being shoed away. Think the bus station was closed...
Finally it was back on the bus to the next show in Binghamton. Man what a difference when we got there...
Second set is solid, with good SOAM, extended Page solo in McGrupp. Then there's It's Ice. MAN this was cool. Digital Delay to start the jam, and then Page starts a little groove that the band picks up on and eventually explodes out of. Then a solid Hood with some great Trey guitar work at the climax, followed later by an also solid David Bowie.
Final thoughts: First set builds good momentum at the start, then loses all of that steam. Second set was great, AWESOME It's Ice and great song selections built around it.
Bonus Points: Mimi Fishman in I Didn't Know and BBFCFM