Things were running really, really late, no Phish, and we were all wondering what was going on. My buddy who was a fellow student at UB was working stage / crew for this show (he worked crew for all the UB shows). He runs out, in the barrier space between the stage and us, and tells us bluntly (he was not a Phish fan so I'll spare you his exact words) that "the guitarist" fell through a hole in the stage during soundcheck "...that I specifically told him to look out for.." (his words). The band had gone to the hospital but were on their way back to play!!!
What other band on earth would NOT cancel the show??? Leave it to the boys to walk out 45 minutes late or so, Trey hobbles out on crutches, and he leans on a stool and dives into "Runaway Jim."
Now I would never disagree or argue with Phishnet, and I'll readily admit my memories of 20 years ago have become "fuzzy" at times, but my personal recollection is that the stool didn't even last til the end of "Runaway Jim." Trey stands up for his solo, and ditches the stool for the entire rest of the show. That's my memory, and yeh it could be wrong. But I don't think so. I was, once again, just beyond amazed at this band.
It's obvious that the band is trying their best, under the circumstances, to play as best they can.
This SOAM goes places, but I feel it ends far too abruptly.
Trey kills it at the end of DWD, just throws down.
So, I feel they deserve "extra stars" for not cancelling the show. And Trey gets 5-stars personally for being such a champ.