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Link Monday, 04/25/1994
Civic Auditorium, Knoxville, TN

Soundcheck: Tela, Funky Bitch (possibly incomplete)

Set 1: LandladyThe Landlady > Runaway Jim, Fee[1] -> Foam, DwDDown with Disease, GinsengGinseng Sullivan[2], Dog Faced Boy[3], Tela > Poor Heart > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: CurtainThe Curtain > SampleSample in a Jar, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Mound, CoilThe Squirming Coil, DividedDivided Sky, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, BBJBig Ball Jam > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

Encore: Amazing Grace[4], Bold As Love

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] Acoustic, without microphones. Fishman on washboard.
[3] Acoustic, without microphones.
[4] Without microphones.

Teases:
· Layla tease in Run Like an Antelope

Noteworthy Jams: Runaway Jim, Foam (highly recommended), Split Open and Melt (highly recommended), Run Like an Antelope

Average Song Gap: 6.09

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

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Ginseng Sullivan and Dog Faced Boy were performed acoustic and, along with Amazing Grace, without microphones. Ginseng also featured Fishman on washboard. Antelope contained several Layla teases.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1994 Spring Tour."

westbrook , attached to 1994-04-25 Permalink
westbrook This is a pretty average show for Spring 1994. There is a SBD available from the spreadsheet, which is nice, but the acoustic songs are barely audible. The Landlady is a solid opener and leads to a standard Runaway Jim. The segue between Fee and Foam is cool; they don't do that too often. DwD is a standard guitar-led jam that was the norm for early Down with Diseases. The acoustic songs come next, and, as I mentioned, they are difficult to hear on the spreadsheet recording. Tela is always nice to hear, and Poor Heart cranks up the crowd before the set-closing SOAM. This SOAM is the highlight of the first set for sure. It gets very frenzied in the middle, cools off for a little, and then ratchets the energy back up for the end, as any good SOAM should. Set 2 opens with the somewhat common 1994 combo of The Curtain>Sample. The pair works well together. My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own is a good opportunity to hear some bluegrass that is audible on the SBD recording. The Run Like an Antelope that follows is the highlight of the second set. Trey teases Layla several times in the intro and beginning of the jam segment, and the rest of the jam is dissonant and frenetic, which leads to a great machine gun peak. Mound, Squirming Coil, Divided Sky, and Bouncing Around the Room are all pretty standard. Set 2 closes with a nice segue of Big Ball Jam>BBFCFM. The Encore of Amazing Grace(also barely audible) and Bold as Love ends the show in style. In conclusion, this is a "standard great" Spring 1994 show, with SOAM and Antelope being the highlights.
Score: 2
Lizards1024 , attached to 1994-04-25 Permalink
Lizards1024 Was speaking to someone who was at this show and they told me that the reason for the acoustic songs with no mics was that there was a leaking air conditioning unit over the stage and it was dripping on the band and/or their gear so they had to stop playing to clean it up. One of those interesting early days kind of stories.
Score: 0

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