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Link Friday, 05/06/1994
Tower Theater, Houston, TX

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch

Set 1: DwDDown with Disease > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > BagAC/DC Bag > Poor Heart > My FriendMy Friend, My Friend > Ya Mar, Stash, Esther > CDTChalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Maze, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Uncle Pen, SampleSample in a Jar, Reba, Axilla (Part II) > Julius, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Bike > HYHUHold Your Head Up, BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Encore: GinsengGinseng Sullivan[2], Free Bird[2]

[1] Oom Pa Pa, Aw Fuck!, and Simpsons signals.
[2] Without microphones.

· Hold Your Head Up tease in David Bowie
· Rockin' Back Inside My Heart jam with lyrics in My Friend, My Friend

Noteworthy Jams: My Friend, My Friend, Stash, Maze, David Bowie

Average Song Gap: 6.86

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

Notes: MFMF ended with a Rockin' Back Inside My Heart (Julee Cruise) jam with lyrics changed from "Rockin' Back" to "Runnin' Back." The Bowie intro included Oom Pa Pa, Aw Fuck!, and Simpsons signals and HYHU teases. The encore was performed without microphones. This show was originally scheduled for Houston’s Bayou City Theatre, but was relocated at the last minute to the Tower Theater.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

TheEmu , attached to 1994-05-06 Permalink
TheEmu A copy of the first set has recently been discovered (thank you, @doctordoak) and added to the spreadsheet. You can download it here:

Since this comment is too short to be included as a show review, I will fill it out by mentioning that this was the first show of my good friend @baconflavoredkittens, who got me into Phish and therefore changed my life forever. Thanks, amigo!
Score: 4
Mikesgroover , attached to 1994-05-06 Permalink
Mikesgroover The night before the infamous Tweezerfest, the band played Houston. I'm guessing a lack of ticket sales was the reason for the last-minute venue switch. The first set and encores of this show don't circulate.

The Maze has a really interesting chaotic and distorted section at about the 8:30 mark that lasts about a minute, somewhat unusual for this era. Reba is unremarkable. The Bowie incorporates a quiet, sparse section in the beginning of the jam before building up steam and finishing strong.

Everything else is standard for the era, with the Julius not reaching the heights of some other spring '94 versions.
Score: 1

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