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Link Saturday, 05/28/1994
Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA

Set 1: Rift > SampleSample in a Jar, Foam, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning > SlothThe Sloth, Maze, Cavern

Set 2: Axilla (Part II) > It's Ice > Tweezer > Lifeboy > Reba[1], Fee[2] > Llama, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[3]

Encore: Poor Heart

[1] No whistling.
[2] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[3] Les Claypool on bass and Fish on vacuum; no vocal jam.

· Theme from Popeye tease in Tweezer
· Dueling Banjos tease in Poor Heart
· Gimme Some Lovin', Dueling Banjos, and Yankee Doodle teases in You Enjoy Myself

Noteworthy Jams: It's Ice (highly recommended), Reba (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 2.84

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Les Claypool (Guest)

Notes: This performance was part of the Laguna Seca Daze Festival that also included Sausage, Gin Blossoms and Freddy Jones Band. Trey teased the theme from Popeye (Sailor's Hornpipe) in Tweezer. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. YEM featured Les Claypool playing on a second bass guitar and Fish on vacuum, and included a band-accompanied bass duel between Mike and Les and a Gimme Some Lovin' tease from Page, Dueling Banjos teases in the jam segment, and a Yankee Doodle tease. YEM ended without a vocal jam. Dueling Banjos was also teased before and during Poor Heart.

Song Distribution:
5 Stash
5 Rift
5 A Picture of Nectar
3 Hoist
3 Junta
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."

renaissance , attached to 1994-05-28 Permalink
renaissance The second set is outrageous. Tweezer, It's Ice, Reba...all played at the best levels they ever played them...and then you get a 24 minute YEM??...oh yea, with Les Claypool playing along. This is a very underrated set for '94. Listen to the second set as soon as you can.
Score: 1
westbrook , attached to 1994-05-28 Permalink
westbrook Pretty standard first set but a great second set with a phenomenal Reba, the debut of Simple, and an interesting YEM.
Score: 0
Penn42 , attached to 1994-05-28 Permalink
Penn42 Super-duper standard first set. If you've listened to lots of '94 you can look at the setlist and know what you're in for. There's really nothing to comment on, just the same ole same ole.

The second set has many individual highlights that don't create a very succinct whole. It's Ice is average. Tweezer, Reba, and YEM are all very quirky. At one point Tweezer reaches this place that, if I were to attempt to describe, I'd call Phishgrass + folk music from the alps. That probably isn't very close, but it gets different in the middle of the jam. The Reba is the highlight of the show. Despite not having the best peak, it is a very unique version that warrants multiple listens. YEM with Claypool is pretty fun. Claypool definitely adds some new flavor to it.

This is an oddball, lopsided, disjunct show. It's not *bad*, but it all doesn't work together very well. Definitely seek out the Reba though, and if you've got time, the Tweezer and YEM.
Score: 0

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