A. J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Soundcheck: Poor Heart, Jam, Reggae Jam
 Without microphones.
· Contact tease in Possum
Average Song Gap: 4.88
Notes: Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Possum contained Contact teases. This version of Coil appears on A Live One.
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This show was part of the "1994 Fall Tour."
We've gotten used to slower tempos and a more mellow approach, forgetting how exciting even an ordinary show up through about 1996 could be due to Machine Gun Trey. We took his shredding abilities for granted back then. I can hardly stand to listen to SOAMelt from Phish 3.0, because all Trey does is hold mid-range notes with tremolo and bending while letting the others do most of the work (one recent example is 1/3/2015). I keep waiting for the peak that never happens. That's not to say a Phish show these days isn't a fun time, or that they don't do some trippy, heady stuff, or even that Trey never shreds anymore, but it isn't the almost nonstop aural assault that characterized a Phish show when they were reaching their peak in the early to mid 90's. An ordinary show like this one from back then carried far more energy than the best show nowadays.