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Link Monday, 11/14/1994
DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

Set 1: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, SOAMuleScent of a Mule, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, LandladyThe Landlady, Maze, Lawn Boy > Cavern[1]

Set 2: PeachesPeaches en Regalia > BowieDavid Bowie, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Poor Heart > Julius, The Old Home Place[2], Nellie Kane[2], Sweet Adeline, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: GolgiGolgi Apparatus

[1] Lawn Boy played at various points.
[2] Acoustic.

· Lawn Boy tease in Cavern
· Hold Your Head Up tease

Noteworthy Jams: My Friend, My Friend, Maze, David Bowie (highly recommended), You Enjoy Myself

Average Song Gap: 5.05

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

Notes: Lawn Boy was subsequently played at various points in Cavern. The Old Home Place and Nellie Kane were performed in the acoustic configuration. Prior to Nellie Kane, Fish took a mandolin "solo" (playing a scale) which was followed by a HYHU tease.

Song Distribution:
5 Stash
4 A Picture of Nectar
3 Lawn Boy
3 Junta
2 Hoist
2 Rift
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

westbrook , attached to 1994-11-14 Permalink
westbrook This is an underrated/overlooked gem in my opinion with a great setlist and some fantastic jams. I love a My Friend My Friend opener, and this one is quite long and makes an exciting start to the show. Scent of a Mule and Guelah Papyrus (another favorite of mine), keep the momentum going before a strong Split Open and Melt. Bouncing Around the Room serves its purpose here and then we get the 3rd to last Landlady ever. The following Maze is a blistering rendition with great tension/release action. The Lawn Boy cool off is definitely warranted after such a hot Maze, and the set-closing Cavern/Lawn Boy mashup is a real unique treat. It's reminiscent of the Cavern/Wilson/Cavern sandwich from 7/13/94 . Overall, this is a strong set. You can't really ask for more out of a 1st set.

Peaches gets things going in the second set before a three song segment of grade A Phish. The segment begins with a huge and exploratory David Bowie, which clocks in at 26 minutes and includes some extensive audience participation during the jam. The hauntingly beautiful Yerushalayim Shel Zahav fits naturally after the monster Bowie, and the magnificent Slave really seals the deal on this great run of songs, before moving on to some "lighter" stuff. After Poor Heart and Julius, Mike takes the lead with a couple bluegrass tunes, which I always enjoy. Adleine, YEM, and Golgi are average, but this show has already cemented itself as a 5 star show in my eyes.

Highlights- Split Open and Melt, Maze, Cavern/Lawnboy mashup, Bowie thru Slave.
Score: 3
Raible , attached to 1994-11-14 Permalink
Raible A typical Fall 94 show (not a bad thing - there are so many outstanding shows from this tour that even what would be considered a good show these days gets lost in the mix), even if the set list isn't the best you've ever seen.

Parts of the second set of this show are documented in the beginning of "Phish: The Bluegrass Sessions" documentary on YouTube (9 parts).
Score: 1

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