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Link Thursday, 11/17/1994
Hara Arena, Dayton, OH

Set 1: Helter Skelter[1], SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Maze, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Wilson > DividedDivided Sky, Dog Faced Boy, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird -> Vibration of LifeThe Vibration of Life -> MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird > DwDDown with Disease

Set 2: 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > BowieDavid Bowie, Sleeping Monkey > Sparkle > YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> HYHUHold Your Head Up[2] -> Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome[3], Nellie Kane[3], My Long Journey Home[4], To France[5] -> Fixin' to Die[6]

[1] Ended with band singing "I've got blisters on my fingers" a cappella to the tune of Back In My Hometown.
[2] Vocal Jam.
[3] Acoustic.
[4] Acoustic; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on spoons.
[5] Phish debut; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo.
[6] Phish debut; "Reverend" Jeff Mosier on banjo and lead vocals.

· Wipe Out tease in The Vibration of Life
· To France tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra
· Frankenstein and To France teases in You Enjoy Myself

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie (highly recommended), You Enjoy Myself, Slave to the Traffic Light

Average Song Gap: 4.76

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Jeff Mosier (Guest)

Notes: Helter Skelter ended with the band singing "I've got blisters on my fingers" a cappella to the tune of Back In My Hometown.The Vibration of Life featured a Wipe Out tease. To France was teased in 2001 and quoted in the YEM vocal jam, foreshadowing the song's Phish debut later in the show. YEM also included Frankenstein teases. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome through My Long Journey Home were performed acoustic; My Long Journey Home featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on spoons. This show marked the first Phish performance of Fixin’ to Die. Both To France and Fixin' To Die featured Mosier on banjo with Mosier also singing lead vocals on Fixin' To Die.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

jthomeskillet , attached to 1994-11-17 Permalink
My first phish experience, went to school 5 miles from hara. I had heard a couple of phish tapes,like Nectar but my mind my was blown completely from the opening notes of helter skelter on! We (my buds from school)were front and center through the first set, Trey went onto the vibration of life and blew the top out! Chilled through the break, but as 2001 came on a huge surge of crowd rolled through the floor, pickin me up like a wave and reinserting me somewhere past Page over on the railing. Quite a feat of physics if I may say so!
Score: 4
DaytonDetes , attached to 1994-11-17 Permalink
A cool/cold November night in Dayton, ohio.My First show !! Helter Skelter!! The vibe of life literally took people out !!! Hold your head up!! This was at a tiny old hockey barn..GA on the floor. the Encores were amazing..Id never seen a show like it !! I remember walking out of the show to a very small lot scene. i thought to myself " this must have been like it was in the early days of the Dead." We can make this our scene !! And so it grew!! So did my my intrest in the band.
Score: 2
pyitegroove , attached to 1994-11-17 Permalink
This was my very first and perhaps, one of the best shows I have been to. It combines so much of what Phish represented in the early 1990's in one show. Great traditional jamming, good integration of acoustic songs, and special guests! Fixin' to Die is my favorite ARU song ,so I was ecstatic to hear it at the E. Since this was my first experience with the great scene, I had a great time being introduced to the lot scene and the twirling hippies in the lit corridors of Hara! I can't believe it's been 18 years!
Score: 2

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