The Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Soundcheck: Prince Caspian, Mound, Wishing Well, The Asse Festival, Jam
 No whistling.
· Third Stone From the Sun tease in Runaway Jim
Average Song Gap: 5
Notes: Runaway Jim contained Third Stone from the Sun teases. Reba did not have the whistling ending. This show marked the debut of Prince Caspian. This gig was originally scheduled for the outdoor Wolf Mountain Amphitheatre in Park City; due to a late spring snowstorm, the day before the show took place it was moved to the indoor Delta Center.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1995 Summer Tour."
The opening is pretty standard, maybe a little extra funk than most 95 Tweezers. Trey starts the jam off weirdly with some wah'd out chording giving the jam a funky sound that seems two years early. But it gets weird fast, a lot of listening between everyone here, especially Trey and Mike and a lot of interjecting of weird chords. Still weirdly funky. Very off-kilter. Around 6:50 it breaks into almost double time but softly with strange chording from trey and page. This soon disintegrates into strange dissonant hits from everyone and now its almost half time. back into Tweezer sounding jam at 8:10. fantastic rhythmic playing from everyone. Super funky jam here in the 8th minute. Soon weirdness returns as the jam quiets at around 9:10. Sounds like the ending of AC/DC bag but drawn out. This turns into a scary bluegrassy jam with little fast plucking from everyone accentuated by Fishman's hi hat. Super weird at 10:30. Strange sounds from trey. Unexplainably weird jam around 11:20. Won't even try to describe it. Disintegrates at 11:40. Spacey weird shit now, still active though like the spacey parts of the Mesa (12/9/94) Tweezer. Not very pleasant. Weird interplay between Mike and Trey at 12:40 that sounds cool but very erie. Page joins this with piano fills. Fish is very light on the cymbals. Trey develops a cool theme at 13:30. Every one plays off this cool jam starts to develop at 14:00. Very cool jam here. Starts picking up. I really like this part a lot, its a rocking continuation of the weird bluegrassy stuff. Trey starts soloing in a strange manner at 15:10. Jam breaks down in to a weird double time thing. Little tinklings from everyone around 16 minutes and it starts picking up. Scary build up. Trey soloing happily but no one else's instruments are making happy noises. At 17 minutes this weirdness is sustained for a long time. Until, it breaks down at 17:30. Spaceyness here. Very weird. At 18:13, yes that exact time, out of nowhere Fishman blows out of the gates with a double time beat that everyone instantly adheres to. Sweetness. I feel a hose jam coming. Here we go. YUP. Trey starts chording like crazy but its over to soon. Oh no. Back to weird rhythmic stuff. sounds almost reggae-like at 19:30. Full blown reggae jam around 20 minutes. Trey slipping in the Tweezer theme here. Slowly picking up into a reggae Tweezer jam. Weird, but so cool, this is like Makisupa mixed with Tweezer! Back into the full blown Tweezer theme. Great transition. Sweet little jam at 22:00. Very funky, no big solo form Trey. Just starts coming down into Lifeboy.
All in all, not my favorite tweezer. It reminds me of the Bangor tweezer in that its a lot of short unrelated jams all strung together that all sound more-or-less strange. Much more active than Bangor though. So this tweezer is perfect if you're in the mood for a super weird Phish jam that is not that spacey. And to conclude my review of this Tweezer I will reiterate: WEIRD!
Down in SLC, the parking situation is odd, we end up parking in a lot that seems to be filled with commuters who work downtown. In fact as 5:00 rolls around, many people in suits stream into the lot. I remember thinking it was an odd intersection of cultures.
We meet a guy in a conversion van who came from the boise show using a brick on the accelerator as his cruise control. He tells us about the new songs and hooks us up with some brain expanders.
Inside, the coliseum was half full, but for some reason our seats were still nosebleed. I had a hard time hearing the music, and this took away from my immersion in the scene. This was when phish was heavy into the tension and release, and I remember thinking that this would get old if the whole tour followed the exact same pattern. Red Rocks, night two, set one YEM really proved me wrong on that thought. They really broke through a wall on that song, check it out.
Well, sorry this review is kinda lame....