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Link Thursday, 10/19/1995
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, Runaway Jim, Horn, PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Esther > CDTChalk Dust Torture, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Acoustic Army, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Billy Breathes, Cavern

Set 2: Frankenstein, Poor Heart > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[1] > Lawn Boy > BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars[1], Kung > Suspicious Minds > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Possum[2]

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

[1] Unfinished.
[2] All Fall Down signal.

· Cavern tease in Punch You In the Eye
· Dreaming and Keyboard Army teases in Weekapaug Groove

Noteworthy Jams: Mike's Song (highly recommended), Weekapaug Groove (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 8.91

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

Notes: PYITE started with Cavern teases from Fish. Weekapaug contained teases of Dreaming (Blondie) from Trey and Keyboard Army from Page and was unfinished. BBFCFM was also unfinished. Possum contained an All Fall Down signal.

Song Distribution:
3 Billy Breathes
3 A Picture of Nectar
2 Lawn Boy
1 Stash
1 Rift
1 Junta
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1995 Fall Tour."

ADAWGWYO , attached to 1995-10-19 Permalink
ADAWGWYO This tour I was trying to catch every run I could that was A) within a days driving distance from college in Laramie, WY; and B) weekend oriented. So i did the 10/6-10/8 run, came home for school. Almost did the 2 Austin shows the following weekend but decided was just a little to long of a drive, and probably needed to attend some classes as I already had 10/19-10/21 tix.

So rolled out of Laramie after class Wed. And drove straight through across I-80 and down into K.C. early in the morning. I still remember being 2 hours out or so as the sun was coming up over the horizon and it was the most beautiful deep red.

Can't remember much until my crew is in the lot, drinking beers, puffin and priming for the show. I remember thinking it was sweet that the GD had played at all three venues I was about to rock over the next 3 days. Municipal Aud is in the heart of K.C. and I remember it not being a very good part of town. Also, lots of chicken joints in K.C. fyi. :)

This was my 7th show as I had jumped in head first after my first show 4 months prior. They opened with Punch and when it went into The Landlady section I remember punching the taper in the arm next to me and saying "Landlady, Landlady!!" And he was like "They always do this.". Oops. Oh well. Kung started and I was so high and confused that the whole "Stand up, Stand up..." part really threw me off. I stood up and was like, what do we do know? Ha, funny now that I think back about it.

Don't remember much else about the show really. This was my least favorite of the 3 that particular run although it was one of my best friends(@pmac024) first show. Oh, also i met a good taper buddy of mine there, John C., that always flew a rubber chicken between his mics. It was easy to tell if he was at a show, you just looked for the flying chicken. Seats in the upper deck were red, I believe. :) Peace
Score: 3
BurningShoreProphet , attached to 1995-10-19 Permalink
BurningShoreProphet seems almost criminal that this show sits here with a pedestrian 3.4 rating.

Front and center, the classic triumvirate warhorse Mikes>H^2>Groove stretches out for THIRTY glorious minutes before winding down into a nice juxtaposition of Lawn Boy > BBFCFM and Kung... other highlights include a smokin midset Chalkdust > a soaring 13 minute Theme in set 1.

this show is a keeper

search out the great quality video source that circulates courtesy of 'superfreakie' (mixed with the AKG 451EB/ck1s source)
Score: 2
BurningShoreProphet , attached to 1995-10-19 Permalink
BurningShoreProphet Upon further review, the above mentioned 13 minute Theme From The Bottom's track timing includes the beanie-clad Trey doing a "chess game" info-rap as they set up for Acoustic Army. He tells the crowd that they are losing andto go to the Greenpeace table at intermission to get their move together. Pretty funny

Also, Split Open and Melt and Possum are both standout versions i meant to mention above.

The whole show has that bounce you want. highly recc'd
Score: 1
Penn42 , attached to 1995-10-19 Permalink
Penn42 This show is pretty boring. In fact, the most redeeming feature is that there is decent quality video of the whole thing on youtube, which is pretty awesome considering the personal camcorder was hardly even a thing in 1995.

First set is unremarkable. Not a huge fan of Acoustic Army and there isn't anything particularly stand-out. Having Punch, Esther, and Billy Breathes all in the same set is nice, though. Those are all great semi-rare songs.

Second set is remarkable for an absolutely terrible Mike's Song. This Mike's Song takes the fast train to nowhere for 14 minutes and is one of the least satisfying pieces of Phish I have ever heard. Weekapaug is better, but not redeeming. The Lawn Boy > etc. etc. > HYHU run is a fun fifteen minutes. Possum is cookie-cutter. However, it is really nice to have an All Fall Down signal on video! Oh, and Frankenstein and Poor Heart are slop-town to the max.

I apologize for being such a Negative-Nathaniel guys, but this show really frosted my balls. Next time I'll review a better show and thus write a more positive review, promise!
Score: 0

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