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Link Thursday, 11/16/1995
West Palm Beach Auditorium, West Palm Beach, FL

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, Runaway Jim, Jam[1], Horn > Mound, Ya Mar, Simple -> TimberTimber (Jerry) > Guyute, Funky Bitch

Set 2: ADITLA Day in the Life > BowieDavid Bowie, Lifeboy, Uncle Pen, Ha Ha Ha > HoodHarry Hood, HYHUHold Your Head Up > If I Only Had a Brain > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Amazing Grace, Possum[2]

Encore: Brown Eyed Girl[3]

[1] Trey on percussion.
[2] Butch Trucks on drums, Fish on trombone and Trey's percussion rack.
[3] Phish debut; Jimmy Buffett on vocals.

· Mind Left Body Jam tease in Timber (Jerry)
· One Way Out jam in Possum
· The Rover tease in Ha Ha Ha

Noteworthy Jams: Jam

Average Song Gap: 10.48

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Butch Trucks (Guest), Jimmy Buffett (Guest)

Notes: A new band/audience chess match started at this show. The opening chess moves were made during a short jam that followed Runaway Jim and featured Trey on percussion. Timber included a brief Mind Left Body tease. Trey teased The Rover at the end of Ha Ha Ha. Possum featured Butch Trucks on drums, while Fish played trombone and Trey’s percussion rack. Possum also included a One Way Out jam. The Phish debut of Brown Eyed Girl featured Jimmy Buffett on vocals.

Song Distribution:
2 Rift
1 The Story of the Ghost
1 Billy Breathes
1 Hoist
1 Junta
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

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

Mikesgroover , attached to 1995-11-16 Permalink
Mikesgroover The final night in Florida was the band's seventh show in eight nights, and they run out of gas (or fresh ideas) by the end of the second set.

First set highlights include a short and furious Jim and the Simple>Timber. This Timber features the most inspired playing of the night. Trey also shouts "Hey Guyute!" repeatedly in the background during the first section of Guyute, something I've never heard before.

A Day in the Life is such a strange second set opener, and the only time the band ever used the song in this position. A 16 minute Bowie is pleasant, but has no notable moments. A mid-set Ha Ha Ha would suggest some hijinks or weirdness to come, but the Hood that follows is very pedestrian.

Despite the presence of Butch Trucks (or maybe because of this), the Possum never really lifts off, though this version does have Fishman adding some trombone.

The encore appears to have been an off-the-cuff decision to play a song with Buffet. The strange guest pairing isn't bad, but was I'm sure more fun in person.

A subdued end to the Florida run, with a bit of novelty factor the only thing that stands out .The Orlando show two nights earlier is really the best show of this week in Sunshine State.
Score: 1
markah , attached to 1995-11-16 Permalink
Hearing this show for the first time today, I'm loving the Chess Banter during the post-Jim jam, and the Timber Ho. I actually listened to the Possum multiple times (to find the Allman's Bros tease), and I can't think of the last time I did that voluntarily. It was interesting to hear the tension that Butch created by switching the 1 and 3 with the 2 and 4 (not on purpose, I'm sure) and even though it lumbered along for a while before the beat righted itself again, I do have to admit I enjoyed it. Brown Eyed Girl was also fun to hear for the first time, but I was surprised that Mike and Fishman didn't seem to be as familiar with the tune, having missed the break.

As I said, fun to hear this show for the first time, but not sure I'll revisit it any time soon.
Score: 1

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