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Link Wednesday, 10/16/1996
Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY

Soundcheck: Billy Breathes

Set 1: CTBCars Trucks Buses, DwDDown with Disease, Wilson > Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Billy Breathes, Mound > SampleSample in a Jar, It's Ice, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Character Zero

Set 2: Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Taste, Train Song, Simple > Swept Away[1] > Steep[1] > CaspianPrince Caspian, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, CoilThe Squirming Coil, JBGJohnny B. Goode

Encore: Waste

[1] Debut.

Noteworthy Jams: Simple

Average Song Gap: 9.33

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

Notes: Swept Away and Steep debuted at this show.

Song Distribution:
9 Billy Breathes
4 Rift
3 Hoist
2 Stash
2 Lawn Boy
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour."

Mikesgroover , attached to 1996-10-16 Permalink
Mikesgroover A shake-the-rust off outing with only a few moments worth seeking out in Disease and Simple

The Disease has a few minutes of power and energy starting at around the 8 minute mark. The crowd responds as well.
Mound is mangled pretty badly- They retired it for the rest of 1.0 after playing it four times on this tour. Ice is also flubbed.

A short Wolfman's opens the second set, and the Taste that follows it as quite well-played until the end, when some missed notes mar an otherwise strong version.

The Simple jam is really interesting and worth a listen, kicking off a tour in which Simple really came into its own. This version has some long sustain from Trey before he moves to the mini-kit, when the jam gets percussive. Some Mike-led jamming that goes into some strange territory before Page eventually gets into the action.

The rest of the show is eminently forgettable.
Score: 0
Palmer , attached to 1996-10-16 Permalink
Palmer If I remember correctly Lake Placid PD was out in full force before the show, and having this concert in the middle of the week in a small town like Placid brought negative attention to the community- according to the locals, my aunt and uncle live in neighboring Saranac. My friend went to this show, and I immediately listened to the show when I got my hands on the copy. Simple had some interesting improvisational playing (unique bass and space loops from Trey). The Antelope was decent as well.
Score: 0
DaReba , attached to 1996-10-16 Permalink
looking at this show in light of the development of cow funk, this is heavy ... the clifford ball shows were watershed to say the least. This is a coming out show in a sense and you can hear the urgency immediately..
DWD is classic
Wilson is tight and powerful...
the whole of the show is billy breathish.. its not everyones cup of the.
but when u see what they do at MSG in a week this is very interesting stuff. Character Zero Set closer!!
Score: 0

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