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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

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