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Link Friday, 10/25/1996
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Ha Ha Ha > Taste, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman -> Maze, Billy Breathes, Mound, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, IDKI Didn't Know, Stash, CoilThe Squirming Coil

Set 2: Tube > CaspianPrince Caspian, TimberTimber (Jerry) > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, NICU > Free, Strange Design, HoodHarry Hood > Cavern, Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner

Encore: JBGJohnny B. Goode

Average Song Gap: 12.61

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

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

sethadam1 Staff , attached to 1996-10-25 Permalink
sethadam1 My first show. I didn't know as much about the live shows as I should have. Tickets were almost impossible to get. I bought one out front for $35 and the three guys I traveled with from JMU were shut out and left me there. So I had to hope I found a ride home the 4 hours back to school.

I walked in during Mound, I think, because I remember the clapping. I immediately recognized Stash and Coil, so that was fun, but I spent the entire time walking around trying to find friends.

Set 2's stand out was Avenu Malkenu, because I didn't know Phish performed it and I remembered it from when I was a kid. And it's funny to think that the highlight of the night for me was Cavern, which was my #1 wishlist song at the time.

Literally on the way OUT of the coliseum, I found my friends. We packed 6 people into a little sedan for the ride back. Good times.

This show is often overlooked, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Score: 2

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