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Link Tuesday, 10/29/1996
Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture[1], GuelahGuelah Papyrus[1], CTBCars Trucks Buses[1], Taste[1], Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room[1], Stash[1], Train Song[1], Billy Breathes[1], Poor Heart[1] > BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Set 2: Rift[1] > Mike'sMike's Song[1] > HorseThe Horse[1] > SilentSilent in the Morning[1], WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[1], WedgeThe Wedge[1], Character Zero[1], Suspicious Minds[1] > HYHUHold Your Head Up[1], SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light[1], Hello My Baby

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times[1]

[1] Karl Perazzo.

Noteworthy Jams: Mike's Song (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 10.36

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Karl Perazzo (Guest)

Notes: Guest percussionist Karl Perazzo played the entire show. After Suspicious Minds, Trey introduced Fishman as “Norton Charlton Heston.”

Song Distribution:
5 Billy Breathes
4 Rift
4 A Picture of Nectar
2 Stash
1 Lawn Boy
1 Junta
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

n00b100 , attached to 1996-10-29 Permalink
n00b100 If nothing else, you must absolutely hear the Mike's Song from this show, an astonishing hybrid of the crazed noisiness of 1995 (and, frankly, 1996) and the laser-focused tight grooves of 1997, with Karl Perazzo riding shotgun and providing a funky backdrop in that beloved Karl Perazzo way of his, a thread in Phish's jamming tapestry that heretofore had not existed. The supreme confidence of this jam, mellifluous at times like so many jams 13 and 14 months later, cannot be overstated - such is the confidence that Trey makes the ill-advised decision to head back into the usual Mike's closing stage, which the band stumbles through pretty badly. Still, the 17 preceding minutes are as good as the band gets (definitely as good ad 1996 gets),, and (if you want to get poetic about it) a remarkable literal transformation from old Phish to new Phish. The rest of the show is fine - Perazzo is Perazzo, and both Weekapaug and Slave are quite nice - but that Mike's is nothing less than a statement of intent and cannot be recommended enough.
Score: 5
redenecke , attached to 1996-10-29 Permalink
I lost my cherry here. My first Phish concert. Mesmerizing!!!! The music was so compelling - when I heard the jams, I was hooked. I was really excited to see everyone having such a great vibe and the guest percussionist really complimented the sound. Unfortunately for me, it is the only Phish concert I have attended, but absolutely love Phish and have been a phan ever since. I am going to see them in Wisconsin in August! I can hardly wait. Anyone have tape of this concert? Let me know.
Score: 1
djancy , attached to 1996-10-29 Permalink
Love this Mike's they played at this show! A good solid show before Halloween
Score: 0
DaReba , attached to 1996-10-29 Permalink
This Rift makes is played at a blistering pace. Feels like they are going to run out of the arena! Fish's ride is playing nici with parrazo. This sets aup a disgusting dark deep layered mike that Parrazzo rips apart.
Itsl like some Washington hieght, UrbanHippyrockfunk with drums coming from everywhere. Trey is just literally wailing his guitarcontent to just pierce throughthie sound animal they created .The first jam is heavier and more hardcore than anything I heard them play in up until that point in the states. The second starts like simple a little than on tape sounds alot like trey is on his drum kit lol but parazzo kills it though
Score: 0

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