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Link Monday, 11/11/1996
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, CTBCars Trucks Buses, BagAC/DC Bag, Sparkle > Brother, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Axilla > Runaway Jim

Set 2: TimberTimber (Jerry) > DividedDivided Sky[1], Gumbo, CurtainThe Curtain > SampleSample in a Jar > Tweezer, Swept Away > Steep > Maze, Contact > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Waste, Cavern

[1] All Fall Down signal.

· Maple Leaf Rag tease in Gumbo

Noteworthy Jams: Tweezer

Average Song Gap: 5.09

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

Notes: Divided Sky included an All Fall Down signal. Page teased Maple Leaf Rag at the end of Gumbo.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

cerqs , attached to 1996-11-11 Permalink
cerqs Back to Back Divided Sky in Michigan...

Back to Back Divided Sky from couple nights before at Auburn Hills...Leads me to believe that the on going Lake Effect Snow Squalls that was persistant in Michigan in those 3-4 days was the reason behind the back 2 back showings. If your caught under one Snow squall it is capable of dumping a couple inches of snow in a very short time then you drive 5 miles away its sunny without a cloud in a sky...then drive back into another Snow Squall. Phish was probably driving in wacky weather across Michigan. Theres not a better song to play then Divided sky to describe the moment. Just another little tid bit from the Kick Ass band Phish!

This was a very good show to introduce to someone thats not into Phish. Pretty much an average show for Phish standards
Score: 1
JOEB7891 , attached to 1996-11-11 Permalink
This show is great.

The Tweezer is killer, and has a great groove. This is right when the Talking Heads grooves started finding it way into Phish's songs. You can start to hear hints of the 97 cow funk in this Tweezer.

Back to back Divided Sky and Swept Away and Steep too.
Score: 1
gonzo77 , attached to 1996-11-11 Permalink
gonzo77 It's been a while since I've listened to my first Phish show. This '96 fall tour always sounded excellent on tape in my Divided Sky Blue '91 Pontiac Grand Am... all decorated with phish stickers since '95; posing, well in advance of my first ever show. I wasn't too into Phish at the time. A friend in an English class at Aquinas College (just up the street from Van Andel Arena) did a speech on Phish's live one the fall prior to their visit to GR. Tickets were fairly cheap, $28.50 at the time maybe. Had a few heady Paleooza Pale Ale's by New Holland Brewing Company and Bells Solsun (Oberon as most of you would know it by). Bought a grilled cheese in the parking ramp across from the venue prior to the show. I enjoyed the show tremendously, but I don't remember it like I do every show since. I'm not sure if it was because of it being my first experience of the Phish, or if I was too drunk. Either way, when the all fall down signal was given I was quite elated as Wes went into fine detail of what to do when said signal was given. I felt like I was the only one that actually fell down. I loved the Gumbo and the Cavern encore. Beyond that I'll have to revisit the tape to get the feeling back. Cheers!
Score: 0

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