ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA
Set 1: Runaway Jim > PYITEPunch You In the Eye, ATRAll Things Reconsidered, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Fluffhead, The Old Home Place, Uncle Pen, CaspianPrince Caspian > CDTChalk Dust Torture
 James Brown antics from Fish.
 John McEuen on banjo.
 Lyrics included reference to Steve McConnell.
 Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone.
 Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone, slowed down intro
 Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone and John McEuen on lap slide guitar.
Average Song Gap: 7.68
Notes: The Old Home Place and Uncle Pen featured John McEuen on banjo. Timber through Funky Bitch featured Peter Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone. Taste included an intro jam that was basically a slowed-down version of the song. The Amazing Grace Jam and Possum featured Apfelbaum on tenor saxophone and McEuen on lap slide guitar. Punch You in the Eye and 2001 featured Get Up Offa That Thing quotes and James Brown antics from Fish. 2001 also contained Super Bad teases from Trey. The lyrics to Brother included a reference to Steve McConnell.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1996 Fall Tour."
Unfortunately the few tapes I've heard of this show are awefull and it's because the sound inside was just that. Shame on you ARCO Arena, you don't deserve your capitals.
Standout show for all the dueling guest spots... That Possum is just awesome... hearing John McEuen trade licks with Trey... Phriceless!
2nd set. We were all feeling really good by now, La Grange fired us up and It's Ice crushed us, one of my favorite live Phish songs. The Brother Contact sequence was great. 2001 was funky and grooving, then Timber>Jam with the sax dude was Insane. This is a must listen, its like Branford with the Dead stuff. It doesn't show it in the show notes, but there is a 2 minute jam by Phish and the sax dude, UNREAL. Taste is great with the sax ripping throughout. Funky Birch was a grooving jam. The Amazing Grace acapella was deer, I love when they do this, with 10,000 people in the venue to go no mics, pretty amazing. Then the jam after, WOW, slowed it down for a nice mellow encore. Nope. The best Possums I've ever scene (20 total). Sax guy jamming away.
Great overall show. These shows are the reason I became a Phan. This was night 2 of our two day Phish run. Stayed in San Fran, partied down with our crew first night, . This is an underated show. If you haven't heard it, your probably not reading this. Sucks for you.