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Link Monday, 12/02/1996
America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ

Set 1: Rocky Top > BagAC/DC Bag, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, IDKI Didn't Know, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Gumbo, Julius

Set 2: Ya Mar, DividedDivided Sky, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Taste > Free, SOAMuleScent of a Mule[1], HoodHarry Hood, Sweet Adeline

Encore: Fire

[1] Unfinished.

Noteworthy Jams: Taste

Average Song Gap: 5.59

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

Notes: Scent of a Mule was unfinished.

Song Distribution:
4 Stash
3 Billy Breathes
3 Hoist
3 The White Tape
2 Junta
1 Lawn Boy
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

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

Doc_Sportello , attached to 1996-12-02 Permalink
Doc_Sportello C’mon, this show deserves some love! Granted, there’s nothing monumental here. But there’s joy in precision. And this show has energy and precision right through. The band sounds so dialed in.

‘96 is considered a transition year. For some that’s a way of calling ’96 not very interesting. But there’s something exhilarating about transition. Trey in particular is playing with what I can only describe as a kind of shrug of the shoulders virtuosity at this point. It’s something to marvel at. His solo in Gumbo (with great support from Fish) somehow sounds both beyond compare and routine. Similar feel in Bag and Theme for me.

Great fun to listen to this show. 4 stars from me.
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