KLRU Studios, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Set 1: First Tube, My Soul, LxLLimb By Limb, Horn, Heavy Things, BOTTBack on the Train, Beauty of My Dreams, JibbooGotta Jibboo, Piper, DwDDown with Disease, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Driver, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, Twist, Sleep, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Possum, Character Zero, First Tube
Average Song Gap: 4.5
Notes: This was a taping for the television show Austin City Limits. Beauty of My Dreams was botched and restarted. Due to technical difficulties, First Tube was played a second time. After Piper, Trey responded to some fan requests and noted that the band saw Béla Fleck tape a performance for Austin City Limits in 1993. When the Circus Comes was dedicated to Los Lobos. The episode was first aired on October 14, 2000 to kick off the show’s 26th season. The broadcast included Beauty of My Dreams, My Soul, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Limb By Limb, When the Circus Comes, Back on the Train, Twist, Possum, Sleep, and First Tube.
Songs by Debut Year:
It was my first time to see them. I've never considered myself a Phish Head, but I did enjoy Hoist and Rift in high school. My step-dad had connections at UT Communications where they used to tape ACL. He got me on the list for the show. 'Twas indeed a unique opportunity to see them in a small(ish) club-like setting.
I was right up front with a pretty loose but lively GA pit in a venue (Studio 6A) with a total capacity of around 800. Honestly, had they done any of the covers of music I was already mad on (Zappa, Talking Heads, The Who, etc.), it may have been a turning point for me.
My 2nd Phish show wasn't until just recently in Grand Prairie, TX on 07/29. The entire performance blew me away (especially the light show!). Didn't recognize but a couple of the songs, but the Phab Phour sure are incredible musicians. I've since downloaded several shows and studio albums. Maybe a couple weeks on the tour next summer? Who knows?