All Fall Down signal in intro.
 Gordon Stone on banjo.
Paul and Silas through Rocky Top featured Gordon Stone on banjo. The show was played in a total downpour and the amphitheater was apparently not built to handle that kind of weather. Before the first set, Trey remarked that the staff was talking about canceling the show due to the danger of electrocution. “I told ‘em, ‘Fuck that. Put the plug up my ass and count out Llama!’” said Trey. Walk Away included an Alive (Pearl Jam) tease and Possum included an All Fall Down signal in the intro and a brief Tweezer jam.
THE GOOD: The best parts of this show revolve around some chaotic Trey work hinting at Dave's Energy Guide. This happens in Divided Sky (11:07) and Stash (8:00). I like the Tweezer>Walk Away here, particularly because the Tweezer really gets into full 'hey' mode where the band is quite dissonant, very foreboding of the Tinley Park Antelope. Paul and Silas is much better with Gordon Stone here and is worth listening to.
THE BAD: Rain, rain rain. It was clear that the band barely got this show off. As a result, some of the fire was saved for the following night at Jones Beach. The rain clearly was affecting the event and eventually led to the band being pulled off stage somewhat early. Ya Mar ends abruptly and the following Poor Heart has to be restarted after the band can't get things together. It's unfortunate that TMWSIY never reappeared after Alvenu, but Trey tries to salvage the mood with Rocky Top. You be the judge if it works or not.
ETC: Trey and Fish scream a whole bunch during Poor Heart and there is an All Fall Down signal (I imagine everyone got quite muddy). Trey thanks everyone at the end of the show for braving the weather.
BOTTOM LINE: A highly anticipated return to Stowe yielded only marginal returns due to the weather. 2.5/5
MY 1st Phish show!!! And we got LOST on the way and drove to the ski mountain instead of the actual venue!!! Hey it was also my 1st VT trip...I remember arriving during Yamar and dancing my way to the lawn :-) Highlights of my eve : 2001>Tweezer>Walk Away (with Pearl Jam "Alive" teases) was FABULOUS!!!!! I LOVED Walk Away and was siked to hear Trey cover it....also fell in love with Paul and Silas that night
Pretty kickass Llama to start the show. Notably strong Horn. Pretty sloppy poor heart intro. Very solid and well played Stash. Pretty straight forward 1993 first set.
Tweezer is basically the business for this show. It is very strong and cohesive with a nice quick chaotic jam that packs a punch. The segue into Walk Away is fantastic as it usually is out of a jam. It's Ice is another pretty rough version. Possum is strong. The Banjo compliments Paul and Silas well, and is surprisingly very very good during Avenu Malkenu. The Segue into Rocky Top is also pretty kick ass.
They were giving away tickets for this show, due to the weather. Trey's opening line says it all though. The band rocked hard for the full show, and busted out Gordon Stone too. This Possum and Rocky Top are still among my favorite versions.
The show is well worth a listen, even if it lives in the shadow of the '92 Santana explosion.
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