This setlist is incomplete; it is also possible this is the second of three sets. Before YEM, Trey declined a request from an audience member, “Del,” and notes that: “Last night was Del request night because you graduated... if you get a Masters we’ll do another request for you.” YEM was dedicated to audience member “Ed” with Trey remarking that he wrote the beginning of YEM while in class with him. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone.
Debut Years (Average: 1986)

This show was part of the "1988 Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1988-05-23

Review by conradjohansen

conradjohansen Average playing with a strong YEM, but HOLY GTBT BATMAN!!!!!! 4 stars just for that Trey shred fest. WOAH!!!!
, attached to 1988-05-23

Review by SlavePhan

SlavePhan Not an enormous amount to report about this show as it is overshadowed by the following night. This show as played on a Monday at Nectar's and the band had just played several out-of-state gigs earlier in the month. This is also in the middle of a 4-show run at Nectar's, so I imagine the band was a bit burnt out at the time. The playing shows, as there really isn't anything out of the ordinary here.

Never-the-less, the band opens with an A-Train containing a nice Mike Solo. Del Martin, the sound engineer, requests 'Clod', but Trey rejects the request, perhaps one of the few actual rejections that the band has given (see also 12/14/95 or 11/22/97). The YEM here is dedicated to a classmate of Trey's, who apparently was in class with Trey while he wrote the introduction to the song. THere are heavy DEG teases in this version if you are a fan of YEM>DEG.

Light Up serves as the band's sole real depart from their standards, however, it's short and sweet. Trey hardly even introduces Fishman during I Didn't Know, only acknowledging him as Moses. The GTBT closer is scorching here, though, with lots of screechy Trey wail.

Really, not much to see here. A short set with limited replay.
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