Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
Encore: Swamp Music
 Danny Barnes on banjo.
Notes: "What Things Seem" and "When the Cactus is in Bloom" featured Danny Barnes on banjo.
I saw this show before seeing the actual band, and had the fortunate opportunity to meet Mike Gordon before the show. Toad's is a pretty small place (and is also in my hometown). I had been there plenty of times prior. Mike was checking out the opening act to the left of the stage near the merchandise table. My buddies and I simply just walked up to him and said what's up and that we were really happy he came to New Haven. He seemed like a really mellow and friendly dude. The "Swamp Music" encore was nice, Mike's been known to play that one before I believe. Right before breaking out into it Mike told the crowd: "So this is a song that Lynyrd Skynyrd" stole from Phish". This, of course, was because of the tune's uncanny similarity to Phish's own "Possum".