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Link Vida Blue, Wednesday, 04/09/2003
The Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL

Set 1: Sheep, CJ3, Russell's Tune > Most Events Aren't Planned, Jealous Guy, Get Ready, Who's Laughing Now?, Mother Nature's Son[1], Army of One[1], Strange Design[1], You Never Can Tell, Electra Glide, Day or Night, Manic Depression

Encore: Lawn Boy[2], No Quarter > Cars

[1] Page solo on upright acoustic piano.
[2] Duet with Page on upright piano and vocals and Kyle Gass on acoustic guitar and vocals.

Notes: Trainwreck opened. Page performed “Mother Nature’s Son,” “Army of One,” and “Strange Design” solo on an upright acoustic piano. "Lawn Boy" was performed as a duet with Trainwreck’s (and Tenacious D’s) Kyle Gass on acoustic guitar and vocals with Page on upright acoustic piano and vocals. 

Musicians: Page McConnell, Oteil Burbridge, Russell Batiste, Jr., Kyle Gass (Guest)

20YearsLater , attached to 2003-04-09 Permalink
20YearsLater This show was the greatest Phish side-band show I've seen (admittedly, I've never seen a Pork Tornado show!). I arrived at the Vic really early to get a good seat, and my reward was listening to the soundcheck with my ear pressed to the Vic's front door. The soundcheck was a nameless amazing jam. Trainwreck was totally unexpected and really damn funny. Vida Blue's jams were tight, creative, and compelling. The Vic is a small venue and all three band members really connected with the crowd throughout the show. "You Never Can Tell" got the whole place twisting a la 'Pulp Fiction.' KG's guitar solo in Lawnboy was surprisingly pretty. For some reason, I just didn't expect Vida Blue to be THIS amazing.
Score: 0

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