Giant Country Horns.  Giant Country Horns. Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.
Notes: This one-set show, opening for The Aquarium Rescue Unit, concluded the summer "Horns Tour." It featured the Giant Country Horns on Suzy through Stash, Avenu Malkenu, Possum, Landlady, Mike's, Weekapaug, and the encore. Suzy contained a Popeye theme tease from Trey. During I Didn't Know, Fish was introduced as Willard Scott. Possum contained Charlie Chan and Oom Pa Pa signals.
As far as I knew I was the only person that recorded this show on an old school reel to reel with a radio shack condensor mic.... that i transferred to a cassette tape.
ARU performance was insane. Apt Q258 had his head shaved by a woman in a Wizard costume... while many people were on stage drumming. Otiel's brother was there. I don't know his name but he lead the drum session.
the whole time Fishman was bouncing all over the stage like a drunk monkey with no shirt and a old school WWII gas mask.
What a fantastic night of music. The Phish set was really nice. Highlights for me were the great traditional pairing of Oh Kee Pa>Suzy with the horns and the rocking Cavern.
The thing that made this night so great for me was seeing ARU for the first time. They were incredible and I think Phish really enjoyed their set also coming out for a huge percussion jam with Count Mbutu, Apt. Q258 and the rest of the band. I recall Oteil having eight fingers on each hand as he played that night.