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Link 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes, Friday, 04/17/1998
Higher Ground, Winooski, VT

Set 1: First Tube[1], Sand[1], Mozambique[1], Mr. Meat Man, Naturally To Blame > Wighat, Silicone Fairy[1], Last Tube[1] > Higher Ground

Set 2: Tore Up, Magilla, Sunny, Stir It Up, Crossroads, Come On (Part One), Soul Power Jam > Pass the Peas, Drums

[1] Debut.

Notes: This performance included costumed dancers, theatrics that included people being hoisted by cables, artists displaying various props (including Mike Gordon placing Cactus props on stage), and innovative lighting that featured large florescent tubes. The second set was a looser jam session and included guest appearances from Dave Grippo on saxophones, James Harvey on trombone, Bobby Hackney on vocals, and Fish on drums. This show marked the debut of “First Tube,” “Sand,” “Mozambique,” and “Last Tube.” While not billed as a Trey Anastasio performance, with Russ and Tony it represents the public debut of the core TAB touring ensemble.  

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Dave Grippo, James Harvey, Heloise Williams, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Tom Lawson


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