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Link Trey Anastasio Band, Tuesday, 07/31/2001
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA

Set 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Small Axe, I Done Done It, Alive Again, Last Tube

Set 2: Gotta Jibboo, Jam -> Will It Go Round in Circles?, Drifting, Burlap Sack and Pumps

Encore: Ray Dawn Balloon[1], Driver[1], At the Gazebo

[1] Trey solo acoustic.

Notes: Carl “Gears” Gerhard performed on trumpet for the entire show. Before the show started, Trey introduced Carl and noted that this gig was exactly ten years to the day since the last time the entire Giant Country Horns had performed together; the actual last performance of the GCH with Phish was July 27, 1991. The “Jam” in the second set was based on the theme that emerged out of the jam in “Jibboo.” Trey performed “Ray Dawn Balloon” and “Driver” solo, acoustic.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Dave Grippo, Russell Remington, Jennifer Hartswick, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski, Andy Moroz, Carl Gerhard (Guest)

The_Nutty_Professor , attached to 2001-07-31 Permalink
The_Nutty_Professor This show was a classic example of a big performance when nobody shows up. What I heard was that Phil & Friends were playing nearby, so a lot of folks on TAB tour skipped this one... the ampitheater was VERY sparsely filled - couldn't give you an attendance number but it was incredible how empty it was, especially at a place with such great Phish history like the Terrapin Station bust-out.

In any case, one of those shows you are just lucky to make. Trey made some comments about it being the anniversary of playing with the GHC and so they really played their hearts our in honor of the occasion. The standout of the show, without a doubt, is the Jibboo > Jam that goes for somewhere between 20 and 40 minutes, can't recall exactly. All I know is that just when you'd think the jam was about to end, they'd hop right back in the groove - Trey was just having too much fun with it - huge smile on his face throughout. The few people who were there were absolutely eating up the funk.

Of the few TAB shows I have seen, this one certainly took the cake. If you are a fan of the cow funk, make a point of finding a copy of this Jibboo...
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