The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Antelope contained Nellie Kane teases and a Simpsons signal. This show featured the Phish debuts of Also Sprach Zarathustra, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav, and Purple Rain. The soundcheck's Dog Log was performed in a ska style.
Jam Chart Versions
Nellie Kane tease in Run Like an Antelope
Debut Years (Average: 1989)
Song Distribution

This show was part of the "1993 Summer Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1993-07-16

Review by SlavePhan

SlavePhan THE GOOD: This show is full of inspired playing as the band finally got a good chance to play the Mann on their own (they opened for Santana in 1992). The Ya Mar is quite nice and, even though a warm-up, is impeccable. I love the FEFY in the first set. FEFY shines throughout this tour, and reaches spectacular heights in August, although don't let this early tour version slip under the radar. Trey soars. The set-closing Antelope, a song which would become the major jam vehicle for this tour, is also above-average. This is great hey-jamming, with the erratic spontaneous licks that the band catches onto before thrusting back into the main groove. I also like the quick pace of the Marco section. The first 2001 ever starts off this second set and leads into 2001. Now, this 2001 is quite slow and chunky compared to today's standards, but I love the grittiness of it and how much more Mike adds with a few extra notes. The 2001>SOAM, which would be perfected later in the tour at Red Rocks, is flawless, and the SOAM itself is ever moving closer to the grand peak that the song reached on 8/20. It's an up-tempo race to the release. Good stuff here. The second set doesn't let up, with an absolutely scorching Maze with not one but 2 peaks. A great Maze. YEM flows into Yerushala Im Shel Zehav during the Nirvana segment and contains a herky-jerky jam that makes its way to an absolutely raging conclusion. Following YEM is one of the tightest most perfect 3 minute Poor Hearts I think the band has ever played. You really need to hear this one. I mean, if they play Poor Heart so well that it deserves a mention, you know that things were going well. One might think that, given the set thus far, the Purple Rain would have been followed by a standard closer, but the band really was on this night and continued with a transcedental Hood, containing a truly magical five minutes of the band completely locked in and following an absolutely wonderful Trey story-line. The star of this Hood may be Page, though, who provides beautiful echos to some of Trey's runs. Really, a 5-star Hood here. The Llama, FreeBird encore is no slouch either.

THE BAD: Hard to write much about this show here. There's a few timing errors in Golgi going back into the chorus (doh!) and a band miscue during the Glide bridge (which you probably won't even notice). Generally, though, the band was ON this night. If there is anything to be said about this show, it's the handful of short numbers in set 1. But boy does set 2 make up for it in spades.

THE NERDY: Trey takes the break in Daniel to welcome everyone to the show. Listen for some fun band interplay during the Poor Heart where Cactus is introduced and Fish chides Trey as "Big Red". A handful of debuts at this show, including Purple Rain which features a Fish "The Purple One" vaccuum solo.

I've put the stand-outs on Youtube, so take a look
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