Sparkle was dedicated to “Donna.” Trey teased Rhythm-A-Ning in Antelope. Trey announced before Cavern that the band would play a bit more bluegrass; therefore, segments of Cavern were performed in a bluegrass style. Also, Trey altered the Cavern lyrics to “take care of your boots” and referenced a hoedown. BBFCFM included a We're Off to See the Wizard tease and a Make Your Own Guacamole jam, during which the audience made guacamole from band-supplied avocados because the band joked that their traditional post-show guacamole was not supplied.

Jam Chart Versions
We're Off to See the Wizard tease in Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Rhythm-A-Ning tease in Run Like an Antelope
Debut Years (Average: 1989)
Song Distribution

This show was part of the "1992 Spring Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1992-04-06

Review by DollarBill

DollarBill Good show that gets really weird towards the end.

First set is good, no real problems until Esther. Trey's guitar is out of tune. The rest of the set is solid. Good Antelope jam.

Second set goes along well until Hydrogen. Sounds like they got caught up in the Zepplin teases and/or Trey didn't want to play it. I thought weekapaug suffered as well. NICU was really weird. New middle solo section that never worked I guess. Llama is good, Mound is coming along, Stash is good. Mike does a Wall Part 3 tease during Fish's song explanation. Uncle Pen is good, and this is where somebody must have been bugging Trey all night about the bluegrass songs because, he really gives it to them good during Cavern. One of the funniest Caverns I ever heard!

I also believe the Furry Creature from Mars was for the guy calling out the bluegrass. Full-tilt guacamole jam!
, attached to 1992-04-06

Review by Pjfmc

Pjfmc I love Phish. Suzy opener is joyous and rocking. Foam and Sparkle both foam and sparkle. Reba is pretty good, Trey and Page lose track of each other a tiny bit at one point but it's alright. I really dig Brother here. This particular Esther didn't do a whole lot for me but it isn't bad. DollarBill says Trey is out of tune which is probably right but it isn't glaring. The following tunes are good. Coil doesn't have anything extra on it but it slides over to a sweet Antelope. Seriously good energy in this Antelope. I recommend it.

After the break: I love Dinner and A Movie and I love this one. The energy carries over into Gin. As much as I appreciate Dinner and a Movie, the real first set highlight is the Mike's Song which includes a great fiery heavy jam that would probably sound corny if they played it today but sounds awesome on tape in '92. Hydrogen is weird, it's just... a bit off. BUT the 'paug is really good, sort of a charmingly simple ramshackle jam. Maybe that's not the best way to describe it but that's what I'm going with. Check it out. NICU does nothing for me here, it's odd, not quite cooked yet. However Llama and Mound are both good and then Stash! I love it. Fish is funny during the Cold as Ice>Rosie>Cold as Ice run. It's pretty great actually. Uncle Pen is well done. This bluegrass flavored Cavern is awesome.

Guacamole Jam BBFCFM Encore is also great.

So a decent Antelope, Dinner and a Movie, a worthwhile Mike's Groove (DollarBill is right about Hydrogen but I disagree with him on the 'paug), fun Rosie, Bluegrassy Cavern, top it all off with guacamole... fun show!

Do you need to hear this show RIGHT NOW? No, but it's good.
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