Soundcheck: I Didn't Know, Dog Log, Funky Bitch, Rift
SET 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart, Maze, Bouncing Around the Room, It's Ice > Stash -> Kung -> Stash, Kung > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Divided Sky, I Didn't Know, Golgi Apparatus
SET 2: AC/DC Bag, My Sweet One, Tweezer, Mound, Big Ball Jam, You Enjoy Myself -> Spooky Jam -> You Enjoy Myself, Harpua > Runaway Jim
ENCORE: Lengthwise > Contact > Tweezer Reprise
Kung segued into a Dave's Energy Guide jam before turning back into Stash, which also featured Kung quotes. The second Kung was recited while Trey, using an acoustic guitar, improvised on the intro to Horse and contained a brief Pinball Wizard jam. The second Kung and The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar and the intro to The Horse contained a Harry Hood tease. I Didn't Know featured Fish on the Madonna washboard. At the beginning of the second set, Trey’s friend Roger Holloway got on stage and asked his girlfriend Jen to marry him. She said yes, and in response the band played AC/DC Bag (which references Roger in the lyrics), which also included Woman from Tokyo and Johnny B. Goode teases from Trey. The Spooky Jam inside of YEM included a verse sung by Page. Mike teased Spooky in the return to YEM. The YEM vocal jam included a Jeopardy! tease. Harpua featured teases of Dream Weaver and The Jetsons theme as well as vocal quotes from The End (The Doors); the narration centered on a story about people who steal your dreams at night. Trey dedicated Contact to Roger and Jen “on the road of life.” This show was released as part of the St. Louis '93 box set.
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Review by Kaya93
The venue was great, the smallest I would ever see them at, but probably indicative of where they were playing away from the East coast. I was a seasoned Dead Head, I had already been to let's see...one show, yeah, so you know I was pretty much Captain Trips himself. Looking at this setlist, I was probably befuddled by many songs. Ummm, KUNG, holy shit! Don't remember that. Of course, smoking a joint was a big deal back then. Shit lasted for four hours, had to visine up, get the munchies ready and everything! Of course I knew all the rift stuff, that was in my Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer in the parking lot. Buried Alive, hope I was there for that, one of my favs still, as long as Trey could handle it. Wait, 1993, oh he could handle it. Probably burnt his hands off since they went right into to Poor Heart > Maze. Sick!
I do remember something about Roger proposing and what not, but didn't know shit about AC/DC Bag. Spooky Jam, Big Ball Jam, etc...It was all phenomenal stuff for a first show. This is the setlist you tried to will them to play at the Festivals in the late 90's, but it never happens, cause it's such a different time for Phish. This is Phish at a specific benchmark. They have toured and paid their dues to have a legitimate touring staff, they have good equipment, they know what they're doing, but they really have no idea of what they will become. That's what was great about the band at this time and place and it came through in the show.
It was fresh and new, and never all encompassing, as it would get later on. I remember Trey going off about Dreams and a Dream pile, this was weird, but so was Phish. I was used to an old guy in an old band from the 60's gently rocking back and forth barely mustering the words to China Cat Sunflower, and here was Phish jumping on trampolines, singing barber shop, and ripping forth an energy I had thought only I felt. This was it, and the drummer sang that funny song about diagonal in my bed. What a memory!!