Soundcheck: Shaggy Dog, Jam, Cavern Jam, Blues Jam
SET 1: Golgi Apparatus, Paul and Silas > Split Open and Melt, Ya Mar, Fluffhead, Llama, Bathtub Gin, It's Ice > Bouncing Around the Room > Possum
SET 2: Tweezer > Sparkle, Tube > Foam, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Fee > The Sloth, The Squirming Coil, I Didn't Know, My Sweet One > Tweezer Reprise
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Review by maccabee
I had Junta and Lawn Boy along with a few live tapes, but realy didn't know what I was in for. By SOM I raelized this was something special. By Bathtub Gin (around the time my dad showed up) I knew this was a band I wanted to see a lot more.
Yeah I went to my first Phish show with my Dad. Partially because it was a school, night and the only way I could go was if I could leave when he decided it was time. The other reason is that my Dad was the kind of guy who was right at home at a Phish show, although I know he enjoyed JGB at Hartford more. He told me during the beak that the guy checking tickets just let him walk in, so I still have an intact ticket from that night.
So there I was, chillin w/ my Dad at Phish. It's Ice was and always has been an amazing song. After Bouncin They closed the set with Possum and the most jamming of the night so far.
The Tweezer second set opener set the mood for a frantic, but classic set. Sparkle is a song I loved the first few times I heard it, but after 10 times or so, it gets old. This being the first I was into it. Next was a tight version of Tube. Then the manic energy started to pick up again with a great version of Foam that included a good amount of screeming at the end. I don't know if the time or the wild end to Foam prompted my Dad to signal for the exit. But I convinced him to wait a couple more songs. The intense Mike's Song Jam was not really encouraging, but I am Hydrogen cam through and we made to Wikipaugh.
I was somewhat bummed to find out I had missed Fee, The Sloth and The Squrming Coil, but I'm grateful for this first show and the memories.