Soundcheck: Piano Jam, Shaggy Dog -> Dog Log, Blues Jam, AC/DC Bag, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters
SET 1: The Curtain > Split Open and Melt, Poor Heart > Guelah Papyrus, Maze, Dinner and a Movie > Divided Sky, Mound > Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope -> Big Black Furry Creature from Mars > Run Like an Antelope
SET 2: Wilson > Brother, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, The Landlady > The Lizards, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, The Sloth, Rift, Cold as Ice > Love You > Cold as Ice, Possum > Secret Language Instructions > Possum
During the pause in Divided Sky, some fans, mocking Trey’s comment two nights earlier, shouted out “POSSUM!” Trey teased We're Off to See the Wizard at the end of Fluffhead and in the Antelope intro and Over the Rainbow both before and during Wilson. Antelope contained Simpsons signals in the intro and at the end of the song as well as a Groove is in the Heart tease from Mike and an Up Up and Away signal before BBFCFM. BBFCFM subsequently contained Hawaii (The Beach Boys) quotes, a Lullaby of Birdland tease, two Get Back signals, and I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Complete Stop signals. The second Antelope included BBFCFM lyrics from Mike. The BBFCFM sandwich is often referred to as the “Big Black Furry Antelope.” Page teased Misty before Wilson. The Secret Language Instructions featured the introductions of the Simpsons, All Fall Down, Turn Turn Turn, and Random Note signals and were preceded by an All Fall Down signal in Possum and Simpsons and Turn Turn Turn signals as well as a Lazy tease from Trey upon the return to Possum. Mike used an accordion on stage for the first known time during Contact. Trey also teased Lazy in Fire.
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Review by MiguelSanchez
the curtain is a very sharp opener here, and it pairs up nicely with a strong melt. in '92, phish had not quite figured this song out yet, so it was not quite up to its potential. none the less, this is a strong early version. poor heart and papyrus are both played well. then trey and page hammer home a really nice maze. like melt, this one not quite at its fullest potential yet; although, maze was further along than melt at this point, jam wise. dinner and divided work well together before a nicely place mound. then this set really starts to get hot. fluff head is played with a truck of load energy and it gives way to one of the best antelopes ever. it starts off fairly straight forward, but the jams shifts into a darker realm. page hits the coolest effect on his keyboard. i don't know how to describe it...if ice could sing maybe. very chilling effect. the bbfcfm that follows is pretty nuts too. musically, it is brilliant. lyrically, it's hilarious. from the "why do i want to kill you" line, it goes to "oh why," repeatedly, to "hawaii" repeatedly, to a brief little tropical/hawaiin scat thing, with some really funny fishman stuff, back into bbfcfm. then, as if that weren't enough, they slam this one back into antelope. killer set closer.
the boys keep the action coming in the 2nd set. wilson starts the set off in rocking fashion before dipping into a very fun version of brother, with a nice trey solo in there. the horse>silent is an excellent breather song...hell, people probably still needed a breather from the antelope. the landlady gets the party jumping again and it dives into a very bouncy take on lizards. page sounds nice on this one. i love mmgamoio, and this is another good version. sloth lights the place up, and it keeps the energy rolling. rift is straight forward, and the love you is nice fun. after spattering some secret language around throughout this show, phish kind of realized that few were getting it. at this point, trey decided to give another language lesson. this is where i find this tape valuable for newbies. even though they don't mess with the language fun as much any more, it is still good fun, and who knows, when they do, you want people to get it! after urging people to spread the tapes with these language lessons around, they push into a nice rowdy possum, of course, chalk full of language play. good possum. contact>fire works as a very good encore to a very fun show.
it is not completely unheard of to have the jam of the night in the first set, but it happens sometimes. tonight is one of those nights. the second set is really strong, despite not having any of the typical early phish big guns in the setlist, tweezer, yem, hood, 'lope (nailed it in the 1st of course), slave, etc. it is just one killer tune after another. a great show for any phish fan.
the curtain>melt, fluff>antelope>bbfcfm>antelope
brother, landlady>lizards, the sloth, lang less>possum