SET 1: Memories, Brother, Ya Mar, The Sloth > Chalk Dust Torture, Sparkle, Foam, Bathtub Gin, Paul and Silas, You Enjoy Myself, Runaway Jim
SET 2: The Landlady, Costume Contest, Wait -> Llama, Fee -> Wait -> My Sweet One > Wait -> David Bowie, Horn, Dinner and a Movie, Tube > I Didn't Know, Harry Hood
Memories was performed without microphones. The vocal jam in YEM repeated "a slice of pizza". During the costume contest, there was a brief full-band tease and quote of Jesus Just Left Chicago, inspired by a fan in a Jesus costume (with a cross on his back!). The first round of the contest closed with a rendition of I Can't Turn You Loose. After each unsuccessful entrant was eliminated, Trey forced them to stage-dive. HYHU was also played briefly during the contest. First prize - free admission to all Phish shows for one year - was shared by The Bergen County Woman Cop and Captain Bong Hit. This show marked the first appearance of Wait, which was played three times during the show. During the final Wait, before Bowie, the audience was chanting “Fuck you!” in response. Bowie contained two Charlie Chan signals and Random Laugh and Oom Pa Pa signals during the jam. I Didn’t Know featured a vacuum solo by “Showboat Gertrude,” which continued well into the final verse of the song.
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Review by Anonymous
We got to Armstrong about an hour before the show, and there were very few people there. My wife was dressed as a cop, and it was quite a realistic uniform. Page and Fish came by, and Fish asked her if she was a cop or if that was her uniform. Page ended up standing around and talking with us for about 30 minutes. (oh yeah, this was myself, John Friedman, my wife (Lori) and another friend) We told Page we were on the phish.net and that we'd read Shelly's interview, etc.
At break, some of the crew were rounding up folks for the costume contest, and they came and got Lori. They paired her with a dude dressed as a bong!! Trey was doing the contest introductions, and he announced the Cop/Bong as his favorite. They ended up winning, so now Lori can get in free to every Phish show for a year. Too bad she'll probably only get to a couple of shows, but it was neat anyway.
Costumes: Trey had a headband with devil horns. Mike was in a dress. Fish was in a McDonalds employee outfit. Page just had some face paint??
When they came out for set II, there was a woman dressed as Mike holding his bass (he has two of them) in place of Mike. We weren't sure if it was a friend of the bands, or if it was someone who dressed as Mike for their costume. Anyway, they start Landlady, and this person is pretending to play bass while Mike is playing from offstage. She was moving like Mike and did the little swivle hips move with Trey, and it was hilarious.
Trey forgot the last verse in Fee, and as they were repeating the last chorus he stepped up to the mic and said "I was thinking about what the next tune should be, and I forgot the last verse. So what we are going to do is ... Wait". And they went into this goofy Wait tune again.
Overall, I didn't think the show was great. The crowd was very rowdy, and the band was being really goofy. They were having alot of fun, and there were some killer moments, but the show didn't smoke from beginning to end. High points were: Foam, Runaway Jim and Harry Hood. Harry was very very hot, with a long slowly built solo from Trey.