Category: Dude of Life

11/8/1991 – IVORY TUSK

Tuscaloosa, AL

Soundcheck: Family Picture, T.V. Show, Crimes Of The Mind, Camel Walk, Blues Jam

SET 1: Tube, The Landlady > Dinner and a Movie > Stash, Paul and Silas > Divided Sky, Guelah Papyrus, The Mango Song, Brother, Eliza, Golgi Apparatus

SET 2: The Sloth, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil, I Didn’t Know, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove[1], Jesus Just Left Chicago > Jam > Self[2], T.V. Show[3], Family Picture[3], Crimes of the Mind[2]

ENCORE: Fee > Suzy Greenberg

[1] Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals. Trey chanted “a slice of pizza!” and “a bucket of lard!” The final chorus was sung as “I’m sharing in a bucket of lard.”
[2] Dude of Life on vocals.
[3] Phish debut; Dude of Life on vocals.

Divided Sky contained a tease of Dixie. Self through Crimes of the Mind (including the Phish debuts of T.V. Show and Family Picture) featured The Dude of Life. Paul and Silas was dedicated to “Jason” on his birthday. Weekapaug included Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals and an adventurous, off-center jam segment culminating with Trey chanting “a slice of pizza!” and “a bucket of lard!” The final chorus was even sung as “I’m sharing in a bucket of lard.” During the soundcheck, The Dude of Life joined the band for Family Picture, T.V. Show, and Crimes of the Mind, and Camel Walk contained a Stash tease from Trey. This show was not at the College Station Theater; that show was on March 8, 1991.

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8/9/1993 – CONCERT HALL

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture -> Who Knows Jam -> Chalk Dust Torture, Mound, Fee[1] > Split Open and Melt -> Glide[2] > Nellie Kane > Divided Sky, Memories[3], The Squirming Coil

SET 2: Dinner and a Movie > Tweezer > Tela[4] > My Friend, My Friend[5], My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, You Enjoy Myself -> Contact > Crimes of the Mind[6]

ENCORE: Rocky Top

[1] Trey sang verses through megaphone.
[2] Simpsons, All Fall Down, and Random Note signals.
[3] Without microphones.
[4] Ending featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[5] Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[6] Dude of Life on vocals.

Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Glide included Simpsons, All Fall Down, and Random Note signals. The ending of Tela and the beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Nellie Kane was teased in Divided Sky and also in YEM from Mike. YEM’s jam segment included Trey quoting “Here comes Speed Racer” and teases of Smoke on the Water and the vocal jam contained verses from Psycho Killer. Contact subsequently started as part of the vocal jam. Memories was performed without microphones. Crimes of the Mind (with the Dude of Life on vocals) was played for the first time since November 8, 1991 (234 shows).

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8/28/1993 – WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST GREEK THEATRE

Berkeley, CA

SET 1: Llama > Bouncing Around the Room, Foam, Ginseng Sullivan[1], Maze, Fluffhead > Stash, The Squirming Coil, Crimes of the Mind[2]

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Rift, Run Like an Antelope[3], The Horse[4] > Silent in the Morning > Sparkle > It’s Ice[5] > Big Ball Jam, Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself -> Oye Como Va Jam -> You Enjoy Myself -> Contact > Chalk Dust Torture

ENCORE: Daniel Saw the Stone, Amazing Grace[6]

[1] Acoustic.
[2] Dude of Life on vocals.
[3] Simpsons signal.
[4] Trey on acoustic guitar.
[5] Random Note, All Fall Down, and Oom Pa Pa signals.
[6] Without microphones.

Ginseng was performed acoustic. Crimes featured the Dude of Life on vocals. Constant Craving was quoted prior to 2001. Antelope included Brady Bunch theme teases and a Simpsons signal, while It’s Ice featured Random Note, All Fall Down, and Oom Pa Pa signals. The Horse featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. Also, while several versions of YEM have teased Oye Como Va, this version featured an all-out jam of the song. Contact segued out of the YEM vocal jam. During Daniel Saw the Stone, the band introduced and thanked each member of the crew. J.J. Cale was the opening act.

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8/3/1991 – LARRABEE FARM, A.K.A. AMY’S FARM

Auburn, ME

Soundcheck: Poor Heart, Crimes of the Mind (with the Dude of Life), Bitchin’ Again (with the Dude and Sofi Dillof)

SET 1: Wilson > Foam, Runaway Jim, Guelah Papyrus, Llama, Fee, The Squirming Coil > Poor Heart > The Sloth, Divided Sky, Golgi Apparatus

SET 2: The Curtain > Reba > Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room > Tweezer > Esther > Cavern, I Didn’t Know, You Enjoy Myself[1], Rocky Top

SET 3: Stash, Ya Mar, Fluffhead > Lawn Boy > My Sweet One, The Lizards, Buried Alive[2] > Possum

ENCORE: Magilla, Self[3], Bitchin’ Again[4], Crimes of the Mind[5]

ENCORE 2: Harry Hood

[1] “No gerbils in your bottom” vocal jam.
[2] Jamie Janover on didgeridoo.
[3] Dude of Life on vocals.
[4] Phish debut; Dude of Life and Sofi Dillof on vocals.
[5] Phish debut; Dude of Life on vocals.

This was a free show. YEM and Possum featured I Love Lucy theme teases. YEM also featured an infamous “no gerbils in your bottom” vocal jam. The theme from Rawhide was also quoted in the vocal jam. Buried Alive featured Jamie Janover on didgeridoo. Self, Bitchin’ Again, and Crimes of the Mind (the last two Phish debuts) featured The Dude of Life, and Bitchin’ Again also featured Sofi Dillof. Self was played for the first time since September 13, 1990 (132 shows).

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