Category: Red Rocks

8/20/1993 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Morrison, CO

SET 1: Divided Sky, Harpua[1], Poor Heart > Maze, Bouncing Around the Room > It’s Ice > The Wedge, Ginseng Sullivan[2], Rift, Run Like an Antelope[3]

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Slave to the Traffic Light > Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil, My Friend, My Friend[4] > Chalk Dust Torture, You Enjoy Myself > Purple Rain[5] > Hold Your Head Up, Cavern

ENCORE: The Mango Song, Free Bird

[1] Narration told the history of Red Rocks and the fate of a giant iguana.
[2] Acoustic.
[3] Simpsons signal.
[4] Beginning featured Trey on acoustic guitar.
[5] Mimi Fishman joined Fish on vacuum.

The band began the show with an appropriate opener, as the storm that had lingered in the Morrison sky cleared just before the show began. The Harpua story told the history of Red Rocks and the fate of a giant iguana, who was referred to throughout the show. Harpua also included a Rock and Roll Part Two tease and a tease of Eye of the Tiger by Page during Trey’s narration about Poster looking directly into the eyes of the iguana. Ginseng was acoustic, was dedicated to Brad Sands, and was preceded by a “Charge!” tease from Page. Antelope included a Simpsons signal and a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking jam. The beginning of My Friend featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Purple Rain featured Mimi Fishman joining Fish on vacuum.

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6/11/1994 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Morrison, CO

SET 1: Wilson > Chalk Dust Torture, You Enjoy Myself > Rift, Down with Disease, It’s Ice > Tela, Stash

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Run Like an Antelope, Fluffhead, Scent of a Mule, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil > Maze, Contact, Frankenstein

ENCORE: Suzy Greenberg

This show marked the breakout of Frankenstein, which hadn’t been played since July 26, 1991 (332 shows). Suzy subsequently included a Frankenstein tease. Fluffhead was played after a group of fans had been requesting it since the beginning of the show.

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6/10/1994 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: NICU, Funky Bitch, Blues Jam, Ginseng Sullivan

SET 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Sample in a Jar, Nellie Kane > Demand > David Bowie, The Lizards, Cavern, Julius

SET 2: Axilla (Part II) > The Curtain > Tweezer > Lifeboy > Sparkle > Possum[1], Hold Your Head Up > I Wan’na Be Like You > Hold Your Head Up, Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

[1] Random Note signal.

Bowie included a Leprechaun tease by Trey. During Lizards, Trey talked about the rocks that looked like a giant lizard and referenced the last time they played at Red Rocks (August 20, 1993). Lizards also contained a Fanfare for the Common Man tease from Page. Cavern included Purple Haze and Voodoo Child teases from Trey. Tweezer contained What a Man (Linda Lydell original that was remade by Salt-n-Pepa in 1993) quotes from Trey. Possum contained a Random Note signal.

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8/2/2009 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE

 Morrison, CO   

SET 1: Roses Are Free, Wilson > NICU, Prince Caspian, Back on the Train, Reba[1], Grind, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Sample in a Jar, Sugar Shack, Waste, Kill Devil Falls   

SET 2: Boogie On Reggae Woman, You Enjoy Myself -> Undermind[2] -> Drums[2] -> Seven Below[2] > Also Sprach Zarathustra[2] > Waves[2] > Character Zero[2]   

ENCORE: Bittersweet Motel, Bouncing Around the Room, Slave to the Traffic Light   

[1] No whistling.
[2] Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

Reba did not have the whistling ending. Boogie On featured a Twist-esque jam and contained an Oye Come Va tease from Page. Both Trey and Page teased AC/DC Bag during YEM. Undermind through Zero featured Bill Kreutzmann on drums.  Before the encore, Trey explained that Bittersweet Motel was being played at the request of his daughter, Bella.  After Bittersweet Motel, Fish remarked that he felt lonely again and needed the second drummer back.


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