Category: Saratoga

10/5/1990 – SKIDMORE GYMNASIUM, SKIDMORE COLLEGE

Saratoga Springs, NY

SET 1: I Didn’t Know, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen[1] > Weekapaug Groove, My Sweet One, The Landlady, Tela > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Stash, The Asse Festival, Bouncing Around the Room > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Golgi Apparatus > The Curtain > Ya Mar, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Uncle Pen, Split Open and Melt, Fee > Possum[2]

ENCORE: Good Times Bad Times

[1] “I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever” lyrics.
[2] Charlie Chan and Popeye signals.

The beginning of Hydrogen included the lyrics “I walk awakening on the misty fields of forever.” Possum contained Charlie Chan and Popeye signals. The opening act was NRBQ.

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7/27/1992 – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Saratoga Springs, NY

SET 1: Golgi Apparatus, All Things Reconsidered, David Bowie[1], Horn, Suzy Greenberg[2] > Llama, Sweet Adeline, Rocky Top

[1] Simpsons and Random Note signals in intro.

[2] Prior to starting Suzy, the band sung the first line a cappella in a different manner than the rest of the song.
This set was an opener for Santana. In the Bowie intro, Trey said that All Things Reconsidered was a variation on the theme All Things Considered radio show on National Public Radio (prompting a quick ATR tease from Page). Trey added that whenever he thinks of SPAC, he thinks of National Public Radio and that they were now going to play a song that the crowd could sing along to. The intro subsequently included Simpsons and Random Note signals. Bowie later contained an Oye Como Va tease from Trey. Prior to starting Suzy, the band sung the first line a cappella in a different manner than the rest of the song.

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3/8/1990 – AIKO’S

Saratoga Springs, NY

SET 1: Dinner and a Movie > You Enjoy Myself -> Possum, Ya Mar, Foam, Carolina, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, Take the ‘A’ Train > Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Divided Sky > Bathtub Gin, My Sweet One[1], AC/DC Bag > Caravan, I Didn’t Know, The Lizards, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Golgi Apparatus

ENCORE: Contact, Good Times Bad Times

[1] Extended drum intro.

Suzy contained a Purple Haze tease and Antelope contained a Fishin’ Hole (aka The Andy Griffith Show theme) tease. During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as Marco Esquandolas.

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7/10/1994 – SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Saratoga Springs, NY

Soundcheck: Jive Talkin’

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Horn > Peaches en Regalia > Rift, Stash, If I Could, My Friend, My Friend > Julius, Cavern

SET 2: Sample in a Jar, David Bowie, Glide, Ya Mar, Mike’s Song -> Low Rider -> Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Bouncing Around the Room, The Squirming Coil, Crimes of the Mind[1]

ENCORE: Golgi Apparatus, Rocky Top

[1] Dude of Life on vocals.

Mike teased Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys) in Chalk Dust. My Friend, My Friend included a Purple Haze tease, Julius contained Buried Alive and Jean Pierre teases, and Mike’s Song contained a Simple tease from Trey. Crimes of the Mind and the soundcheck’s Jive Talkin’ featured the Dude of Life on vocals.

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