Weekend Nuggets: August ’93 Encore


Carrying Friday’s focus into the weekend, here are two more complete shows from August ’93. Once I get the archive caught up (hopefully next week,) most of August, and much of July will be available for download in one place. Until then, enjoy a couple more from this phenomenal era.


8.16.93 American Theatre, St.Louis, MO < Torrent

8.16.93 American Theatre, St.Louis, MO < Megaupload

American Theatre - St. Louis, MO

I: Axilla, Possum, Horn, Reba, Sparkle, Foam, I Didn’t Know, Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil

II: Mike’s Song > Faht > Weekapaug Groove, Mound, It’s Ice, My Friend, My Friend, Poor Heart, Big Ball Jam, Take the ‘A’ Train, Good Times Bad Times

E: Amazing Grace, Rocky Top

Source: Nakamichi 300 Omnis


8.17.93 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS < Torrent

8.17.93 Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS < Megaupload

Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS

I: Wilson, Llama, Guelah Papyrus, The Divided Sky, Weigh > Maze, Fluffhead, Fast Enough for You, Daniel Saw the Stone

II: 2001 > David Bowie, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Rift, Suzy Greenberg, You Enjoy Myself > Purple Rain > Hold Your Head Up, My Sweet One, Cavern

E: Memories, Fire

Source: Unknown


Jam of the Weekend:

YEM > Halley’s > Slave” 8.6.93 II

This classic segment of the Cincinnati Zoo’s second set featured a “Cocaine” jam in “YEM,” and the first “Slave” since October ’91.




“Glide” – 7.21.93, Middletown, NY (H.O.R.D.E.)

“Fast Enough For You” – 8.8.93, Cleveland, OH

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  1. Matso Says:

    Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend.

    I’d just like to say that I am feeling incredibly psyched about the fact that I’m going to be seeing Phish this summer. It will have been nearly 6 years since the last time I saw the boys take the stage (Coventry) and 7 years since the last proper, non-car crash shows (IT). For the past year or so, I have somewhat had to suppress my excitement about their return and all of the great music they’ve played as circumstances conspired against me and kept me away from seeing any shows. But I have now booked my flights and I will be at Hartford 2 and both nights of SPAC (with PTBM success or otherwise!). I know that’s a fraction of the shows some of you have already seen in the 3.0 era (and of what you’re going to see this year), but for me, those shows are my beacon of light and I am probably as excited about them as I have ever been about any Phish show in the past – including Halloween 94, Albany 95 (where I had front row tickets) and the 97 NYE run.

    Anyway, I hope some of you can feel where I am right now because it feels really, really good and I can’t wait until June 18.

    Have a great weekend all and best of luck with the lottery!

  2. jdub Says:

    I am happy for you Matso! Like a kid as Christmas approaches. Good luck in the lottery. Those are my first 4 for the summer with Great Woods wrapping up the run for me. My first time doing more than 3 in a row.

  3. c0wfunk Says:

    matso that’s great – love to hear about fresh vibes making it to the show with fresh excitement. Congrats on finally getting some phish 3 love!

    got some ticket requests in last night, hopeful for atl and merriweather pavilions, waiting for tm for charlotte and raleigh. Noticed on the atlanta venue site that the place has 7k pavillion seats and only 5k on the lawn, isn’t that topsy turvy? But in a good way for sure. Looks like a cool little shed.

    Found out yesterday that my sis has access to merriweather club seats thru some local group she’s in – anyone have experience in the club level? I’m hearing waitresses and near the soundboard, which sounds good!

  4. Willowed Says:

    Matso….This is a special time! Can’t wait for a BB meet up in Hartford and SPAC!

  5. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Matso

    It’s all about the shows you see not the one’s you don’t!

    Your gonna have a blast!

  6. Gavinsdad Says:

    @Matso – hard not to feel your excitement and so so easy to understand what you’ll be experiencing in june. I’m right there with you once again even tho I got some ’09 phish under my belt. I don’t think there is a way to properly describe the joy I felt at the first notes I heard at JB2 last year, my first since the Camden show that was rightbefore Coventry.

    Have a blast. I’ve always enjoyed you contributions here too from abroad since I’ve started reading this site.

    Goodthings. Hope you get your lottery pix. If not, BB ticket exchange!!

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    Matso, that gave me chills!

    This summer is going to be the best of my life.

    Hope everyone’s doing well

  8. Ghostface Says:

    I’m getting OCD about checking my credit card for charges. How long you guys figure until we find out for lottery?

  9. buddysmyles Says:

    @Matso where are you from? u posted yesterday that your first Phish tickets were for Spectrum, Montreal 93. Mine also! Just curious as i am also doing Hartford2 and SPAC 1 maybe SPAC 2. I have always tried to see the boys atleast once a year and finally the stars a lined so i could go on fall tour 00′ what a blast to see the country and phish! In 09′ i caught six shows GW, Hartford, SPAC, Albany1/2 and Portland. With 4 daughters and 54hr work week it is hard to get away to a show unless the boys are playing close on a weekend. good luck to all on the lottery. I batted .500 last year getting Hartford lawn, SPAC pavillion and Portland Floors(smallest show and closest to the band for me since 93′ Spectrum and 93’Stowe).

  10. lastwaltzer Says:

    @ghostface I feel you but i don’t think were going to know anything till monday but thats my guess.

    nice post matso

  11. neemor Says:

    Morning all!

    Matso, we all can feel what you’re feeling…

    My first time back after Coventry was Burgettstown last summer then on to Deer Creek. (If we’re not counting the Trey Carnegie show).
    I was so excited and recall the feeling exactly.
    You look around and realize that the mix of people there, in addition to the many levels of character we’re used to seeing, are there for the first time since Coventry, the first time since ’97 and in many cases, it’s their first time seeing the band.
    It’s such a great feeling.
    And when the lights drop and that crowd around you explodes, you realize (I did) that I’m with my people, at church, where I belong…

    Then you hear Trey’s guitar grumble to life….

    Fishman drops a roll on ya’…..

    Mike coaxes a couple of weird aquaphonic roars from his stack…

    Page teases a little ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’….

    And as Mike rebirths the opening notes to Halley’s and the crowd begins to move and shake, full of smiles, stranger hugging stranger, you realize it’s the most glorious place in the world that you’ve never really left.

    Welcome back man.
    Hope to meet you at HTFD or SPAC….

  12. neemor Says:

    Portland floor was the place to be.

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Listen to the Jam of the Weekend now! You won’t be dissapointed. Mr. Palmer is 37 today and still gets excited like a 12 year old girl about summer phish tour. Bring it on baby!

  14. c0wfunk Says:

    I’ve been listening to a ton of later era (80s and beyond) gd lately. One thing that has jumped out is how drastically the energy varies from night to night, even from song to song. Of course much of that hinges on the health and mood of the lead guitar player. There is some great playing, there is some great singing, and there is some uninspired noodling, and half hearted half remembered lyrics. There is also a snowballing audience that forces them into less personal venues.

    It has really made me realize how lucky we are, as a similarly obsessed fanbase, to have a newly reinvigorated band, at the top of their game, with all of the signs of pushing the envelope for themselves, yearning to play cool and small intimate shows, eschewing the usual rock and roll greed in favor of some special shows. And all this at 25 years into their evolution.

    When I was a young kid breaking into the scene in the blah blah 90s, I used to have this undeniable yearning for the past and a feeling as though I had really missed something by being born so late, missing the 60s and the 70s and the excitement that seemed to be so prevalent when I looked back with my starry eyed glasses.

    I realized at some point (with the help of some particularly intense geltabs) that it’s all happening now, and now is the place to be. Spring is here, summer is soon, and furthur we go!

    beautiful saturday in the mountains and a touch too much coffee has me all sappy and reflective, you’ll have to excuse me πŸ˜‰

  15. lastwaltzer Says:

    @mr. p happy b-day

  16. neemor Says:

    Happy Birthday Palmer!
    Brain dead, and made of money….no future at all!
    Good to know you man.
    Enjoy it. (Inside!)
    It’s cold as shit on your birthday!!!

  17. neemor Says:

    @ cOw:
    “When I was a young kid breaking into the scene in the blah blah 90s, I used to have this undeniable yearning for the past and a feeling as though I had really missed something by being born so late, missing the 60s and the 70s and the excitement that seemed to be so prevalent when I looked back with my starry eyed glasses.

    I realized at some point (with the help of some particularly intense geltabs) that it’s all happening now, and now is the place to be. Spring is here, summer is soon, and furthur we go!”

    ^Well said.

  18. Mitch Says:

    HAPPY BDAY MR PALMER! the thousand dollar question: what are you gonna do today?

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    you got the brain dead part right! thanks

  20. c0wfunk Says:

    the first show back posts have me remembering hampton ..

    I think it took a full set before I really was able to relax and flow into a show again .. and it was night 3 before the lights going down felt natural and at home again, and I was able to fully immerse myself in the experience as I once could…

    There was a point, I think after night 2, chilling in a hotel room with some peeps, and we were reflecting on summer tour, and fall tour, and new years, and the realization set in – this is the reality now. We are back Here where we mark the years and the seasons by which shows we caught and which of the huge jams we experienced and how we are going to chart out the next few shows.

    I’m interested to hear more people’s first show back experiences – when did you make it back? How long did it take before it felt natural again?

  21. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Mr. Palmer

    Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

  22. EL Duderino Says:

    First shows back were the Alpine Valley shows.

    My last shows before the hiatus were all 4 of the ’03 Miami NYE run.

  23. (Formally Known As) BrandonKayda Says:

    Happy birthday Palmer!!!

  24. Kaveh Says:

    @Mr. Palmer – Happy Birthday indeed! Have a great day today.

    Lottery notice is usually at the end of the week; last couple days is when I usually get my notice.

  25. halcyon Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. P!

    1st shows back were Gorge 09. Felt natural walking into the venue. Felt the feeling I forgot the moment the first notes of DWD were played.

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