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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483 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: August ’93 Encore”

  1. sumodie Says:

    A big shout out on yer birthday, Mr. Palmer

    Hope it’s warmer down your way than up here in frosty Mass

  2. joe Says:

    just got through the jam of the weekend. The buildup>crescendo of Slave just hits me in the right emotional spot everytime.

    Happy Birthday Mr. Palmer

  3. Kaveh Says:

    First show back was Fenway. i agree, walking in was natural. But once the band started playing it took a couple of tunes for me to get back and used to it again. The first couple of numbers were a little surreal, like I couldn’t believe that I was seeing Phish live again.

  4. ThePigSong Says:

    Good luck on all your lottery ticket endeavors black board crew. I’m staying positive and enjoying the weekend.

  5. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning guys! Left Clt on Thursday headed south…finally made it to my folks house in middle-of-nowhere south Georgia for the weekend. Internet connection is shit, but thought I’d jump on to say hello. The anticipation for summer has me giddy…I’ve been having Phish and show-related dreams more than normal…and a bunch of you guys keep showing up in them. Maybe I need a little time away…

    @Mr. P…happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

    @neemor and c0w…nice posts guys, gave me chills.

    @matso…very happy for you, maybe we can shake hands at Hartford

    Hope everyone gets the tix you requested (and that they’re all pavs for those of us who are pav whores)! ::sending the positive ticket vibes::

    You guys have a great weekend…I”m headed out to find some decent coffee and take a ‘bane drive out on country roads.

  6. Kaveh Says:

    Indeed. Good luck to all in the lottery. We will work it all out between us all.

  7. JerZ Says:

    If you get a minute, take a listen to the YEM from 7/1/99 Nashville. It iis rediculous- so is the Wolfman’s with the guest slide guitar. For some reason, that was one of those shows that I completely forgot about, but if you get a chance, give it a spin- its nasty

  8. sumodie Says:

    “If you placed a ticket request you will be informed by email of your order status by 11:59 PM EDT March 31, 2010”


    First show back was Fenway. Didn’t feel natural for about the whole show as I was in shock at seeing the band again. Seeing the boys in Fenway was also completely unreal, plus I was on the field, making the whole night bizarro in every sense possible.

    Began to feel natural at my next show, Great Woods, though my natural state remained gratefully tingly all year.

  9. verno329 Says:

    Happy birthday Mr Palmer!

  10. Matso Says:

    Thanks all for the good vibes – looking forward to meeting as many of you guys as possible this summer!

    @neemor – great post! At its best, strangers hugging strangers is what this church is all about!

    @buddysmyles – I’m from Montreal originally but have been living in the UK for the past 8.5 years. I was in grade 9 when they played the Spectrum in 92 and 93. First show was Metropolis a year later. I hear you re: kids, work, etc. Hence why I’m giddy about this summer.

  11. c0wfunk Says:

    jerz the roggae is the reference version as far as i’m concerned. The nashville allstars add some great textures in there… the rest of the end of that first set is a keeper as well.

    kaveh – that surreal-ness is exactly what I was feeling. Like “I’m here? In hampton? with phish on stage? hearing fluffhead? woah..” instead of being able to actually flow with it all and be in the music entirely…

  12. albert walker Says:

    First shows back Hampton

    Felt like coming home but with a band getting their sea legs back

    First shows I realized the boys still had it in them

    Here’s to 2010 picking up where that tweezer left off
    New school 3.0 ground breaking jamming

    Have a good weekend kids
    Happy birthday Mr.p


  13. sumodie Says:

    @jdub: I’ll be doing the same northeast run with you (and several other BB’ers I’m sure -nothin like pacing oneself (or not) from night to night.

    The stand alone GW show seems well positioned to be a special night, with SPAC being hugely nutz.

    Opted to only enter the Saratoga lottery for those shows. Hope to continue my pavilion whoring ways….

  14. JerZ Says:

    First show back was Hampton

    The Fluffhead will live on as the greatest Phish moment of my life. I got married during the hiatus and it was my wife’s first opportunity to see Phish, and my first opportunity to share it with her. Jamming out to the band that I love with the woman that I love was one of the best experiences of my life.

    First time I realized that they were genuinely on their way back was during the Curtain (With)>Mound at Red Rocks. I brought a “play mound” sign to over a hundred shows when they stopped playing it in the 90’s. So, in one moment, destroying the bad memories of Coventry and giving me the Mound that I had been waiting for was surreal

  15. c0wfunk Says:

    after seeing that iko video mr c posted yesterday I decided to spin the whole hampton 87 run – the opener of the first east coast run back post-coma. The happy sunshiney vibe of these shows is amazing, give ’em a listen if you get a chance. There are some great auds up at the archive that give you that hampton feel and pass the crowd energy right through.

  16. fee4zy Says:

    First show back was 8. I had to go since I hadn’t seen the boys since they come to UT back in 03. Was just so happy to be with phans and the boys. Really didn’t care what they played, just enjoying the weekend. I get very few shows now that I have a family and I came to the realization that I got to make the few shows that I can. Got to refill my soul with the joy that resonates from Phish.

  17. KWL Says:

    begin compulsively checking credit card for hold……


    first show back JB1. A strange experience, ups and downs. Don’t think I was fully ready, but the band wasn’t fully on their game either. High moments for sure (first set is pretty decent, then hood), but uneven.

    that all changed during the fee jam in Camden. Knew they were back that night.

    happy bday Mr P.

  18. Mr.Palmer Says:

    cowfunk- 3/27/88 hampton is a great show as well if you haven’t heard it. 22 years ago today as a matter of fact.

    03/27/88 (Sun) Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA

    Set 1: Iko Iko, Little Red Rooster, Stagger Lee, Ballad Of A Thin Man, Cumberland Blues > Me & My Uncle, To Lay Me Down, Let It Grow

    Set 2: Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Scarlet Begonias, Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad > I Need A Miracle > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Sunshine Daydream, E: U.S. Blues

    Thanks for the b-day wishes!

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    First show back was Fenway

    Kind of like picking up a set of golf clubs after not playing for years. A few shanks, a few slices, a few hooks. But then you groove one down the middle and remember how fun it can be all over again.

  20. c0wfunk Says:

    @mr p – happy bday 🙂 I saw that one on my facebook feed “today in gd history” 😉 was one of my favs of my old analog collection. Spacey so what jam before sugar mags ..

    funny the show I’m on now (3-22-87) set 2 starts w/ sugar mag > scarlet > fire > estimated and wraps up w/ the ssdd sandwich..

    I guess no one ever accused them of being creative with their setlists!

  21. albert walker Says:

    spinning 12/30/99

    Corinna is just gorgeous

    I noticed the jam is mainly Page on Wurlitzer with a few Trey compliments

    in Miami Trey just killed a tasty, bluesy vocal line embelishing (jer style)
    guitar solo

    Trey is really embracing his blues, country Exile style playing these days
    for time in his career

    sounds great

  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Of course i saw the Dead on my 21st birthday 3/27/94 and Jerry dropped a Morning Dew on me. Never forget it. Thanks Jer!

  23. EL Duderino Says:

    Speaking of that AW

    Is Trey ssetting up the Leslie?

    Is Page setting up the Werlitzer in 3.0 Phish?

    I think maybe…not anymore?

  24. jdub Says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Palmer, may Phish grant you your birthday wishes!

    Great Woods was my first one back after doing Coventry. Driving to the venue with brother is when it all set in and I became giddy with excitement, embracing the feeling I forgot.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    loved that corrinna .. felt like I was the only one around who knew what it was. Happy, blue sky, daytime phish. We had forever to go. That whole set is one big bag of fun with the Ghost being a crowning achievement.

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