Jam Chart for Birds of a Feather (27 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1998-04-02 BOAF Uniondale, NY 9:19 Debut has a crescendo-oriented jam that starts off relaxed and picks up punch.
1998-04-04 BOAF Providence, RI 15:18 Elongated and groovy version suggests several possible future jamming directions while never straying too far from "Birds" itself.
1998-07-02 BOAF Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark 6:38 Although straightforward, this version features a soaring solo by Trey.
1998-07-15 BOAF Portland, OR 7:27 Slightly extended jam with the beginnings of some exploration beyond the standard.
1998-10-15 BOAF San Francisco, CA 8:27 Fiery and intense version features some excellent work by Page.
1998-11-11 BOAF Grand Rapids, MI 8:54 Machine Gun Trey is back at it in this powerhouse, albeit "Type I" version.
1998-11-13 BOAF Cleveland, OH 9:50 Stretching the boundaries of "Type I" jamming, this version is dark and ominous.
1998-11-27 BOAF Worcester, MA 8:36 An excellent straightforward version. Trey sounds like he's on a mission.
1999-07-08 BOAF Virginia Beach, VA 18:31 At first a wide-ranging and quality "BOAF" jam, this version then moves beyond, breaking into a "Days Between" jam, and an excellent and extended "If I Only Had A Brain" jam with strange lyrics from Mike and Trey. One of the best "Birds."
1999-07-10 BOAF Camden, NJ 14:06 At about 7:25, breaks from the mold into an up-tempo jam that recalls the excellent "CDT" jam from earlier in this show. Version then morphs into a punchy, funky groove which transitions, unfinished, into "When The Circus Comes."
1999-07-23 BOAF Columbus, OH 25:23 An upbeat and snappy groove develops beyond "BOAF", which then bounces between spacey and pumped-up forays. The band was apparently playing along to a wild thunder and lightning storm occurring at the time.
1999-07-25 BOAF Noblesville, IN 19:08 An excellent, upbeat and uplifting jam develops beyond "Birds" proper. The jam then gets dark and brooding before -> into "Walk Away."
1999-09-26 BOAF New Orleans, LA 11:50 "Call To The Post" tease early in the jam. Although it stays mostly within typical "Birds" territory, this version begins in a more subdued manner, only gradually picking up energy before a blistering closing.
1999-12-17 BOAF Hampton, VA 10:47 Decent jam that veers briefly away from the standard form.
2000-06-29 BOAF Holmdel, NJ 13:40 "A Love Supreme" tease. Around 7:50, the jam migrates away from "Birds" into a deep and somewhat dark groove-based jam. Unfinished with solid -> to "Catapult."
2000-07-12 BOAF Noblesville, IN 10:09 Sure it's all "Type I," but this is a very well played, straight out rocking version.
2003-07-21 BOAF Noblesville, IN 11:11 Leaves standard "Birds" behind at about 5:20 and breaks into an up-tempo, upbeat jam that also has moments of a darker sentiment. There's a brief return to "Birds" proper, before Page leads a quiet section that > into "Mike's Song."
2003-08-02 BOAF Limestone, ME 13:54 Some debate whether or not this jam goes beyond "Type I." Fishman keeps the rhythm in check throughout, but Trey explores a lot of directions in this quality jam.
2003-12-30 BOAF Miami, FL 10:17 Unusual and very good version that is bookended "L.A. Woman." "Birds" itself has a lengthy "L.A. Woman" tease, a crescendo semi-finish, and then segues back to "L.A. Woman."
2004-08-10 BOAF Mansfield, MA 20:55 A quiet, brooding jam emerges with strong improvisational elements. After about 13:00, the jam morphs into a rolling, celebratory and euphoric phase. Must-hear.
2009-08-14 BOAF Hartford, CT 9:32 Similar to 11/13/98 in that this version mostly stays "in bounds," but likewise pushes the envelope. A quality version.
2009-11-25 BOAF Philadelphia, PA 12:49 Very well played through 7:40 when the jam gets out there with some nice work by Page and Mike. Eventually returns to "Birds" proper. A very exploratory version for 3.0.
2012-06-15 BOAF Atlantic City, NJ 14:37 Following a good straightforward "Birds" jam, this one moves beyond "BOAF" proper into an upbeat, pulsing jam. From there, it shifts again into 3.0-style ambient space, before regaining some rhythm and -> to "BOTT."
2013-07-30 BOAF Stateline, NV 7:45 Very well played, mostly straightforward jam that has a nice settled section before rebuilding to a fiery conclusion.
2016-07-16 BOAF George, WA 7:25 Combining reverb-heavy sounds with a very different take on the familiar theme, this jam sways from passage to passage with increasing intensity, until peaking with solid Page and Trey. Straightforward structurally, this unique rendering of the "BOAF" jam is classic Phish, reinventing older material.
2016-10-30 BOAF Las Vegas, NV 15:05 Supercharged -> from "DwD" sparks breezy, airy playing, which breaks down around the 5:00 mark. Page is great, and the jam never loses momentum as Trey modifies his tone and the band fluidly floats through a few different tempos before, ultimately, alighting upon a suspended plane of marked beauty and sustained grace.
2019-06-19 BOAF Cuyahoga Falls, OH 23:30 Fan favorite from 2019. Immediately moves into a warm and soothing zone with Page's electric piano leading the way, then briefly picks up steam and lets Trey cook before sliding into a grimy synth-laden groove that Fish drives with some thunderous drumming. A nice semi-tropical jam emerges and gives way to a woo/sample-off, and then the band rebuilds the jam and pushes for a super peak. The nifty little post-peak groove they tack onto the end is just icing on the cake.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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