, attached to 1992-05-06

Review by multibeast

multibeast Howdy! Another phine Phish phrenzy last night. The venue was not crowded at all, and there was even enough room for a spinner up front (which is where I tend to remain during the show:-)). There was some guy taking photos in the front of the wall where the security guys stand, and I think it was for the band. Everyone looked clean and fresh, and Mike was even a little dressed up,with a real spiffy showboat type hat. The first set smoked (what a surprise), and after Foam Trey was all smiles, giving us the thumbs up. Reba was stellar. Just before the orchestrated jam, Mike flipped the rim of his hat down, so we knew they were serious. The jam was one of the finest I can remember. Maze is my favorite of the new songs, so it was nice to see it again (after Chicago). Trey seems to really like this one as well. The crowd overall was a bit lame as far as movement and participation, but I think a lot of people were getting their first exposure to Phish, so what can you expect. The rap after Col. Forbin was great. Try had the floor drop out from under us, and we traveled THROUGH the Earth, and came up
on the other side, in Gamehendge. It was fun. Two great dance tunes were nice for an end to a great set.
During the set break, my friend's pipe got taken by security, and this is the third time in four shows that we have been hassled by security. We should be more careful.
Anyway, set two was very nice indeed. Trey had a big grin on his face and Mike still had the hat. He tipped it to the crowd during My Sweet One, and then it disappeared soon after that. The highlight of the show for me was the You Enjoy Myself. The Mike/Fishman duet after Trey's solo was some of the most abstract rhythmic interplay that I have seen out of this band, and at one point Trey looked over at Page and said, "F*ck!" It was really amazing. The Page solo was really long as well. The vocal jam was moving along well, when all of the sudden they were singing Shaggy Dog! It was completely out of nowhere. After Chalk Dust, they switched so Henrietta could come out and do a song for us. They seemed to be confused about what they were playing for the intro, and it turned into Hold Your Head Up. The Vacuum jam was long in Terrapin, and at one point I swore he had the majority of his mouth in the vacuum. A woman turned to me at that point and said "Why?" and I had no answer for her. Carolina was beautiful, although the Detroit crowd was a little noisy. Good Times smoked and everyone seemed happy
with the show. There were rumors floating around last night that there is talk of a tour with Santana this summer.


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