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Songs of Tour: “Split Open and Melt” (Summer ’93)

I would definitely rank “Split Open and Melt” as one of Phish’s most obviously psychedelic songs. Even relatively ‘straightforward’ “Melts” can lead the band through dark, gooey, and intense terrain during the song’s jam segment. The band started to learn … Continue reading

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Summer ’93: Stat Breakdown (Part II)

This is the second and final part of my statistical analysis of Phish’s summer ’93 tour. For the first half of this post, and for the explanation of the various notations I use, click here. With that out of the … Continue reading

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Summer ’93: Stat Breakdown (Part I)

I noticed as I was working on this post that it was beginning to become very long, so I’ve decided to split it into two posts. The second half, with the remaining computations, will go live exactly one week from … Continue reading

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Summer ’93 Debrief

The opinion I formed after listening to the first couple weeks of Phish’s summer ’93 tour was that the band had more or less picked right back up where they left off at the end of the marathon winter/spring tour. … Continue reading

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August 28th, 1993: William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA

Phish played 10 shows in California during their winter/spring tour earlier this year, but will only play one show in the Golden State over the summer – tonight’s tour finale in Berkeley. A fiery “Llama” opens the show, a position … Continue reading

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August 26th, 1993: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland OR

Northwest tour continues tonight as Phish reaches the penultimate show of their summer ’93 run. The band last performed in Portland on April 1st, and for their return they have graduated to a venue nearly double in size. A decently … Continue reading

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August 25th, 1993: Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA

We head back stateside tonight for the second and last Seattle show of ’93. “AC/DC Bag” was busted out earlier this year, and has mostly stuck to second set or encore placement since then. That changes tonight, however, as Phish … Continue reading

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