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May 13th, 1994: Hayden Square, Tempe AZ

The final non-west coast performance of spring ’94 brings Phish to Hayden Square in Tempe, Arizona following a string of shows since the Bomb Factory that have been solid but unexceptional. A very good “Runaway Jim” opens the show. Even … Continue reading

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May 7th, 1994: The Bomb Factory, Dallas TX

Tonight’s performance is the second of three Texas appearances this tour, and the first show of 1994 to be officially released by Phish. This is also the second show I am reviewing for this blog that was selected as one … Continue reading

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May 2nd, 1994: Five Points South Music Hall, Birmingham AL

With the Florida run now in the rear-view, Phish will begin May by spending a couple more days in the south before finally starting to trek out west for the remainder of the tour. The band begins the tour’s only … Continue reading

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April 25th, 1994: Civic Auditorium, Knoxville TN

Tonight’s show marks show #19 of spring ’94 and the first to take place in the Volunteer State. Last night’s performance was a scorcher: will Phish build on that momentum here in Knoxville, or will tonight’s show be a breather … Continue reading

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April 18th, 1994: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark DE

Tonight marks the 13th show of tour and the first to take place at a venue also visited by Phish during last year’s spring tour. An energetic but standard “Chalk Dust Torture” opens the show, which is followed by a … Continue reading

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December 28th, 1993: Bender Arena, Washington DC

Welcome back! Tonight’s show marks the 107th Phish show of 1993, and the second to be performed in Washington, D.C. This is the band’s first and only performance at American University’s Bender Arena (a venue located a mere mile or … Continue reading

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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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