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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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August 14th, 1993: World Music Theatre, Tinley Park IL

Tonight’s show has the distinction of being the first show I’ve written about for this project that was released as part of the initial run of Live Phish releases (Live Phish Vol. 7), and it is the only ’93 show … Continue reading

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August 12th, 1993: Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills MI

Night 2 in Michigan brings us to Phish’s last ever performance at the Meadow Brook Music Festival, an amphitheater on the campus of Oakland University. The show opens with the rare “AC/DC Bag.” The song sounds good in what I … Continue reading

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August 9th, 1993: Concert Hall, Toronto CAN

Wow, it feels like we were just here! The band played this same venue less than four months ago on April 27th. Tonight’s show starts with a memorable “Chalk Dust Torture.” Immediately after Trey’s solo begins at 3:30 he begins … Continue reading

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July 31st, 1993: Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta GA

The Winter/Spring ’93 tour treated us to not one, not two, but three great Phish shows in the city of Atlanta (2/19, 2/20 & 2/21), forever immortalized with the At the Roxy box set. There hasn’t been a single multi-night … Continue reading

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July 28th, 1993: Grady Cole Center, Charlotte NC

We continue our trek south tonight with the first and only North Carolina show of the tour. “All Things Reconsidered” kicks off tonight’s show, and it feels a bit awkward in the opening slot. The band sounds good out of … Continue reading

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