Friday, 05/20/1994 Campus Recreation Center, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

Friday, 05/20/1994
Campus Recreation Center, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

Ok – so, I’m on the road for work. I was in Powerpoint Hell from 7:30am straight through till 6:30pm. We even ate lunch in the room. No break. Brutal.

I managed to listen to the first set of this show in traffic to and from the meetings and dinner, etc. By the time I got back to the hotel it was 10pm and I had a ton more to listen to. This project became a major ordeal today. I really don’t want to do it.

That said, I really enjoyed the ballads in the first set!! If I Could & Fast Enough For You both sounded so nice! Plus the Maze and Gin are both worth hearing. The Gin, especially. I love the way it fizzles in the end only to get one last shot at the melody to finish up. Classic Gin!! I really couldn’t hear the acoustic segment for shit in the car. Oh well. I’m not going back to listen. I’m too fucking tired.

Then I’d like to tell you I enjoyed the Antelope, but I’m just not in the mood. I always love Weigh, though… no matter my mood. And this Wolfman’s is pretty great. Trey ends up holding a note way too long at one point, but the whole jam is interesting. Why oh why did they put this song away for so long? It was so good so early in its life.

The drop right into Rift would really piss some folks off in the 3.0 era. It’s funny. I don’t really remember Rift annoying me until way later in its life. I can’t say the same for Sample in a Jar. It already bugged me at this point.

Enough ranting. It’s YEM time!! Interesting YEM, to say the least. From Trey just seems a little off throughout. He’s playing out key, but with purpose! Then the whole thing seems to end for a moment before the bass and drums jam.

Good show. Not the best. But then, I’m exhausted. Maybe my heart wasn’t into the listening tonight.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 05/20/1994
Campus Recreation Center, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

Soundcheck: Can You See Me, Surfing Jam, Magilla (fast version), Demand (x3), Blues Jam, Blues Jam -> Low Rider -> Jam

Set 1: Fee > Maze, If I Could, It’s Ice > Bathtub Gin > Fast Enough for You, Scent of a Mule, Dog Faced Boy, Carolina, AC/DC Bag

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Run Like an Antelope > Weigh, Axilla (Part II), Wolfman’s Brother > Rift, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Chalk Dust Torture

Notes: Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Bathtub Gin included a Lion Sleeps Tonight tease from Trey. YEM contained an Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da jam and the vocal jam was based on Low Rider. Dog Faced Boy was performed acoustic and, along with Carolina, without microphones.
Setlist courtesy of Phish.net.

Key tracks:
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-05-20/if-i-could
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-05-20/wolfman-s-brother
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-05-20/you-enjoy-myself

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