Thursday, 06/23/1994 Phoenix Plaza Theatre, Pontiac, MI

Thursday, 06/23/1994

Phoenix Plaza Theatre, Pontiac, MI

Monday morning – back to work. I woke up at 3 o’clock this morning. My body is seriously fucked. Jetlag didn’t used to bother me this much. Life at 40! Fat, bald, and cranky. Do I really need to listen to Phish today? I’m really not in the mood.

The first set flew by while working through a week’s worth of emails. I’m not even a third of the way through at this point, but the first set is over! I did notice the little transition from DwD to Silent with no Horse. Interesting!!

This Bowie has grabbed my attention, though!! It gets into a segment that is very similar to many of the Stashes from this summer tour. What I mean is they get locked into this pattern for a while that featured Mike on the highest registers of the bass and Trey just locked into repeat mode. Brilliant!

The closing segment of Tweezer>Lifeboy>Slave is freaking brilliant, too. What a great way to close out the show. The Slave, in particular. It builds kinda fast, but then it peaks forever and ever! Dig it!

Thanks for reading.


Thursday, 06/23/1994

Phoenix Plaza Theatre, Pontiac, MI

Set 1: Buried Alive > Poor Heart > Split Open and Melt, NICU > Foam, Bouncing Around the Room, Down with Disease > Silent in the Morning > Punch You In the Eye > Julius

Set 2: Frankenstein, David Bowie, The Mango Song > Axilla (Part II) > Uncle Pen, Tweezer > Lifeboy > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Sparkle > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: The first set included the first NICU since May 1, 1992 (248 shows). Silent was performed without The Horse. Tweezer included Sunshine of Your Love teases.

Setlist courtesy of


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