Saturday, 07/09/1994 Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA

Saturday, 07/09/1994
Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA

Night two if this stand must have been a little bit of a letdown. How do you top a Gamehendge show? The short answer is that you don’t. This is a great show, though. It really is. It’s just not as great as the night before.

As if to signify the return to normalcy, this one starts out like so many before it with RunJim and Foam. Gumbo is always a treat, and the Maze is typically fierce. The rest of the first set plays out like a first set… Capped with a screaming Antelope.

The second set opens with with the infamous 2001->Melt combo that inspired one of my favorite lot tees. Plus the Melt is epic. It gets evil. Then the peak of Fluff must be heard. Fish just relentlessly pounds on the snare until everyone is screaming. Tweezer is high energy. Lifeboy is gorgeous, as usual. And the Hood is nearly perfect.

Again, it’s tough to imagine a better show… And had the night before been more run of the mill this would have been the highlight of the week… But alas we had a Gamehendge the night before. It’s really tough to live up to that.

I love this second set, though. I’ve heard it so many times over the years and it still holds up.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, 07/09/1994
Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Gumbo > Maze, Guelah Papyrus, Scent of a Mule, Down with Disease > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Split Open and Melt, Fluffhead, Poor Heart > Tweezer -> Lifeboy > Sparkle > Big Ball Jam, Harry Hood, Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Antelope contained Call to the Post teases from Trey and Page.
Setlist courtesy of phish.net.

Key tracks:
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-09/run-like-an-antelope
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-09/split-open-and-melt
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-09/harry-hood

One thought on “Saturday, 07/09/1994 Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA

  1. pcr3 says:

    My first show. Hooked for life.

    Thanks for doing this blog, mannnnnn.

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