Friday, 07/15/1994 Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY

Friday, 07/15/1994
Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY

It’s Tuesday for me listening to this Friday night show. As I write this, Runaway Jim is playing. That’s the last song of Set 2. The whole show has gone by while my attention has been on busy-work that had to get done. That’s not to say I’ve missed the show. I’ve been listening. I just have not taken any notes at all.

This is a great show on a lot of levels. The first ever “Solar-Powered Phish Show!!” Pretty cool. The first “Solar-Powered Vacuum Solo?!?” I guess that’s something… The first Setting Sail in a long time. You know you’ve been missing that gem of a tune!

Seriously, though. There are some great highlights to this one. Set 1 starts out simply enough, but from Divided Sky through the end, it’s fantastic. The Melt, in particular, is serious business.

Set 2 opens with Letter to Jimmy Page?!?! Of course, it does. And the Bowie that follows is fantastic. Don’t sleep on the great mid-Set-2 Reba, either. Then the entire Ice->Julius segment is perfect setlist construction. It’s like a mini-set unto itself. Close out with a typical opener?!? Right again! And Sleeping Monkey and Rocky to send ‘em home!

One more night left on this tour!! I can’t wait to listen to Sugarbush 94 tomorrow!!

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 07/15/1994
Jones Beach Amphitheater, Wantagh, NY

Set 1: Rift > Sample in a Jar, Divided Sky, Gumbo > Foam, Fee > Split Open and Melt, Golgi Apparatus

Set 2: Letter to Jimmy Page > David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room > Reba, It’s Ice > Yerushalayim Shel Zahav > Dog Faced Boy > Julius, Hold Your Head Up > Setting Sail > Hold Your Head Up, Runaway Jim

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

Notes: This was the first solar-powered Phish show. Trey sang the verses of Fee through a megaphone. Reba included Brazil and Popeye teases and did not have the whistling ending. Setting Sail was performed for the first time since March 25, 1992 (292 shows). It’s Ice featured a Page-led jam that was unlike most versions. Bowie included a full Jessica tease during the jam.
Setlist courtesy of Phish.net.

Key tracks:
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-15/split-open-and-melt
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-15/letter-to-jimmy-page
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-15/david-bowie
http://www.phishtracks.com/shows/1994-07-15/reba

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