Helter Skelter ended with the band singing "I've got blisters on my fingers" a cappella to the tune of Back In My Hometown.The Vibration of Life featured a Wipe Out tease. To France was teased in 2001 and quoted in the YEM vocal jam, foreshadowing the song's Phish debut later in the show. YEM also included Frankenstein teases. I’m Blue I’m Lonesome through My Long Journey Home were performed acoustic; My Long Journey Home featured the “Reverend” Jeff Mosier on spoons. This show marked the first Phish performance of Fixin’ to Die. Both To France and Fixin' To Die featured Mosier on banjo with Mosier also singing lead vocals on Fixin' To Die.
Wipe Out tease in The Vibration of Life, To France tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra, Frankenstein and To France teases in You Enjoy Myself
Debut Years (Average: 1990)

This show was part of the "1994 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

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Review by jthomeskillet

jthomeskillet My first phish experience, went to school 5 miles from hara. I had heard a couple of phish tapes,like Nectar but my mind my was blown completely from the opening notes of helter skelter on! We (my buds from school)were front and center through the first set, Trey went onto the vibration of life and blew the top out! Chilled through the break, but as 2001 came on a huge surge of crowd rolled through the floor, pickin me up like a wave and reinserting me somewhere past Page over on the railing. Quite a feat of physics if I may say so!
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Review by DaytonDetes

DaytonDetes A cool/cold November night in Dayton, ohio.My First show !! Helter Skelter!! The vibe of life literally took people out !!! Hold your head up!! This was at a tiny old hockey barn..GA on the floor. the Encores were amazing..Id never seen a show like it !! I remember walking out of the show to a very small lot scene. i thought to myself " this must have been like it was in the early days of the Dead." We can make this our scene !! And so it grew!! So did my my intrest in the band.
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Review by pyitegroove

pyitegroove This was my very first and perhaps, one of the best shows I have been to. It combines so much of what Phish represented in the early 1990's in one show. Great traditional jamming, good integration of acoustic songs, and special guests! Fixin' to Die is my favorite ARU song ,so I was ecstatic to hear it at the E. Since this was my first experience with the great scene, I had a great time being introduced to the lot scene and the twirling hippies in the lit corridors of Hara! I can't believe it's been 18 years!
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Review by Miguelito

Miguelito Another solid outing in this fantastic tour, this one has much to offer with numerous highlights in both sets. In the first, the Helter Skelter to open is notable as they had debuted it earlier in the tour as part of the Halloween set and is also the last time it’s been played. I’d love to see this as a bust-out! The Maze is chaotic, frenzied and fantastic. The Divided Sky, another highlight, is splendid. We also get an always-welcome Forbin’s > Mockingbird, which has a Vibration of Life in there as well, that transitions nicely into the narration. The set-closing DWD is a raging version that caps off this fine set with lots of pep.

The second set is stacked with highlights, with the Bowie being particularly fine. This one rages and is worthy of several listens. It was a strong year for Bowie, and, while I prefer a few others from this year over this one, this one holds its own. The mid-set YEM is a classic version, and serves as a nice centerpiece to this great set. The Slave a few songs later is another highlight, and this is a beautiful, majestic version that should be heard by anyone who’s a fan of the tune. This has now become one of my favorite versions, and its recognition on the jam charts is well-deserved.

The encore contains some nice acoustic numbers, followed by a wonderful take on Fixin’ to Die. Rev. Jeff Mosier joins the band once again for these last couple of tunes.

Overall, this is very solid show with multiple highlights including versions of Bowie, YEM and Slave that are worthy of numerous listens.
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