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Aug
11
93

Phish - 1993

Club Eastbrook
Grand Rapids, MI, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s 1st show in Grand Rapids. The venue was located at the former Eastbook Theater, which had been converted into a club called “Club Eastbrook” with a capacity of about 1,700. The soundcheck included work on a new cover song, Ginseng Sullivan (multiple versions with Fish on both drums and on washboard), which the band learned from a Norman Blake tape provided a few days earlier by Brian Feller. Similar to the rendition played in Cleveland, It’s Ice featured a piano solo by Page. This show marked the 1st public performance of Ginseng Sullivan (Norman Blake cover) on which Trey played acoustic guitar, Fish Madonna washboard, Page piano, and Mike bass. After Ginseng Sullivan, Trey stayed on acoustic guitar for the beginning of My Friend My Friend, of which he said “we’ve never played this song either.” During Mike’s Song, Fish quoted the lyrics of Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel cover). The Great Gig In The Sky set a new high point for smoky rooms as Chris Kuroda’s fog machines managed to obscure the entire stage from view. My Sweet One included The Simpsons, Finger Scrape and Oom Pah Pah secret language. Run Like An Antelope contained a good deal of The Simpsons secret language, a Jeopardy! Theme tease by Mike and a full-band tease of A Love Supreme (John Coltrane cover). As the band took the stage for the encore, Trey asked the audience “think we can get it quiet enough in here to do one of these without a mic?” Adeline was subsequently performed without microphones and was followed by the summer’s first Bold As Love. This rendition of Mike’s Song, > The Great Gig In The Sky, > Weekapaug Groove was included as filler on “LivePhish07″ (8/14/93 Tinley Park, IL) on Elektra when it was released from the archives in April 2002. Before this show, the band members visited WKLQ 94.5 FM for an interview promoting “Rift”.