, attached to 1994-11-02

Review by Icculus

Icculus Posted to Rec Music Phish in November 1994

11/2/94 Bangor Municipal Aud., Bangor, ME

If you went to this show, you may have seen my friend walking around
outside with a GIANT sign that read "Drove From Arizona Have Cash and
Halloween Tapes for your Extras" etc. Anyway, I went to Halloween and
Bangor with him. We were horrified to find out that Bangor was sold out,
since weeks ago we had the option of getting tickets. In desperation mode,
Dead (his nickname) whipped up these signs and proceeded to gather three
tickets for himself and two of our Maine friends. I said I would find a
ticket myself, since I had enough Phish on tape and had seen them enough
times that I wouldn't be too unhappy to miss Bangor.. I got a ticket
finally, from dreadlocked Jeff Drudge, and made it in during the Maze jam
in the first set. If anyone knows Jeff Drudge, from Ohio, please be in

Setlist Note: fish was on ukelele, not washboard, for MOHP and
Foreplay/Long Time. (Mike on banjo, page on standup bass, and trey on
classical guitar)

I missed the Suzy, Foam, and If I Could, but heard that they were good but
nothing to write home about. The Maze jam that I caught was strong but not
awe-inspiring (for those who have seen and heard it done well before).
Guyute and Stash were also nothing to speak of. Especially Stash. I was
hoping they would do more with it.. not tonight. The Scent of a Mule was
the most incredible one I have heard up till now. Just ridiculous. You
have to hear it. I couldn't believe it. They were really, really screwing
around on it. Very, very long, too. The WMGGW was sick, just like at
Halloween.. a great set closer!!

Halley's Comet was great to hear.. my first one! I was leaping up and down
with glee.. most of the people around me didn't get it (in fact, most of
the people THERE didn't get IT.. I thought the bangor crowd was worse than
charlottesville and INSERTCOLLEGECROWDHERE crowds combined.. clueless
people galore, lots of moshing and people getting carried over others' heads
on the floor, even during Lizards.. it was a god damn embarrassment, and
you could tell that Mike was not pleased.. oh well, guess I'm too old..).
The Tweezer was over thirty minutes long and was the longest, weirdest, and
most peculiar Tweezer I have ever heard so far. If you like Bomb Factory,
you will love this one.. lots of weird chaotic mayhem in this Tweezer that
i couldn't relate to. It was still incredible... an experience! [See "A
Live One".] I liked it much more than any other tweezer ive heard this
year, including Bomb Factory. Mango was great as always, and Possum and
Lizards were fine, just not impressive. I won't comment on Axilla and
Sample, which the masses ate up, and which were played just like they are
always played. The encores were great.. really like MOHP.. the Tweezer
Reprise was typical (which surprised me since the Tweezer sure as hell
wasn't). It was nothing like the extended Tweezer Reprise we got at

I really enjoyed this show, and recommend you veterans check out the Scent
and the Tweezer, which were just exceptional versions. Everything else was
pretty standard... don't get me wrong folks, I love phish, but when you
have seen them a certain number of times and have waaaay to much stuff on
tape, you reach a certain point were you have got to make calculated
decisions about what tapes/versions to hear and what not to hear.




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