Thursday, September 20, 2018

8/2/1993 - RITZ THEATRE

Tampa, FL

Soundcheck: Slave to the Traffic Light, Funky Bitch

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Guelah Papyrus[1], Poor Heart, Brother, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, All Things Reconsidered, Bathtub Gin -> Makisupa Policeman -> My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > Dog Log > La Grange

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike's Song[2] -> Sparks > The Ballad of Curtis Loew > Rift, The Squirming Coil, Weekapaug Groove -> Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Run Like an Antelope[3]

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey, Amazing Grace[4]

[1] Simpsons signal.
[2] The jam out of Mike's featured Joe Rooney on vocals.
[3] "Marco Policeman-dolas" lyric. All Fall Down signal.
[4] Without microphones.

Brother made its first appearance since July 14, 1992 (143 shows). Other breakouts included Dog Log (dedicated to Paul, and first since May 4, 1991, or 283 shows), La Grange (first since March 17, 1991, or 310 shows) and Sparks (first since September 13, 1990, or 392 shows). Guelah Papyrus contained a Simpsons signal. Bathtub Gin contained Low Rider, Sweet Virginia, and I Feel Pretty (West Side Story) teases. The jam out of Mike’s featured Joe Rooney of the band First Born on vocals. Bike was preceded by a Moonshadow tease from Mike. There were Contact, When the Saints Go Marching In, and Makisupa teases in Antelope, along with the lyric “Marco Policeman-dolas” and an All Fall Down signal. Amazing Grace was performed without microphones. This show was originally scheduled for the Cuban Club Plaza and was moved to the Ritz Theatre two weeks prior to the gig.