Sunday, September 2, 2018


San Francisco, CA

SET 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Paul and Silas, Reba, Wilson > Llama, The Lizards, Sweet Adeline[1], Run Like an Antelope

SET 2: Brother, Uncle Pen, Guelah Papyrus, Dinner and a Movie > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, I Didn't Know, Fee > Split Open and Melt, My Sweet One, Cavern

ENCORE: Sparkle > Walk Away

ENCORE 2: The Squirming Coil

[1] Without microphones.

Trey said he wrote Foam under Ernie Stires's wing and that Ernie taught him to write in that particular style. He dedicated Foam to Ernie's two children Ernie and Liz (both in attendance) and to Ernie as well. Adeline was performed without microphones. Brother was dedicated to Page's brother and Mike's brother (who were standing somewhere in the room), with Trey joking that it was "written to sort of describe their personalities... sort of a combination of the two." Guelah was introduced as a song "about a mother." He explained that this was about Dave's (Dave Abrahams's) mother, Guelah, who used to come in when he and Dave were writing songs and that when "things were getting fun," she would knock on and open the door and pull Dave out into the hall, hence the line "and through the bedroom door intrude a fretful frown and spoiled the mood. And though I never really stand that tall, she tilt my frame, she watched me fall." Fish was introduced during I Didn't Know as "Filling in for Showboat Gertrude... Zero Man!" Walk Away was played for the first time since October 20, 1990 (123 shows). Mo' Better Blues was teased prior to Squirming Coil.