, attached to 1992-11-25

Review by CForbin

CForbin I first fell for Antelope in the summer of '92. Although we had only seen each other a few times, we went all the way that night @ the Keswick.
We weren't getting many monster shows back then, as the boys grew into their shoes - but we were treated to some high energy music from a future powerhouse band in development. 20+ years later and I still vividly recall the scene that evening, home from college & scoring tix with some friends to see Phish @ a quaint 1,300 seat venue - settled in for an evening to enjoy. Fantastic acoustics filled the early 20th Century theatre.
As we settled into our seats a few rows from the stage, the boys opened with a Burried Alive that came out hot. My first time hearing this song, and it impressed. Fun little Poor Heart followed by a lost classic, The Landlady. 3 quick openers followed by a nice little megaphoned Fee - did Page tease the theme from Taxi or was it just me? Hit a few from the new CD, "Rift" w/ Maze, Sparkle & It's Ice - all three were full of energy. This Maze is particularly good, and Trey was clearly enjoying himself as he adds a "thank you" to the audience @ the finish. Always love a Coil, Page is a beautiful man. Cavern was hard rock, but take care of your shoes either way. Fast fwding to the Antelope, and although I don't like to kiss and tell (wait, yes I do), it was so full of electricity - Trey wailing & jamming through the climax, which they didn't exactly nail but was beyond solid none the less.
Set 2 included a strong Chalkdust opener - Trey loves to play Chalkdust in the Philadelphia area, close to home I guess?
Can't go wrong w/ YEM, not perfect but trampolines, classic early 90's. One of my favorites, Lizzards, still good even interrupted (I remember yelling the lyrics up to the stage, along w/ a dozen + others, but hey we were sitting near Trey's gramps so that was cool.
Got some new cymbals - the other ones... were destroyed. Cracklin Rose was a highlight. Thanks eyeball man.
So in summary... Secret Language, Trampolines, Harry (no "Hood"), TV theme teases & a Twee/prise. Just me and 1,000 other hippies witnessing the birth of a supergroup. Give this show a B+ and appreciate it for the early 90's gem that it was.
Thanks Phish!


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