, attached to 1993-05-30

Review by jcmarckx

jcmarckx This show was a testament to how much I loved Phish. I was so fried by this time that all I could think about was going home to my bed. I had just seen 8 of 9 Dead shows in the last 2 weeks, and headed down to Laguna Seca just to see Phish. I didn't know they would only be one set shows, and I really didn't care about the other bands. I also went because Laguna Seca was kinda sacred ground to me after seeing the Dead there in '87 & '88.
The festival was fun, but I really didn't care anymore by this show. At least the night before we had the Allman's, but as much as I used to like 10,000 Maniacs, I just didn't care by this point. I was exhausted.
I think (?) Phish came on after Blues Traveler on this night. They were before them on Saturday. They played a high energy set of the usual suspects, and really blew everybody else away (both nights, really). I kinda liked BT, but I was all about Phish on this weekend. When I think of this show, the Antelope and Melt instantly come to mind. The obvious highlights for me.
I was just stoked to have them come back to NorCal so soon (after the March runs), and I had a lot of fun while they were on stage. It's just that my main memory of these two shows was how tired I was, and how nervous I was that I might not have a job anymore when I got back home.
I was tempted to leave right after the Phish set, but my buddies talked me into staying the night and getting some rest before the 3 1/2 hour drive home. Have you ever camped at a Phish festival? Yeah, there was no rest that night.


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