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Monday, April 1, 2013

Barney And The Dead

In your not so typical fashion, Phil Lesh pulled an April Fools prank on not only the audience but his fellow bandmates also. Phil came out for the second set of the show in 1993 at Nassau Coliseum dressed as the lovable purple dinosaur. Phil's 2 sons, Graham and Brian, were fans of Barney and Phil thought it would be a funny trick to play on April Fools day. Phil came out dressed as Barney with his base strapped to him and neither the band or audience knew who it was. They played "Aiko Aiko" with Phil trying his best to find his base around the big purple costume. Afterwards, Jerry told Phil that a little warning would have been nice. Download the show HERE and HERE. This is a good show for 1993, with some of the newer material, like "Eternity," "Liberty," "Wave to the Wind," "Long Way," "Days Between" and The Beatles cover of "Rain" making appearances in the setlist.
I: Straw, TLEO, Minglewood, Candyman, Desolation Row, Stagger Lee, Eternity, Liberty
II: Aiko*, Saint, Crazy Fingers, Wave to the Wind, Drums, Space, Long Way to go Home, Days, Lovelight E Rain
*w/ Barney

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