For the inaugural episode of The Bluest Tape, we charge headlong into the stellar Spring Tour of 1996. Coming on the heels of Sit n Ski, the band returned to the Midwest, Southeast, and East Coast for a 26-show tour that featured some not just some of Panic’s best playing to date, but some of the best in its 30-plus year history. Join us as stop for fantastic first set selections from Columbia, MO and Johnson City, TN, and a wild and raucous second set closer from Buckhannon, West-By-God-Virginia.
Links below go to whole show streams from Panicstream.
26 March 1996 - Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri
Set 1: Walk On > Tall Boy > Tie Your Shoes > Galleon > Love Tractor (29:30)
Source: AKG 451 > SV-250
28 March 1996 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall
Set 1: Vacation > Rebirtha > Porch Song (21:50)
Source: FOB Schoeps CMC64>sonosax>d10proII by Ryan Varnum
20 April 1996 - Buckhannon, WV - Rockafeller Center, West Va. Wesleyan College
Set 2: Papa’s > Floozie > Drums > Papa’s > Parsons (22:05)