, attached to 1991-04-06

Review by SplitOpenAndMule

SplitOpenAndMule Incredible review by Pholy. I'll just add that Set 1 may be the first ever Phish set that had no breaks. The "," between AC/DC Bag and Fluffhead is very short, and could be considered a ">" that includes very brief moments of silence as part of the segue.

The result is one of the best sets I've heard up to this point in Phish's career. Every song is imbued with a very strong potency, including high levels of tension in Tweezer, one of the best Esther's I've heard to date, as well as one of the most celebratory arrivals in Fluffhead. The segues between songs are also extra interesting, especially the beginning of the Tweezer, the segue from Esther > OKP, and Bag > Fluffhead. Phish was on a roll.

I think the second set gets a bit looser, with a few technical mistakes that seem to throw the band off just a hair, but still an above average set for the time. The Icculus is a fantastic bustout to end their first tour of the west coast.

If you want something from '91, listen to this show, especially the first set.


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