, attached to 1991-02-23

Review by chrispyhall

chrispyhall I was a senior at ECU. This was my first time seeing Phish after wearing out the one bootleg our crew had going around at the time. So many folks we knew up and down the East Coast were yelling to go see the band. I had considered going over to Chapel Hill on Friday but bailed for a reason I don’t recall.

Me and a girlfriend buddy of mine met Fish there at the Attic in the afternoon after soundcheck and walked down the street to a corner restaurant and had burgers, fries and shared a pitcher of beer. What I remember of the meal was Fish was hilarious and obviously way into his band and their music. I had never met a guy so open and willing to talk at length about their own musical experiences. Most of the musicians coming through Greenville were pretty aloof about the whole thing (i.e. David Schools and J.B). I was pretty impressed by this needless to say. Mike stayed with some friends of mine and not sure about Trey and Page but was definitely a time when we would find places to crash for a lot of the jam bands coming through Greenville at the time.

I recorded the show. Still have one of the tapes. Loaned out Set 1 and unfortunately it never came back. It may have had some of Set 2 on it but unless someone finds that cassette, we shall never know.

I had told everyone I ran into the previous week that they had to see this band playing the Attic! As such, I knew many of the folks there but it was still quite sparse as shows at the Attic could really pack them in at the time. I have listened back to that show some over the years. Pretty typical show for the time period. One of the things I remember most clearly was that a lot my teammates from the Ultimate team, the Irates, showed up late. Most of them had diverse musical tastes but all couched in the beach/surf culture prevalent at ECU. When Phish launched into Big Fat Furry Creature From Mars, they all came alive and started slam dancing and going nuts. Classic bar band scene at ECU.

So in case it's a while before this show is updated, here is what Set 2 looks like Golgi, Tweezer, My Sweet One, The Divided Sky, Curtis Loew, Buried Alive, Possum. E: Contact, BFFCFM
It appears that instead of leaving a bunch of blank space on the end of the cassette, I added music from Phish’s first set at the Attic. So here is some of the setlist from what I am fairly certain is a partial Set 1 from the same night. ...Foam, Mike’s Song>I Am Hydrogen>Weekapaug Groove, Split Open and Melt, Fee...

Pretty wild to see the old Attic flyer someone posted a few years ago. I guess that inspired me a bit to go dig this tape out of storage. Can’t believe I found it.


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