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Link Sunday, 03/17/1991
Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO

Set 1: Carolina, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, LandladyThe Landlady > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Foam, Fluffhead, Uncle Pen, Stash, LizardsThe Lizards, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Runaway Jim, Esther[1] > MSOMy Sweet One, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Tweezer, Fee, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, CDTChalk Dust Torture

Encore: Lawn Boy, La Grange

[1] Trey repeated the first line of Esther several times.

· Sparks tease in David Bowie
· Manteca tease in Chalk Dust Torture
· Hold Your Head Up tease

Average Song Gap: 5.45

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: Bowie included Sparks teases. Foam (introduced as one of Fish’s favorite songs) was preceded by a HYHU tease while Fish fixed his cymbal. Uncle Pen was introduced as a band favorite and dedicated to a fan in the crowd. Trey repeated the first line of Esther several times, as if he had forgotten the rest of the lyrics. Slave was played for Mike from “the Telluride contingency” and was preceded by Trey’s story about the ‘88 Colorado tour. After Slave, Fish came front and center to the tune of HYHU to tell his infamous “bear story.” Afterwards, Trey referenced the July 30, 1988 Telluride show, where Fish was late. Chalk Dust included Manteca teases.

Song Distribution:
5 Junta
4 A Picture of Nectar
4 Lawn Boy
2 Stash
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1991 Winter/Spring Tour."

Greiser , attached to 1991-03-17 Permalink
I have to disagree "that musically there is not to much happening at this show". IMO this is one of the tightest shows in 91. And with some crispy soundboards circulating via cassettes at the time, it quickly became a classic show for all of use early to mid 90's heads.

Although I was not at this show or on this tour, I know the sound at this venue is amazing and its evident they took full advantage of it. Just look the 1st set list. Everyone one of these tunes is played pretty much flawlessly. Mike kills it on Mike>Hydrogen> and esp Weekapaug. Foam grinds and bounces mechanically. Uncle Pen is just plain fun and perfect for Colorado. Classic Santana-ish Stash jamming. Fluffhead does not disappoint. Lizards is nice and relaxing and David Bowie just get weird in all time 90's Phish weirdness.

These are the Phish shows I miss dearly!
Score: 2
TheEmu , attached to 1991-03-17 Permalink
TheEmu Lots of fun banter from this show, including my first time hearing the Bear story. Musically, not too much happening, but I will say that the Weekapaug Groove is STRAIGHT UP F***ING FIRE!! Also, I really enjoyed the Slave. Finally, I'll mention that this show had most of the energy that the 3/15 show had but was focused and tight. Three stars.
Score: 0

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