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Link Tuesday, 02/19/1991
The Bayou, Washington, DC

Set 1: Llama, CurtainThe Curtain > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Reba, Dinner and a Movie > SlothThe Sloth, Runaway Jim, CoilThe Squirming Coil > BowieDavid Bowie[1]

Set 2: MSOMy Sweet One > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, LandladyThe Landlady, Esther > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Love You -> Whole Lotta Love Jam > Love You > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Rocky Top

Encore: Magilla, Fire

[1] Charlie Chan and Complete Stop signals.

Teases:
· Happy Birthday to You and How High the Moon teases in David Bowie
· Happy Birthday to You tease in Weekapaug Groove
· Theme from The Flintstones tease in Magilla

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie, Split Open and Melt

Average Song Gap: 4.12

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

Notes: This show, performed on Fishman’s birthday, had many classic moments, including Happy Birthday teases before Coil, during Bowie and Weekapaug, and before and after Love You. Bowie also contained Charlie Chan and Complete Stop signals. The Bowie intro also included a How High the Moon tease from Mike. The Whole Lotta Love jam segued out of the vacuum solo in Love You. Magilla contained a Flintstones theme tease from Trey. The Janglers were the opening act.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

TheEmu Phish.net Staff , attached to 1991-02-19 Permalink
TheEmu Happy Birthday to Fishman! This is very solid show, both sound-wise and performance wise. The Bowie absolutely rages, although I thought the PA went out or something when they did the stop-on-a-dime trick, but then BAM, right back to the jam! SOAMelt also has an interesting start, and I think the other highlight, for me, was a pretty good Magilla. I didn't realize they did the Whole Lotta Love thing more than once (I listened to 2/19 and 2/22 backwards) so that was fun again, and Fishman wishing Debbie Reed a happy birthday before realizing she had left and then saying "To hell with Debbie Reed!" was hilarious, and the post Love You noodling -> Oh Kee Pa was kind of interesting. Still and all, I think this show belongs somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. I'm going 3.
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Munch , attached to 1991-02-19 Permalink
I saw this show, having never heard of Phish at the time, but was reccomended by a friend. Probably about 100 people in the audience, and I remember thinking that it was the craziest show I had ever seen, particularly recall the "Whole Lotta Love" on a vaccuum cleaner....
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