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Link Thursday, 03/28/1991
The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, DividedDivided Sky, Cavern, LandladyThe Landlady > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, MSOMy Sweet One, BowieDavid Bowie, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up, CDTChalk Dust Torture

Encore: Lawn Boy, Fire

Average Song Gap: 3

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

Notes: In one of the greatest bargains ever, Phish’s first West Coast show was on The Catalyst’s “Dollar Night” where the cover charge was only one dollar.

Song Distribution:
5 Lawn Boy
4 A Picture of Nectar
4 Junta
2 Stash
2 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

Mikesgroover , attached to 1991-03-28 Permalink
Mikesgroover The first West Coast show the band ever played cost $1. Let that sink in for a minute. Considering the price, this performance is outstanding, even if there's very little to make it stand out for the era.

From the sound of the tape, the turnout is pretty good and some of the audience is clearly familiar with the material. After Divided Sky, Trey tells the crowd Were finally here, after years of trying to play California.

During a clean but otherwise unremarkable YEM, the band's vocal jam includes them repeating "Take off your jacket now".

Trey introduces Fishman by saying "His first performance ever in Color- excuse me, California."

Fishman's solo includes an explanation of the source of his new vacuum. "I bought this for $69 I Colorado. In Steamboat Springs. My other ones an Electrolux but its dying. I found this at a vacuum sale. Its got as much power per square inch as an Electrolux."

The early Chalkdust starts off a little tentatively, but finishes nicely. An historic night, even if there's little that's musically memorable about it.
Score: 3

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