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Link Saturday, 04/27/1991
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

Soundcheck: Carolina, The Asse Festival, Poor Heart, Funky Bitch

Set 1: Sweet Adeline, Asse FestivalThe Asse Festival > Runaway Jim, Cavern > LandladyThe Landlady > MSOMy Sweet One, Reba, Llama, LizardsThe Lizards, SuzySuzy Greenberg, Stash, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: CurtainThe Curtain > Possum, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Fluffhead > Tweezer > CoilThe Squirming Coil -> Wipe Out[1] -> TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > GTBTGood Times Bad Times

[1] Performed by Fish on vacuum.

· Sweet Emotion tease in Tweezer

Noteworthy Jams: Possum, Tweezer

Average Song Gap: 4.7

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

Notes: Tweezer contained Sweet Emotion teases and an introduction of “Dr. Q” on bass. Fish performed Wipe Out on vacuum. The Aquarium Rescue Unit was the opening act.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

hardua , attached to 1991-04-27 Permalink
This was my first show and there are so many ways I could take this thing. We'll start with a little history. I became aware of phish in the early fall of 1990 when my buddy Skills gave me a copy of Junta on tape. He wrote the track list on the lines and then carefully drew the phish logo in the middle. A month or two later, another buddy saw them open for Blues Traveler (same venue, 10-6-90). He couldn't stop raving about what he saw that night.

Based on two those events, I started seeking out the music. Access was very limited back then. As I mentioned, Junta was out. Lawn Boy with the Fee bonus track was also released. And then there were bootlegs. Those were even harder to find. And when you did find them, the sound quality was miserable (dudes calling out for songs plus beer bottles clanging) and the songs were always labeled incorrectly. For a long time I thought "harpua" was called "hardua" because that's what my tape said.

As for the show, it was a lot of fun- mostly young kids running around without a care in the world. I remember holding up my ticket for Golgi, seeing the vacuum come out and hearing Alvenu Malkenu (at which point I turned to Skills and said don't we know this number?).

With the benefit of time, this site, and the ability to stream shows, I can put my experience in perspective. I'm grateful that I got in when I did and have been able to ride it out for almost 25 years. It's like seeing the Dead in 1970 and then going to 1995.
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