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Link Thursday, 05/09/1991
Portland Performing Arts Center, Portland, ME

Set 1: DividedDivided Sky, Foam, Paul and Silas, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Reba, Llama, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Magilla, Runaway Jim, Sweet Adeline[1]

Set 2: MSOMy Sweet One, CurtainThe Curtain > Fluffhead > Stash, Esther > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Rocky Top

Encore: Fee > CDTChalk Dust Torture

[1] Without microphones.

Average Song Gap: 2.6

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

Notes: After Divided Sky, Trey spoke about how “exceptional” the room was, and how “inspiring” it was to play in.  He explained that the band had engaged in “philosophical discussions” about standing versus sitting at shows.  He said that some people may prefer to sit rather than stand and dance, and that the band hoped that everyone would be considerate of each other. (He also noted that he prefers to dance while listening to live music, while Page prefers to sit.) Trey added that he did not want anyone to feel uncomfortable about dancing in the aisles. Sweet Adeline was performed without microphones.

Song Distribution:
5 A Picture of Nectar
5 Lawn Boy
5 Junta
3 Stash
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

adamopp , attached to 1991-05-09 Permalink
adamopp Was living in Portland and someone put me in touch with Paluska because they needed someone to put up flyers for this gig around Portland. It was only announced about 10 days in advance, hence was not in the Phish newsletter. Of course, I happily helped flyer Portland in exchange for a couple guest-list spots. Sure enough, by showtime it appeared they were able to fill the 150 seat theater to capacity. Very intimate, low key. Fishman hanging out in the lobby chatting with friends. The sole taper at this show, Zeke Vaughn, later crashed at our apartment before heading to the Colby College gig the following night. Thankfully, he recently got his masters digitized and out in circulation so all can now enjoy this fine show.
Score: 1

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