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Link Saturday, 05/11/1991
The Front, Burlington, VT

Set 1: LandladyThe Landlady, Llama, CoilThe Squirming Coil > Cavern > DividedDivided Sky, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, MSOMy Sweet One, Foam, Tweezer, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[1], Poor Heart > Reba > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Terrapin, BBFCFMBig Black Furry Creature from Mars

[1] Tom Baggott on harmonica.

· In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease in Tweezer
· Buried Alive tease in Chalk Dust Torture
· Flash Light tease in You Enjoy Myself

Average Song Gap: 2.26

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, Tom Baggot (Guest)

Notes: Tweezer contained an In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida tease from Page and Trey briefly teased Buried Alive in Chalk Dust. YEM featured Tom Baggott on harmonica and a tease of Flash Light by Mike in the bass and drums segment of the song. After BBFCFM, Fish referred to Trey as “Eddie Van Anastasio." Donna Lee, Mike's > Hydrogen > Weekapaug, and Tela used to appear in this setlist between Reba and Oh Kee Pa in the second set, but because these songs do not appear in circulating recordings of this show, we have removed them from the setlist.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

TheEmu , attached to 1991-05-11 Permalink
TheEmu So the bulk of this show is, to me, another typical '91 gig. Mostly very tight, enjoyable, few musical excursions. I liked the Tweezer, and there's another very nice Chalkdust to open the second set. Trey has major problems with the start of YEM, and the guest harmonica player isn't all that. Pretty average Reba, with slop in the composed section but a strong ending (C-/C). The Tweeprise is also a little rough. So, through two sets, I thought this was a 3 star show.

Then the Encore came, and it was a blast. You have a truly unique version of Terrapin with an intro other than HYHU that has Fishman (and me) asking "What the hell is this?" But instead of waiting for them to quit playing whatever it was (I think Page is teasing Funkytown at one point, not sure) he just starts singing Terrapin, and they keep the beat of what they were playing before for the entire version. It's great! To follow this, you have one of the greatest versions of BBFCFM of ALL TIME. Seriously. How can you beat lines like "He's gonna fucking kill you! He's gonna kill you, motherfucker!" and "Who's smokin' pot? Jesus, I hate pot smokin'! Shit! 1...2...3...1234!!!" "Eddie Van Anastasio!" and, of course "I like to sprrreaaad ass! Yeah...spread it!! See you in the next room...wherever that may be!" Totally classic. I know these don't count as amazing musical highlights, but they're a ton of fun and were the highlight of the show for me. It may seem silly to award an extra star for spreading ass, but that's exactly what I'm gonna do here and go 1...2...3....1234 Stars!!!
Score: 2

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