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Link Thursday, 10/24/1991
Crystal Ballroom, Hotel St. Michael, Prescott, AZ

Soundcheck: Memories, Tube

Set 1: Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg, Foam, Poor Heart, Stash, Ya Mar, DividedDivided Sky, IDKI Didn't Know[1], TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > BowieDavid Bowie[2]

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, LizardsThe Lizards, Uncle Pen, Tube, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Dinner and a Movie > Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Terrapin > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Possum

Encore: Memories[3], Sweet Adeline[3], Rocky Top

[1] Fish on trombone.
[2] Three Charlie Chan signals and Oom Pa Pa, Simpsons, and Random Laugh signals in intro. Charlie Chan and Tritone Down signals during jam and screaming from Trey and Mike during end segment.
[3] Without microphones.

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie, Tube

Average Song Gap: 10.32

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

Notes: Before the first set, Trey introduced Mike as “Lou Reed.” After Foam, Trey mentioned how happy he was to be playing at Prescott College, which, he announced, is very similar to Goddard. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. The Bowie intro contained three Charlie Chan signals as well as Oom Pa Pa, Simpsons, and Random Laugh signals. Bowie subsequently contained another Charlie Chan signal and a Tritone Down signal during the jam and maniacal screaming from Trey and Mike during the end segment. After Bowie, Trey introduced “Fern,” who read poetry during the setbreak. Fish was introduced as “Showboat Gertrude” before Terrapin; he explained that the name is derived from that of the Indian singer Shobha Gurtu. Tube was played for the first time since November 16, 1990 (111 shows). Memories and Sweet Adeline were performed without microphones.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1991 Fall Tour."

GitDown , attached to 1991-10-24 Permalink
Listen to this show, if for nothing else (and I haven't gotten to the 2nd set yet), the awesome full-on segue from TMWSIY outro into Bowie. Excellent.
Score: 2
westbrook , attached to 1991-10-24 Permalink
westbrook This is a really fun show from the early years. The band is clearly very comfortable and having a great time at this show as evidenced by all the banter with the audience. Trey remarks how Prescott College reminds him of Goddard and then says something to the effect of "I've haven't been in a room with this many weirdos since Goddard. It's great. It's like being back home."

The source from the spreadhseet is SBD with a cut during Divided Sky. Trey and Page are really out front in the mix. Fish and especially Mike could be higher but it's not terrible.

The jamming in this show is very focused and to the point. I guess you could call it concise. It's a more stripped-down approach as opposed to the later 90s style, but this is Phish boiled down to its purest form.

A few notes
- Tube and Slave bustouts. This is the first Tube with the blues breakdown before the final verse and the last Slave until the big return on 8/6/93.

- Highlight of the show is TMWSIY>Bowie. Great intro and jam. The end screams (literally).

-Trey shreds in Weekapaug.

- Fish during HYHU "I hate this fucking song, I hate it more every time"

-Encore is missing the a capella songs

Again, this is a really fun show with lots of banter/name-calling and energetic jamming. If nothing else, give a listen to the TMWSIY>Bowie segment.
Score: 1

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