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Link Friday, 11/15/1991
Trax, Charlottesville, VA

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture[1], Sparkle, Cavern, CurtainThe Curtain > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, CoilThe Squirming Coil, MSOMy Sweet One > GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Rhombus Narration > DividedDivided Sky, Lawn Boy, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: Llama[1] > GinBathtub Gin, Poor Heart[1], Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Eliza, Tube, LandladyThe Landlady > DestinyDestiny Unbound, HoodHarry Hood[1], HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > Possum[2]

Encore: Highway to Hell, SuzySuzy Greenberg

[1] Mrs. Pizza Shit reference.
[2] Two Charlie Chan signals and Simpsons and Popeye signals. The band responded to Popeye signal by singing a random note.

Teases:
· Blue Monk tease in Rhombus Narration

Average Song Gap: 3

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

Notes: Prior to the start of the show, Fishman announced that Phish had changed their name to Mrs. Pizza Shit. Chalk Dust, Llama, Poor Heart, Harry Hood, and the conclusion of both sets (as well as the start of the second set) all featured references to Mrs. Pizza Shit. Poor Heart and Hood also had bandmembers calling each other "Mrs. Pizza Shit." Page teased Blue Monk during the Rhombus Narration. In Lawn Boy, Page referred to Trey as "Lawn Boy" prior to him taking a guitar solo. Before Love You, Fishman apologized for not wearing his Zero Man outfit, explaining that he didn't have his jock strap with him. He said that the last time he was there some girl said "Hey you can see his balls!" and so that was it for Zero Man without the jock strap. Possum contained two Charlie Chan signals and Simpsons and Popeye signals (but, notably, the band responded to the Popeye signal by singing a random note, which is the Random Note signal's "secret language").

Song Distribution:
7 A Picture of Nectar
6 Lawn Boy
2 Stash
2 Junta
1 Rift
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 The White Tape

Songs by Debut Year:

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

GitDown , attached to 1991-11-15 Permalink
A fun show, with the Mrs. Pizza Shit references sounding like something the boys probably heard as a promo for the show on local radio. My guess is that the announcer probably mangled the name of the band so badly that it sounded something like that. I had this 2nd set on tape for years, and before hearing the first set where it's a little more obvious, I always thought they were saying, "This is Piece of Shit," which still fits the radio promo narrative... or perhaps it's an earlier example of Phish getting lambasted in the press, as Trey made recently made reference to in his CBS Sunday Morning interview.

Also, as a historical footnote, this is the last Destiny Unbound for 796 shows. In fact, I even put an asterisk next to this DU on my J-card for "last time played," thinking we'd never hear it again.
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