, attached to 1991-10-31

Review by Anonymous

(Published on the legacy Phish.net site many years ago...)

We got to Armstrong about an hour before the show, and there were very few people there. My wife was dressed as a cop, and it was quite a realistic uniform. Page and Fish came by, and Fish asked her if she was a cop or if that was her uniform. Page ended up standing around and talking with us for about 30 minutes. (oh yeah, this was myself, John Friedman, my wife (Lori) and another friend) We told Page we were on the phish.net and that we'd read Shelly's interview, etc.

At break, some of the crew were rounding up folks for the costume contest, and they came and got Lori. They paired her with a dude dressed as a bong!! Trey was doing the contest introductions, and he announced the Cop/Bong as his favorite. They ended up winning, so now Lori can get in free to every Phish show for a year. Too bad she'll probably only get to a couple of shows, but it was neat anyway.

Costumes: Trey had a headband with devil horns. Mike was in a dress. Fish was in a McDonalds employee outfit. Page just had some face paint??

When they came out for set II, there was a woman dressed as Mike holding his bass (he has two of them) in place of Mike. We weren't sure if it was a friend of the bands, or if it was someone who dressed as Mike for their costume. Anyway, they start Landlady, and this person is pretending to play bass while Mike is playing from offstage. She was moving like Mike and did the little swivle hips move with Trey, and it was hilarious.

Trey forgot the last verse in Fee, and as they were repeating the last chorus he stepped up to the mic and said "I was thinking about what the next tune should be, and I forgot the last verse. So what we are going to do is ... Wait". And they went into this goofy Wait tune again.

Overall, I didn't think the show was great. The crowd was very rowdy, and the band was being really goofy. They were having alot of fun, and there were some killer moments, but the show didn't smoke from beginning to end. High points were: Foam, Runaway Jim and Harry Hood. Harry was very very hot, with a long slowly built solo from Trey.


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