, attached to 1991-11-16

Review by Anonymous

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

Well, that was some show Phish put on last night at the Bayou in Washington D.C. (11/16/91). At this writing, I have only seen PHISH 3 times, all at the Bayou (late 1989, Spring 1990, and last night). Luckily, I was dancing next to a guy who knew all the song titles, so I was clued in on the songs I didn't know. The opening act was a very capable fingerpicker whose name I cannot recall, but whose music was quite excellent (Mike somebody). Then, until Phish came on, the club showed a video of old Rush in concert, which was awesome (to a Rush fan from way back). At 11:05 p.m.,the boys came on, cranking out a tight, fast first set including Landlady Uncle Penn Wilson Runaway Jim It's Ice => Sparkle => Fluffhead Foam (in hyperactive double-time) Stash Yamar Cavern The set break was filled with selections from Rush's latest album, "Roll The Bones", which is a very strong release and sounds even better at club volumes. The second set (starting at 1:00 a.m.) included: Tube My Sweet One Bathtub Gin (ending in an aural meltdown frenzy) Taking advantage of a break between songs, Henrietta officially renamed the band "Mrs. Pizza Shit", a phrase blurted out by Trey several times during the show thus far. Brother Trey then made an announcement of special guests in the audience, including his mother, and two co-authors to several Phish tunes (those in the know, fill in the blanks). The first few bars of "You Enjoy Myself" were played before coming to an abrupt halt. Trey then confirmed that the band were quite serious in their name change to "Mrs. Pizza Shit". The band then kicked back into the song, replete with syncronized bouncing on the part of Trey & Mike, and a HUGE funky jam (and I wrote that on my set list about half of the way through the jam) and a long "Mrs. Pizza Shit" vocal rap at the end. Horn => Chalk Dust Torture Terrapin (w/ vintage vacuum cleaner) Llama The encores were Glide (announced as a new tune) Rocky Top Sweet! Thanks to Scott Javage of Philadelphia, PA for helping me out with song titles and the words to "Llama". I saw four tapers in the audience, so who has tapes? 'Fess up!


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