Category: 1991


Somerville, MA

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart > Guelah Papyrus, Reba, Foam, Horn, Split Open and Melt, Esther > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove[1]

SET 2: Wilson > Harry Hood, It’s Ice, The Mango Song, Uncle Pen, Tweezer -> The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Runaway Jim

ENCORE: Memories[2], Sweet Adeline[2], Golgi Apparatus

[1] Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals.
[2] Without microphones.

This show was a benefit for James Bay, with proceeds benefiting organizations fighting the James Bay hydroelectric projects. Reba contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease from Trey. Weekapaug included Charlie Chan and Simpsons signals and On Broadway teases. Hood contained a Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered tease from Trey. Memories and Sweet Adeline were performed without microphones.


11/20/1991 – CAMPUS CLUB

Providence, RI

SET 1: Buried Alive > Possum, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird > Sparkle, Stash, Paul and Silas > Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil > Llama, You Enjoy Myself

SET 2: Golgi Apparatus > It’s Ice > My Sweet One > Run Like an Antelope, Tela, The Landlady, Hold Your Head Up > Bike[1] > Hold Your Head Up, Cavern[2]

ENCORE: Magilla[2] > Brother[2]

[1] Fish on fretless guitar.
[2] Carl Gerhard on trumpet.

Possum included a Rhapsody in Blue tease from Trey. Before YEM, Trey announced that the second set would feature a special guest on guitar who has influenced Trey for years. The “special guest” turned out to be Fish, who added some atrocious fretless guitar stylings to Bike. Cavern, Magilla and Brother featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who teased the Flintstones theme during Magilla.


11/19/1991 – THE STING

New Britain, CT

SET 1: Uncle Pen, Foam, Runaway Jim, Fee > Sparkle, Brother, Horn > Chalk Dust Torture, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Wilson > Divided Sky

SET 2: Tube, My Sweet One > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Mango Song, The Sloth, Reba, Dinner and a Movie > Cavern > David Bowie[1]

ENCORE: Glide > Rocky Top

[1] Two Charlie Chan signals as well as Simpsons and Oom Pa Pa signals in intro.

Before Wilson, Trey brought a fan named “Wesley” on-stage and wished him a happy birthday. Trey proceeded to dedicate the song to him. Weekapaug contained Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered (Rogers and Hart) and Divided Sky teases from Trey. The Bowie intro contained two Charlie Chan signals as well as Simpsons and Oom Pa Pa signals.


11/16/1991 – THE BAYOU

Washington, DC

SET 1: The Landlady, Uncle Pen, Wilson[1] > Runaway Jim, It’s Ice > Sparkle > Fluffhead, Foam, Stash, Ya Mar, Cavern

SET 2: Tube > My Sweet One[1] > Bathtub Gin, Brother, You Enjoy Myself[2], Horn > Chalk Dust Torture, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Llama

ENCORE: Glide, Rocky Top

[1] Mrs. Pizza Shit reference.
[2] Halted and restarted; vocal jam contained Mrs. Pizza Shit references.

Wilson, My Sweet One, and the YEM vocal jam contained Mrs. Pizza Shit references. YEM was preceded by introductions of lots of friends and family, and was halted and restarted by Trey so that he can confirm that Phish had indeed changed their name to “Mrs. Pizza Shit.” YEM contained a Brady Bunch theme tease from Mike. The subsequent vocal jam contained William Tell Overture quotes. At one point during the show, Trey even grabbed a slice of pizza from a passing waitress and used it to strum the guitar. Sanity was teased before and during Terrapin.