There was a power outage during Golgi, after which Trey mocked Fish’s “memorable drum solo.” During the latter HYHU, Fish introduced the band and humorously pointed out Chris Kuroda for causing the earlier power failure. YEM included a Wilson tease and a thank you from Trey.
Wilson tease in You Enjoy Myself
Debut Years (Average: 1988)

This show was part of the "1991 Winter/Spring Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1991-02-28

Review by SplitOpenAndMule

SplitOpenAndMule And the award for most attentive crowd goes to... Sarratt Student Center at Vanderbilt University!

Listening to this show, it's pretty average for the time period, with great 1991 playing throughout and a few highlights of excellent jams in Reba and YEM. But there's something else very special happening at this show, which is Phish having a respectful audience listening as attentively to the music as the band themselves are. Fish comments on it humorously Before Love You ("What a great crowd. So attentive. It's scary... if you fuck up we'll all know!"); and Trey thanks the crowd before the YEM encore ("In all honesty I can't remember an audience that was this attentive in like the last five years or something, it's really amazing, this is great man."). So listening back, there's no crowd chatter on this aud tape, making it sound almost like a sbd. And I think Phish really rewarded this crowd for that.

Esther is an incredible story, musically and lyrically, but it needs listeners to land, and this Esther feels especially potent and powerful. TMWSIY is a very delicate song, and I'm guessing it was played because the crowd could hold it. And it seems that Trey is more willing to offer some Gamehendge narration to good-listening crowds, as he does before Esther and The Lizards. (In Sacramento on 3/22/93, Trey also explains the reason they play all of Gamehendge is because of the great, attentive, quiet crowd.)

The final blessing of this show is an awesome YEM with a very dynamic vocal jam centered around the band saying "Shut up." It's bold, hilarious, and exemplifies the glorious types of musical exchanges Phish and the audience can co-create.

The moral of this show is: Don't talk when the band is playing, and the music will reward you.
, attached to 1991-02-28

Review by DemandOpener

DemandOpener This is a pretty average show from 1991 with nothing really of note except for some very strange song placement in my opinion (an ugly Mike's Groove dropped in the middle of set 1, a partially-narrated The Lizards as the show closer, and Buried Alive, Llama, and Cavern all oddly misplaced). It's all good because it's Phish, but the show didn't have great flow or any real standout moments. I'm going to go with 2 stars here mainly for the almost total absence of flow from beginning to end.

Final note: I will say that The Lizards is probably worth listening to because of the funny start to the song and the pre-song banter.
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