Phish - 1991

North Shore Surf Club
Olympia, WA, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

This was Phish’s second visit to Olympia, an all ages show promoted by Double Tee Presents. The North Shore Surf Club was an intimate club that had already hosted some historic rock and roll moments, including Dave Grohl’s first gig on drums with Nirvana almost exactly a year earlier. Trey was suffering from a bit of a cold but they must have felt something that night, because the band extemporaneously chose set I to deliver the 2nd live performance of Trey’s Thesis “The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday”, commonly known as ”Gamehendge”. Colonel Forbin’s Ascent through McGrupp featured Trey’s nearly-complete narration accompanied by The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday theme, placing this show in the history books next to 3/12/88 and a few select others to-come. This rendition of David Bowie included a “hi-hat solo” from Fish during the intro. Trey said Fish’s hi-hat provides him with an escape from reality. David Bowie also contained Oom Pah Pah, The Simpsons and Random Note secret language. Carolina was performed without microphones. Excellent recordings of this show surfaced soon after the gig, helping spread the legend of Gamehendge far and wide from its latest outpost in the West.