Phish - 1991

Armstrong Hall, Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO, United States map

Set List

Set I

Set II


Show Notes

This was Phish’s second Halloween Celebration in a row at the 740-capacity Armstrong Hall and their last show at Colorado College. It was an all ages show. Trey’s costume was a headband and devil horns, Mike’s wore a dress (his costume was Cilla), Fish wore a McDonald’s uniform and Page appeared in face paint. To start set II, Cilla Foster appeared onstage with Mike’s bass and pretended to play The Landlady, rocking along with Trey while Mike played the bass part offstage. The Memories opener was performed without microphones. You Enjoy Myself featured “a slice of pizza, a bucket of lard” vocal jam. The Landlady set II opener was preceded by Trey’s Introduction explaining the Costume Contest. During the Costume Contest, the band teased Jesus Just Left Chicago as a tribute to someone in a Jesus costume with a cross on his back. Can’t Turn You Loose (Otis Redding cover) closed round 1 of the contest and Hold Your Head Up was also played at one point. After each contestant was eliminated, Trey made them stage-dive. First Prize in the Costume Contest was free admission to all shows for a year. The winners were the Bergen County Woman Cop and Captain Bong Hit. As usual, the Costume Contest provided some funny banter. At one point Trey exclaimed “let’s get Jesus up on the trampolines.” This show also inspired the 1st known public performance of Wait, which was one of the band’s practice listening exercises. Trey forgot some lyrics near the end of Fee and, while they were playing the final chorus he 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!” Wait basically consisted of the music from the opening of It’s Ice until someone said “Wait”. They repeated that over and over for up to a couple minutes each time. The final Wait before David Bowie got rowdy when the audience started chanting “Fuck you” in response to the game. The jam in David Bowie included Charlie Chan and Oom Pah Pah secret language. During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as Showboat Gertrude. Fish then proceeded to play an over-the-top vacuum solo that continued into the last verse of the song.