Phish - 1991

Colonial Theatre
Keene, NH, United States map

Set List

Show Notes

The band returned to the stage a couple days after the Autumnal Equinox for this all ages show. According to The Horn Tour Phish Update, this show kicked off plans for “an extensive fall tour that wil focus more on the west.” The Fall Tour 91 Phish Update (covering Sept/Oct/Nov 1991) thanked “everyone who made Amy’s Farm a huge success”, mentioned that “Lawn Boy” was still out of print but expected “back on the shelves later this fall” and that mail orders were being taken for (the self-released cassette of) “Junta”. It also announced that the new album was finished and should be out early next year. Jim Pollock had created some new art, the “Phish Cafe” design for fall tour t-shirts and admat featuring a happy diner about to feast on a tray of fish. This show was presented by Dionysian Productions with a ticket price of $13.50. This show featured the 1st known performances of Brother, It’s Ice, Sparkle and All Things Reconsidered. After Brother, Trey welcomed the crowd and announced that Brother was one of four new songs they would debut at this show. Reba included The Simpsons secret language during the jam (without audience response) and Possum contained Charlie Chan and The Simpsons secret language as well as a tease from Trey of Rhapsody In Blue. Carl “Gears” Gerhard joined the band on trumpet for Cavern and Jesus Just Left Chicago. This unique rendition of Chalk Dust Torture included some new secret language including some that signaled a pause in the music where the band and audience clapped a funky rhythm ending with an “owww!” yell from Trey before diving back into the jam on-a-dime. More secret language ensued including Charlie Chan and Random Laugh before the usual Chalk Dust ending. All Things Reconsidered was introduced as a new song that the band was still learning how to play. Trey said that as soon as they learned how to play it “hopefully tonight” they would perform it on National Public Radio. This rendition of the song was played very slowly compared to the eventual tempo on “Rift” and later live versions.