Friday, September 28, 2018

5/17/1991 - CAMPUS CLUB

Providence, RI

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Drums[1] -> Mr. P.C.[1], Reba, Poor Heart > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Stash, I Didn't Know[2], Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Take the 'A' Train[1]

SET 2: Possum > Guelah Papyrus, Rocky Top, The Landlady > Fluffhead[3] -> Happy Birthday to You, Magilla[1], Cavern[1], Harry Hood, Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Happy Birthday to You > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

ENCORE: Lawn Boy[1], Golgi Apparatus

[1] Carl Gerhard on trumpet.
[2] Fish on trombone.
[3] Unfinished.

A blackout occurred during Chalk Dust. The drum solo and the ensuing Mr. P.C. featured Carl Gerhard on trumpet, who also performed on ‘A’ Train, Magilla, Cavern, and Lawn Boy. Mr. P.C. was performed for the first time since November 11, 1988 (335 shows) and included a Spider-Man theme tease from Gerhard. The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday was introduced as “The Old Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday.” This show fell on Page’s 28th birthday, a point noted repeatedly throughout the gig. I Didn't Know featured Fish on trombone. Fluffhead was unfinished; the rest of the band sung Happy Birthday to Page first over the Fluffhead melody, followed by the Happy Birthday melody. Happy Birthday was performed for the first time since September 29, 1990 (104 shows). Possum contained Yield Not To Temptation and I Know a Little teases as well as a Bonanza theme tease from Mike. Magilla contained a full-band Flintstones theme tease. Mississippi Queen was teased during Fish's vacuum solo in Bike. The pause in BBFCFM featured a final rendition of Happy Birthday and the presentation of a cake; Fish then responded to the “how old are you?” crowd chants by counting off BBFCFM: “I’ll tell you how old he is: 1-2-3-4!”