, attached to 1991-04-04

Review by brybird

brybird This was a fun show, mostly because it was in Eugene, which is a fun town and who I met on the way out. WOW Hall is a sweet little venue with a "ballroom" upstairs that hold 600 people (there were not nearly that many in attendance) and a "bar" downstairs. According to Wikipedia, "the hall was installed with a hard rock maple dance floor to be used for square dancing and ballroom dancing." During the highpoints of the show, you could feel the floor swaying up and down a bit under the 200 or so people there. There were trampolines and vacuum solos. But otherwise, not memorable except that it was early in Phish history and not many people knew the band. I had really only listed obsessively to Lawn Boy up to this point in my Phish relationship and I remember thinking Suzy Greenberg and David Bowie were such great songs. I left a little early and on my way out I ran into the one and only, now deceased Ken Kesey. We chatted a bit about the show and he went on his merry way. According to Wikipedia, on August 14, 1997, Kesey and his Pranksters attended a Phish concert in Darien Lake, New York. Kesey and the Pranksters appeared onstage with the band and performed a dance-trance-jam session involving several characters from The Wizard of Oz and Frankenstein. So Kesey was a Phish Phan.



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