One of the first Phish tapes I ever owned was a crystal-clear soundboard recording of the group’s second set at Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville, New York from July 21, 1991. I wore this tape out with a quickness and loved hearing Phish perform with the Giant Country Horns during their only tour with the three-piece ensemble. While video of the previous night’s show has circulated for years and years, I had never seen video of that famed second set from the second night until today.
A YouTube user by the name thegreatboognish has uploaded 75 minutes worth of footage containing the whole second set from 7/21/91 as well as the four songs that make up the double encore. While the footage was shot from relatively far away, it’s still absolutely amazing to see this classic show come to life, especially with a soundboard soundtrack. Towards the end, Phish welcomes “Steve-O from New Orleans” out to play washboard on Gumbo, Touch Me and Suzy Greenberg.
Take a look…
Set: Tweezer > I Didn’t Know, Runaway Jim, Lawn Boy, The Sloth, Esther > AC/DC Bag > Contact > Tweezer Reprise
Encore 1: Gumbo*, Touch Me*
Encore 2: Fee > Suzy Greenberg*
* – w/ Steve-O on Washboard
[Hat Tip – @gr8fulgolfer]
There’s also footage from the whole first night (7/20/91) on YouTube.