Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Setlist:12/2/09 Madison Square Garden ~ New York, NY

Set 1: AC/DC Bag > Chalk Dust Torture, Wolfman's Brother, NICU > Ocelot, Brian and Robert, Poor Heart, Sample in a Jar, Peaches en Regalia > The Divided Sky, Cavern

Set 2: Golgi Apparatus > Light -> Slave to the Traffic Light > Tweezer > Joy, Sparkle, Harry Hood, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Suzy Greenberg, Run Like an Antelope

Encore: A Day in the Life > Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Peaches was played for the first time since September 24, 1999 (186 shows). Sing Phish Happy Birthday

Phish will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its first show at New York’s Madison Square Garden this evening. While it remains to be seen if the band will do anything to mark the occasion, a group of fans on PhantasyTour and are organizing a sing-along version of Happy Birthday to the band. The fans will sing the famed birthday song as soon as the lights go down before the band’s first set. The members of Phish played their first show together as Blackwood Convention in the Harris-Millis Cafeteria of the University of Vermont. For many years the group believed its first show took place on October 30, 1983, though research around the first edition of The Phish Companion revealed otherwise.

Associated Content: Phish Fall 09 Tour Opener at Cobo Arena, Detroit Michigan

fter a long summer tour and a three-day festival, entitled Phish Fest 8, held at Indio Polo Field (home of Coachella Music Festival) Trey Anastasio and the boys hit the road again for the anticipated Fall 09 Tour. The tour opener was held at Detroit's legendary Cobo Arena, it was also Phish's first time Detroit in over ten years. Wow did they make up for lost time, taking the stage with a crunchy and old school beloved "AC/DC Bag", the ensemble lit a fire under the night's party. The floor became a boogie pit for hundreds of animated fans whose smiles were plastered on. Diving into the extraordinary first set, it just kept getting better, from the Latin flavored "Foam" to "Stealing Time from the Faulty Plan", a blues loaded track off the 2009 release of Joy. The entire set was packed with electricity that surged all the way to the upper bowl seats where the tantalizing light show was best viewed. Trey belted out inspiring solo work and Page McConnell owned the keyboards. Mike Gordon's funky bass lines melted perfectly with the intensity of John Fishman's spectacular drum display. The set gained momentum and closed out with a funkified, guitar heavy "46 Days", that bled into jamtastic "David Bowie" with fast and furious licks and an animated light show the, which left the audience teased and begging for more. Read on....

Video of the Day: Trey and Dave 12.17.03 Madison Square Garden Everyday>Bathtub Gin

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