Saturday, December 5, 2009

Setlist: 12/5/09 John Paul Jones Arena ~ Charlottesville, VA

Set 1: AC/DC Bag > Chalk Dust Torture, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Divided Sky, Ya Mar, Sneakin' Sally through the Alley, The Old Home Place, Cavern, Funky Bitch, David Bowie, The Wedge, Bold as Love

Set 2: Tweezer > Light > Piper > Free, Sweet Virginia, Harry Hood > Suzy Greenberg > Golgi Apparatus, Run Like An Antelope

Encore: Loving Cup

Notes: During Ya Mar, a naked guy jumped onstage and ran around for a bit before being rounded up by security, causing Trey to change the lyrics to "he was a naked pa." Sneakin' Sally contained a vocal jam Phish 12.04.09 MSG Night 3

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