The band and everyone in attendance at last night’s show in Columbia, MD were right where they were supposed to be. This band was never supposed to stay on hiatus after 2000. They were never meant to stay retired after 2004. There was simply too much left to be said. Thank God they came back to let us hear it.
Everything simply feels right these days with this band who have been blowing our minds now for three decades. Some shows in the current state of Phish feature multiple extended jams. Others, like the previous night’s show at Jones Beach, feature one “you have to hear this to believe it” segue after another. Still other nights, like last night, are far less exploratory and still have the ability to take the audience on a stunning musical journey. You never know what you are going to get in 2013 and that is an exciting place to find yourself as an audience member.
Set I: Kill Devil Falls, Destiny Unbound, Taste, Halfway To The Moon, Twenty Years Later, Maze, Yarmouth Road, Split Open And Melt
Set II: Down With Disease > Free, Bouncing Around The Room, Birds Of A Feather, Harry Hood, Architect, Mike's Song > Simple > Weekapaug Groove
Encore: Waste > Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover)
Notes: Hood featured Birds Of A Feather and Divided Sky teases by Trey and a Dog Log tease by Mike. Mike's Song also contained a Birds Of A Feather tease.
Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon
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