Phish finished their two-night stand at Fenway this past Saturday. After a gorgeous night one, the early forecasted severe thunderstorms threatened to delay, or worse cancel the second night.
After the thunderstorms came and a sizable delay, Phish Tweeted that they would in fact play. With a strict curfew at Fenway of 10:30 PM, the 8:30 PM start surely meant a shortened show.
As the Phish from Vermont played the closest thing to a hometown show of the their summer tour, it was evident that they weren’t going to let the rain ruin the evening. From the opening “Carini,” Boston knew that they were in for a treat.
In the first hour and a half, Phish packed in the hits including “Possum,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Reba,” “Down With Disease” and “Simple.” What would constitute as a killer first set of the tour continued and merged into one mega set.
As the 10:30 PM curfew loomed, Phish busted through the imaginary barrier with “What’s the Use?” They then jammed hard of phan favorites “2001” and “Split Open and Melt” before a “Suzy Greenberg” that nearly tore down the park.
For the encore Phish completed the evening with an explosive “Wilson” with “Face Plant Into Rock” soundbite at the end.
What started out as near disaster, ended as one of the most unique Phish shows I have ever been to. Their one-set show stretched into nearly two and half hours! What. A. Show.
01 Carini >
03 Set your Soul Free >
05 Wolfman’s Brother
02 Back On The Train
04 About To Run >
05 Down With Disease >
06 Simple >
07 Backwards Down The Number Line >
08 Death Don’t Hurt Very Long >
09 46 Days >
10 What’s The Use? Part I >
01 What’s The Use? Part II >
02 Mexican Cousin >
03 Also Spratch Zarathustra >
04 Split Open And Melt
05 Suzy Greenberg
06 Rise/Come Together
Thanks to Z-man for the recording.
Photo credit: phishfromtheroad