We like to celebrate anniversaries around here…and we’ll do so right now.
Seven years ago today, The Phish from Vermont migrated to Indiana to provide some dirty wooks and prep-school hippies in the Deer Creek crowd with an 80-minute second set so strong that we’re reminiscing about it tonight. The popular rock band teased and threaded Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick six times through its Tour de Force straight-ahead rager, blending old standards with covers and antics and witty stage banter. When the smoke cleared, the damage looked something like this:
Set II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease -> Moby Dick > Down with Disease > Runaway Jim -> Moby Dick, Back on the Train -> Moby Dick -> Back on the Train, Harry Hood -> Moby Dick, Hold Your Head Up > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up > Moby Dick > Hold Your Head Up, Character Zero (1:19 m)
Enc: First Tube > Moby Dick > Chalkdust Torture Jam
You can download the whole show from etree here, but we thought you might want to take a look at a this nine-minute clip of every Moby Dick tease edited together with the Chalkdust Torture encore: