Fans at Terminal 5 were treated to a super-sized portion of Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB this evening in New York City. The ensemble took the stage at 8:30, snuck a quick setbreak nearly two hours later and then returned for 70 minutes worth of music. All in all, Trey and his band were onstage for three hours mixing old school TAB tunes, Anastasio’s eclectic batch of new songs and five classic Phish songs played on acoustic.
[Photo from Red Bank by Regan Teti Marscher]
As the first set approached the two hour mark, there was talk that perhaps Big Red had done away with setbreak as he had done a few years back when he performed Phish songs on acoustic in lieu of an intermission. Some were visibly shocked when Anastasio told the crowd there would be another set. Jennifer Hartswick stole the show in the second set with gorgeous backing vocals and a boisterous trumpet solo in Ether Sunday, her strong lead vocals on a cover of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog and a blissful solo in Magilla. First Tube, the second song in the encore, gave Trey one last chance to rock the jammed-packed venue and he made the most of it.
Let’s look at the setlist…
Trey Anastasio & Classic TAB
February 16, 2010
New York, NY
Set One: Shine, Cayman Review, Push On ‘Til the Day, Alaska, Mozambique, Gotta Jibboo, All That Almost Was, Drifting, Liquid Time, The Birdwatcher, Night Speaks to a Woman, Tuesday, Brian and Robert*, Strange Design*, Sample in a Jar*, Chalkdust Torture*, Wilson*
Set Two: Sand, Alive Again, Last Tube> Show of Life, Sultans of Swing, Ether Sunday, Black Dog
Encore: Magilla, First Tube
* – Trey Solo Acoustic
We’ll have more on Trey Tour tomorrow.