Phish @ the Comcast Theatre in Hartford – Night Two: Setlist & Recap

Last Sunday night in Hershey, Phish ran into curfew issues before they were able to cap the night with Tweezer Reprise so when the band finally did play Tweezer again, five nights later at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, they decided to make up for the lost version by performing Reprise twice to end the second show of a two-night stand at the massive venue resulting in one of the more deafening roars of approval these ears have ever heard.

06/18/2010 The Comcast Theatre

Set 1: Fee > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ’89, Foam, Possum > The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba[1], Cavern

Set 2: Halley’s Comet > Light -> Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise[2]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Played a second time, for Hershey.


While the Tweezer Reprise Reprise was the feel-good moment of the night, there were plenty of other strong points during another marathon performance in the heart of Phish Country. Light featured a potent dose of improv, the pretty Summer of ’89 – a new Trey original – was debuted after being soundchecked in Portsmouth and a megaphone-less Fee opened a show for the first time since 1995. Other moments of note include a patient Harry Hood jam, terrific interplay between the band members in Reba and a “by request” version of Sleeping Monkey that preceded the double Reprise for a fan who had brought a sign asking for the tune on Thursday.

Luke Sacks will provide a full review of Hartford Night Two later this weekend. Phish Summer Tour moves on to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY for a pair of shows starting tonight.

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2 Responses

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve commented here on the HT…but I really am curious:

    Why did Phish / Trey get away from using the MegaPHone when performing Fee?

    I miss it. It really made such an unique / break in the sound we hear in every other song.


  2. Hi Goff! Hope you are well.

    I just think when Fee became a “once or twice a year” song, they decided to stop bringing the megaphone on tour with them.

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