Phish Summer Tour pulled into lovely Camden, NJ this evening for the first of two shows at the Susquehanna Bank Center on the banks of the Delaware River. There’s something about this venue that brings out the best in Phish and tonight’s show continued that trend.
David Bowie offered an unorthodox opening to a set that included the first bluegrass cover of tour, Bill Monroe’s Uncle Pen, and the tour debuts of Gumbo, Timber, I Didn’t Know and Birds of a Feather. Yet, the highlight of the opening stanza came at the end when Phish busted out their debut cover of Led Zeppelin’s The Rover. Straight off of LZ’s landmark Physical Graffiti album, the quartet nailed The Rover which featured Page McConnell on vocals. We finally got a taste of what PG would’ve sounded like had the album come in first for the fan voting that led to the cover album selection for Phish’s first “costumed” Halloween on October 31, 1994.
June 24, 2010
Susquehanna Bank Center
Set 1: David Bowie, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Water in the Sky, Ocelot, Uncle Pen, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Gumbo > Timber (Jerry) > I Didn’t Know, Birds of a Feather, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba, The Rover
Set 2: Down with Disease -> Crosseyed and Painless > Nothing, Twenty Years Later, Harry Hood > Fluffhead > Julius, You Enjoy Myself
 Phish debut.
For set number two Phish opened with another big jam song, Down With Disease, which segued into the first Crosseyed and Painless of 2010. After a slow-paced jam, Trey led the band into Nothing off of 2004’s Undermind. A closing sequence of Harry Hood > Fluffhead > Julius and You Enjoy Myself kept the energy up for one of the best shows of tour. Phish finished off with a mellow Bug encore before calling it a night. Summer Tour continues tomorrow night in Camden.