Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Night Two: Setlist & Recap

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Sunday, 06/27/2010 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Walfredo, Mellow Mood, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > The Divided Sky, Tela, My Soul, Ginseng Sullivan, Sample in a Jar, Bathtub Gin, Brian and Robert, Run Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Wilson > Meatstick[2] > Saw It Again > Piper > Ghost[3] -> Jumpin’ Jack Flash[4] > Contact[3], You Enjoy Myself[5]

Encore: Fire,

[1] Brian and Robert teases; Lyrics changed to “Michael Esquandolas.”
[2] Japanese lyrics.
[3] Saw it Again quotes.
[4] Phish debut; Saw it Again quotes.
[5] Saw it Again quotes; Jumpin’ Jack Flash teases.

Notes: This show featured the first Walfredo since September 30, 2000 (131 shows). Antelope contained Brian and Robert teases and an alternate “Michael Esquandolas” lyric. Meatstick contained Japanese lyrics. Jumpin’ Jack Flash was a Phish debut. Ghost, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Contact and YEM all contained Saw it Again quotes. YEM also contained Jumpin’ Jack Flash teases.

[via Phish.net]

The second set picked up right where the first set left off with Wilson turning on the ignition before the tour debuts of Meatstick and Saw It Again kicked the set into overdrive. Saw It Again, which like Mellow Mood hadn’t been played since It, tied for second place in our pre-tour poll of which songs people wanted to see the band take off the shelf. Clearly this band has been giving the fans what they want between playing the original rarities and debuting a boat load of covers.

This show wasn’t just about the bust outs, it also contained a number of exploratory jams. Piper raged in a few different directions while Ghost took a few sharp turns before landing on the Phish debut of Jumping Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones. The group has teased Jumping Jack Flash a few times and Mike Gordon’s high school band – the Tombstone Blues Band, covered the song, but Phish had never covered the whole tune before. After a raw and rough run through Jumping Jack Flash, a Trey solo led back into a reprise of Saw It Again complete with screeching lyrics. Nearly every song the quartet rocked towards the end of set two included references to Saw It Again including Contact, You Enjoy Myself and the Fire encore. The boys even worked a few Jumping Jack Flash teases into the YEM giving what seems to the be the set of the tour perfect symmetry.

Phish tour continues on Tuesday night in Canandaigua, NY.

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5 thoughts on “Phish @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Night Two: Setlist & Recap

  1. avacado720 Reply

    will we get Roc a William in the South next???

  2. zappafrank Reply

    Phish wins! Phish wins!

  3. phrazz Reply

    This show was absolutely redonkulated! It felt a lot longer, due to the epic bust-outs and old-school pics. Phish has renewed my faith! It was swampy hot at MPP…Trey snickered as he loosened up a button on his shirt.

  4. amvaughn Reply

    You use the term ‘bust out’ too much. – just some constructive criticism.

  5. Scott Bernstein Reply

    They stop busting stuff out and I’ll stop fixating on the term “bust out.” 😉

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