Phish Fall Tour 2010 has arrived in the Northeast for two weeks worth of shows starting tonight at the tiny Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME.
[Photo by Eric Wyman]
The first set saw the return of Torn and Frayed from the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street for the first time since November 21, 2009. A particularly dark Bathtub Gin was the longest improv of an opening stanza that also included rarities Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top) and Nellie Cane (Hot Rize).
Tuesday, 10/19/2010 Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Back on the Train, Torn and Frayed, Bathtub Gin, Gumbo, The Divided Sky, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Nellie Kane, 46 Days, Possum
Set 2: Fuck Your Face > Mike’s Song -> Fuck Your Face -> Mike’s Song -> Fuck Your Face > Light > Twenty Years Later -> Fast Enough for You, Weekapaug Groove, Halley’s Comet > Free, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus, A Day in the Life
Encore: Reba, Backwards Down the Number Line
Set Two saw yet another rendition of the White Tape chestnut Fuck Your Face and the Mike’s that followed contained a number of Fuck Your Face teases and jams. The string of inventive Mike’s Grooves continues as the quartet fit Light, 20 Years Later and Fast Enough For You between Mike’s and Weekpaug. Light had a few unique jams while 20 Years Later was also taken deeper than usual and featured lots of wah action from guitarist Trey Anastasio making this segment a keeper.
A rare Reba encore, the first since September 21, 1999, featured Manteca quotes during a unique segment of the jam that diverged from the main theme. Backwards Down The Number Line was tacked as an additional bonus for the well satiated crowd. Phish heads to Utica for another performance at a tiny venue, the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
Frig dude, my parents live 10 mins from here.
man oh man that 2nd set looked amazing. I hope all the people that are bad mouthing phish for not mixing it up enough finally can shut their face bc that mikes groove was sick. Welcome home boys ( the east coast) see you in amherst an manchester. Thanks for an epic show 2night!!!!!!!!!!! AGAIN!!
Phish + autumn + the Northeast = WIN!
can’t wait for this weekend.
Want to know what they will play tonight? Check out the new Phish Rotation InfoGraphic for clues…
I was front row for this show and they were on fire! It was awesome to see them kicking ass again and in such a small space!