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The tease trend that started during last night’s Mike’s continued through the first set of Utica as once the band performed Guyute they kept teasing the song’s melody throughout the rest of the opening stanza. An extremely unique Bowie included excursions into both Wilson – which would be played sans ending after Bowie – and Guyute. Also, Wolfman’s included a quote from Trey of Streets of Cairo.
Lyrics were also changed in the monster first set such as “Genesee” replacing “Dry Ice” in a cover of the Talking Heads’ Cities and a Guyute reference which was worked into the “Marco Esquandolas” section of Run Like An Antelope. My Soul, I Saw It Again, Vultures and McGrupp also saw action for the first time this tour during the opening set.
Set two started off with a well-jammed cover of The Who’s Drowned that segued into Sand setting the tone for the improvisation that would follow. More craziness ensued out of a Type II Split Open and Melt that wound its way into the Mighty Diamonds reggae classic Have Mercy. Have Mercy quickly moved into a melodic jam before guitarist Trey Anastasio kicked off Piper. The quartet was clearly in a jamming mood and hit a couple of different jam spaces leading up to the ending of Melt. Tela, Axilla and Birds of a Feather joined Drowned and Have Mercy as the tour debuts of the second set.
10/20/2010 Utica Memorial Auditorium
Set 1: My Soul, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Vultures,Wolfman’s Brother > Cities > Guyute, David Bowie, Wilson >McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters -> Saw It Again > Run Like an Antelope
Encore: Good Times Bad Times,
 Streets of Cairo tease from Trey.
 Alternate “Genesee Factory” lyric.
 Guyute teases during intro; Wilson jamming with Guyute lyrics.
 Guyute tease from Trey.
 Guyute tease from Trey during outro.
 Guyute tease from Trey during intro.
 Finished from earlier in set.
Wolfman’s included a Streets of Cairo tease from Trey. The “dry ice factory” line in Cities was changed to “Genesee factory” referencing a local brewery. Bowie featured Guyute teases throughout the intro as well as several sections of Wilson jamming with Guyute lyrics during the song proper. Wilson, Saw it Again and Antelope all included Guyute teases from Trey.
We’re counting the minutes until what looks to be one of the better shows of the year is made available on Live Phish. Fall Tour continues on Friday night at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, RI.