Phish @ DCU Center (The Centrum), December 27th
Phish kicked off a five-show NYE Run tonight at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. At the group’s first of two performances at the venue formerly known as The Centrum, Phish delivered two mostly standard sets filled with songs that referenced the previous day’s weather, which made getting to the show difficult for many fans.
[Photo by Andy Hill]
The quartet came out of the gates with Sample In A Jar and Funky Bitch before dusting off Cool It Down (Velvet Underground) for the first time since November 28, 2009. Phish also offered the second version of the Mike Gordon-penned What Things Seem, which was debuted in Broomfield, CO back in October. There wasn’t much in the way of jams during the first set of the run and the second set featured more of the same.
12/27/2010 DCU Center
Encore: Loving Cup,
Smack dab in the middle of Mike’s and Weekapaug for the first time in the song’s history, Mound reappeared after 74 shows and continued a Winter Theme trend started by Cool It Down and It’s Ice. Speaking of winter-themed songs, Seven Below featured a nice bit of improvisation before seguing into What’s The Use? A string of heavy rotation originals – Wading in the Velvet Sea, Possum, Cavern and David Bowie ended the second stanza. Cavern contained a lyric change as Trey subbed in “boots” for “shoes” in the “whatever you do, take care of your shoes” line.
Filling the encore slot for the 11th time since Hampton was a cover of Loving Cup by the Rolling Stones. Phish returns to the DCU Center tomorrow night.
Did you hit this show? What did you think of the run opener?