Back in 2009 our staff put together a list of 10 Venues Phish Should Play (that they’ve never played at before) and number one on our list was the historic Hollywood Bowl. Tonight, Phish finally made their Hollywood Bowl debut as the second leg of Summer Tour 2011 continues.
For Phish’s first show at the Bowl they leaned on heavy-rotation staples throughout the night. The exception came in the middle of a fierce Weekapaug Groove during the second set, when drummer Jon Fishman made his way towards center stage where a mini-kit was set up. Fish led the band through a debut cover of Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover in which he simulated Steve Gadd’s signature drum part while singing the tune. The jam of the night came out of Piper and explored a number of different spaces quickly before melting into Mike’s Song.
READ ON for the setlist and The Skinny from Hollywood…
 Phish debut; Fishman on drumkit in front of the band.
Notes: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) was a Phish debut and featured Fishman on a drumkit in front of the band.
- Venue Capacity / Attendance: 17,316 / 17,316
- Previous Shows at Venue: None
- Number Of Songs / Length – First Set: 13 / 7:33 > 8:56 (83 Minutes)
- Number Of Songs / Length – Second Set & Encore: 13 / 9:32 > 10:59 (87 Minutes, Count only includes one Weekapaug)
- Total Number of Songs / Covers / Originals: 26 / 6 / 20
- Biggest Bustout: Carini (Last Played 06/13/2011 – 10 Shows)
- Debuts: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon)
- Average Song Gap: 4.08
- Longest LivePhish Track / Shortest LivePhish Track: Crosseyed and Painless 12:29 / HYHU 1:18
- Audio: Live Phish
Tweets and Photos…
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