After nine shows at the soon to be demolished Spectrum, Phish stepped up to the newer Wachovia Center tonight for the first of two shows. The band started off strong with a batch of classics and never took their collective feet off the gas. Even Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, one of the few new songs the band played, absolutely smoked. It was one “big gun” Phish song after another for most of the show peaking with a Harry Hood > The Mango Song > Mike’s Song > Simple > Slave to the Traffic Light > Weekapaug Groove segment that just wouldn’t quit.
November 24, 2009
Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Bathtub Gin, Cities > Camel Walk, The Curtain With, The Wedge, The Moma Dance, Reba, Golgi Apparatus, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan
Set 2: Possum > Down With Disease > 20 Years Later > Harry Hood, The Mango Song > Mike’s Song > Simple > Slave to the Traffic Light > Weekapaug Groove
Encore: A Day In The Life
Phish returns to the Wachovia Center on Wednesday night.
READ ON for a look at past Phish Philadelphia gigs…
[23 East - The First Place Phish Played in the Philly Area]
Phish in Philadelphia – Venue Segues
23 East Cabaret (11/18/89, 12/29/89, 2/10/90, 3/16/90, 3/17/90, 6/8/90, 7/8/90, 9/29/90) > Chestnut Cabaret (3/21/92) > Keswick Theater (11/25/92) > Tower Theater (5/1/93, 5/2/93) > Mann Music Center (7/18/92, 7/16/93, 7/1/94, 6/24/95, 6/25/95) > Philadelphia Civic Center (12/28/94) > Corestates / First Union / Wachovia Spectrum (12/15/95, 12/28/96, 12/29/96, 12/02/97, 12/03/97, 12/10/99, 12/11/99, 2/25/03, 11/29/03) > E-Centre/Tweeter Center/Susquehanna Bank Center (7/10/99, 7/3/00, 7/4/00, 7/30/03, 7/31/03, 8/12/04, 6/7/09) > Wachovia Center (11/24/09, 11/25/09)
Capacities: 23 East (850*), Chestnut Cabaret (700), Keswick Theater (1350), Tower Theater (3119), Mann Music Center (7200), Civic Center (12000), Spectrum (18136), Camden (25000), Wachovia Center (21,600)
* – only number I could find, but doesn’t seem right