Phish’s only show at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati took place on September 20, 2000 The band finally returned to the shed tonight after two strong performances on Friday and Saturday.
[Photo via TravelPod]
The first set featured a number of tour debuts including Taste, Lawn Boy, Reba and Fee as well as fan favorite Mound which was performed for only the fourth time since 1996. Bathtub Gin reappeared for the first time since a stellar version at Bethel and was of the “Type I” variety according to YEMblogger/Oh Kee Pah Blog author Justin Wendt.
Set two started with Carini followed by a Tweezer that provided the improvisational meat of the concert with its “dark funk” and elements of the staccato, “plinko” jamming style that have emerged of late. Who would’ve thought that nine shows into 2011 Crosseyed and Painless would be the most played cover of the year, but that’s indeed the case as a third 2011 rendition of the Talking Heads classic was dropped this evening. Heavy rotation stalwarts Light, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Julius and You Enjoy Myself closed out the second set, while Loving Cup and Tweezer Reprise served as the encore.
We’ll have a full review of Phish’s return to Riverbend and a full set of photos soon. READ ON for tonight’s setlist and The Skinny…
- Venue Capacity / Attendance: 20,500/ 16,000*
- Previous Shows at Venue: 9/20/2000
- Number Of Songs / Length – First Set: 10 / 7:43 > 9:10 (87 Minutes)
- Number Of Songs / Length – Second Set & Encore: 10 / 9:37 > 11:05 (88 Minutes)
- Total Number of Songs / Covers / Originals: 20 / 3 / 17
- Biggest Bustout: Lawn Boy (Last Played 10/23/2010 – 18 Shows)
- Debuts: N/A
- Average Song Gap: 6.7
- Longest LivePhish Track / Shortest LivePhish Track: You Enjoy Myself (20:18) / Lawn Boy (3:41)
- Wardrobe: Trey = Black Button-Down Shirt / Jeans, Mike = Black Tank Top / Jeans, Page = Black Button-Down Shirt / Jeans, Fish = Dress
- Audio: Live Phish SBD,
* – Approximation, Awaiting Actual Figures From Billboard
In-show Photos by Joe Ringus…