The second leg of Phish Summer Tour 2012 continued tonight at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, where the band played the first of three consecutive shows at the venue. This evening marked the band’s first visit to the BGCA and their first non-festival gig within city limits since 1998.
Phish went with the same game plan as Wednesday night’s tour opener by playing it close to the vest improvisationally in the first set before filling the start of the second set with deep exploratory jams. The quartet took both Down With Disease and Tweezer, each extending to the 15-minute mark, out for long spins and inserted many of the spacey elements found in the Long Beach Rock and Roll within tonight’s Tweezer. Surprisingly, Tweezer Reprise was not played, the first time that’s happened since a May 27, 2011 show at Bethel Woods.
Encore: First Tube
 Contained a brief “Wading in the Velvet Sea” tease.
Notes: ”Shine a Light” contained a brief “Wading in the Velvet Sea” tease. At the beginning of the encore, Page thanked the crowd and mentioned how happy they were to be playing in San Francisco and “this room.”
Here’s The Skinny from Night One of Phish at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium…
- Venue Capacity / Attendance / Type: 7,000 / 7,000 / Indoor Auditorium
- Previous Shows at Venue: Phish Has Never Played The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Before Tonight
- Number Of Songs / Length – First Set: 11 / 8:16PM – 9:34PM (78 Minutes)
- Number Of Songs / Length – Second Set & Encore: 10 / 10:11PM – 11:42PM (91 Minutes)
- Total Number of Songs / Covers / Originals: 21 / 16 / 5
- Biggest Bustout: Wading In The Velvet Sea – LTP 06/20/2012 [14 Shows]
- Debuts: N/A
- Weather: 58° and Sunny at Showtime
- Wardrobe: Trey – Black and Grey Stripped Long-Sleeve Shirt and Jeans / Mike – Black Polo and Jeans / Page – Navy Button-Down Short-Sleeve Shirt and Jeans / Fish – Dress
- Average Song Gap: 4.76
- The Spread: Lawn Boy – 1, Picture of Nectar – 2, Rift – 1, Hoist – 2, Story of the Ghost – 3, Farmhouse – 3, Joy -1, Misc. – 3, Covers – 5
- Longest LivePhish Track / Shortest LivePhish Track: Down With Disease 16:20 / Corinna 5:33
- Audio: Live Phish