Phish Summer Tour 2010: The First Leg

06/12/2010 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Set 1: Look Out, Cleveland[1], Ocelot, Water in the Sky, Stash, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Sample in a Jar, Time Turns Elastic, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

Set 2: Rock and Roll > Harry Hood > Backwards Down the Number Line, Twenty Years Later, Instant Karma![1], The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Waste, Character Zero

Encore: The Squirming Coil

[1] Phish debut.

Look Out, Cleveland and Instant Karma! made their Phish debuts at this show. [Setlist Source]

06/13/2010 Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA

Set 1: Gotta Jibboo, Chalk Dust Torture, Fluffhead, Funky Bitch, Runaway Jim, NICU, Horn, It’s Ice, Bouncing Around the Room, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Drowned > Tweezer > Twist, Piper > Free, Wading in the Velvet Sea, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Bold As Love [Setlist Source]

06/15/2010 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA

Set 1: Tube, Kill Devil Falls, Slave to the Traffic Light, Lawn Boy, Poor Heart, AC/DC Bag, The Moma Dance > My Friend, My Friend, Cold Water[1], Bathtub Gin, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Set 2: Wilson > Seven Below > 46 Days > Idea[2], Also Sprach Zarathustra > Simple > Joy, Taste, Theme From the Bottom, A Day in the Life

Encore: Heavy Things, First Tube

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

This show marked the Phish debut of Cold Water and the debut of Idea. [Setlist Source]

06/17/2010 The Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT

Set 1: Punch You In the Eye, Ocelot, Dinner and a Movie, Stash, Esther, Walk Away, The Divided Sky, When the Circus Comes, Sugar Shack, Alaska > Golgi Apparatus

Set 2: Party Time > Down with Disease -> Sand -> The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Guyute, Farmhouse, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Shine a Light

Notes: Alaska contained a Streets of Cairo tease by Trey. Down With Disease was unfinished. [Setlist Source]

06/18/2010 The Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT

Set 1: Fee > Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ‘89[1], Foam, Possum > The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba[2], Cavern

Set 2: Halley’s Comet > Light -> Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise[3]

[1]Debut
[2] No whistling.
[3] Played a second time, for Hershey.

Notes: This show contained the debut of Summer of ’89. Possum contained a Streets of Cairo tease by Trey and Reba did not have the whistling ending. The crowd sang part of Sleeping Monkey. Trey said they were playing the second Tweezer Reprise because they didn’t play one at Hershey Park. [Setlist Source]

06/19/2010 Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Set 1: Tweezer Reprise[1], Chalk Dust Torture, Funky Bitch, Runaway Jim, Ya Mar, Sample in a Jar, Axilla > Fluffhead, Bathtub Gin, Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Free, Backwards Down the Number Line, Halfway to the Moon[2] > Prince Caspian > Joy, David Bowie, Show of Life

Encore: The Squirming Coil, Character Zero > Tweezer Reprise

[1] First Tweezer Reprise opener since 11/9/95 (482 shows).
[2] Debut.

Notes: This gig featured the first Tweezer Reprise opener since November 9, 1995 (482 shows) and the debut of Halfway to the Moon. Suzy contained a Living After Midnight (Judas Priest) tease. Tweezer Reprise closed both this show and the previous night’s show in Hartford as well, making this the first time since July 16, 1993, that two consecutive Phish shows had each closed with the same song. (Freebird closed both the July 15 and July 16, 1993, shows.) [Setlist Source]

06/20/2010 Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Set 1: Brother[1], AC/DC Bag > Back on the Train, Undermind, Cities, Gotta Jibboo[2], Roggae, Sleep Again, Lawn Boy, Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Carini > The Mango Song, Wilson[3] > Drowned > Swept Away > Steep, Makisupa Policeman[4], Piper[5] > Also Sprach Zarathustra > You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Frankenstein

[1] Band members’ children in a tub on stage. Happy Father’s Day!
[2] Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar.
[3] Dixie tease from Trey.
[4] Solos by Mike, then Fish, then Page.
[5] Intro contained phrases from the previous Makisupa.

Notes: In what is becoming a Father’s Day tradition (see 6/21/09), the show-opening Brother featured the band members’ children jumping into a bathtub on stage, followed by Trey introducing each of them and wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day. Gotta Jibboo featured Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar. In Antelope, “Marco Esquandolas” was changed to “Michael Esquandolas,” followed by a Mike solo. The end of Wilson contained a Dixie tease from Trey. In place of a traditional Makisupa keyword, Trey improvised lines that set up solos for Mike, then Fish, then Page. The subsequent Piper intro included repeated phrases from the Makisupa (“Mike,” “Policeman” “SPAC” and “House” among others). Trey quoted Whole Lotta Love in the vocal jam of YEM. Page performed Frankenstein on keytar. [Setlist Source]

06/22/2010 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA

Set 1: Lit O Bit[1], Camel Walk, Possum, The Divided Sky, Dirt, Sample in a Jar, Kill Devil Falls, Dr. Gabel[2], Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley -> Light -> 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Golgi Apparatus, Slave to the Traffic Light, Loving Cup

Encore: First Tube

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

This show featured the Phish debut of Lit O Bit and the debut of Dr. Gabel. [Setlist Source]

June 24, 2010 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ

[Photo by Balaji Mani]

Set 1: David Bowie, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Water in the Sky, Ocelot, Uncle Pen, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Gumbo > Timber (Jerry) > I Didn’t Know, Birds of a Feather, Bouncing Around the Room, Reba[1], The Rover[2]

Set 2: Down with Disease -> Crosseyed and Painless > Nothing, Twenty Years Later, Harry Hood > Fluffhead > Julius, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Bug

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Phish debut.

Notes: During I Didn’t Know, Trey mentioned his prediction from the 6/7/09 Camden show that the Flyers would win the Stanley Cup and announced that Fish would perform a voodoo vacuum solo for next year’s Cup. Some fans in the audience then began chanting “Let’s Go Flyers.” Reba did not have the whistling ending. The Rover was a Phish debut. At the start of the YEM vocal jam, some fans again chanted “Let’s Go Flyers.” [Setlist Source]

June 25, 2010 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ

Set 1: Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Runaway Jim, Army of One, Free Man in Paris[1], Summer of ’89, Split Open and Melt, The Sloth, Time Turns Elastic, Golgi Apparatus

Set 2: Chalk Dust Torture[2] > Prince Caspian[2] > Heavy Things > Alaska -> Also Sprach Zarathustra[3] -> Billie Jean Jam[4] -> Also Sprach Zarathustra[5] > Light -> Possum > Character Zero

Encore: Shine a Light

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Unfinished
[3] Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, Billie Jean and Thriller teases.

Notes: This show featured the first Alumni Blues since July 24, 1999 (222 shows) and the first Letter to Jimmy Page since July 15, 1994 (587 shows). This show featured the Phish debut of Free Man in Paris (Joni Mitchell). Both Chalk Dust and Caspian were unfinished. 2001 contained a Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ quote from Trey, the ensuing Billie Jean Jam contained a Thriller tease from Trey, and the second “verse” of 2001 contained still more Billie Jean teases, all on the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Billie Jean was a Phish debut. [Setlist Source]

Saturday, 06/26/2010 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Crowd Control, Kill Devil Falls, AC/DC Bag, Sugar Shack, Tube, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea[1], Stash, Backwards Down the Number Line, NICU > 46 Days, Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Rock and Roll[2] > Free, Fast Enough for You, Sparkle > Tweezer, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Wolfman’s Brother > Slave to the Traffic Light > Tweezer Reprise

Encore: Show of Life, Good Times Bad Times

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Moby Dick teases.

Notes: Prior to the start of the first set, Mike teased Do You Feel Like We Do. This show featured the Phish debut of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel). [Setlist Source]

Sunday, 06/27/2010 Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Walfredo, Mellow Mood, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > The Divided Sky, Tela, My Soul, Ginseng Sullivan, Sample in a Jar, Bathtub Gin, Brian and Robert, Run Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Wilson > Meatstick[2] > Saw It Again > Piper > Ghost[3] -> Jumpin’ Jack Flash[4] > Contact[3], You Enjoy Myself[5]

Encore: Fire,

[1] Brian and Robert teases; Lyrics changed to “Michael Esquandolas.”
[2] Japanese lyrics.
[3] Saw it Again quotes.
[4] Phish debut; Saw it Again quotes.
[5] Saw it Again quotes; Jumpin’ Jack Flash teases.

Notes: This show featured the first Walfredo since September 30, 2000 (131 shows). Antelope contained Brian and Robert teases and an alternate “Michael Esquandolas” lyric. Meatstick contained Japanese lyrics. Jumpin’ Jack Flash was a Phish debut. Piper, Ghost, Contact, YEM and Fire all contained Saw it Again quotes. YEM also contained Jumpin’ Jack Flash teases and, in the vocal jam, quotes of Saw It Again and Surfin’ Bird (The Trashmen). The lyrics to Fire were changed to “Let Jon Fishman take over.” [Setlist Source]

06/29/2010 CMAC Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY

Set 1: The Connection, Down with Disease, Sample in a Jar, Ocelot, Reba, Horn, Funky Bitch, Undermind, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, David Bowie

Set 2: Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple > I Am The Walrus[1] > Weekapaug Groove, Limb By Limb, Joy, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

Encore: First Tube

[1] Phish debut.

Notes: This show featured the Phish debut of I Am The Walrus. Weekapaug was unfinished [Setlist Source]

07/01/2010 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC

Set 1: Llama, Roses Are Free, Kill Devil Falls, Time Loves a Hero, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Runaway Jim, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Cavern

Set 2: Backwards Down the Number Line, Halley’s Comet > Light, Fluffhead > Have Mercy, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone > Free, Wading in the Velvet Sea, The Squirming Coil, Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman,

Notes: This show featured the first Time Loves a Hero since December 31, 2002 (127 shows), the first Have Mercy since December 10, 1999 (189 shows), and the first Light Up Or Leave Me Alone since December 30, 1999 (181 shows), which was subsequently teased in Suzy. [Setlist Source]

07/02/2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte

Set 1: Buried Alive > AC/DC Bag > Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother, Back on the Train, The Wedge, Mexican Cousin, Stash, Sparkle, Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Drowned, 46 Days, Twenty Years Later, The Lizards, Carini, Fuck Your Face, Also Sprach Zarathustra, You Enjoy Myself -> Proud Mary[1]

Encore: A Day in the Life

[1] a capella.

Notes: This show featured the first Fuck Your Face since April 29, 1987 (1,413 shows) and the first Proud Mary since March 1, 2003 (113 shows). AC/DC Bag contained Buried Alive teases and YEM contained Fuck Your Face and Moving in Stereo (The Cars) teases. Proud Mary and Get Back were performed a cappella during the YEM vocal jam and were interspersed with Dong Work for Yuda (Frank Zappa) and Slow Ride quotes. Get Back was a Phish debut. [Setlist Source]

Saturday, 07/03/2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park , Alpharetta, GA

[Photo by Derek Martinez]

Set 1: Character Zero, Destiny Unbound, Rift, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Bathtub Gin, Mountains in the Mist, NICU, Gumbo, My Sweet One, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Strange Design, Sanity, Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Rock and Roll, Prince Caspian, Tweezer > Slave to the Traffic Light, Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, Backwards Down the Number Line > Harry Hood, Loving Cup

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Notes: Character Zero opened a show for the first time ever. McGrupp was played by request with Trey taking the sign from the crowd and holding it up before starting the song. Trey forgot the second verse to Sanity, asking “How the hell does the second verse go again?” [Setlist Source]

07/04/2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, Punch You In the Eye, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Heavy Things, My Friend, My Friend > Lawn Boy, David Bowie, Gotta Jibboo

Set 2: Down with Disease > Piper > Ghost > Waste, Julius > Mike’s Song > Tela, Harpua > Killing in the Name[1] > Harpua > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: First Tube

[1] Phish debut.

Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine). Harpua contained a tease of London Bridge Is Falling Down. [Setlist Source]

We’ll be back later this week the Summer Tour 2010 Edition of our popular The Number Line series featuring geekery galore about the 18-show run.

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    Scottie B,

    Please remove this SCALPER SPAM from your comments!

    Also, great job on this compilation of info. Keep up the good work!

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