The second night of Phish’s two-show run at Hartford, CT’s The Comcast Theatre featured a number of notable theatrics. The group opened its show with only the second version of “Fee” since reuniting in 2009 (the Junta favorite was notably tighter than the previous version in Camden, NJ in 2009). After “Rift” and “Wolfman’s Brother,” the band debuted the new Trey Anastasio original the “Summer of ’89.” The song, which references the start of summer, seemed appropriate on the eve of the beginning of the Summer Solstice.
Phish’s encore was also particularly lively. Anastasio played the song “Sleeping Monkey” in honor of a fan who held a sign the previous night. He also faced his microphone towards the crowd to sing-along. After wrapping up “Tweezer Reprise,” the band busted into the song a second time to complete the “Tweezer” package from a few nights earlier in Hershey, PA. Phish will perform in Saratoga Springs, NY tonight.
Set I: Fee, Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer Of ’89^, Foam, Possum, The Moma Dance > Julius, Reba, Cavern
Set II: Halley’s Comet, Light, Billy Breathes, Tweezer > Theme From The Bottom, Harry Hood, Wading In A Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan
E:Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise