Photo by Tammy Wetzel
Phish made their way to Mansfield, MA last night for a show at the Comcast Center (aka Great Woods). As often seems to be the case when bassist Mike Gordon returns to his home state, the night included “Mike’s Song,” which opened the second set and then segued into the classic pairing of “I Am Hydrogen” and “Weekapaug Groove.” The tight versions of these three songs was followed by the night’s highlight which saw “Sneakin’ Sally thru the Alley” move into an open jam that yielded “Light” and then “46 Days.” The show also featured two debuts, opening with a cover of Rita Clarke and The Naturals’ “Lit O Bit” and later in the first set a new Trey Anastasio/Dude of Life original “Dr. Gabel” (after the song Anastasio seemed genuinely moved by the audience respect and interest in the song, remarking on this before the band closed out the set with “Run Like an Antelope”).
Phish is off tonight and then performs the first of two shows in Camden, NJ on Thursday.
Phish, Great Woods, Mansfield, MA
Set I: Lit O Bit*, Camel Walk, Possum, The Divided Sky, Dirt, Sample in a Jar, Kill Devil Falls, Dr. Gabel#, Run Like An Antelope
Set II: Mike’s Song > I am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Sneaking Sally Through the Alley > Light > 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Golgi Apparatus, Slave to the Traffic Light, Loving Cup
E: First Tube
Notes: * First time played, Rita Clarke and The Naturals. # First time played, original.