Phish returned to Camden, NJ last night for a performance at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Located a short drive from Trey Anastasio’s childhood home, Camden, NJ has hosted a number of memorable Phish shows over the years. Last night’s performance featured several of the group’s showstoppers, including a show-opening “David Bowie,” “You Enjoy Myself,” “Reba,” “Fluffhead,” “Harry Hood” and Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman.” Phish’s Camden shows are often defined by long improvisational segments at the start of their second set and last night’s show continued the trend with a run from “Down with Disease” into Talking Heads’ “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Nothing” and “Twenty Years Later.”
The members of Phish also continued to introduce some new material into their repertoire with the debut cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Rover.” Though the band rehearsed it, Led Zeppelin never played the Physical Graffiti song live. Led Zeppelin is the rare band Anastasio has covered with such projects as Phish, Trey Anastasio Band, Dave Matthews & Friends and Oysterhead.
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ, 6/24
Set I: 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, The Rover*
Set II: Down with Disease > Crosseyed and Painless > Nothing > Twenty Years Later, Harry Hood, Fluffhead, Julius, You Enjoy Myself
*first time played, Led Zeppelin