The second night of Phish’s Bethel Woods Center for the Arts run saw the group in a loose and playful mood. After opening with “Theme,” the first set saw the group deliver some strong improv during a run from “Halley’s Comet” into “Runaway Jim,” and also during the “Bathtub Gin” set-closer. Still the second set was the keeper, as it was a fully-segued piece. “Down With Disease” opened and the band kept the music in motion on through “David Bowie,” more than 70 minutes in all. The set also featured such favorites as “Free,” “Harry Hood” and “Cavern.” In addition, the version of “Makisupa Policeman” was particularly light and playful as building on the lyric “Policeman came to my house,” each member of the group shared what things would sound like at his houses (with Trey Anastasio also offering a nod to his favorite television show, House ). The set then closed with the group’s take on the Beatles’ “A Day In The Life.”
Tonight the group will conclude its three night stand in Bethel.
Here is a look at last night’s setlist from our Box Scores section
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
Set I: Theme From the Bottom, NICU, Cities, Halley’s Comet > Runaway Jim, Gumbo > Quinn the Eskimo > Limb By Limb, Horn, Bathtub Gin*
Set II: Down with Disease > Free > Backwards Down the Number Line > Makisupa Policeman^ > Harry Hood > Cavern > David Bowie
Enc: A Day in the Life
Notes: *With Manteca teases and quotes ^With lyrics referencing several band members’ houses (and Trey’s favorite show, House)