video by Josiah Babcock
Last night, Trey Anastasio took the stage at Cambridge, Mass.‘s Sanders Theater to thunderous applause and wasted no time, diving into recent favorite “More.”
During that song, the following “46 Days” and several others throughout night, the Phish frontman tried out new, subtle sonic textures by using effects pedals placed at his feet.
Much like his other solo performances, Anastasio took time between songs to tell stories and speak informally to the audience. Before debuting a new instrumental, he talked about spending time with his late friend Chris Cottrell during his final days battling cancer.
“So I started writing this thing that I’m going to play now. it’s sad, you know? But it kind of goes between sad and memories of all these good times we had together. Because there were a lot of them. A lot of good times,” he said before dedicating the song to everyone in the audience who has had to struggle in a similar situation.
The song, “Till We Meet Again,” was placed halfway through Anastasio’s single set, before he picked the pace back up with Phish’s “Free,” “Sample in a Jar,” and “Maze.”
The set closed with “Chalkdust Torture,” before a three-part “Tube,” “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Wilson” encore.
Trey Anastasio’s solo tour continues on Feb. 12 in Pittsburgh, Penn. See a full list of tour dates here
Check out the full setlist below:
Feb. 10, 2018
Sanders Theater Cambridge, MA
More, 46 Days, Brian and Robert, Anything But Me, Waste, Wolfman’s Brother, Blaze On, Miss You, The Line,Till We Meet Again*, Free, Sample in a Jar, Maze, Twist, Wading in the Velvet Sea, The Lizards, My Friend My Friend, Chalkdust Torture
Enc: Tube, Backwards Down the Number Line, Wilson