Phish played their final night at The Gorge on Sunday night, offering a first-ever pairing of “The Birds” and “Birds of a Feather,” and a jam-heavy second half.
The festivities kicked off with “The Curtain With,” and the band wasted no time heading straight into the aforementioned one-two punch of “The Birds”/“Birds of a Feather.” This marked not only the first time the two songs were played together, but the first time they were ever played in the same show.
Later, fans were excited to hear the first “Wombat” in over a year (last played 7/18/2017), followed by a nice “Tela”> “Walls of the Cave” jam to end the first set.
After set break, Phish opted for a more expanded second set, opening with “Crosseyed and Painless” – containing “The Little Drummer Boy” teases – and drifting into “Twist,” which itself contained sonic fractures of “Crosseyed and Painless.”
“Twist” bled into “Waves” and then a pensive “Miss You,” which eventually stopped for an applause break. The final jam of the night was a double dose of fan favorites, matching “Fluffhead” with “Split Open and Melt” (the latter also contained some teases to the earlier “Crosseyed” jam).
Phish ended their three-night run at The Gorge with a raucous “Wilson,” with 25,000+ fans singing along.
The band will continue their summer tour on Tuesday July 24 in San Francisco with two nights at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Check out Sunday’s full setlist below:
July 22, 2018
Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA
Set I: The Curtain With, The Birds, Birds of a Feather, Waiting All Night, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Reba, Wombat, Tela > Walls of the Cave
Set II: Crosseyed and Painless > Twist > Waves > Miss You, Fluffhead > Split Open and Melt