Phish returned to Camden, NJ, for night two at the BB&T Pavilion on Wednesday, offering a tight, two-set affair that gave equal attention to most of the night’s songs rather than focus heavily on one or two extended tunes as they have done in the past few performances.
Set one opened with the classic “Moma Dance,” which led into “Free,” in which saw Mike Gordon take the lead on bass during the improvisation section, and then into “Undermind.” An energetic “Theme From the Bottom” followed, before leading into the bluegrass side-step “My Sweet One.”
“Steam” was then followed by the tour debut of “Train Song” with Gordon on lead vocals, and “Halley’s Comet” preceded the set-closing “Everything’s Right,” which was once again extended to over 15 minutes with multiple peaks in the dynamic jam, ending up as the longest tune of the night by several minutes.
“Julius” opened up the second set, followed by a quick-paced, funky “Carini,” which continues to be a highlight of the setlists this summer, and new song “Set Your Soul Free,” which was just debuted last month at The Gorge. After “Wingsuit” and “Scents and Subtle Sounds,” Phish moved into one of the night’s other highlights, “Split Open and Melt,” which then segued into the set-closing “Character Zero.” After the barn-burning encore of “Suzy Greenberg,” Trey Anastasio thanked the New Jersey crowd for a fun two-night run in Camden.
See the full setlist below, along with a bonus pro-shot video of Phish’s massive “Down with Disease” from night one in Camden. The band continues their summer tour this weekend with one night in Raleigh, NC, and two shows at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
Set I: The Moma Dance > Free > Undermind, Theme From the Bottom > My Sweet One, Steam > Train Song, Halley’s Comet > Everything’s Right
Set II: Julius, Carini > Set Your Soul Free, Wingsuit, Scents and Subtle Sounds > Waste, Split Open and Melt > Character Zero
Encore: Suzy Greenberg