photo by Dino Perrucci
After closing out their Halloween Las Vegas run and fall tour this past weekend, Phish are continuing to roll out select moment from their 13-night run at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 2017, offering today some pro-shot video of their expansive take on live staple “Chalk Dust Torture” from July 28, also known as “Double Chocolate” night at the Baker’s Dozen.
The song came as the second tune in the second set of the Friday-night show, infusing a whole heap of energy into the MSG crowd with the regular, rocking section of the song before dropping into a subdued segment of improvisation, with Jon Fishman’s still-driving drums and alternating contributions from the other three members. “Chalk Dust” was then taken to a fast-paced peak, lead by Trey Anastasio soaring guitar and hefty piano chords from Page McConnell.
Watch the video below, with remixed audio by Elliot Scheiner. Phish will release The Complete Baker’s Dozen box set on November 30.