Photo by Patrick Jordan
Phish’s second night of fall tour saw the quartet get increasingly comfortable at Providence, RI’s Dunkin Donuts Center, balancing a song-heavy set one with an improv-laden set two, as well as a few nods to the prior evening’s “Plasma” teases.
Kasvot Växt’s “Turtle in the Clouds” kicked things off, but it was the pairing of “Punch You in the Eye” with a slow “Llama” that really got the Saturday-night crowd excited.
Later in the first half, after Jon Fishman serenaded the audience on the vacuum, “Plasma” eventually emerged out of the depths of a “Stash” jam, drawing a thematic connection to the band’s Friday-night gig. From there, the band found their way into “Golgi Apparatus” to close the set with plenty of Phish-style silliness.
A jammed-through second set saw an opening “Bathtub Gin” bleed into an unfinished “Alaska.”
The always-contemplative “What’s the Use?” followed, as did “Piper”> “Golden Age” and yet another “Plasma Reprise” before an elated “Harry Hood.”
Phish treated their hardcore fans to some of their more aggressive originals for their final Providence encore, starting with “Big Black Furry Creature from Mars” and moving into the always-eerie “Kung.”
“Wombat” lightened things up before Phish dug into “Possum” and one last “Plasma Reprise” for good measure.
Check out the full setlist – as it appears in our Box Scores section – and watch the “Stash”> “Plasma Reprise” via YouTuber Matt Frazier below:
Nov. 30, 2019
Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, RI
SET I: Turtle in the Clouds, Punch You in the Eye > Llama*, Meat, The Old Home Place, Lawn Boy, I Didn’t Know, Maze, Horn, Gotta Jibboo > Stash^ > Plasma Reprise > Golgi Apparatus
SET II: Bathtub Gin > Alaska^ > What’s the Use? > Piper > Golden Age > Plasma Reprise > Harry Hood
Enc: Big Black Furry Creature from Mars^ > Kung > Wombat, Possum > Plasma Reprise
Notes: *Slow version ^Unfinished