Phish continued their run of shows at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, in Mountian View, Calif. The shows were originally slated for Stateline, Nev. had to be relocated due to wildfires, which grew 15-miles in a single night.
The show followed Tuesday’s incredible performance with a fresh melange of track selections and masterful musical improvisation. With a bit of a late start due to some issues with Page McConnell’s set up the band kicked off with “Mike’s Song,” during which Trey Anastasio warmed up by teasing a cover of 1975 hit “Walk This Way.” The band then flowed into “The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday,” then Hebrew song “Avenu Malkenu” into “Weekapaug Groove.” They closed set one with “Cities,” which went on for over 15 minutes, into “Passing Through” into “Fluffhead.”
The second set began with “The Lizards,” which got fans going but it was what followed that made Phish’s consistent tightness on this run abundantly clear. They jammed over the track for 34-minutes during which Anastasio teased “American Woman” and sung some of the lyrics to it as well. This rendition of “Tweezer” was the third song to pass 30-minutes this summer and is the fifth longest jam since Phish’s return to performance in 2009. The show soon began to form into continuous jam of cascading improvision through “Miss You” into “Piper” into “Twenty Years Later,” then “Twist” into “Backwards Down the Number Line,” to close the set.
Phish encored with “A Life Beyond The Dream,” then “Tweezer Reprise,” to finish off the evening for good.
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Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Sept. 1, 2021
Set I: Mike’s Song > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > Weekapaug Groove, Brian and Robert, Thread, The Wedge, Cities > Passing Through > Fluffhead
Set II: The Lizards, Tweezer > Miss You > Piper > Twenty Years Later, Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line
Enc: A Life Beyond The Dream, Tweezer Reprise
Watch the set opener below: