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Phish brought their seventh Mexican destination event to a close last night. The show kicked off with an unexpected deep segue from an 18-minute “Simple” into the quirky “Sanity.” Then, a night after Phish played a 40-minute, unfinished “Chalk Dust Torture”–the longest of their career and one of their 10 most extended jams ever–they offered the seldom-played “Chalk Dust Torture Reprise.” The tune had not been played since December 28, 2019 and had only been played at four previous shows. 

The quartet’s first set also closed with an interesting segue from a 20-plus minute “Bathtub Gin” into “Cavern.” 

The group’s second set kicked off with a long, extended sequence that included “The Howling,” “No Men In No Man’s Land” and a run from “Ruby Waves” into TV on the Radio’s “Golden Age” and back into “Ruby Waves.” The segue closed with the new tune “Ether Edge,” which Trey Anastasio first debuted with his trio last May.” Then, standalone versions of “Twist,” “A Life Beyond The Dream” and “Possum” closed things out. 

The surprises continued during the encore. After the standard set-closer “More,” Phish moved into the first encore cover of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” since 2018 and then capped things off with another favorite, “Slave to the Traffic Light.” 

Phish’s next gig is slated for Las Vegas’ The Sphere on April 18. 

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Saturday, February 24, 2024, Moon Palace, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
I: Simple -> Sanity, Chalk Dust Torture Reprise, Wolfman’s Brother, mercy, Rift, Bathtub Gin -> Cavern

II: The Howling > No Men In No Man’s Land > Ruby Waves > Golden Age > Ruby Waves > Ether Edge, Twist, A Life Beyond The Dream, Possum

E: More > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Slave to the Traffic Light

Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was last played December 28, 2019.