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Link Friday, 03/06/2009
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Fluffhead, DividedDivided Sky, CDTChalk Dust Torture > SampleSample in a Jar, Stash, IDKI Didn't Know, Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Farmhouse, NICU, Horn > Rift, Train Song, Water in the Sky, CoilThe Squirming Coil > BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line[1] > Tweezer -> Taste, Possum, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, First Tube > HoodHarry Hood, Waste > YEMYou Enjoy Myself[2]

Encore: Grind, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Loving Cup

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Restarted.

Notes: Phish’s first public performance since Coventry on August 15, 2004 started with Fluffhead, a song not played since prior to the first hiatus on September 29, 2000 (70 shows). Also of note, several large, white balloons were hung in a circle around the coliseum, lit up by an additional central lighting rig; the balloons (save for a few casualties) would remain for the entire run. Trey Introduced Fishman as “Dad” during I Didn’t Know. Train Song was not played since May 23, 2000  (111 shows) and Grind was not played since December 30, 1998 (181 shows). During Bouncing, some of the balloons were dripped into the crowd. This show featured the Phish debut of Backwards Down the Number Line. YEM featured a false start possibly as a nod to the January 3, 2003 restarted version.

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Link Saturday, 03/07/2009
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: BOTTBack on the Train > Runaway Jim, Brian and Robert, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Heavy Things, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Gumbo, Reba[1], Mexican Cousin, It's Ice, Halley'sHalley's Comet > Beauty of a Broken Heart[2], GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Lawn Boy, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll > LxLLimb By Limb, Ghost > Piper -> BOAFBirds of a Feather, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > CaspianPrince Caspian, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Character Zero

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

[1] No whistling.
[2] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Weekapaug Groove

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Beauty of a Broken Heart made its Phish debut at this show. Guelah Papyrus was played for the first time since September 18, 2000 (78 shows) and ADITL was played for the first time since September 30, 2000 (70 shows). Weekapaug contained a DEG tease from Trey.

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Link Sunday, 03/08/2009
Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Sanity[1] > Wilson, Foam, GinBathtub Gin, Undermind[2], BagAC/DC Bag > My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, SOAMuleScent of a Mule, All of These Dreams, Maze, She Thinks I Still Care[2], Army of One, Tube, CTBCars Trucks Buses, Free, Frankenstein[3]

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] > Seven Below, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Twist -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > MomaThe Moma Dance, WMGGWWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday to You, Contact, Bug, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Phish debut.
[3] Page on keytar.

Teases:
· Happy Birthday to You jam in Contact

Notes: Sanity (not played since November 27, 1998 or 188 shows) ended prematurely right after the “world explodes” line (additionally, one of the large, white balloons that was hung from the rafters popped, as if on cue, as Trey sang "world explodes"). Disease was also unfinished. This show marked the Phish debuts of Undermind and She Thinks I Still Care. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Before Contact, the band and audience sang Happy Birthday to Fish’s Dad, Leonard, and the end of Contact featured a Happy Birthday jam. During Tweezer Reprise, balloons were dropped into the crowd. The post-show music included "Sweet Virginia" from Exile on Main Street.

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Link Sunday, 05/31/2009
Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Kill Devil Falls, Undermind, The Star Spangled Banner

Set 1: Star Spangled BannerThe Star Spangled Banner, SampleSample in a Jar, MomaThe Moma Dance, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Ocelot[1], Stash, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, LxLLimb By Limb, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, DwDDown with Disease, DestinyDestiny Unbound, Character Zero

Set 2: Tweezer -> Light[2], GinBathtub Gin, BowieDavid Bowie, TTETime Turns Elastic[2], Free, Curtis LoewThe Ballad of Curtis Loew, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Cavern, GTBTGood Times Bad Times, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Debut.
[2] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Take Me Out to the Ballgame tease in Limb By Limb
· Theme From the Bottom jam in Tweezer
· It's Ice tease

Notes: The Star Spangled Banner was performed from the pitcher’s mound. This show marked the debut of Ocelot and the Phish debuts of Light and Time Turns Elastic. Stash was preceded by Stash, It’s Ice and Take Me Out to the Ballgame teases. Trey also teased Take Me Out to the Ballgame after Stash and again during Limb By Limb. Tweezer contained a Theme From the Bottom jam. After Time Turns Elastic, Trey jokingly announced, “That’s our single.” The Ballad of Curtis Loew was performed for the first time since August 2, 1993 (625 shows).

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Link Tuesday, 06/02/2009
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Set 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan[1], TimberTimber (Jerry), Cities, Driver, Reba, Possum, Farmhouse, If I Could

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > Simple > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, KDFKill Devil Falls[1], HoodHarry Hood > Loving Cup

Encore: SuzySuzy Greenberg

[1] Debut.

Notes: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan and Kill Devil Falls both debuted at this show, with the latter, remarkably, being played by request. This show featured the first If I Could since June 28, 2000 (103 shows).

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Link Thursday, 06/04/2009
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Soundcheck: Twenty Years Later

Set 1: Grind, DividedDivided Sky, Ocelot, CoilThe Squirming Coil, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Dirt, NICU, Ghost, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Water in the Sky, BOAFBirds of a Feather, Drowned > Meatstick, TTETime Turns Elastic, Waste, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: R&RRock and Roll

Teases:
· Jumpin' Jack Flash tease in Drowned

Notes: Drowned featured a Jumpin’ Jack Flash tease. Meatstick was played in a different key than normal.

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Link Friday, 06/05/2009
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Set 1: Wilson, Buried Alive, KDFKill Devil Falls, BagAC/DC Bag, IDKI Didn't Know, My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Ya Mar, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] -> Twist > Piper > BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line, Free, Twenty Years Later[2] > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Debut.

Teases:
· It's Raining, It's Pouring tease in Ya Mar
· Ghostbusters tease in Boogie On Reggae Woman
· Oye Como Va jam in Twist
· Flat Fee tease

Notes: During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Little Junior Moses Brown Heaps DeWitt” and commented that he was going to “suck all of the moisture out of the air.” During Ya Mar, Page teased It’s Raining, It’s Pouring. Boogie On Reggae Woman contained a Ghostbusters tease. Trey teased Flat Fee prior to Disease, which was unfinished. Twist featured an Oye Como Va jam. This show marked the debut of Twenty Years Later.

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Link Saturday, 06/06/2009
Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA

Set 1: STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Nothing, BOTTBack on the Train, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Sparkle > JibbooGotta Jibboo, Lawn Boy, Let Me Lie[1], Taste, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2], CaspianPrince Caspian

Set 2: Seven Below, Fluffhead, SOAMuleScent of a Mule, Heavy Things, HoodHarry Hood > Possum, Bug

Encore: Contact > Julius

[1] Phish debut.
[2] No "keyword."

Notes: Let Me Lie made its Phish debut at this show. The first post-break-up Makisupa Policeman notably did not contain a “keyword.”

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Link Sunday, 06/07/2009
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Fee, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Guyute, MSOMy Sweet One, 46 Days, LizardsThe Lizards, WedgeThe Wedge, Strange Design, Tube, First Tube

Set 2: Sand, SuzySuzy Greenberg, LxLLimb By Limb, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Sugar Shack[1], Character Zero > Tweezer

Encore: Joy[1], Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Debut.

Notes: After forgetting the lyrics to Fee, Trey remarked that “We knew this one backstage.” This show marked the debuts of Sugar Shack and Joy. Before the extended encore, Trey asked, “You guys in a rush to go anywhere?” He then talked about how much they had enjoyed the northeast run and that they wanted to play a few more songs before heading south (though he was careful to note that they love the south, too).

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Link Tuesday, 06/09/2009
Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, NC

Set 1: KDFKill Devil Falls, MomaThe Moma Dance, SampleSample in a Jar, Stash, Dog Faced Boy, Gumbo, Tube, Lengthwise, DividedDivided Sky, When the Cactus is in Bloom[1], Bold As Love

Set 2: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > Ghost > FEFYFast Enough for You, Halley'sHalley's Comet > Maze, Alaska[1], ThemeTheme From the Bottom, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Possum

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Phish debut.

Notes: This show featured the Phish debuts of When the Cactus is in Bloom and Alaska. Before Dog Faced Boy, Trey explained that while living with Fish, he wrote Dog Faced Boy, Tube and Gumbo based on entries in one of Fish’s journals. During Dog Faced Boy, Fish left his drum kit and lay down in front of the stage because he didn’t need to sing the song. Lengthwise (performed a cappella) was played for the first time since July 28, 1998 (233 shows). Bold as Love was played for the first time since October 6, 2000 (74 shows).

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Link Wednesday, 06/10/2009
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN

Set 1: Runaway Jim, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Ocelot, Foam, Train Song, Undermind, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Character Zero

Set 2: BOTTBack on the Train, Waves > ASIHTOSA Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > BowieDavid Bowie, Army of One, Reba[1], Hello My Baby, Julius > Cavern > HoodHarry Hood

Encore: Frankenstein[2]

[1] No whistling.
[2] Page on keytar.

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Hello My Baby was played for the first time since December 5, 1999 (138 shows). Frankenstein featured Page on keytar.

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Link Thursday, 06/11/2009
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Set 1: Dog Log, Ginseng Sullivan, Nellie Kane, Ocelot, Beauty of My Dreams, Funky Bitch

Notes: This was the soundcheck for Phish’s Bonnaroo performances.

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

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Link Friday, 06/12/2009
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, DividedDivided Sky, Possum > DwDDown with Disease, Alaska, Stash, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Poor Heart, KDFKill Devil Falls -> Free, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, HoodHarry Hood > Highway to Hell > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Wilson -> YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

Teases:
· Salt Peanuts tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: This show marked Phish’s first appearance at Bonnaroo. This “late-night set” on the What Stage began at approximately 11:00 p.m. Highway to Hell was played for the first time since February 26, 1997 (325 shows). YEM contained a brief Salt Peanuts (aka Basie Boogie) tease from Page.

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Link Sunday, 06/14/2009
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > NICU, JibbooGotta Jibboo > PYITEPunch You In the Eye > Sparkle > GinBathtub Gin, Character Zero > Tweezer -> HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope, Mustang Sally[1], Bobby Jean[2] > Glory Days[2]

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll -> Light > 46 Days, LxLLimb By Limb, Farmhouse, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > CaspianPrince Caspian[3], First Tube

Encore: SuzySuzy Greenberg > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Bruce Springsteen on guitar and vocals.
[2] Phish debut; Bruce Springsteen on guitar and vocals.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Rift tease in Rock and Roll
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Limb By Limb

Notes: This show, performed on the What Stage, closed out the 2009 Bonnaroo Festival. Before Mustang Sally, Trey remarked that he had seen a show at Jadwin Gym at Princeton University when was 12 (apparently referring to a 11/1/78 performance by Bruce Springsteen at this 3,000 seat venue, though Trey would have been 14 at the time), and added that Phish would now have an opportunity to play with one of his heroes, Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen joined in on guitar and vocals for Mustang Sally, Bobby Jean and Glory Days. Mustang Sally was played for the first time since August 5, 1988 (1,274 shows). This show marked the Phish debuts of Bobby Jean and Glory Days. Rock and Roll included a brief Rift tease. Limb By Limb contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease. Caspian was unfinished.

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Link Thursday, 06/18/2009
Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA

Set 1: GolgiGolgi Apparatus, CDTChalk Dust Torture, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, DividedDivided Sky, Heavy Things, Walk Away, Wilson, Tube, Alaska, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] > Free, Guyute, Piper -> CircusWhen the Circus Comes, HoodHarry Hood > CoilThe Squirming Coil, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Grind, Hello My Baby[2], HYHUHold Your Head Up > Bike > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Loving Cup

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Aborted.

Notes: This show featured the first Walk Away since October 5, 2000 (80 shows). Disease was unfinished. After Grind, Trey remarked that Page blew the wrong note on the pitch pipe and had them all singing in the wrong key. They decided to perform another a cappella song and Trey joked that if they couldn’t get it right, Fish would sing Bike. Sure enough, Hello My Baby was no better and was aborted. However, true to his word, Trey announced that Fish will now sing Bike. For his part, Fish took the opportunity to welcome everyone to “the trainwreck portion of the show.” Bike was played for the first time since September 12, 2000 (95 shows).

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Link Friday, 06/19/2009
Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Set 1: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line, BagAC/DC Bag, LxLLimb By Limb, MomaThe Moma Dance, Water in the Sky, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Lawn Boy, WedgeThe Wedge, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, The Connection[1], Ocelot, Fluffhead

Set 2: ASIHTOSA Song I Heard the Ocean Sing > Drowned > Twist, Let Me Lie, Tweezer -> 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > SuzySuzy Greenberg -> Possum

Encore: Sleeping Monkey > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Debut.

Teases:
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Split Open and Melt
· Charge! tease

Notes: After Limb By Limb, Trey introduced Fish as “Johnny B. Fishman” and quoted Johnny B. Goode, with Page also teasing "Charge!" before the quote. Split Open and Melt included a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. Before the debut of The Connection, Mike introduced Trey as “Sweetie Pie” and Trey responded by blowing a kiss to Mike. There were severe thunderstorms during setbreak and, as a result, Page made an announcement that they were going to take a longer than usual break and that everyone on the lawn should return to their cars until the second set, which would not start until 11:00.

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Link Saturday, 06/20/2009
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Runaway Jim, Stash, Ya Mar, GinBathtub Gin, KDFKill Devil Falls, Train Song, Farmhouse, Sparkle, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Waves > SampleSample in a Jar, Maze, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2], Ghost -> LizardsThe Lizards, YEMYou Enjoy Myself[3] -> NICU > CaspianPrince Caspian[4] > Waste, Fire

Encore: Character Zero

[1] Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any Hibachi?"
[2] Keyword referenced Trey's probation.
[3] No bass & drums or vocal jam.
[4] Unfinished.

Teases:
· The Gumsuckers March tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: During Antelope, Trey changed the lyrics to “Been you to have any Hibachi?” The lyrics to Makisupa were changed to “Woke up this morning, pissing in jah cup / Woke up this afternoon, called my probation officer.” YEM contained a Gumsuckers March (Percy Grainger) tease from Page, was unfinished, and did not contain a bass and drums segment or a vocal jam. Caspian was also unfinished.

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Link Sunday, 06/21/2009
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

Set 1: Brother, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, Funky Bitch > DividedDivided Sky, Joy, BOTTBack on the Train, Taste, Poor Heart, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > TMWSIYThe Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, TTETime Turns Elastic

Set 2: C&PCrosseyed and Painless -> DwDDown with Disease[1] > Bug > Piper > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Grind, Frankenstein[2]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Page on the keytar and Trey on a five-neck guitar.

Teases:
· Let It Grow tease in Crosseyed and Painless
· Taste tease in Down with Disease
· Can't You Hear Me Knocking tease in Piper

Notes: During Brother, each of the band members’ children jumped into a bathtub placed at the side of the stage. Afterwards, Trey introduced them and wished everyone a happy Fathers’ Day. Funky Bitch was played in acknowledgement of a fan who had been holding up a sign requesting the song at this show and the previous one. Crosseyed and Painless included a brief, subtle tease from Page of the Grateful Dead’s Let It Grow. Trey teased Taste near the end of Disease, which was unfinished. Piper contained a brief Can’t You Hear Me Knocking tease. Frankenstein featured Page on the keytar and Trey on a five-neck guitar.

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Link Thursday, 07/30/2009
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: Foam, Party Time, Sugar Shack, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Middle of the Road, Billy Breathes

Set 1: DividedDivided Sky, Ocelot, WedgeThe Wedge, Poor Heart, MomaThe Moma Dance, Horn, Stash, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Possum

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Ghost > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, LxLLimb By Limb, Billy Breathes, CoilThe Squirming Coil > BowieDavid Bowie

Encore: Loving Cup

Teases:
· Celebration tease in Weekapaug Groove
· Praise You and Windy City jams in Ghost
· Piper tease

Notes: This marked Phish’s first show at Red Rocks since August 7, 1996 (388 shows). Trey introduced Mike before the start of the second set, at which point Mike pretended to leave the stage, prompting Trey to introduce him a second time. Weekapaug contained a Celebration (Kool & the Gang) tease from Mike. Ghost contained a Praise You jam and a Windy City tease. Trey teased Piper before starting Limb By Limb.

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Link Friday, 07/31/2009
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: Time Turns Elastic, Sugar Shack, Seven Bar Blues Jam

Set 1: Runaway Jim, CDTChalk Dust Torture, GinBathtub Gin, TTETime Turns Elastic, Lawn Boy, Water in the Sky, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: Drowned -> C&PCrosseyed and Painless > Joy, Tweezer > BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > Fluffhead[1] -> Piper -> ADITLA Day in the Life

Encore: SuzySuzy Greenberg > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Dave's Energy Guide tease in Fluffhead
· Drowned, Crosseyed and Painless, and AC/DC Bag teases in Suzy Greenberg

Notes: Fluffhead was unfinished and contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease.  Suzy contained Drowned, Crosseyed and Painless and AC/DC Bag teases.  The Seven Bar Blues Jam from the soundcheck featured Trey on bass and Mike on guitar.

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Link Saturday, 08/01/2009
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Soundcheck: Sugar Shack

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag, Curtain WithThe Curtain With, Mound, JibbooGotta Jibboo, Guyute, PYITEPunch You In the Eye, Tube, Alaska, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll > DwDDown with Disease[2] > Free, Esther, Dirt, HoodHarry Hood

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, First Tube

[1] Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any slush?"
[2] Unfinished.

Teases:
· L.A. Woman and Taste teases in Down with Disease
· Dirt and Free teases in Harry Hood

Notes: Throughout the first set the band was using charades to communicate what song was coming next, prompting Trey to remark after Jibboo, “We do everything by hand signals now. There’s no more talking.”  After PYITE, Trey again referenced the hand signals, joking “That could be one of two songs, so we’ll see if he starts the right one.” During Antelope, Trey changed the lyrics to “Been you to have any slush?”  Disease contained an L.A. Woman tease from Trey, who also briefly teased Taste just before beginning Free, and was unfinished. Esther was played for the first time since September 30, 2000 (89 shows). Hood featured Dirt and Free teases from Trey.

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Link Sunday, 08/02/2009
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

Set 1: RosesRoses Are Free, Wilson > NICU, CaspianPrince Caspian, BOTTBack on the Train, Reba[1], Grind, Beauty of a Broken Heart, SampleSample in a Jar, Sugar Shack, Waste, KDFKill Devil Falls

Set 2: Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, YEMYou Enjoy Myself -> Undermind[2] -> Drums[2] -> Seven Below[2] > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra[2] > Waves[2] > Character Zero[2]

Encore: Bittersweet Motel, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

[1] No whistling.
[2] Bill Kreutzmann on drums.

Teases:
· Twist and Oye Como Va jams in Boogie On Reggae Woman
· AC/DC Bag tease in You Enjoy Myself

Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Boogie On featured a Twist-esque jam and contained an Oye Come Va tease from Page. Both Trey and Page teased AC/DC Bag during YEM. Undermind through Zero featured Bill Kreutzmann on drums.  Before the encore, Trey explained that Bittersweet Motel was being played at the request of his daughter, Bella.  After Bittersweet Motel, Fish remarked that he felt lonely again and needed the second drummer back.

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Link Saturday, 08/08/2009
Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA

Soundcheck: Middle of the Road (several times), Twenty Years Later

Set 1: MangoThe Mango Song > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Middle of the Road[1], Tweezer, Driver, Twenty Years Later, Ya Mar, It's Ice, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Character Zero > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll -> MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2], Alaska, WedgeThe Wedge, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line[3] > Piper, Grind

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Instrument switching; Keyword referenced Bobby Brown.
[3] Unfinished.

Teases:
· Hedwig's Theme tease in You Enjoy Myself
· Llama tease in Piper

Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Middle of the Road. Prior to Mike’s solo in the intro of Antelope, Trey whispered, “Cactus, Cactus, Cactus gonna play it for you, Cactus.” The keyword for Makisupa was “did like Bobby Brown. I ate my breakfast and I laid back down.” Trey and Mike switched instruments during Makisupa. Trey teased Hedwig’s Theme during YEM. BDTNL was unfinished.  Fish teased Llama several times at the end of Piper. During the soundcheck, Trey played an extended tease of the intro to Fly Famous Mockingbird.

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Link Tuesday, 08/11/2009
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL

Soundcheck: Liquid Time > Funky Bitch

Set 1: KDFKill Devil Falls, SampleSample in a Jar, Ocelot, Paul and Silas, Windy City[1], Curtain WithThe Curtain With, Train Song, Gumbo, Heavy Things, TTETime Turns Elastic

Set 2: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > Carini > JibbooGotta Jibboo, ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Wilson > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > CDTChalk Dust Torture, HoodHarry Hood, CoilThe Squirming Coil

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Debut.

Notes: This show featured the first Paul and Silas since November 29, 1998 (209 shows).  Trey explained that Paul and Silas was “sort of a request” for a fan he met the night before.  This show marked the debut of Windy City, which Trey indicated the band had been waiting to debut in Chicago.

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Link Thursday, 08/13/2009
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY

Soundcheck: How High the Moon, Magilla, Sugar Shack

Set 1: SampleSample in a Jar, Dinner and a Movie, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother, My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, Possum, Farmhouse, Sugar Shack, Brian and Robert, BowieDavid Bowie, GinBathtub Gin, How High the Moon > GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: Drowned > CaspianPrince Caspian[1] > Rift, HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, Sparkle, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[2] > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Fluffhead

Encore: Joy, First Tube

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any splash cymbal solo, man?", after which Fish took a splash cymbal solo.

Notes: After Gin, Trey wished Happy Birthday to an audience member holding a sign for The Sloth, saying they would get to it eventually (they played it two nights later). Trey then wished his wife, Sue, a happy fifteenth wedding anniversary. Trey also said some words in remembrance of Les Paul, who passed away earlier that day. Trey said that Les was a hero to all of the band members for, among other reasons, continuing playing music into his nineties and that hopefully they would be playing into their nineties too. Finally, Trey dedicated the ensuing version of How High the Moon (last played on March 8, 1993 (710 shows)), to the memory of Les.  Trey changed the lyrics of Antelope to “Been you to have any splash cymbal solo, man?”, after which Fish took a splash cymbal solo. Caspian was unfinished.

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Link Friday, 08/14/2009
The Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT

Soundcheck: "Lamp Post Song"

Set 1: PYITEPunch You In the Eye, BagAC/DC Bag > NICU, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird, BOAFBirds of a Feather, Lawn Boy, Stash, IDKI Didn't Know, Middle of the Road, Character Zero

Set 2: DwDDown with Disease[1] > Wilson > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light, Piper > Water in the Sky, Ghost -> Psycho Killer -> Catapult -> Icculus[2] > YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: WMGGWWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Narration centered on the fact that "you crazy kids" just don't read anymore.

Teases:
· Reba jam in Down with Disease
· Spill the Wine tease in Piper

Notes: This show featured the first versions of Forbin’s and Mockingbird since September 30, 2000 (96 shows), which were performed without narration. During I Didn’t Know, Trey introduced Fish as “Recent Julliard Master’s Vacuum Program graduate, the one and only, Jon Moses Quagmire DeWitt Hampton.” DWD contained a Reba jam and was unfinished. Piper included a Spill the Wine tease from Page. This show featured the first Psycho Killer since December 7, 1997 (282 shows). Psycho Killer was unfinished and disintegrated into a self-described, electronic “Pong” jam. During the post-Psycho Killer “Pong” jam, Trey initiated a dance contest saying that whoever could best dance to that music would “win something.”  After Catapult (while continuing the “Pong” jam), Trey asked, “Does everybody else love this song as much as I do?” and said that he was “waiting for the day when they play stuff like this on the radio.”  Icculus was last performed on July 18, 1999 (193 shows). The Icculus narration centered on the fact that “you crazy kids” just don’t read anymore.  The “Pong” jam reappeared during the YEM jam. The soundcheck included a jam with lyrics that were made up on the fly with Trey on bass (so that Mike could check on bass sounds from the audience) and Fish on drums. Trey briefly quoted Spill the Wine and The Pendulum during the soundcheck jam.

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Link Saturday, 08/15/2009
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Soundcheck: I Been Around, Middle Of The Road, Sugar Shack

Set 1: Crowd Control, KDFKill Devil Falls, SlothThe Sloth, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Axilla, Foam, Esther, Ha Ha Ha, Party Time[1], Tube, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Strange Design, TTETime Turns Elastic

Set 2: Tweezer > Taste, Alaska, Let Me Lie, 46 Days, Oh! Sweet Nuthin' > HoodHarry Hood

Encore: GTBTGood Times Bad Times, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Debut.

Notes: Before Ha Ha Ha, Trey chided Fish saying, “You should know this song, Fish, because you wrote this song.” After Ha Ha Ha, Trey said that he loved that song so much, that the time had come for the debut of Party Time, another Fish original that he loves even more. Before Tube, Trey said that he couldn’t hear what song a group of fans were shouting for, saying that it sounded like “Snoop.”  Trey then joked, “You said ‘Snoop’? He’s right back here, Snoop Dogg, everyone!” Finally, he started Tube, saying that he thought that was the song they were requesting. After Alaska, Trey offered some kind words for his guitar tech, Brian Brown, adding, “No Brian, no guitar.”

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Link Sunday, 08/16/2009
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Soundcheck: I Been Around, Kids, I Kissed a Girl, Beauty of My Dreams

Set 1: Llama, MomaThe Moma Dance, Guyute, Anything But Me, CTBCars Trucks Buses, CDTChalk Dust Torture, GolgiGolgi Apparatus, BowieDavid Bowie, Cavern > Possum, Ocelot, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line -> Twenty Years Later, Halley'sHalley's Comet > R&RRock and Roll, Harpua -> I Kissed a Girl[1] > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Harpua, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Grind, I Been Around[2], Highway to Hell

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

Notes: The Harpua narration centered on a depressed Jimmy calling on his Spirit Guide who happened to be a “funny little man wearing a dress” who spoke truth through song (in this case, I Kissed a Girl). This show featured the Phish debut of I Kissed a Girl (described by Trey as “so wrong on so many levels”).  After Harpua, Trey remarked to Fish that he was waiting for the day when Fish went to see Katy Perry and she performed a Phish song, prompting Fish to declare, “I don’t apologize to Katy Perry for that. I only apologize to [the audience].” Prior to the encore, Trey stated that it was hard to play the last show of the tour because they felt like they could just keep going.  Before starting the debut performance of I Been Around, Trey explained that they were playing it because he realized that it was the one song off of the upcoming album (Joy) that they hadn’t played live.

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Link Thursday, 10/29/2009
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Set 1: Water in the Sky, Sleep Again, Let Me Lie, Invisible, Back on the Train, Driver

Set 2: Jam, Undermind -> Devil With a Blue Dress On Jam, Starship Trooper Jam, Gone, Liquid Time

Notes: There were two soundchecks for Festival 8: an acoustic afternoon session, followed several hours later by a separate electric soundcheck that evening. The electric soundcheck was broadcast on Phish's on-site festival radio, JACK-FM 95.9 "The Bunny" as well as Sirus/XM Radio. The acoustic soundcheck was not broadcast and the song order may be incorrect. The short Devil With a Blue Dress On Jam included the chorus and part of a verse sung by Trey, as well as a Good Golly Miss Molly quote. The Starship Trooper Jam consisted of part of the Würm segment of the song. Before Liquid Time, Trey quoted Fuck Your Face and briefly teased Kids (MGMT); the jam out of Liquid Time dissolved into a vocal jam featuring the band members snoring and featured a Lengthwise quote from Trey. 

NOTE: This Phish performance does not count for stats purposes.

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Link Friday, 10/30/2009
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Set 1: Party Time, CDTChalk Dust Torture, MomaThe Moma Dance, NICU, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Stash, IDKI Didn't Know, Poor Heart, Cavern, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Ocelot, TTETime Turns Elastic

Set 2: PYITEPunch You In the Eye > DwDDown with Disease[1] -> CaspianPrince Caspian[1] > Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > Piper > Joy, BowieDavid Bowie, HoodHarry Hood > GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Encore: Character Zero

[1] Unfinished.

Teases:
· L.A. Woman tease in Stash

Notes: This show was part of the three-show Festival 8. Stash contained an L.A. Woman tease. During I Didn't Know, Trey announced that Henrietta would, for the first time in human history, suck and blow at the same time, in the shape of a figure 8. Disease and Caspian were unfinished. During Bowie, Trey said, "I'm gonna give you a little hint about the Halloween album now."

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Link Saturday, 10/31/2009
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Set 1: SampleSample in a Jar, DividedDivided Sky, Lawn Boy, KDFKill Devil Falls, GinBathtub Gin, CoilThe Squirming Coil, Runaway Jim > Possum, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Set 2: Rocks Off[2] > Rip This Joint[2], Shake Your Hips[2], Casino Boogie[3], Tumbling Dice[4], Sweet Virginia[5], Torn and Frayed[3], Sweet Black Angel[2], Loving Cup[5], Happy[4], Turd on the Run[4], Ventilator Blues[4] -> I Just Want To See His Face[6] > Let It Loose[4], All Down the Line[4], Stop Breaking Down[4], Shine a Light[4], Soul Survivor[4]

Set 3: BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line > Fluffhead > Ghost, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: SuzySuzy Greenberg[5]

[1] Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any Coil?"
[2] Phish debut; Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone.
[3] Phish debut.
[4] Phish debut; Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals, Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone.
[5] Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals, Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone.
[6] Phish debut; Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals.

Notes: This show was part of the three-show Festival 8. Playbills were distributed on-site (beginning at 12:30 p.m., 8 hours in advance) confirming that the second set (the band's "musical costume") would be the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. After Divided Sky, Trey acknowledged the beauty of the venue and announced that Page would now play a love song to the lawn since it was the first time they had played on grass in a long time. Antelope's lyrics were changed to  "Been you to have any Coil, man?" (The Coil was an art installation on the venue grounds.) Set 2 began with a video highlighting selections of the 99 classic albums displayed and then systematically eliminated on the phish.com web site leading up to the festival. Selections in the montage included snippets from Michael Jackson's Thriller, T.Rex's Electric Warrior, Metallica's Master of Puppets, Miles Davis's A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and The Doors (self titled), among others. All of the Exile on Main St songs were Phish debuts, except for Loving Cup and Sweet Virginia. All songs in the second set except for Casino Boogie, Torn and Frayed, and I Just Want To See His Face featured Dave Guy on trumpet, David Smith on trombone, and Tony Jarvis on saxophone. Tumbling Dice, Sweet Virginia, and Loving Cup through Soul Survivor also featured Sharon Jones and Saundra Williams on backup vocals. Trey introduced the horn section after Tumbling Dice and again after the completion of the costume, before saying "We are the Rolling Stones. See you later." Suzy Greenberg was played with Jones, Williams, and the horns. This show featured the first Sweet Virginia since September 26, 1999 (173 shows).

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Link Sunday, 11/01/2009
Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Set 1: Water in the Sky[1], BOTTBack on the Train[1], Brian and Robert[1], Invisible[2], Strange Design[1], MistMountains in the Mist[1], Curtain WithThe Curtain With[1], Army of One[1], Sleep Again[2], MSOMy Sweet One[3], Let Me Lie[1], Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room[1], Train Song[1], Wilson[1] > McGruppMcGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters[1]

Encore: Driver[1], Talk[1], Secret Smile[1]

Set 2: BagAC/DC Bag > Rift, JibbooGotta Jibboo, Heavy Things, Reba[4], WedgeThe Wedge, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Undermind, Sparkle, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 3: Tweezer -> Maze, Free, Sugar Shack, LxLLimb By Limb, ThemeTheme From the Bottom > Mike'sMike's Song > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > Light > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Grind, Esther, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Acoustic.
[2] Acoustic; Phish debut.
[3] Acoustic. Fish whistled his solo.
[4] No whistling.

Notes: This show was part of the three-show Festival 8. The first set, which started at noon, was billed as Phish's "first full-length acoustic set" (complete with complimentary coffee and Festival 8 themed donuts). The first set featured Trey and Mike on acoustics, Page solely on piano, and a unique stage setup that had Fishman stage right with Page on the far left. Before Brian and Robert, Trey encouraged the crowd to sit down due to the "mellow" nature of the set; he added that they had never before played to a crowd that was sitting. Whether the crowd should stand up or sit down became a running joke throughout the set, until Trey confessed during Wilson that he only asked the crowd to sit down at the request of the crew and, in fact, he hates telling people what to do (and also hates sitting down). This show marked the Phish debuts of Invisible and Sleep Again. Fishman performed a whistle solo on My Sweet One. The band briefly left the stage after McGrupp, returning to encore with Driver, Talk, and Secret Smile. Reba lacked the whistling ending. Trey took a moment before Tweeprise to thank those who helped put on the festival.

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Link Tuesday, 11/24/2009
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, GinBathtub Gin, Cities > Camel Walk, Curtain WithThe Curtain With, WedgeThe Wedge, MomaThe Moma Dance, Reba[1], GolgiGolgi Apparatus, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Set 2: Possum > DwDDown with Disease[2] > Twenty Years Later > HoodHarry Hood > MangoThe Mango Song > Mike'sMike's Song > Simple > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove[3]

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life

[1] No whistling.
[2] Unfinished.
[3] Slowed down in parts.

Notes: Cities was played in response to a fan with a sign requesting the song and featured alternative lyrics referencing Thanksgiving. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Disease was unfinished. Much of Weekapaug was played at a significantly slower pace than normal. Prior to ADITL, Fish teased the Weekapaug drumbeat.

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Link Wednesday, 11/25/2009
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

Set 1: KDFKill Devil Falls, 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Halley'sHalley's Comet > DividedDivided Sky, Sleep Again, Ocelot, Train Song, Wilson > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: BOAFBirds of a Feather, Farmhouse > Tweezer, YEMYou Enjoy Myself, Esther, TTETime Turns Elastic > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Encore: Oh! Sweet Nuthin'

Notes: During Wilson, Trey implored Mike to take a "heavy metal bass solo" (and Mike complied). The lyrics to Antelope were changed to "Been you to have any Mike, man?" followed by another bass solo from Mike.

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Link Friday, 11/27/2009
Times Union Center, Albany, NY

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > Maze, Driver, MMGAMOIOMy Mind's Got a Mind of its Own, Gumbo, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > It's Ice, Two Versions of Me, TimberTimber (Jerry) > LxLLimb By Limb, Cavern > Light

Set 2: My FriendMy Friend, My Friend > Golden Age[1], On Your Way Down, Fluffhead > Piper -> Tomorrow's Song[2], CaspianPrince Caspian[3] > HoodHarry Hood > SuzySuzy Greenberg > CoilThe Squirming Coil, I Been Around

Encore: Fire

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.
[3] Unfinished.

Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Golden Age (TV on the Radio) and the debut of Tomorrow's Song. During Page's solo in Coil, the rest of the band left the stage.  Upon returning, Trey said that they had left for the encore and asked Page where he had been, leading into I Been Around. The Fire encore continued the tradition of Phish playing a Hendrix cover on the guitarist's birthday (11/27/92 and 11/27/96 being the other occasions).

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Link Sunday, 11/29/2009
Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

Soundcheck: Dog Log, Undermind, Glide, My Friend My Friend, Uncle Pen

Set 1: Possum > DwDDown with Disease, Nellie Kane, Weigh, CircusWhen the Circus Comes, KDFKill Devil Falls, Water in the Sky, Stash, Meat, Undermind, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Set 2: MomaThe Moma Dance > R&RRock and Roll > Light > Crimes of the Mind > Pebbles and Marbles > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Cavern > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Encore: Free Bird, Carini > Waste

Notes: Nellie Kane was played for the first time since July 1, 2000 (137 shows). Before Meat, Trey announced (in a reference to Meat's lyrics) that Mike had changed his name and is now "The Artist Formerly Known as Cactus" and "The Artist Presently Known as Prince."  Subsequently, during Meat, Trey introduced Mike as "Prince" and Fish as "Prince's alter ego on the drums, 'Princess.'" Free Bird was played for the first time since June 22, 2000 (144 shows) and was performed a cappella for the first time since December 29, 1998 (223 shows).

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Link Wednesday, 12/02/2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > NICU, Ocelot, Brian and Robert, Poor Heart, SampleSample in a Jar, PeachesPeaches en Regalia > DividedDivided Sky, Cavern

Set 2: GolgiGolgi Apparatus > Light > SlaveSlave to the Traffic Light > Tweezer > Joy, Sparkle > HoodHarry Hood > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, SuzySuzy Greenberg > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Encore: ADITLA Day in the Life > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any Mike?"

Notes: Peaches was played for the first time since September 24, 1999 (186 shows). The lyrics to Antelope were changed to "Been you to have any Mike, man?".

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Link Saturday, 12/05/2009
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > CDTChalk Dust Torture, STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, DividedDivided Sky, Ya Mar[1], Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley, Old Home PlaceThe Old Home Place > Cavern > Funky Bitch, BowieDavid Bowie, WedgeThe Wedge, Bold As Love

Set 2: Tweezer -> Light > Piper -> Free, Sweet Virginia, HoodHarry Hood > SuzySuzy Greenberg > GolgiGolgi Apparatus, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[1]

Encore: Loving Cup > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Alternate lyrics referencing a naked stage crasher.

Notes: At the start of Ya Mar, a naked guy jumped onstage and ran around for a bit before being rounded up by security, prompting Trey to observe that "Naked Guy's" antics "took a lot of balls." During Ya Mar, Mike changed the lyrics to "he was a naked pa." Trey sang the verses to Light out of order. The sound for Mike's bass dropped out during Golgi leading Trey to label it the "trio version." During the ensuing Antelope, Mike took a bass solo to make up for the bass everyone missed in Golgi. Antelope also contained several lyric changes referencing the naked stage crasher.

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Link Monday, 12/28/2009
American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set 1: SampleSample in a Jar, NICU > My Soul, Roggae, Undermind, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Stash, IDKI Didn't Know, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Possum

Set 2: Mike'sMike's Song > Light -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, Alaska, BDTNLBackwards Down the Number Line, MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[1] > HoodHarry Hood > Contact > Character Zero

Encore: First Tube

[1] Mike took a bass solo. Chants of "Mike" from the band and crowd. Lyric changed to reference "Mike's house." "Mike's house" was then repeated a few times by the band.

Notes: My Soul was played for the first time since October 7, 2000 (110 shows). During I Didn't Know, Trey announced that this would be the final vacuum solo of the decade. Makisupa's key words were "Woke up this morning, did just what I like, spent a whole two minutes listening to nobody but Mike." Mike took a subsequent bass solo during which the band (and shortly thereafter the crowd) chanted "Mike." Makisupa's lyrics were later changed to reference Mike's house. The band then started to repeat "Mike's house."

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Link Wednesday, 12/30/2009
American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set 1: Soul Shakedown Party, Runaway Jim, JJLCJesus Just Left Chicago, Dixie Cannonball[1], STFTFPStealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Corinna, WTU?What's the Use?, Tela, Gone[1], Rocky Top, CDTChalk Dust Torture, BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Sand, Curtain WithThe Curtain With > Lifeboy, BOTTBack on the Train > Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, HYHUHold Your Head Up > Love You[2] > HYHUHold Your Head Up, Free, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope[3]

Encore: Frankenstein[4]

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Audience member Rich on vacuum.
[3] Marco Esquandolas lyric had "Marco" replaced with "Rich, let's hear it for him." subsequent lyrics were changed to "Been you to have any Electrolux?"
[4] Page on keytar.

Teases:
· Boogie On Reggae Woman tease in Run Like an Antelope

Notes: Dixie Cannonball and Gone were Phish debuts. During Love You, Fishman mentioned Trey's announcement on December 28, 2009 that it was Fishman's last vacuum solo "of the aughts," so he announced that he needed "someone dressed like me" to do it, brought audience member Rich onstage to do the solo, then gave him the vacuum. Antelope included numerous Boogie On teases, the Marco Esquandolas lyric had "Marco" replaced with "Rich, let's hear it for him," and subsequent lyrics were changed to "Been you to have any Electrolux?" Frankenstein featured Page on keytar. Corinna was played for the first time since February 24, 2003 (100 shows) and Tela was played for the first time since November 24, 1998 (236 shows). This gig featured ten songs not previously performed in 2009 inclusive of two debuts.

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Link Thursday, 12/31/2009
American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL

Set 1: BagAC/DC Bag > 46 Days, Water in the Sky, GinBathtub Gin, PYITEPunch You In the Eye > MomaThe Moma Dance, Guyute, Swept Away > Steep, Demand > Seven Below, Lawn Boy, Julius

Set 2: R&RRock and Roll > Piper > Simple > ThemeTheme From the Bottom, Shine a Light, Ghost -> NO2, SuzySuzy Greenberg

Set 3: Party Time > Auld Lang Syne > DwDDown with Disease, Fluffhead, Joy, CoilThe Squirming Coil, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Blue Moon[1], Loving Cup

[1] Phish debut.

Teases:
· Auld Lang Syne tease in AC/DC Bag
· Auld Lang Syne tease in Ghost

Notes: AC/DC Bag and Ghost contained Auld Lang Syne teases. Swept Away and Steep were played for the first time since July 1, 2000 (145 shows). Demand was played for the first time since November 14, 1996 (392 shows). NO2 was played for the first time since July 13, 1999 (219 shows). Prior to the third set, a pedestal stating 2010 was placed on the front of the stage and a covered structure was placed behind Fishman's drumset. During DWD, as the clock turned midnight, hundreds of balloons were released upon the crowd, fireworks went off on each side of the stage, and a disco ball was lowered onto the pedestal. After DWD, Trey opened the ball and Fishman climbed inside. Trey and Mike, with some help from stagehands, proceeded to put the ball in a giant cannon aimed towards a giant net hanging from the rafters with an illuminated “X” on it. Page hit the trigger and purportedly "blasted" the ball through, not only the net, but also the roof of the arena. A searchlight appeared to come through the roof and was accompanied by helicopter sounds. With Fishman apparently shot out of the venue, Trey asked if anybody knew how to play the drums and ended up finding Sarah, a girl from Pittsburgh. Trey asked how long she had played the drums and what her favorite song was and she responded with six months and Fluffhead respectively. Sarah was surreptitiously replaced by Fishman, now wearing a dress identical to Sarah's and a black wig, who played the entire third set and encore, but Sarah came out at the end of the third set and bowed with the band instead of him. Blue Moon was a Phish debut and was performed as an instrumental while Trey thanked the entire crew. After the show, the disco ball was revealed to have "crashed" into a white car that had been parked in front of the American Airlines Arena with a sign on the windshield stating "This car was driven down from Vermont" and "fueled by maple syrup."  After being “struck” by the “human cannonball,” the car was emitting smoke and leaking maple syrup and the entire area was cordoned off with police tape. 

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