KeySpan Park, Brooklyn, NY
Soundcheck: Frankenstein, A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing, Access Me, Undermind, Crowd Control, Nothing Jam
Set 2: 46 Days -> Possum > Oh Kee PaThe Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > SuzySuzy Greenberg > Axilla > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > BOAFBirds of a Feather, Kung, Mike'sMike's Song > HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove
 Phish debut.
Average Song Gap: 12.58
Notes: This show was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide and subsequently officially released in both CD and DVD formats as Live In Brooklyn. This show marked the debut of A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing and the Phish debut of Nothing. Kung was dedicated to the golfers competing in the U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY. 46 Days included a DEG tease from Trey. Mike’s Song featured a Twist tease. During Weekapaug, Trey teased Mainstreet. At the end of the soundcheck, Trey teased Fluffhead, as memorialized on the Live in Brooklyn DVD.
Songs by Debut Year:
But if it needs saying: this is a better-than-average Phish show, which is to say very few rock bands can do what this band does, on this night, without so much as breaking a sweat.
*Very smooth segue from 46 Days->Possum
*18 minute Suzy with Reprise Jam. Straight funk (reminiscent of the 9/14/2000 Suzy) until about the 10:20 mark and then things take a turn for the nasty. Typical 2.0 dark jam sound.
11:40 Fishman starts this open hi-hat beat and Trey lays some nasty distorted chords and the jam kicks into high gear, very dark sound. Trey does some wanky oxy-chords but Fish and Mike never stop driving the jam. Eventually at 16:00 Trey explodes with rhythm, classic two chord vamp, and the jam comes full circle before eventually fizzling out (17:15 Trey does some weird stuff, they seem to get disjointed and fall off) but you can tell they are wanting to rage, hence following it up with a killer Axilla.
ASIHTOS sounded like it could go deep early, but it was really a taste of where this song would go in the future. Dinner and a Movie was the appropriate and predictable call for the simulcast, while the Curtain With (first since Vegas 2000) was an obvious statement song ("Please, we have no regrets") that was quite pleasant, especially in light of the debacle that the song was at Coventry. Moma>Free is pure beauty and funkiness, while the rain began to fall during Nothing. Maze had us screaming "You'll never get out of this rain" as we were soaked to the skin.
46 Days>Possum showed off a beautiful segue and Suzy sounded at the time it might be the final-ever version (which it wasn't, of course). The second set was fun and danceable, but my favorite part of Weekapaugh was the brief Main Street hint. The clearing sky inspired the encore, which was welcome but botched. The Moma>Free and 46 Days>Possum are worth watching and hearing, but the jamming doesn't reach the heights of the SPAC.