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Link Wednesday, 08/18/2010
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY

Soundcheck: You Can Get It If You Really Want, Nellie Kane, Hey Joe

Set 1: DwDDown with Disease > SampleSample in a Jar, GuelahGuelah Papyrus, Poor Heart > Ocelot, CDTChalk Dust Torture, GinBathtub Gin, Tube, DestinyDestiny Unbound, Joy, AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Axilla > TimberTimber (Jerry) > Light -> 46 Days -> My FriendMy Friend, My Friend, HoodHarry Hood > Tweezer -> HorseThe Horse > SilentSilent in the Morning, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: SuzySuzy Greenberg > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

Teases:
· Seven Below tease in Light

Average Song Gap: 4.09

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: The Marco Esquandolas lyric in Antelope was changed to Mike-O Esquandolas, and was followed by a short bass solo by Mike. Light contained a tease of Seven Below from Fish. The soundcheck began with You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff), which included quotes from Trey of You Can't Always Get What You Want.  Rock On (David Essex) was briefly played after Hey Joe.

Links:
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Song Distribution:
5 A Picture of Nectar
3 Joy
3 Stash
3 Rift
2 Hoist
2 Lawn Boy
2 The White Tape
1 Round Room
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

Pitts , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
This tour closer was predictably awesome as the band was coming towards end of tour with a full head of steam. Song selection, psychedilia, Type IIish form-breaking expansions and transitions. I felt like the band was giving those hardcore heads who trekked it out for a Wednesday night show a real treat. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they were coming off that sick midwest Deer Creek/Alpine Valley portion of summer leg 2. Those that were there really wanted to be there and you could tell the band recepricated, loved the venue and felt right at home. Note to tour manager, Jones Beach in August is much better than Jones Beach in June. Didn't seem as much of a police state as last year, I don't know about the lot scene. Mike-O Esquandolas was hot. Also kudos to Kuroda. Ok, so here we go:

Down with Disease (8:33) - Nice, different old school opener, set the tone for the show that the band came here to play.

Sample in a Jar (5:28) - Nice, continuing with our old school theme.

Guelah Papyrus (6:11) - Keeping the show old school, mellow until

Poor Heart (2:17) - Mike-O picks it up with some bluegrass. I am such a sucker for this song.

Ocelot (10:34) - Great, remarkable, long drawn out version.

Chalk Dust Torture (6:29) - not a crazy stand out but good for where it was placed

Bathtub Gin (11:15) - beware, this Gin has tons of personality, drink responsibily. I think the audience may have been getting too excited. Listen to Trey slow it down a little bit, it actually sounds funny.

Tube (4:13) - always great to hear this song, picks up almost any set, since my last show was Greek III it kind of felt like deja vu where it was placed.

Destiny Unbound (6:28) - Awesome. Cactus was killing it! One of two set I highlights for me.

Joy (5:23) - This is where the people to my left first sat down in their seats. Still a lovely song that trey sings beautifully.

Run Like an Antelope (11:42) - Everybody knew it was coming. And I knew that I would have to catch these guys on a Wednesday to hear my favorite phish song. Phinally. Phenomenal. I haven't heard the Alpine Valley, but this one was a monster. Lots of energy and it felt great.

SET TWO
Axilla I (3:53) - I'm personally not a big fan of this song but it got the set pumping for the craziness that came next...

Timber (5:24)> - Woah This Timber's gotta roll!!! Man was this tune solid. And roll they did, the band was rolling in and out of light and 46 days and my friend, my friend in type II fashion. One got the sense that something remarkable and special was happening here.

Light (13:37)> - Awesome psychedelia. Although Greek III was almost four minutes longer, this version's psychedelia stood out more for me, phish went to uncharted waters here.

46 Days (6:58)> - Greek III again, but the combo works! Proving that they can rock this song out from coast to coast.

My Friend, My Friend (5:51) - If there was light just a view songs ago, then here came the dark. DARK. DARK. DARK...Powerfully dark. One of the highlights for set II for me, this was THE darkest version of my friend, my friend I have ever heard!...and I'm a darksider. Trey just sounded maniacally evil. It was devilishly awesome!

Harry Hood (14:05)> - Fanastic Hood all around, at least I thought. Glowstick wars, Page.

Tweezer (10:24)> - The band chose to blow the show wide open so they dropped this. If you had just one funky bone in your body, then you couldn't stop getting down and moving your ass to this ode to funk.

The Horse (1:14)> - Again, great transitions by the band. There may have been some minor slip ups here and there but I think Set II will be noted for how the band was just seemlessly rolling in and out of songs like the waves in the nearby Altantic Ocean.

Silent In The Morning (5:11)

You Enjoy Myself (19:23) - What else did you expect? Come on people, this is the tour closer. Awesome version. Mike-O was so fucking hot. Love watching his fingerwork on the big side screens (SPAC you could learn from Jones Beach). I think I along with some others started the clap a little early, cutting the song off a little, sorry about that.

ENCORE

Suzy Greenberg (5:33) - again Greek III and I have to say, Greek III version with its powerful encore still retains the title. But quite frankly,they could have played anything because everyone was so satisfied, fulfilled and blissed out.

Tweezer Reprise (3:58) - You could feel the heat. Great show. Thank you Phish for a great summer!
Score: 8
jrokh , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
was at the closer at Jones Beach last night. The energy was incredible, you could feel it flowing through you, especially during Antelope and Reprise. A couple of cool notes about this show: On the way in maybe round 7:30 there was an unbelievable rainbow in the sky that had people taking pictures, hope to see some of them. Also during antelope stage right in the water was a family of swans who chose to hang out right by the stage, almost as if they were drawn in by the music, very cool.
Score: 5
WaxBrain , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
WaxBrain As someone who has been listening to a lot of 97 Fall shows lately, I can say that I was really pleased w/ the jamming last nite.
They really seemed like they were trying to branch out and create some memorable spaced out funk for every song. The first set was a little more "rock" and straight forward and slightly restrained at times, but by the 2nd set they were just letting each tune stew in it's own weirdness.
When they went into Tweezer in set 2 in like the middle of the set I said, "Wow! so Now we're gonna get down!". The jams for My Friend, My Friend, the changes of speeds and the EVIL darkness like the review above notes was pretty badazz...it was really freaky and awesome. Maybe the best jam of the nite?
Oh, and Tube...Tube is ALWAYS welcome. ALWAYS.
It really was a pretty rad show. We came to the venue across the bay in a boat, and we left unexpectedly in a school bus to get dropped off at 42nd Street in NYC....weirdness. Thanks to those dudes who put the bus together... We were wandering around like 'how are we gonna get to a train now?' and out of no where theres a school bus to NYC...only on Tour folks, only on Tour....
Like Trey so lovingly noted "See you guys....on the next tour!"
Score: 2
ajcmixer , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
Styling 15th row center with my peeps (thanks daniel and kurt and the rest of the noodle nation, much love!), just a great overall experience, great mood 'round me with the neighbors also totally into it and Jones Beach laying back and letting us enjoy the final show of what must be termed a monster Summer '10 tour.

1st set highlights for me were Sample in a Jar, a long and nicely jammed-out Ocelot, ditto for the Bathtub Gin. It was probably my first Destiny Unbound live and it was sweet, followed by an even sweeter Joy, rapidly becoming one of my faves from their vast catalog and, of course, the Antelope, leaving us smiling at the break.

2nd set was just one big song that just happened to have multiple song titles but this sucker flowed like lava out of a volcano. Actually, during the set I likened it to perhaps how it would feel if I were caught in an avalanche on a steep snow-covered mountain, I was free-falling and loving every moment of it. An already kick-ass set REALLY kicked in during 46 Days and the rest of the set was without a net. I had written off Tweezer as they had just done it two shows ago@Alpine but, lo and behold, the band was seemingly determined to not allow me to get a moments rest during this epic performance by doing it and I wonder sometimes how I'm not being carted off in traction after this kind of dance-fest, LOL! The rest of the set maintained the intensity, culminating in and finally spilling over with YEM. Wow! Can't go wrong with Suzy and then the inevitable last orgasmic push of the Tweezer Reprise left me wanting to smoke a cigarette (or something else...:-wink/smile) after the band took their last collective bow of the summer to their adoring fans. The numerous ovations that they received during and at the end of the show said it all. Excellent stuff...

Peace,
Alex
Score: 2
zzyzx Phish.net Staff , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
zzyzx I'd Rather Be: Timber is a cover.
Score: 2
IdRatherBeOnTour , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
IdRatherBeOnTour If I'm not mistaken this was a some what rare show due to the fact no cover songs were played. The energy at this show was raging and I had a blast! It's good to know the guy who had a bad accident and all involved are doing well.
Score: 1
ericwyman Phish.net Staff , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
ericwyman (This is a review of Light only)

2010-08-18, Hartford CT

Light, Number 18*

Placement: 3rd song, 2nd Set
Preceded by: Light

After sloppy versions of both Axilla and Timber, the band launches into Light. Jam begins at 3:24. Trey quickly begins to flutter around while left-turn Mike just plays something completely unique.

(Note: Someday I'm gonna compare all of the bass lines Mike uses once Trey starts the solo. I'm betting very few are similar)

At 5:30 Trey unleashes the first lick that really begins to change the dynamic. 6:15 the evolving jam is very Timber-esque, they could probably go back into it if they wanted. 6:50 Trey drives further downward until Mike begins what I'm going to start referring to as "the deathmarch". An ominous alternating between notes that sounds like a belltower before something bad happens. We're all the way up to 8:00 minutes now and Trey has completely shifted tone into a beeping/synthesized sound. (It should be noted that I haven;t listened to or heard Page at all thus far.) All Mike and Trey.

9:30 Trey pulls a little loop and takes a break, the sound quiets and I can finally hear Page. 10:15 Mike comes back in with another groove - man can he play. 11:15 is DEG-esque from Mike if not an actual quote, it's similar and Trey follows it up with a pattern of his own. This is great stuff. Page fills behind with more of the Pink Floyd echoes treatment that he has been playing with. At 12:00 the best part of the song happens when Fish begins playing the opening drum part to Seven Below. Very cool, he hangs with it for almost a minute as the other three play around with their version of synthnoise . It really would have been a cool segue, but I guess Trey wasn't listening or didn't feel it. Instead at 13:35, he comes in over the top of everyone and starts 46 days. I like the transition but Fish dropping Seven Below underneath everyone gets more cred.

The 46 Days that follows is energy packed. Stick around for this one.

Above average. Maybe the best of the second leg.

* was in attendance
Score: 1
jezmond , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
jezmond Did not attend, but had a listen to the recordings, and I have to say that this show was tight, and the guys were disciplined in keeping their musical composure. It was like listening to an improvisation of a studio album. There was a lot of thought put into each note, and I really appreciate that about this show. The intro into Guelah was very interesting, and new, and Trey sounded like he just wanted to play with it a bit, but not go overboard with it. Same goes for Tube, and the earlier stuff in the 1st set. Destiny Unbound was hands down the favorite of the set.

Light through YEM: all I have to say is very well done! I enjoyed the mellowed Tweezer, and YEM just rocked it, sounding just like pre-1997 type of a jam, with the nice harmonic part as well. Great tour ender!
Score: 0
NittyGritty , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
Solid show, but not as raging as JB1. The crowd didn't seem to get into it, but the night before was nuts. Not disappointing at all, but not a great performance by the boys.
Score: 0
slavetothehood , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
Wonderful way to wrap up a really strong summer tour. I was fortunate enough to see: Camden, Merriweather, and Jones.

They started us out w/2 from Hoist, followed by 2 from A Picture of Nectar. The Guelah was sweet. The entire 1st set was a pleasure. Tube was so funky; I wish they had jammed on it longer. I was stoked for Destiny. Antelope rocked.

F'ing awesome 2nd set. It was all top notch shit. I was really pysched for My Friend, My Friend; one of my favorites, that they don't play much, and they nailed it.
Score: 0
Frankster , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
Frankster Ashefly I'm sure your a good kid but really no one needs to know about that unfortunate incident. For all of you dicks who say that kid deserved what he got well FUCK YOU! That pour soul's life is ruined due to a freak drug induced accident. I pray for you my brother that you may return to the person your friends and family love!
Score: 0
viboflif7beats , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
I attended a few shows this year and have listened to all of them several times and all I can say is sorry New York, the midwest was the best this year. The New York shows sound disjointed and the band sounds tired compared to the energy of Alpine and The Creek. All the summer shows were great, but they definitely peaked from the 12th through the 15th.
Score: 0
itsice88 , attached to 2010-08-18 Permalink
This show has a VERY underrated Hood
Score: 0

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