This show was webcast via Live Phish. Carolina was performed for the first time since December 30, 2016 (103 shows). MFMF didn't contain the "Myfe" ending. Trey teased Axilla in Scents and Subtle Sounds and Suzy Greenberg. Limb By Limb was unfinished and contained a Divided Sky tease from Trey and This Old Man singing from Fish. Page teased the theme from Speed Racer in The Lizards. Suzy Greenberg also included a Saw It Again quote from Fish. Bittersweet Motel was played for the first time since July 6, 2016 (134 shows) and had lyrics changed to "halfway from Charleston to Pittsburgh."
Teases
Axilla tease in Scents and Subtle Sounds, Divided Sky and teases in Limb By Limb, Theme from Speed Racer tease in The Lizards, Saw It Again and Axilla quotes in Suzy Greenberg
Debut Years (Average: 2000)

This show was part of the "2019 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2019-12-06

Review by youenjoymyghost

youenjoymyghost First night in Charleston was a success. Inspired improvisation and a great setlist on paper mixing old classics and some newer favorites.

The Carolina opener was something I was really hoping for and I was pleased to see it. First set was compositionally heavy and ambitious in my opinion with my friend, divided sky, and David bowie. I thought they were all played very well. Destiny unbound was an extremely welcome addition, and the jam flirted with breaking through. Strawberry letter was a sweet treat as well.

Second set Axilla appears and continues to tease us all night, rocking start ! Scents and Subtle sounds had an exemplary outing, spreading and out and taking space and dissolving rather abruptly back into ether. First No Quarter of the year emerges from the ambiance another welcome surprise. Cats scream and mercury comes out at night with a some nice improv. We all saw it again as CK5 shines brightly with webs of mangled light trusses that continue to amaze. The most surprising highlight was possibly Limb by Limb, with its strongest outing in quite some time. Incredible jam. What a night.

Will we get repeats this tour? What's left? I think we will all be surprised.
, attached to 2019-12-06

Review by art_vandelay

art_vandelay As of this post, the second Charleston show has a higher rating than this one. Personally I disagree, and the replay value for night 1 has been solid and consistent.

Many funky moments, many dark moments, and several meaty servings in set 2. Hell, I'd argue that there's alot you shouldn't sleep on in set 1 either.

My 12-year old daughter's first Phish show, and she enjoyed it (as well as night 2). She didn't dance or move around much, because in her words, she was ultra-focused on watching the lights complement the music. As long as she was having a good time, I don't care if she stands on her head during the show, lol...

Again, night 1 is my pick, mainly because I was digging the phunkiness... if you're into that, check it out! Even so-called bathroom songs like "Your Pet Cat" are performed with enough butt-shakin' groove that you may consider holding it in til later :)
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