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Link Trey Anastasio Band, Tuesday, 02/22/2011
Terminal 5, New York, NY

Set 1: Down with Disease[1], Wolfman's Brother[2], Theme From the Bottom[2], Camel Walk[3], Kill Devil Falls[2], Meatstick[1], Halley's Comet[2] > Bouncing Around the Room[2], Cavern[4], Prince Caspian[2], Limb By Limb[2], Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan[2], Wading in the Velvet Sea[5], Heavy Things[6], Peggy[6], Hey Ya![6]

Set 2: In the Wee Wee Hours, Valentine, Ocelot, It Makes No Difference, Gotta Jibboo, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Clint Eastwood, Cayman Review, Sand, Sweet and Dandy, Burn That Bridge[7], My Problem Right There[8], Tuesday, First Tube > Empire State of Mind[9]

Encore: Sultans of Swing

[1] Trey solo acoustic; TAB debut.
[2] Trey solo acoustic.
[3] Trey solo acoustic. For Fish. "Going downtown to Morocco" lyric. "Shortest version of that song ever."
[4] Trey solo acoustic; with "bitch"/"dung" lyrics.
[5] Trey acoustic with Jen and Natalie.
[6] Trey acoustic with full TAB.
[7] After the song Trey noted the song's co-author, Amanda Green, and the "Hands on a Hard Body" play for which the song was written.
[8] TAB debut.
[9] TAB debut; incomplete.

Notes: The first set was Trey solo acoustic excepting “Wading” (with Jen and Natalie), “Heavy Things, “Peggy” and “Hey Ya” (full TAB with Trey on acoustic). The second set and encore was electric TAB. “Down with Disease,” “Meatstick,” “My Problem Right There” and the cover of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” were all TAB debuts. “Camel Walk” was dedicated to Fishman, included a “going downtown to Morocco” alternate lyric and was noted to be “the shortest version of that song ever.” “Cavern” included the alternate “bitch” / “dung” lyrics. “Jibboo” included a “Streets of Cairo” tease. After “Burn That Bridge” Trey noted the song's co-author, Amanda Green, and the "Hands on a Hard Body" play for which the song was written.

Musicians: Trey Anastasio, Russell Remington, Jennifer Hartswick, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Ray Paczkowski, Natalie Cressman

lumpblockclod Phish.net Staff , attached to 2011-02-22 Permalink
lumpblockclod Acoustic Set

DWD and Wolfman's are a great way to start off any show. Wolfman's was especially fun to hear Trey scrape his pick down the neck of the guitar in the beginning and also do the "telephone was ringing" part. Theme worked surprisingly well as an acoustic song. Meatstick was also lots of fun with Trey imploring the crowd to "sing it in Swahili...sing it in Swedish..Hebrew...etc." The musical highlights were definitely at the end though. Peggy is a nice little song that I'm surprised hasn't shown up at a Phish show yet. Russ took a nice flute solo. Hey Ya was just a ton of fun and pulled off surprisingly well by a bunch of Vermonters playing acoustic.

Electric Set

Ocelot (with horns!) through Jibboo was the best stretch of the early part of the set. The rest of the set was solid if not spectacular. Sweet & Dandy seemed a little more put together than previous versions I've heard. First Tube > Empire State of Mind was a great way to close the show. The Sultans of Swing encore was nice to hear... definitely one of TAB's better covers. All in all a fun show, but not nearly as musically adventurous as some other incarnations of TAB (particularly '02 and '06).
Score: 3

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