Friday, August 6, 2010

Phish Summer Tour 2010: Greek Theater Night 1

Following an extremely successful first leg of their summer tour, Phish took the stage at the Greek Theater in Berkely, CA for the first night of a 3 night run. It was their first show since the stellar 4th of July show in Atlanta and is also the beginning of a tour that sets them up for multiple night runs at each stop. It is the type of tour that fans have been waiting for; it opens up the intimacy that is created between the band, the venue and the scene itself.
Although I have not heard the show, it appears to be a pretty solid continuation of the previous tour which is referred to by many as one of the best ever. Each set had a powerful opener and closer. The first set kicked off with the upbeat "Possum" and closed out with "Antelope." Not bad, but heavily topped by the second set which opened with a "Down With Disease" and closed with a personal favorite with "Fluffhead." That was not before they sneaked in a "Tweezer" late in the second set. The "Tweeezer" had to leave fans wondering if they would go on another "Tweezer" "Tweezer Reprise" surprise as they did during summer tour 2010 pt. 1. Those thoughts were calmed when they encored with an old staple "Loving cup > Tweezer Rep."
The Greek Theater gargoyles will be watching closely over the next 2 nights to see what Phish will pull out of their hats. This tour is set up so well that it could top the first half. Here is how the entire set played out:

08/05/10 Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

Set I: Possum, Wolfman's Brother, The Divided Sky, Funky Bitch, Kill Devil Falls, Halley's Comet, Sample in a Jar, NICU, Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like An Antelope
Set II: Down With Disease, Free, Alaska, Back On The Train, Maze, Joy, Tweezer, Fluffhead
Encore: Loving Cup> Tweezer Reprise

Tickets are still available for the Alpine Valley and Deer Creek shows in the midwest. Here are the rest of the dates:


Fri Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Sat Greek Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Mon Town Park
Telluride, CO

Tue Town Park
Telluride, CO

Thu Verizon Wireless Music Center
Noblesville, IN

Fri Verizon Wireless Music Center
Noblesville, IN

Sat Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, WI

Sun Alpine Valley Music Theatre
East Troy, WI

Tue Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Wantagh, NY

Wed Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Wantagh, NY

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