Phish’s first night at Alpine Valley just got started with “PYITE” as the opener. Radical. Here’s the setlist as it’s coming in from my buddies on the inside:
Phish @ Alpine Valley, 6/20/09
Set I: Punch You in the Eye, Runaway Jim, Stash, Yamar, Bathtub Gin, Kill Devil Falls, Train Song, Farmhouse, Sparkle, Run Like An Antelope
Set II: Waves, Sample in a Jar, Maze, Makisupa Policeman, Ghost, Lizards, You Enjoy Myself > NICU > Prince Caspian, Waste, Fire
Encore: Character Zero
Report so far says that not much real jamming has occurred, except for an interesting section at the end of “Stash.” I’m guessing “Yamar” will bring some grooves to the crowd and loosen the band up a bit.
Text updates from friends:
9:05pm – “Raging!”
9:12pm – First set just ended. I’m told there wasn’t much jamming but a good set overall.
9:54pm – Second set starts with “Waves.”
10:04pm – On “Sample,” “great energy” is my next text.
10:09pm – “Massive glowstick war”
10:12pm – “Pretty sick jam”
10:15pm – “Nasty”
10:20pm – “Woke up this am piss in ja cup. Woke up this pm call my probation officer.”
Show’s over, folks. See you tomorrow night.