The final night on the first leg of Phish Tour 2009 has just started at Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI. The band opens with “Brother,” and the next text I got said “Strange opener.” I’ll say.
I still haven’t listened to last night yet but I was told the “Maze” was a monster.
Phish @ Alpine Valley, 6/21/09
Set I: Brother, Wolfman’s Brother, Funky Bitch, The Divided Sky, Joy, Back on the Train, Taste, Poor Heart, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenue Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, Time Turns Elastic
Set II: Crosseyed & Painless -> Down with Disease, Bug, Piper, Wading in a Velvet Sea, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Slave to the Traffic Light
Encore: Grind, Frankenstein
That’s all she wrote folks. We’ll be back on the case in a little over a month for Red Rocks!
Text updates from friends:
“cross eyed and fucking painless”
“tons of glowsticks”
“holy shit what a segue”
“now we are talking”
“trey is shredding this jam”
“trey ripping it so far. 2nd set monsters. LONG jams”
“Bug. piss break”
“killed momentum yet once again with bad placement of random and weird songs”
“It was long but lacking something”
“…want slow build. Piper needs to be re-imagined”
w/ Page on Keytar, trey on multi-neck guitar, and Mike on “flame-bass”