Setlist: Phish @ Toyota Park, 8/11/09

Phish finished off their West Coast portion of their summer tour by making a stop in Chicago at the newest venue in the area, Toyota Park. I felt there in spirit as I knew a ton of people that were going to be at the show, but so far I’ve heard some mixed reviews. Here’s the setlist:

Phish @ Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL 8/11/09

I: Kill Devil Falls, Sample in a Jar, Ocelot, Paul and Silas, Windy City, The Curtain With, Train Song, Gumbo, Heavy Things, Time Turns Elastic
II: Backwards Down The Number Line> Carini, Gotta Jibboo, Theme from the Bottom, Wilson, Also Sprach Zarathustra> Chalkdust Torture, Harry Hood, The Squirming Coil
E: Loving Cup

If you were there or have already heard the recording, how does it measure up compared to the rest of the tour so far? You know how I felt about the Red Rocks shows and it’s definitely what I’m going to write about on the seven shows I saw in a final wrapup post with some photos. At any rate, I liked the setlist on paper except for the four new songs in a first set. That’s a lot to saddle an audience with and the band may need to think a bit more about pacing in the rest of their shows on the tour.

  • Luke

    I had a great time! The new songs hit a nice groove on the floor and I just rocked through the first set to a great SECOND set!!!!! PhiSH rocked Toyota Park!

  • Luke

    I had a great time! The new songs hit a nice groove on the floor and I just rocked through the first set to a great SECOND set!!!!! PhiSH rocked Toyota Park!

  • Kevin Johnson

    Saw both shows at Alpine Valley in June as well as Toyota Park last night. Haven’t seen them since 2001 and these shows were definitely a dream come true for me. Very surreal. Awesome crowd and a gorgeous night. The first set really didn’t pack the punch the crowd was ready for but the second set kicked in with the boomers and sent everyone in the GA section on the floor to another planet. As the guy behind me put it at the end of the show, “lets do it again tomorrow.” If only we could. Epic night. PHISH!

  • Kevin Johnson

    Saw both shows at Alpine Valley in June as well as Toyota Park last night. Haven’t seen them since 2001 and these shows were definitely a dream come true for me. Very surreal. Awesome crowd and a gorgeous night. The first set really didn’t pack the punch the crowd was ready for but the second set kicked in with the boomers and sent everyone in the GA section on the floor to another planet. As the guy behind me put it at the end of the show, “lets do it again tomorrow.” If only we could. Epic night. PHISH!

  • Phil

    I went to the show last night and was absolutly blown away. The crowd’s evergy during the second set was amazing. like Kevin said it took everyone in GA to another planet. i was about twenty feet back and dead center and i must say they’ve stepped up the light show! Oh ya, and when Page ended the second set… i almost cried. It was an outstanding show with an outstanding atmosphere. Epic night.

  • Phil

    I went to the show last night and was absolutly blown away. The crowd’s evergy during the second set was amazing. like Kevin said it took everyone in GA to another planet. i was about twenty feet back and dead center and i must say they’ve stepped up the light show! Oh ya, and when Page ended the second set… i almost cried. It was an outstanding show with an outstanding atmosphere. Epic night.

  • Jenny

    I had a great time but…. where was the funk?? It felt a little too slow and relaxed for my tastes.

    Carini and loving cup were epic though.

  • Jenny

    I had a great time but…. where was the funk?? It felt a little too slow and relaxed for my tastes.

    Carini and loving cup were epic though.

  • John M.

    *On tape* the first set of this show is kind of flat. Nice bustouts, version of Curtain With that is maybe just behind RR. Second set had a good amount of rage and the stepped-up playing they’ve been showing this leg. Didn’t really go way out there though like the RR/Gorge highlights though. Best parts of set II probably BDTNL>Carini (shouldn’t even be listed as a transition, but good versions of both) and maybe the strongest 2001 of 3.0… that’s not a huge compliment though.

  • John M.

    *On tape* the first set of this show is kind of flat. Nice bustouts, version of Curtain With that is maybe just behind RR. Second set had a good amount of rage and the stepped-up playing they’ve been showing this leg. Didn’t really go way out there though like the RR/Gorge highlights though. Best parts of set II probably BDTNL>Carini (shouldn’t even be listed as a transition, but good versions of both) and maybe the strongest 2001 of 3.0… that’s not a huge compliment though.

  • Mike

    The first set held some nice suprises, like Paul and Silas, that hasn’t been played live since like 98(?) and Ocelot, which for some reason, I just can’t get out of my head… Gumbo was fantastic and the 2 new songs were decent. Second set was phenominal! Killer Carini, Wilson, 2001, and then to make an already awesome night better, I finally got the piano solo I’ve been waiting for. this was the 44th show for me, and the first time I’ve gotten to see The Squirming Coil. Wow, it was worth the wait! All in all, one of the best shows I’ve seen!

  • Mike

    The first set held some nice suprises, like Paul and Silas, that hasn’t been played live since like 98(?) and Ocelot, which for some reason, I just can’t get out of my head… Gumbo was fantastic and the 2 new songs were decent. Second set was phenominal! Killer Carini, Wilson, 2001, and then to make an already awesome night better, I finally got the piano solo I’ve been waiting for. this was the 44th show for me, and the first time I’ve gotten to see The Squirming Coil. Wow, it was worth the wait! All in all, one of the best shows I’ve seen!

  • Alex

    I had an absolute blast! I have to agree with everyone about the first set though. It was okay at best, definitely no Alpine Valley (this year) good. I appreciate that Phish has so many great new songs, but they definitely shouldn’t load so many into a first set. The second set was just outstanding!! My buddy and hung out in the very back of GA right in front of all the drink stands and we were just tearin up the dance floor the entire second set:-)

    I do have to admit though that, given the fact that Phish hasn’t played an outdoor venue in IL since ’98 (?), I am really surprised they broke out with a first set the way they did…

  • Alex

    I had an absolute blast! I have to agree with everyone about the first set though. It was okay at best, definitely no Alpine Valley (this year) good. I appreciate that Phish has so many great new songs, but they definitely shouldn’t load so many into a first set. The second set was just outstanding!! My buddy and hung out in the very back of GA right in front of all the drink stands and we were just tearin up the dance floor the entire second set:-)

    I do have to admit though that, given the fact that Phish hasn’t played an outdoor venue in IL since ’98 (?), I am really surprised they broke out with a first set the way they did…

  • Nolyn

    Anyone have the recording of the show to share?

  • Nolyn

    Anyone have the recording of the show to share?

  • Laura Gintz

    I honestly loved both sets, and the whole show blew my mind!!! I can’t get Ocelot out of my head either. This was my fifth show this summer, and I wouldn’t rather have been anywhere else in the whole world! The setlist was insane, and I couldn’t stop dancing the whole time! Phish is back, and I’m loving it!

  • Laura Gintz

    I honestly loved both sets, and the whole show blew my mind!!! I can’t get Ocelot out of my head either. This was my fifth show this summer, and I wouldn’t rather have been anywhere else in the whole world! The setlist was insane, and I couldn’t stop dancing the whole time! Phish is back, and I’m loving it!

  • Mia

    I was a virgin to Phish. Never even heard of them til I got with my husband, who is a Phish Phanatic. I always made fun of him because I never got what he was talking about when he talked about Phish. And when I heard them, they sounded like a jumbled mess with the exception of a few jams like Reba, Bathtub gin, and Gotta Jibboo. After some convincing, my husband finally got me to go to the Phish concert at Toyota Park. First, I must apologize to my husband for making fun of his taste in music, and next, I must say that hearing them on a CD and then feeling the experience live has made me a Phish phan. i’ll never love them to the degree that my husband does, but they are a pretty amazing jam band!!!

  • Mia

    I was a virgin to Phish. Never even heard of them til I got with my husband, who is a Phish Phanatic. I always made fun of him because I never got what he was talking about when he talked about Phish. And when I heard them, they sounded like a jumbled mess with the exception of a few jams like Reba, Bathtub gin, and Gotta Jibboo. After some convincing, my husband finally got me to go to the Phish concert at Toyota Park. First, I must apologize to my husband for making fun of his taste in music, and next, I must say that hearing them on a CD and then feeling the experience live has made me a Phish phan. i’ll never love them to the degree that my husband does, but they are a pretty amazing jam band!!!