Phish @ Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH 10/26/10

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Poster by Ken Taylor © Phish 2010.

Phish played a rager of a show last night in Manchester, NH, their first concert in the state in 16 years. Our very own @Phortin was there and said it was the best show he’s seen all year, hands down.

Here’s the setlist via phish.net…

Set 1: After Midnight, The Sloth, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues[1], Mellow Mood, Access Me, Llama, All of These Dreams, The Curtain With > Scent of a Mule, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, It’s Ice, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Possum > Light > Mike’s Song > Simple > Makisupa Policeman -> Night Nurse[2] -> Makisupa Policeman > The Wedge, Ghost -> The Mango Song > Weekapaug Groove[3] -> Llama Reprise

Encore: Show of Life

[1] “From Goddard College” added to lyrics.
[2] Phish debut.
[3] With Ghost and Night Nurse lyrics. With Can’t You Hear Me Knocking jam. Unfinished.

Notes: After Midnight was played for the first time since December 31, 1999 (206 shows). In Alumni, Trey added “from Goddard College” after the final “’cause I got a degree” lyric. This show featured the Phish debut of Night Nurse; original artist Gregory Isaacs passed away the night before, October 25, 2010. Weekapaug Groove featured lyrics from Ghost and Night Nurse as well as a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking jam and was left unfinished.

We were fortunate enough to have a photographer on hand for @LiveMusicBlog, so we’ll have a gallery up sometime today as we finish our week of work and prepare for our trip to Atlantic City. The band begins their three-night Halloween run on Friday night.