Phish @ nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 6/19/11

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Official 6/19 Portsmouth, VA LE Poster by Jim Pollock

Phish just finished off their final date on the first leg of their summer tour with a Father’s Day show full of setlist notes (via Phish.net). I was out and about tonight enjoying the beautiful day in SF and I’m at least 25% bummed that I didn’t watch this one roll in as it happening via Twitter. The show featured a Father’s Day-themed one-two punch opener with the band member’s fathers joining them on stage for “Harpua,” followed by “Brother” which featured the band’s children joining them on stage (like the previous two years). I love these new traditions.

Phish @ nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA 6/19/11

Set I: Harpua, Brother, Down with Disease, Back on the Train, Funky Bitch, Timber (Jerry), The Wedge, The Moma Dance, Thunder Road*, Tube, Alaska, David Bowie
Set II: Crosseyed and Painless > Walls of the Cave, Slave to the Traffic Light, Fluffhead > Sand > Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley > Light > Backwards Down the Number Line, Suzy Greenberg
Encore: Julius
* Phish debut.

Notes: Harpua featured all of the band’s fathers on stage. For the third Father’s Day in a row, Brother was performed, featured all of the band’s children on stage and subsequent introductions. The theme to Leave it to Beaver was teased by Mike prior to DWD. This show marked the Phish debut of Thunder Road.

[Setlist via Phish.net]

The band is back in two weeks with their ninth musical festival, Super Ball IX. We’ll have hella coverage, yo.