Setlist: Phish @ UIC Pavilion, Chicago 8/15/11
Phish played their first of three nights at UIC Pavilion last night and tore the roof off a steamy indoor arena show right in the middle of summer. Me and @PeteLikesPhish were raging this one hard with a 6:55am flight from SFO to ORD, a lunch at Revolution Brewery in Logan Square, and a roll through the lots and a hangout session with some local dudes kind enough to share their shade and cooler space with us pre-show. It was a fantastic start to the night.
This show is an absolute must-listen front to back. The energy in the room was palpable and perspirational; everyone was sweating, smiling, hugging and slapping High-5′s with strangers. My text messages were filled with jealously and joy all at the same time.
Set 1: Back on the Train, Rift > Guelah Papyrus, Scent of a Mule, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Wolfman’s Brother, Anything But Me, Babylon Baby*, Reba, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues
Set 2: Sand > Light > Dirt, Waves -> Undermind^ > Steam > Fire
Encore: Camel Walk, Guyute, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Harry Hood
* – Phish debut
^ – Page on theremin
Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Babylon Baby. Undermind featured Page on theremin.
I’m uploading my photos right now, so stay tuned for my full gallery…
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Justin Ward is the Editor at Live Music Blog and has been with the site from the very beginning. He currently lives in San Francisco and regularly tweets other stuff over @justinpward.
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