"a lot less covers" didn't mean "no covers ever"
Phish just finished a two night run at The Mann Center in Philadelphia where the streak of playing “a lot less covers” was somewhat broken with the appearance of “Also Sprach Zarathustra” last night and “Crosseyed and Painless” tonight. While the chatter among the internets is that the shows had their sets of peaks and valleys, the band continues to take their new album Fuego for a walk around the typical setlist structures of any other summer tour in the band’s recent history with very new, exciting, and refreshing results. Besides the improv highlight of a 17-minute “Chalkdust Torture,” tonight’s set ended with an “unfinished” Mike’s Groove going into the encore that brought a one-two punch of “Julius > Weekapaug Groove” to finish the show.
Here are the setlists:
Phish @ The Mann Center, Philadelphia 7.8.14
Set I: Axilla, Gumbo > Taste, 555, Tube, Halfway to the Moon, Camel Walk, Sparkle, Halley’s Comet > It’s Ice, Ocelot, Walls of the Cave
Set II: 46 Days > Fuego > The Line, Backwards Down the Number Line > Tweezer -> Ghost > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Harry Hood > Tweezer Reprise
Phish @ The Mann Center, Philadelphia 7.9.14
Set I: Glide, Sing Monica, Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother, Sugar Shack, Alaska, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Horn, Devotion To a Dream, Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope
Set II: Chalk Dust Torture* > Wingsuit, Winterqueen, Twist > Crosseyed and Painless > Waste > Mike’s Song > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Encore: Julius > Weekapaug Groove