I’m just waiting here to hop a flight home from Cancún following the absolutely epic five-night vacation I just had with a few thousand Phish fans as part of Phish Riviera Maya. The band brought a wild set of shows to the beach, and the first night was chock full of highlights as they delivered a HUGE one-set show as a “welcome” set.
Early in the first half of the show, the band dropped into “Free” and had the crowd going strong with the jam. Then they dropped down into something familiar but not anything I was immediately recognizing, but then Page dropped the samples for “Shipwreck” off the band’s Halloween 2016 album where they played the Chilling Thrilling… soundtrack and it all made sense again (so many good “ocean” songs this weekend). Then somehow Trey found a way to drop “Rescue Squad” into the jam and suddenly we weren’t scared and were having fun again. What a fun moment.
This is 15 minutes of primo Phish and it really signaled a considerably strong weekend of music ahead of us. Watch the clip below which was released as an official LivePhish highlight from the run.