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Phish played their first of four nights at Madison Square Garden last night as part of their New Year’s Eve run, and I was there rocking some of set one on Couch Tour while my crew of buddies was raging hard at the arena.

Here’s the setlist from Phish.net:

Set I: Free, Glide > Possum, Cities, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, Stash, Contact > Sample in a Jar, Kill Devil Falls > Bathtub Gin
Set II: Birds of a Feather, Carini -> Tweezer[1] > My Friend, My Friend[2] -> Rock and Roll[3] -> NICU, Bouncing Around the Room, Harry Hood > Bug
Encore: Tube > Rocky Top > Tweezer Reprise

[1] Streets of Cairo tease.
[2] No “Myfe” ending.
[3] Birds of a Feather jam.

We’ll have more coverage, videos, and photos in the next few days and as always stay up on the feed at @YEMblog for the latest media hitting the web after these shows. I’m always psyched at how fast the media gets uploaded after every show.

For any Bay Area fans, don’t miss out on the viewing party at the Independent tonight. Brick & Mortar is showing it, too.