Phish Fall Tour Update: The Setlist Recap

Phish @ Festival 8, 10/31/09
Phish @ Festival 8, 10/31/09

Happy Monday morning, dudes. I thought I’d start the week with a roundup of the Phish setlists that were thrown down this weekend:

November 22, 2009
Syracuse War Memorial
Syracuse, NY

Set 1: David Bowie, Julius, Sparkle, Kill Devil Falls, Lawn Boy, Heavy Things, Funky Bitch, Sample In A Jar, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Let Me Lie, Beauty of a Broken Heart, Stash
Set 2: Drowned > Twist, Piper > Big Black Furry Creatures From Mars, Tube, Theme From The Bottom, Maze, The Horse > Silent In The Morning, Character Zero, First Tube
Encore: Good Times Bad Times

November 21, 2009
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Set 1: Wilson, NICU, Wolfman’s Brother, Ocelot, Torn and Frayed, Strange Design, Ginseng Sullivan, Albuquerque, Split Open and Melt, Dirt, Limb by Limb, Run Like An Antelope
Set 2: Rock and Roll > Ghost, If I Could, Backwards Down The Number Line, Prince Caspian, Suzy Greenberg, 2001, Squirming Coil
E: Sleeping Monkey, Axilla I

November 20, 2009
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH

Set 1: Chalkdust Torture, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Fast Enough For You, Time Turns Elastic, Gotta Jibboo, Fluffhead
Set 2: Punch You In The Eye, Tweezer -> Light > Back On The Train -> Possum, Slave to the Traffic Light, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Joy, Golgi Apparatus > Tweezer Reprise

[setlists via Hidden Track]

Not too surprising for the Phish 3.0 that we all know and love, it seems that every night that the tour progresses we get to see our favorite band stretch out a bit on stage and play more comfortably with experimenting and improvising. Every set that they played at Festival 8 seemed to build on the one previous, and the tour so far looks to have that same progression. “David Bowie” opener last night? THAT’S what I’m talking about…