Phish finished off their three night run in Chicago last night and opened the show with the first Colonel Forbin’s Ascent since 1989. Check out the setlist and notes from Phish.net…
Phish @ UIC Pavilion, Chicago 8/17/11
Set 1: Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Gumbo, Possum, Weigh > The Divided Sky, Alaska, Bathtub Gin, Maze, Cavern, First Tube
Set 2: Crosseyed and Painless -> No Quarter > Timber (Jerry) -> Tweezer > Prince Caspian > Piper > Ghost > Makisupa Policeman > Sleep > Buffalo Bill > Golgi Apparatus > Character Zero > Run Like an Antelope
Encore: Funky Bitch > Show of Life > Tweezer Reprise  Crosseyed teases and quotes.
 Crosseyed teases and quotes and Timber tease from Fish.
 Lyrics referenced Trey’s favorite music (“Dank Sinatra,” “Nat King Bowl”, “Harry Chronic, Jr.,” “Herby Hancock,” and “Van Inhalin'”), as well as Page’s House and Mike’s House.
 Crosseyed and Makisupa teases and alternate lyrics referencing Fish’s House.
 Crosseyed quotes.
Notes: This show featured the first Forbin’s opener since November 3, 1989 (1,249 shows). Timber, Piper and Zero all contained Crosseyed teases and quotes and Piper also contained Timber teases from Fish. The Makisupa lyrics referenced Trey’s favorite music (“Dank Sinatra,” “Nat King Bowl’,” Harry Chronic, Jr.,” “Herby Hancock,” and “Van Inhalin'”), as well as Page’s House and Mike’s House. Sleep was played for the first time since August 7, 2009 (105 shows). Antelope contained Crosseyed and Makisupa teases and alternate lyrics referencing Fish’s House. Funky Bitch and Tweeprise each contained yet more Crosseyed quotes.
The band is back for three shows in Denver over Labor Day weekend. We’ll be wrapping up our tour with tons of videos, photos and words summarizing all the hot stuff that went down on tour. Can’t wait to get back in my head and re-digest some of the music I witnessed. It was really amazing stuff.