SETLIST / TWEETS: Phish @ Madison Square Garden, New York City 12.29.18


Phish is about to kick off their second of four nights at Madison Square Garden to close out their huge year. Last night’s first show of the run featured a great opener with “We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains” which we joked was a Kasvot Växt “classic”. Don’t skip out on the rarities “Meat”, “If I Could” and “Swept Away > Steep”, all of which were fantastic from the couch.

The band is once again webcasting live from the show via so head over there to follow along with the show as it happens.

We’ll be posting the setlist and notes from the show below as it unfolds to keep refreshing the page.

Phish @ Madison Square Garden, New York City 12.29.18

Set I: Buried Alive, Blaze On, Turtle in the Clouds, The Sloth, 46 Days -> Cities, Corrina, Ya Mar, Wolfman’s Brother*

Set II: Carini > Tweezer^ -> Death Don’t Hurt Very Long# -> Tweezer > No Quarter > Also Sprauch Zarathustra > First Tube

Encore: Shine a Light > Tweezer Reprise%

* – the jam included “Party Time” lyrics over a solid Phish funk groove but never really became the song with the signature Fishman drumbeat. The jam was huge and ended the set in a big way with both “Party Time” and “Wolfman’s Brother” lyrics making their way back into the segment as a vocal jam.
^ – Must-hear jam
# – with Trey shouting “funk for the people, Bob Weaver!” to Fishman and he did a little drum groove solo. Then a start/stop jam where Mike/Trey played the groove up front and facing each other
% – with “Death Don’t Hurt Very Long” phrases thrown in at the end