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.
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
— Tom Coyote-Shackleford (@PranksterPhotos) December 30, 2018
— Wayan Zoey (@wayanzoey) December 30, 2018
— MSG (@TheGarden) December 30, 2018
Excellent song selection, great pacing and solid jams in this set. Love Ya Mar after Corinna, great change of pace.
— LawnMemo (@LawnMemo) December 30, 2018
— Scott Bernstein (@heyscottyb) December 30, 2018
Someone got pregnant during that Tweezer. #phish
— Slim Chaby (@SlimChaby) December 30, 2018
— Jordan Hoffman (@jhoffman) December 30, 2018
The segue out of Death back into Tweezer was so good #phish
— Steve Maine (@smaine) December 30, 2018
— Skoi Sirius (@skoisirius) December 30, 2018