PHOTOS / RECAP: Phish @ Madison Square Garden, New York City 12.30.18

Phish @ Madison Square Garden (from the street) © Paul Citone


Phish just walked off stage finishing up night three of four from Madison Square Garden to ring in 2019. The band has been on fire all year, but last night’s show was really something special. (Check out the setlist here)

Tonight the band returned with the impossible task of trying to one-up last night’s show, but even if you’d predicted they wouldn’t come close (and it’d be tough), I was watching the show from my couch thanks to the team and it was an absolute rager. Incredible playing and wow that first set. Plus you could hardly tear them off stage as the band delivered a four-song encore.

Scroll down to see what the band laid down tonight…

Phish @ Madison Square Garden, New York City 12.30.18

Set I: Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues, Mike’s Song > Glide II* > Weekapaug Groove -> Crosseyed and Painless > Bliss^ > Billy Breathes, No Men in No Man’s Land% > Tube -> Weekapaug Groove > Tube, More

Set II: Cool Amber and Mercury, Everything’s Right -> Plasma > Light > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Split Open and Melt

Encore: Funky Bitch, Wilson > Rocky Top > Cavern#

* – Huge bust out, only played once before on 5/16/95
^ – First time played
% – with Crosseyed teases
# – with “faceplant into rock” sample and Trey working it into the lyrics

Photos © Brian Ferguson