Phish rolled through Hollywood last night and chose to bust-out a somewhat non-obvious cover given the geography. In the middle of a second set of big heavy hitters, the band turned a Weekapaug Groove into a HYHU style affair with Trey switching to drums, leading to Fishman switching to a mini drum-set, and then a Paul Simon cover of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” with the tweets declaring it, hopefully hilarious, a vocal trainwreck. I need to listen to the show before I pass any more judgment, but it was fun to watch on my roadtrip down from Oregon into the Tahoe area.
Phish @ Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles 8/8/11
Set 2: Carini > Crosseyed and Painless > Twist > Piper > Mike’s Song > Joy > Weekapaug Groove > 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover* > Hold Your Head Up > Weekapaug Groove, Character Zero, Quinn the Eskimo
Encore: Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Julius
* – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) was a Phish debut
Our own Wesley Hodges was at the show last night, his sixth on record, and he was pretty psyched with the way it went down. His highlight first set was “Back on the Train” and he’s posting videos on his YouTube account as we speak. He’s got Peaches and the Split jam uploaded already.