Photo by Dave Vann © Phish 2013. All rights reserved.

 

Phish concluded their three night run at the Hampton Coliseum with a show that could go down as one of the best of year and possibly 3.0. We are only three shows into fall tour, but the band set the bar pretty damn high. The first set featured some straightforward rock and roll, but this show will be remembered for the second set. >>

After taking a request for “Paul and Silas,” Phish took their governor off  and took their jamming to another level. The Tweezer > Golden Age” segment clocked it at 40 minutes and saw the band improvise with jaw dropping results. It’s safe to say the Mothership was in orbit. With “Piper” up next, I told myself that I hope that they didn’t cut it too short just to get a certain number of songs in the set.  While it was on the shorter side, the band found a way to segue into a cover of Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s hit “Takin’ Care of Business.”  Phish was definitely taking care of business and they knew it.

After a standout, very danceable version of “2001,” the boys launched into “Sand.” Due to the placement, it really didn’t have time to breath, but that’s ok because the only song that could end this set, “Slave to the Traffic Light” was up next. It has become my favorite Phish song and give me chills every time I hear it.

The show ended with a cover of The Beatles “A Day in the Life” before the ending the night in the freezer with Tweezer Reprise.”

 

NOTE: I WAS NOT AT THE SHOW AND WATCHED THE WEBCAST FROM THE COMFORT OF MY COUCH.

 

Phish
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Hampton Coliseum
Hampton, VA

Set 1: Julius, Funky Bitch, Back on the Train, Roses Are Free > Sample in a Jar, Ginseng Sullivan, 46 Days, Divided Sky, Bold As Love

Set 2: Paul and Silas > Tweezer[1] > Golden Age > Piper > Takin’ Care of Business > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Sand > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: A Day in the Life > Tweezer Reprise

[1] Mike uses power drill.

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