|Official poster by Drew Millard|
This show is being webcast over at LivePhish.com (they're offering a discount for Sat-Sun shows).
Here is the setlist for SPAC Night #2...
The Phish, 7.6.13 SPAC, Saratoga, NY
Set 1: Crowd Control, Chalkdust, The Wedge, Funky Bitch, Heavy Things, BUG, Bouncin* , Tube, Julius, MELT
Set 2: Backwards > TWEEZER > Sand > Carini > Architect ^^ Wilson > Boogie On > Possum
Encore: Show of Life, Tweeprise
Notes:Times: Set 1 began at 8:24pm ET and ended at 9:43pm. Set 2 began at 10:13pm and the show ended at 11:29.
^^ FTP - debut of Architect (TAB song)
* Pauly Takes a Piss Song
|When Page stands up, he means BUSINESS!|
Couch Tour Recap: SPAC #2 Tweezer Cherry Poppers
Fink brought up the no Tweezer every performed at SPAC stat. Hard to believe, but it was true. I was at the Double Tweprise show with IronGirl, but yeah, SPAC was a monastery for Tweezer. Celibacy at SPAC.... until it finally lost its innocence. Tweezer's cherry got popped, finally. Typical first set game plan -- 10 songs sprinkled with greatest hits and anchored by Split Open and Melt. Second set was an 8-song jam-heavy set with another debut -- Architect -- originally a Trey Band tune that got called up to the big leagues.
First set started out super mellow and felt more like a west coast breezy chillax set. Something perfect for a lazy summer afternoon for a bunch of old hippies and neo-spunions. Gordo showed up with a scarf. His artistic statement was short lived. It was too damn humid for him to carry on his hipster chic for the rest of the set. Crowd Control is a commentary about us (every noob, jaded vet, wook, Phish nerd, casual fan, fourm-tard hater, ornery critic, and tour dog), and I don't think it's a flattering assessment about how they percieve us. Nifty surprise with The Wedge. Fish put on a drum clinic. IronGirl was stuck on the lawn. she sent me a hysterical text mangled by the auto-correct: "CUNT Bitch rocked. Gordo looks like Bourdain, I find him sexy in a weird way." Yeah, the c-word should be "funky bitch." I took a piss for Bouncin. I'm rocking couch tour and went right to my bathroom. Super cool lights for Tube. Digging the new setup. Remember a year ago when everyone was bitching about the vagina hoop lights? Julius injected some much-need energy into a laid-back set. Most of set was gentile like a basket full of fluffy kittens, but that gave way to sinister jam in Melt. Ending had a little extra pizazz. Biggest monster jam of the night (almost 19 minutes).
|Page milking the Pumpkin|
Hoped for a Stones cover + Tweeprise encore, but instead we got a cheesed out Show of Life and Tweeprise. I think Bug accomplished what Show of Life struggles to say and Trey does a better job articulating it with Bug, so SoL seems extraneous. Could have been a good time to try out another new song or even Sleeping Monkey or Monkey Man? I dig the Monkey.
Two nights down, one more to go at SPAC. Couch tour has been fun. But I'm itching to get to a show.
Here are setlists/recaps for Bangor and SPAC 1.
FYI... download the 7.6.13 SPAC show at LivePhish.