Phish hit up Merriweather Post Pavilion for a two-night run. Saturday was the first of the dual gig.
Both MPP shows will be webcast via LivePhish.com.
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Here's what you missed...
Phish, 8.15.15 MPP, Columbia, MD
Set 1: Simple > Glide, Buried Alive > McGrupp, Roggae, Limb By Limb, BBFCFM > Your Pet Cat > BBFCFM, Horn, Blaze On> Antelope
Set 2: Halley's > 46 Days > Bug > Steam > What's the Use > Steam > Piper > Tweezer > NO2 > Tweezer, Walls of the Cave
E: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise
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Quickie Couch Tour Recap: MPP Saturday Throwback Throwdown Gacktoidler
Phish returned to MPP for a Saturday night throwdown. Lights down at 7:37pm with a Simple opener. According to @yemblog, the last Simple opener was June 1995. Rare opener? Gonna be one of those nights; hope you brought extra underwear. Simple jam coulda gone on for an hour, but the boys kept it close to the reservation... Rare Glide popped up for only the 5th time in 3.0. Coventry vets with Vermont mud perpetually caked in between their toes collectively shuddered at the thought of the aborted disfigured fetus of the final Glide of 2.0. Tonight's inclusion on the anniversary of Coventry was no coincidence... Buried Alive in the three-hole? Shades of the early 90s... And then they dropped a McGrupp. Desks all over America were flipped. Dogs howled. Children were frightened with Trey/Gordo back-pedaling hijinks... The mood for Roggae was perfect because it is a deceptively mellow tune that could get super-intense at any moment... Limb By Limb = demonstration of the octopus drummer... BBFCFM > Your Pet Cat > BBFCFM was pure insanity if you were tripping balls! Those two songs perfectly explained Phish's sense of (musical) humor...
The encore featured Trey stage banter about Sleeping Monkey, which is both the most mediocre Phish song and Page's favorite song. Trey mentioned that Page always begs them to play Sleeping Monkey as the encore, yet Gordo always shoots him down. What a cock-face Chad move! Alas, Page got redemption and got the green light for Monkey... Tweeprise ended everything as the proverbial cherry on top of the molly-dipped sundae.... First set was heavy on tour debuts, which stood out so deep into the summer tour. Plus, the boys shredded my favorite rendition of Antelope from this summer. The second set was anchored by an insane 46 Days jam and titillating Piper... Overall, the band was in great spirits. Jovial. Goofy. Loose. Amicable. I've always said that when the band has tons of fun, it's infectious and we're always greeted with a fun show. Conversely, whenever inner turmoil bubbles up and the band is not synced up, that's a dangerous recipe for a shitshow. Well, we got the complete opposite at Merriweather... Night 1 at MPP dunzo. One more show at MPP before the boys take a few days off before MagnaBall.
* * * *Setlists: ALL Summer 2015
Recaps: Bend | Shoreline/LA | Austin | Grand Prairie | ATL1 | ATL2 | Bama | Nashville | KC | PHI1 | PHI2 | Raleigh
Credits Art/Mashups: @taopauly