Category: 2019

Dec 31, 2019 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

Axilla featured the Axilla II ending and was followed by banter from all four band members continuing the pan story from the previous night’s show and ending with a mention of pan flute extraordinaire Zamfir. Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland) then came onstage appearing as Zamfir, holding both a pan flute and a pan. The third set opened with the Phish debut of Send in the Clowns, sung a cappella and with lyrics changed to Send in the Clones. For First Tube through Tweezer Reprise, each band member performed on separate moving platforms hoisted above the stage as dancers dressed as their clones performed onstage and provided additional vocals throughout the set and encore. Trey’s platform became stuck for the majority of the set and he had to be rescued after Tweezer Reprise. Given that the band (Trey) could not leave the stage after You Enjoy Myself, there was no encore break and Tweezer Reprise was announced as the start of the encore. Rescue Squad was performed Trey solo (singing and playing Fish’s drum set) while he was waiting to return to the stage.

Dec 30, 2019 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

The Ballad of Curtis Loew was played for the first time since October 16, 2016 (121 shows). The first Tweezer ended with a Let’s Go Blue jam and was followed by banter in which Trey talked about being repeatedly hit in the head with a pan and screaming on December 30, 1994 (the night of Phish’s first show at Madison Square Garden). This story was accompanied by sound effects by Fish and Page. Trey teased Johnny B. Goode at the end of Rock and Roll.

Dec 29, 2019 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

Beauty of a Broken Heart was played for the first time since December 29, 2016 (103 shows). My Friend My My Friend didn’t contain the “Myfe” ending. While My Guitar Gently Weeps was played for the first time since October 23, 2013 (234 shows). Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Back on the Train. Trey teased If I Only Had a Brain in Bathtub Gin.

Dec 28, 2019 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

This show featured the debut of Evening Song and the Phish debut of 20-20 Vision. Trey teased Shade in Ghost. Dog Faced Boy was performed for the first time since October 24, 2016 (114 shows). Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. contained Martian Monster quotes. Set Your Soul Free included an On Broadway jam. Trey teased and quoted Set Your Soul Free in Gotta Jibboo. Trey and Fish quoted Guy Forget at the end of Drowned. Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was played with Ass Handed lyrics and contained Guy Forget quotes. In Character Zero, Fish changed the “waste the day” lyric to “Guy Forget.”

Dec 8, 2019 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC

This show featured the Phish debut of Sigma Oasis. Trey teased Plasma and The Little Drummer Boy in Buried Alive. The Curtain was performed for the first time since August 28, 2012 (270 shows). After Midnight was performed for the first time since September 6, 2015 (153 shows). Trey quoted Sigma Oasis at the end of Soul Planet. Trey teased Sanity before Pebbles and Marbles. Chalk Dust Torture Reprise was performed for the first time since July 11, 2000 (524 shows), started as Chalk Dust Torture, and ended with a Plasma tease.

Dec 7, 2019 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC

Page teased Linus and Lucy in Nellie Kane. The Connection was last played on July 29, 2015 (171 shows). Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land In Mr. Completely. The Little Drummer Boy was jammed in Crosseyed and Painless, whistled and teased in Dirt, and teased in the first Split Open and Melt. Frankenstein featured Page on keytar.

Dec 6, 2019 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC

Carolina was performed for the first time since December 30, 2016 (103 shows). MFMF didn’t contain the “Myfe” ending. Trey teased Axilla in Scents and Subtle Sounds and Suzy Greenberg. The theme to Mission: Impossible was also teased in Scents. Limb By Limb was unfinished and contained a Divided Sky tease from Trey and This Old Man singing from Fish. Page teased the theme from Speed Racer in The Lizards. Suzy Greenberg also included a Saw It Again quote from Fish. Bittersweet Motel was played for the first time since July 6, 2016 (134 shows) and had lyrics changed to “halfway from Charleston to Pittsburgh.”

Dec 3, 2019 Met Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

This show celebrated Phish Radio on Sirius XM with a large allotment of tickets given to Sirius listeners. Hello My Baby was performed for the first time since June 18, 2009 (417 shows). Jesus Just Left Chicago was played for the first time since October 22, 2014 (186 shows). Chalk Dust Torture was unfinished. Weekapaug Groove contained Ass Handed quotes from Trey, Fish, and Page. 2001 contained Skin It Back teases from Mike and Trey and featured Fish on Marimba Lumina