Category: 2021

Oct 31, 2021 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV

For the second set, the band’s “musical costume” was all debuted originals, performed as the invented band Sci-Fi Soldier (a 14-page comic book distributed upon entry detailed the group’s adventure to save the planet). For that set, the band performed in elaborate costumes (helmets and all), with alternate instruments, each playing within a flashing/glowing shape (two circles and two squares), after descending (in the form of holograms) from the ceiling in cylinders of colored light. Knuckle Bone Broth Avenue included extended choreography by Trey and Mike. During Get More Down, matching upright geometric shapes danced around behind the band, reducing to the two circles overlapped by Egg in a Hole, which featured pyrotechnics. Before Clear Your Mind, Trey introduced the band as from the year 4680 (the total of the October 28, 2021 songs as noted during that night’s encore-ending Grind). During The 9th Cube, there were projections of donuts and turtles on a cube above the band. Fireworks rained down on the stage during The Inner Reaches of Outer. For I Am in Miami, Trey switched to an acoustic guitar and the band stood together at stage front with the four-mic a cappella setup. After the set, the band departed as holograms back up the colored tubes. The start of Harry Hood included alternate lyrics (Holy Blankenstein). Soul Planet contained Knuckle Bone Broth Avenue and Don’t Doubt Me quotes.

Oct 30, 2021 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV

The songs in this show were based on animals. Big Black Furry Creature From Mars and Harpua contained Little Squirrel quotes. Shaggy Dog was played for the first time since June 22, 2012 (331 shows). I Am The Walrus was played for the first time since July 29, 2017 (130 shows). and featured Little Squirrel and Shipwreck quotes. Runaway Jim was unfinished. Harpua was performed for the first time since July 30, 2017 (129 shows) and featured Carini, Your Pet Cat, and If 6 Was 9 quotes as well as This Jesus Must Die scatting from Trey. Part of Harpua was spoken in French by Page and Mike.

Oct 29, 2021 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV

Trey and Mike quoted Little Squirrel throughout the first set (after Olivia’s Pool, and during Axilla and Weekapaug Groove), and during the final vocal chorus of Reba. Trey teased Martian Monster in Mike’s Song and Who Knows in I Always Wanted It This Way. Reba contained a verse with an Ass Handed quote by Trey in the final vocal chorus. Trey teased Tweezer during Sand.

Oct 28, 2021 MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV

This show featured a setlist with all songs featuring a number in their name in descending order including the Phish debut of If 6 Was 9 and several bustouts: 1999 (last played July 26, 2017, or 130 shows), Five Years (last played October 31, 2016, or 147 shows), Two Versions of Me (last played November 27, 2009, or 435 shows), and NO2 (last played September 6, 2015, or 192 shows). Trey teased L.A. Woman in Also Sprach Zarathustra and Seven Below in First Tube. In place of the usual number of days lived, Grind featured the band singing the setlist ended by noting that the songs added up to “4,680 digits.”

Oct 26, 2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA

Pebbles and Marbles and Sample in a Jar were unfinished. Makisupa and Weekapaug contained quotes of Little Squirrel. This show featured the Phish debut of The Silver Light. Halley’s Comet included an Oye Como Va jam. Blaze On’s lyrics were changed to “We’ll be dancing at the Bowl.” Trey teased Manteca in 46 Days. Weekapaug contained a Piper jam and a Crimes of the Mind tease from Trey.

Oct 24, 2021 The Forum Inglewood, CA

Moma Dance, Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S., Birds of a Feather, Chalk Dust Torture, and Mr. Completely were unfinished. Trey quoted You Enjoy Myself in Moma Dance. The Rover was teased in Simple. Waiting All Night was played over the drumbeat flowing out of Simple. Fee featured Trey on megaphone. L.A. Woman was performed for the first time since December 30, 2003 (492 shows). L.A. Woman, Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S., Chalk Dust Torture, Boogie On Reggae Woman, and Carini contained Tweezer teases. L.A. Woman was teased in Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. and Tweezer Reprise. Trey teased Heartbreaker in the second Tweezer. Birds of a Feather contained a Dave’s Energy Guide tease from Trey and a Waiting All Night tease from Mike. Chalk Dust Torture also included a Birds of a Feather tease from Trey. This was the rescheduled date from the show that had been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

Sep 5, 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO

Sand was unfinished. Reba did not contain the whistling ending. Trey teased No Men In No Man’s Land in Bathtub Gin. The return to Simple after Catapult contained Cool Amber and Mercury and Catapult quotes. Meatstick included Catapult and Lonely Trip quotes. This was the rescheduled date from the show that had been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

Sep 3, 2021 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO

Trey teased Fire (Ohio Players) in 46 Days and Party Time. No Men In No Man’s Land was teased by Trey in Party Time as well. Plasma contained Party Time quotes and 46 Days teases. The second Chalk Dust Torture included Plasma and A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing quotes. This was the rescheduled date from the show that had been postponed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.