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 Limestone, ME   

SET 1: Daniel Saw the Stone > Saw It Again, Punch You in the Eye, Army of One > Chalk Dust Torture[1], Wilson[2], Mike’s Song[3] > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove   

SET 2: Mellow Mood > Ghost -> Mountains in the Mist, Pebbles and Marbles, You Enjoy Myself[4] -> Chariots of Fire[5] > Loving Cup   

SET 3: 46 Days, Julius > The Lizards, Secret Smile > Run Like an Antelope   

ENCORE: Good Times Bad Times   

[1] Ending performed at near double-time.
[2] Trey omitted a verse.
[3] “Hendge” lyric from Mike.
[4] Lyrical change: “Boy, Man, God, IT.”
[5] Phish debut.

This was the second show of the IT festival. Chalk Dust contained DEG teases from Mike. The ending of Chalk Dust was performed at near double-time. Trey omitted a verse in Wilson. Afterwards, he announced that it was the “shortest version ever” and dedicated it to Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro. Trey then humorously announced that the band would next play the “longest Bittersweet Motel” (traditionally one of the shortest songs in the Phish canon) while Page teased “Charge!” The crowd responded with a passionate “Fluffhead” chant, but Trey responded: “Mike says no” (prompting laughs from the other band members). Appropriately, Trey launched into Mike’s Song but Mike had the last laugh: during the Mike’s Song intro, Mike sang his “Hendge” lyric that had been omitted from Wilson. Weekapaug included a Seven Below tease. YEM contained the event-appropriate lyrical change “Boy, Man, God, IT,” a Frankenstein tease from Mike, and a vocal quote of Daniel Saw the Stone. The band vamped on the theme to Chariots of Fire (a Phish debut) while Trey introduced the top finishers in the Runaway Jim 5K race. During Antelope, Trey thanked the staff, road crew, caterers (“part of the reason we’re playing so well is because we have the best food this tour that we’ve ever had”), and fans. He concluded by encouraging everyone to drive safely and noted tongue-in-cheek that next year’s “IT 2” would have a traffic-free entrance. Antelope also included Under Pressure and It’s Ice teases.



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 Limestone, ME   

SET 1: AC/DC Bag, Ya Mar[1] -> Runaway Jim, Reba, Birds of a Feather, Meatstick, Two Versions of Me, Vultures, Limb By Limb, Cavern   

SET 2: Down with Disease[1] > NICU -> Brother, Lawn Boy, Discern, Waves -> Jam > David Bowie   

SET 3: Rock and Roll -> Seven Below[1] -> Scents and Subtle Sounds -> Seven Below -> Spread It ‘Round > Bug   

ENCORE: Dog Log > The Mango Song   

SET 4: Tower Jam
[1] Unfinished.

This was the first show of the IT festival. Ya Mar, DWD, and Seven Below were unfinished. Birds was followed by a “Meatstick” chant from the crowd, prompting Trey to note that the band would “like to honor” the request. After a long pause, Trey commented, “We’re taking our sweet time up here because…we have no place to go for two days.” DWD contained a San-Ho-Zay tease from Trey and multiple Scents and Subtle Sounds teases. NICU ended with a bass solo from Mike at Trey’s request (“Play it, Cactus!”). Seven Below contained an On Your Way Down tease, Scents and Subtle Sounds included Seven Below teases. Before Dog Log, Trey remarked that the band couldn’t figure out what to play, and noted how, on this tour, the band made a conscious effort to not think about what songs they were going to play next. The fourth set “Tower Jam” found Phish playing on top the old air traffic control tower near the concert field. The set consisted of roughly an hour’s worth of unscripted jam material, with no notable teases or jams present. While Phish jammed, Chris Kuroda illuminated the tower’s interior and exterior with a light show and dancers suspended by wires around the side of the tower performed on the structure.