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Published: 2009/08/10

‘Mango’ and Middle Of The Road in George

Phish closed the West Coast leg of its summer tour with a second
well-received performance at George, WAs Gorge Amphitheatre. The
night opened with the bands first version of The Mango Song since
its IT music festival in 2003 and also included the bands first take
on Leo Kottkes Middle Of The Road (a song Mike Gordon recorded with
the guitarist for 2002 collaborative album Clone). Other first
set highlights included the bands second It’s Ice since reuniting
and a particularly exploratory Run Like An Antelope. The group
kicked off its second set with a 20-plus minute version of the Velvet
Undergrounds Rock & Roll that segued into Makisupa Policeman. The
latter song also found Gordon and Anastasio trading their instruments
mid-song. Like most of Anastasios recent Makisupa Policeman
narrations, the song referenced food instead of drugs. Phish also
treated fans to favorites like The Wedge, You Enjoy Myself, Piper and a show-closing Grind. The night
came to a close with a cover of Led Zeppelins Good Times
Bad Times and Tweezer Reprise. Please click here

for a recap of Friday nights performance.

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