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Published: 2011/06/09

More Tour Debuts for Phish

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Phish continued to dig into their back catalogue last night at Darien Center, NY’s Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. The group opened their set with this year’s first version of Hot Rize’s “Nellie Kane.” The song was reportedly played after the band noticed some signs requesting the number. (Trey Anastasio also jokingly referenced a tongue-in-cheek sign requesting the poorly received original song “Jennifer Dances”). The members of the group also dusted off Bob Marley’s “Mellow Mood,” the original “Buffalo Bill,” “Undermind,” Blues Images’ “Ride Captain Ride,” “It’s Ice” and “Dog Face Boy” for the first time this year.

The group opened its second set with one of their most popular new covers, TV on the Radio’s “Golden Age” and then segued into a Mike’s Groove that consisted of “Mike’s Song,” “Fast Enough For You” and “Weekapaug Groove.” Later in their set, Phish also brought out The Siket Disc instrumental “What’s The Use?” for the fist time in 2011 and teased “Happy Birthday” during “2001.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Wednesday, June 8, 2011, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY

Set 1: Nellie Kane, Mellow Mood, Buffalo Bill, Kill Devil Falls, Wolfman’s Brother, Rift, Undermind, Ride Captain Ride, It’s Ice, Dog Faced Boy, Brian and Robert, 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Character Zero

Set 2: Golden Age > Mike’s Song > Fast Enough for You, Weekapaug Groove, What’s the Use? > Theme From the Bottom > Backwards Down the Number Line > Also Sprach Zarathustra1 > Harry Hood

Encore: Good Times Bad Times

[1] Happy Birthday and What’s the Use? teases.


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funky dance party June 9, 2011, 13:08:59

When does a mike’s groove not include mike’s song

from the pit June 10, 2011, 10:48:01

2001>whats the use was great
Warmed us up for that one at worcester
Got pit seats from the lotto!

Books June 12, 2011, 11:56:02

What a show! This was for all the naysayers who claimed phish is just doing the “greatest hits”. Darien was a full show. A mellow build-up first set that gave way to a groovy dance party of a second set. Perfect all the way around.

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