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Published: 2011/06/12

Phish Plays Requests

Phish - 6/11/11 "Wilson" > "Sand" from Phish on Vimeo.

On Saturday, Phish opened up a two-night run at Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band first appeared at the venue on July 17, 1992 as an opener for Santana. As with the past two shows, the night began with Trey Anastasio appeasing another sign holder’s request of “Daniel Saw the Stone.” The song was last played at the quartet’s IT Festival on August 3, 2003 and came as the third bluegrass opener in as many shows. Also included in the first set were the 2011 debuts of “Access Me,” “Vultures,” and Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down.”

The second set was an energetic affair from the start, opening with the fan favorite “Birds of a Feather.” The highlight of the set came during a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll” which then segued seamlessly into a take on Neil Young’s “Albuquerque.”

For the encore of “Show of Life,” Mike Gordon switched over to a red vintage bass before switching back to his Modulus for “Tweezer Reprise.” This came just days after Phish posted a photo of Gordon demoing vintage basses during soundcheck in Cincinnati.

Phish performs at Merriweather Post Pavilion again tonight.

Here’s a look at the setlist via

Saurday, June 11, 2011, Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Daniel Saw the Stone, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Access Me, Vultures, Wilson > Sand, Roses Are Free > Reba1, On Your Way Down, Run Like an Antelope2

Set 2: Birds of a Feather, Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Waves > Chalk Dust Torture3, Rock and Roll -> Albuquerque > Piper > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Show of Life > Tweezer Reprise

[1] No whistling.
[2] On Your Way Down teases from Trey.
[3] BOAF tease.

Notes: Daniel Saw The Stone was played for the first time since August 3, 2003 (137 shows). Reba did not contain the whistling ending. Antelope included an On Your Way Down tease from Trey. Chalkdust included a BOAF tease.

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