Phish Kids on Father’s Day
Photo by Dave Vann © Phish 2012 via Phish’s Facebook page
Phish closed out their three-day destination event at Atlantic City, NJ’s Bader Field last night. The show fell on Father’s Day and, for the fourth year in a row, the band celebrated by bringing their children onstage to sit in a bathtub during “Brother” (Trey Anastasio reminded the crowd that Jon Fishman’s son Jack is still the only boy of all the Phish kids).
Anastasio addressed the crowd again after “Timber (Jerry)” when he the posed a trivia question to the question: How many Phish songs end with the exclamation “woooah.” The correct answer turned out to be three—“My Friend My friend,” “Rift” and “Brother”—though Anastasio forgot the latter song for a second. Riffing on Saturday night’s joke, Anastasio also joked that Page McConnell should add a “woooah” to the end of “Lawn Boy.” In other noteworthy news, “Dog Stole Things” was performed for only the second time since 2003 as part of a dog-themed segment that included “Runaway Jim.”
While slightly less experimental than Friday and Saturday’s shows, Sunday’s second set featured an exploratory segue from The Who’s “Drowned” into “Also Sprach Zarathustra.” Since Atlantic City is located in striking distance from Ween’s New Hope, PA hometown, “Roses Are Free” was also an appropriate cover choice.” Likewise, the band performed The Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” on the eve of Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday.
Phish also tied the weekend together by performing “Silent in the Morning,” after cutting off its adjoined song “The Horse” early on Saturday night.
Phish will kick off a two-night run in Portsmouth, VA tomorrow.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Sunday, June 17, Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ
Set 1: Brother, Runaway Jim, Dogs Stole Things, Boogie On Reggae Woman > NICU, Foam > Wilson > Timber (Jerry), Fluffhead, Walls of the Cave > Character Zero
Set 2: Drowned > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Reba , Roses Are Free > Chalk Dust Torture > Prince Caspian  -> Silent in the Morning, Bug > A Day in the Life > Down with Disease
E: Gotta Jibboo > Quinn the Eskimo
 No whistling.