Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2012/09/03

A Departing F.U. from Phish

“Piper” > “Twenty Years Later”

Phish’s summer concluded last night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. The show also marked the close of the band’s three nights at the venue, which opened in notable fashion on Friday when the first letters of the songs spelled out “Fuck Your Face” before the group delivered the song of the same name. Sunday night’s first set was a bit less loose, although it was lengthy, presenting fourteen tight, well-played versions of such tunes as “Down with Disease,” “Bathtub Gin,” “Rift” and a set-closing segued trio of “Halley’s Comet,” “ 46 Days” and “Possum.” The six song second set by contrast was more open-ended, beginning with a 24 minute version of “Sand,” which led into “Ghost,” followed by “Piper,” the first version of the Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall composition “Twenty Years Later” since 5/29/11, and then “The Lizards.” As a satisfying 16 minute “Harry Hood” closed things out, Anastasio thanked the crowd for an “absolutely joyous summer.” Then after Page McConnell, Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman shared similar sentiments, the guitarist chimed in, “We’d also like to say, ‘fuck your face’.”

Phish has no other shows confirmed as yet, although strong rumors suggest the band will ring in the New Year with a series of dates at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Here is the setlist drawn from our Box Scores section.

Set I: Cars Trucks Buses, AC/DC Bag > Down with Disease, Bathtub Gin, Nellie Kane > Sample in a Jar, Back on the Train > Rift > Free, Ride Captain Ride > Maze, Halley’s Comet > 46 Days > Possum

Set II: Sand > Ghost > Piper > Twenty Years Later > The Lizards, Harry Hood*

Enc: Character Zero

Notes: *After Harry Hood, Trey noted that it was the last set of tour, thanked eveyone for an “absolutely joyous summer,” then pantomimed crying and said “I don’t want to go home.” Page, Mike and Fishman then thanked the crowd as well. Finally, Trey added that “We’d also like to say, ‘fuck your face’.”



There are 3 comments associated with this post

I get Phish's comedy September 3, 2012, 21:09:53

ever since i saw them burn down everyones heartfelt paintings at the great went..i knew they were like…FUCK YOUR FACE!!! HAHAHA !!!Stupid people getting there panties all messy over their stupid shit… to bad phollowers

Cleeet September 4, 2012, 14:02:26

If you think that’s why they burned the art at the Went, I don’t think you do get Phish. That wasn’t at all a FU to the phans. It was like the Buddhist sand mandalas, beautiful works of arts that are swept into oblivion by brooms after being displayed, to show that none of this illusory existence is permanent.

brent September 13, 2012, 17:44:10

I think you are both wrong. The Great Went was a reference to twin peaks and nearly every david lynch film has a 30 second shot obsessed with fire and flame. Not to mention they built a crappy piece of art made from crappy pieces of art. They where not going to leave it or tear it down so why not burn it. I agree it was hilarious to see people literally crying about it but i thought it was interesting watching them build it and even better when they burned the whole thing down.

Note: It may take a moment for your post to appear

(required) (required, not public)