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Published: 2013/07/08

Phish Close Out SPAC with "Run Like a Meatstick"

The rain couldn’t dampen any spirits during the final show of Phish’s three-night run at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. Those on the lawn got soaked during a stellar first set, which kicked off with an “AC/DC Bag” that played into “Back On The Train.” The rain really picked up as that tune became a raucous “Divided Sky,” with the crowd going wild during the pause. The set kept going strong, with fantastic versions of “It’s Ice” and “Maze” highlighting the next half.

Things began to dry up as the second set got going with a “Down With Disease” that never finished before moving into “Ghost.” Keyboardist Page McConnell played his Moog Little Phatty synth through a talkbox during the tune, which also included some teases of The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” from guitarist Trey Anastasio. A “Dave’s Energy Guide” tease also found its way into “Piper,” which then segued into “Wading In The Velvet Sea.” However, the possible high point of the evening came as Anastasio began throwing “Meatstick” references toward the end of “Run Like An Antelope” before the band transitioned into a seriously crowd-pleasing “Meatsick,” with Japanese lyrics included. Finally, the trampolines came out and Phish wrapped up the set with a fun “You Enjoy Myself.” The Vermont quartet then returned to The Rolling Stones with a “Lovin’ Cup” encore.

Phish will return to the stage this Tuesday, July 9 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON.

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

Sunday, July 7, 2013, Phish, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: AC/DC Bag > Back on the Train > Divided Sky, Free > It’s Ice > Mound, Maze, Limb By Limb, Walls of the Cave

Set 2: Down with Disease1 > Ghost2 > Piper3 > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Run Like an Antelope4 > Meatstick5 > You Enjoy Myself

Enc: Loving Cup

[1] Unfinished.

[2] Jumpin’ Jack Flash teases.

[3] DEG tease from Trey.

[4] Lyrics changed to reference Meatstick.

[5] Japanese lyrics.

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