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Published: 2013/07/14

Phish Bust Out "Destiny Unbound," Explore Newer Material at Merriweather

Phish returned to the Merriweather Post Pavilion last night for the first show of a two night run at the venue. The gig got going with an uneventful “Kill Devil Falls” opener before the band busted out the first “Destiny Unbound” since Superball IX. That tune preceded a trio of tour debuts, with a “Taste” followed by the sixth-ever performance of “Halfway to the Moon” and then “Twenty Years Later.” The set wrapped up with the second-ever performance of the new Mike Gordon song “Yarmouth Road” and a solid take on “Split Open and Melt” that wasn’t quite as jaw-dropping as the SPAC version from last weekend.

A fairly extensive “Down With Disease” started off the second set before moving nicely into “Free.” A crowd pleasing “Bouncing Around the Room” came next before “Birds of a Feather.” That tune found its way into a few more songs, with teases showing up in the following “Harry Hood,” which also included riffs from “Divided Sky” and a “Dog Log” tease by Gordon. The set also saw the band’s second-ever take on the Trey Anastasio Band track “Architect” before things finally wrapped up with a “Mikes Groove” that sandwiched “Simple.” A “Waste” encore brought the energy levels down a bit before Phish came roaring back with a rocking “Good Times, Bad Times” to close the show.

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

Saturday, July 13, 2013, Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Kill Devil Falls, Destiny Unbound, Taste, Halfway to the Moon, Twenty Years Later, Maze,Yarmouth Road, Split Open and Melt

Set 2: Down with Disease > Free, Bouncing Around the Room, Birds of a Feather, Harry Hood1,Architect, Mike’s Song2 > Simple > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Waste > Good Times Bad Times

[1] BOAF and Divided Sky teases by Trey; Dog Log tease by Mike.
[2] BOAF tease.

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