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Published: 2013/07/15

Phish Close Out Merriweather Post Pavilion Run

Last night, Phish closed out their two-night stand at Merriweather Post Pavilion with a high-energy, rocking performance. The show began with the first “First Tube” of the summer, and the explosive instrumental immediately set the crowd into a frenzy. The first set continued with the always funky “The Moma Dance,” followed by “NICU,” “Roses Are Free” and a nicely jammed “Chalk Dust Torture.” The two highlights of the first set followed: an incredible “Stash” and the tour debut of “Scent of a Mule,” which featured Jon Fishman playing a Buchla Marimba Lumina and clocked in at almost 11 and a half minutes. “It’s Ice,” “Tube” and “Run Like an Antelope” wrapped up the set.

After starting the second set with a rendition of TV on the Radio’s “Golden Age” that included teases of Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone from the Sun,” and standard takes on “Twist” and “Backwards Down the Number Line,” the energy from the first set returned on an exploratory version of “Light.” The always crowd-pleasing “Boogie on Reggae Woman” followed before the band performed a raucous and fierce “Julius” that proved to be another show highlight. Finally, Phish wrapped up set two with “You Enjoy Myself” and returned to the stage for an encore of The Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.”

Phish have the night off and will kick-off a two-night stand in Alpharetta, GA tomorrow night.

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

Sunday, July 14, 2013, Phish, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: First Tube > The Moma Dance > NICU, Roses Are Free > Chalk Dust Torture, Stash, Scent of a Mule1, It’s Ice > Tube2 > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Golden Age3 > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line > Light -> Boogie on Reggae Woman, Julius, You Enjoy Myself

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Fishman on Marimba Lumina.
[2] It’s Ice tease from Trey.
[3] Third Stone from the Sun teases.

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