Phish Offer "Frost," Another "Energy" and More
Photo by Joshua Frances
Phish pulled out some unique song choices during their second show at Alpharetta, GA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park last night. The evening also featured a handful of big-name tour debuts.
Partway through their first set, Phish performed Trey Anastasio’s Traveler solo song “Frost” for the first time live. (The band has already soundchecked the tune a few times this summer.) As previously reported, Phish also debuted the Traveler solo number “Architect” in Saratoga Springs, NY earlier this month. Phish first set also featured the tour debuts of “Gumbo,” “Alaska” and “Guyute.”
As they have for much of the summer, Phish offered an almost complete segue of music during their second set. The Vermont Quartet opened with this summer’s first “Punch You In the Eye,”
before moving into a lengthy jam based around The Who’s “Drowned” and “Water in the Sky.” Then, Phish offered their second-ever cover of The Apples in Stereo’s “Energy,” a song Phish debuted in Saratoga Springs reportedly at the request of Anastasio’s daughter Bella. Fishman played “Marimba Lumina” during the number. “Energy” moved into the evening’s best jam sequence, including this summer’s first “Fluffhead,” “Piper,” the first “Fast Enough for You” since 2011, “Also Sprach Zarathustra,” “Mike’s Song,” “The Wedge” and “Weekapaug Groove.” In reference to Tuesday’s “Heartbreaker show,” “Fluffhead” contained a tease of the Led Zeppelin classic. A lone encore of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn the Eskimo,” another tour debut, closed the night.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Set I: Runaway Jim, The Moma Dance, Funky Bitch, Divided Sky, Gumbo, Nellie Kane > Frost1, Alaska, Guyute, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan > Suzy Greenberg
E: Quinn the Eskimo
 Phish debut
 Fish on the Marimba Lumina.
 Unfinished; Heartbreaker tease from Trey.
 Energy quote.
Notes: Frost was a Phish debut. The jam in Energy featured Fish on the Marimba Lumina. Fluffhead was unfinished and included a Heartbreaker tease from Trey. Piper featured an Energy quote from Trey.