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Published: 2013/07/31

Phish Bring Tour Debuts and an Interesting "Mike’s Groove" to Lake Tahoe

Photo via Phish’s Facebook page

Phish returned to the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Stateline, NV for the third time last night. The band busted out their first “Gotta Jibboo” of the tour early in the first set before a nice run that included “Cavern” following by “Bird of a Feather” and then “Funky Bitch.” The set came to a close with a steady stream of segues, as the Talking Heads’ “Cities” played into “Rift,” which became “Bathtub Gin” before “Tube” segued into the tour debut of “Walk Away” to close the set.

The second set got going with a nice run of transitions that began with a take on TV on the Radio’s “Golden Age” before wrapping up with “Wading in the Velvet Sea.” The in-between saw a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie on Reggae Woman,” as well as a stellar “Ghost.” The most interesting move of the show then came at the end of the set when “Mike’s Song” segued into “Slave to the Traffic Light” for the first time ever before the band left the stage without playing the expected “Weekapaug Groove.” However, Phish kept the “Mike’s Groove” alive when they started their encore with “Weekapaug Groove” for the first time (the song has not appeared in the encore slot at all since the early 1990s).

Phish will return the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena tonight for the final show of their two-night run.

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Phish, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, Stateline, NV

Set 1:
Wolfman’s Brother, Gotta Jibboo, Cavern, Birds of a Feather, Funky Bitch, Cities > Rift > Bathtub Gin > Tube > Walk Away

Set 2:
Golden Age > 46 Days > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Ghost > Carini > Piper > Wading in the Velvet Sea, Mike’s Song > Slave to the Traffic Light

Weekapaug Groove, Character Zero

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