Phish (Sort of) Close Out Tour with Full Band Drum Solo, 23-Minute "Harry Hood"
Phish played what many would say was the last show of their summer tour last night at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA (though, technically, the tour wraps up after the three-show Colorado run in a few weeks). After a run of shows that included a number of tour debuts and some pretty exploratory jams, the band kept it relatively tame during their second-ever performance at the venue.
The show was not without its highlights, though. The first set featured a full band drum solo in the middle of “Scent of a Mule,” with Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio banging on Jon Fishman’s kit, while Fishman himself was hitting Mike Gordon’s bass with a couple of mallets. The first set came to a close with the tour debut of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and there were also fairly standard takes on classics like “AC/DC Bag,” “The Moma Dance,” “Roses Are Free” and “Cavern.”
The high point of the night came during the second set, when the band brought “Harry Hood” back to its former glory with an adventurous, 23-minute take on the tune. The song came toward the end of the set, during a jam that started with a “Down with Disease” that segued into “My Friend, My Friend,” and ended with a set-closing “Character Zero.” The show wrapped up with an encore of The Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup.”
Phish will return to the stage on August 30 when they kick off a three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phish.net
Monday, August 5, 2013, Phish, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
Set 1: AC/DC Bag, The Moma Dance, Sparkle, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Lawn Boy, Wolfman’s Brother, Roses Are Free, Scent of a Mule1, Ocelot, Cavern, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Set 2: Chalk Dust Torture, Golden Age > Birds of a Feather, Sand, Down with Disease > My Friend, My Friend > Harry Hood > Character Zero
Encore: Loving Cup
 With full band drum solo and Fishman using mallets on bass.
Notes: Scent of a Mule featured Fishman playing Mike’s bass with mallets and all four band members playing Fishman’s drum kit at once. My Friend, My Friend’s “Myfe” ending was quoted in Hood’s intro.