Tour Debuts, Covers Highlight Phish’s Second Night at The Mann
Phish treated fans to a number of tour debuts and a few covers last night during the second show of their two-night stand at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
The band opened their show with 2014’s first “Glide,” which was also the only version of the song to appear somewhere other than Madison Square Garden during the 3.0 era. The first set continued with the Fuego track “Sing Monica” before “Birds of a Feather” and “Wolfman’s Brother.” Next came a trio of tour debuts, as “Sugar Shack,” “Alaska” and the relatively rare “McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters” all made their first appearances of the year. The rest of the set also featured 2014’s first “Horn” and “Silent in the Morning” (the 9th consecutive time that the song has been played without “Horse”) before coming to a close with an exciting “Run Like an Antelope.”
Phish came out the gate strong with a 17+ minute, unfinished “Chalkdust Torture” to open the second set. The tune segued into “Wingsuit,” which was followed by another Fuego track, “Winterqueen.” The band’s no-cover streak was definitively broken when the band transitioned “Twist” into Talking Heads’ “Crosseyed and Painless” before moving on to “Waste,” “Mike’s Groove” and a set-closing “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley.” Phish then completed the “Mike’s Groove” during the encore as “Julius” segued into a “Weekapaug Groove” finale.
Phish return to the stage on Friday when they kick off their three-night run at Randall’s Island in New York City.
Thursday, July 9, 2014, Phish, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Set I: Glide, Sing Monica, Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother, Sugar Shack, Alaska, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Horn, Devotion To a Dream, Silent in the Morning, Run Like an Antelope
Set II: Chalk Dust Torture* > Wingsuit, Winterqueen, Twist > Crosseyed and Painless > Waste > Mike’s Song > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley
Enc: Julius > Weekapaug Groove
Notes: * unfinished