Phish Take It Easy, Repeat "Fuego" in Clarkston, MI
Phish took it easy last night at the DTE Energy Music Theater in Clarkston, MI, as the band refrained from delving into the big jams that have highlighted their tour thus far. The show opened with a “Wolfman’s Brother” before moving on to the Fuego track “Devotion to a Dream.” A pair of tour debuts followed, as the band segued “Wilson” into “Poor Heart” before going into “The Moma Dance” and a “Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan” that featured a “Streets of Cairo” tease. The set continued with “Lawn Boy,” “Yarmouth Road,” “Rift,” and “The Line,” with the band finally closing out the set with an “It’s Ice” that transitioned into a “46 Days” that included a “Fuego” tease.
The second set began with a standard “Mike’s Song” that was followed by an 11-minute “Ghost” that would become the night’s longest jam. An unfinished “Prince Caspian” then segued into a lengthy “Backwards Down The Number Line” before moving into an unfinished “Weekapaug Groove.” Next, a quick “Cavern” turned into “Piper” as the tune became the first song to segue into “Waiting All Night.” The second set then came to a close with an uneventful “Tweezer” that surprisingly (or perhaps, not so surprisingly) transitioned into “Fuego,” marking the sixth time that the track has been played this tour. The song, which was also a repeat from the night before, stayed well within it’s comfort zone before turning into a set-ending “Tweezer Reprise.” The show then wrapped up with an encore that featured “2001” and a 10-minute “Possum.”
Phish will return to the stage tomorrow when they kick off their three-night run at Chicago Northerly Island.
Here’s a look at last night’s Phish setlist as it appears in our Box Scores
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Phish, DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, MI
Set I: Wolfman’s Brother, Devotion To a Dream, Wilson > Poor Heart, The Moma Dance, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Lawn Boy, Yarmouth Road > Rift, The Line, It’s Ice > 46 Days
Set II: Mike’s Song > Ghost > Prince Caspian* > Backwards Down the Number Line > Weekapaug Groove* > Cavern > Piper > Waiting All Night, Tweezer > Fuego > Tweezer Reprise
Enc: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Possum