May 31, 2009

Phish Fenway Park Setlist, Photos and Song Stats

Did you hear how the rain stopped when Phish started, and a rainbow appeared over The Pesky Pole when Chalk Dust Torture cranked up? Tis true ...

The show was available for download from at 11:48 p.m. PST -- and it sounds good to me!!! Grab it here. Phish Thoughts "No Spoilers" audience recordings are also available. Set One & Set Two. Click on the song links below for "video" of tonight's show.

Saturday, May 31, 2009

Funky Bitch, Star Spangled Banner, Kill Devil Falls#

Star Spangled Banner (sung acapella from the pitcher's mound -- the infield was roped off from the crowd, as you can see here), Sample in a Jar, Moma Dance, Chalk Dust Torture, Ocelot*, Stash***, Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Limb by Limb, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Down with Disease, Destiny Unbound**, Character Zero

Tweezer --> Light*, Bathtub Gin, David Bowie, Time Turns Elastic*^, Free, The Ballad of Curtis Lowe****, You Enjoy Myself

Cavern, Good Times Bad Times, Tweeprise^^

#New song Trey dedicated to the Phans outside the ballpark; *First time played; **First time played since 2/28/03; before that it was last played on 11/15/91!!! This is only the 28th time Destiny Unbound has ever been performed live;***, It's Ice and Take Me Out to the Ball Game teases before the song; ****Lynyrd Skynrd cover, last played 8/2/93, 624 shows ago and only the 26th time ever played; ^Trey says, "That's our single," and laughs; ^^Trey starts in the wrong key.

Interesting that there was almost no jamming between songs. Hmmmmm. Perhaps Phish 3.0 is going to be much more song-centric than anyone anticipated? Time (turns elastic) will tell. Stay tuned ...

Boston Globe review of the show.


Boston Herald photo gallery of the show. The Herald also published a story about pot smoking around Fenway Park (a Massachusetts ballot initiative approved last November decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana; if you're caught all you get is a $100 citation) that quotes one "Marco Esquandolas." I can't believe they were able to find him!

Absolutely killer online photo album of the show show by Phish's own photographer C. Taylor Crothers.

Here is a shot of the back of the stage from the bleacher bar inside Fenway Park before the show. Notice the trampoline on the left.

Street drummer outside the show. He's pretty bad-ass!

Here's Trey's high school senior year photo from a feature at on what rock stars looked like as kids. He's already goofing it up.

Tickets for tonight's show.

During the second set.

Crowd panning video during The Moma Dance from the front of the stage, Fishman's side. Very high quality. Too bad there's not more.

Craigslist ad: Take me to Alpine Valley ... please!!!

Audio of Horn and Ocelot from rehearsal on Saturday in Worcester, Mass.


Anonymous said...

please attribute No Spoilers to Phish Thoughts. Thanks

miner said...

hi- This is Mr.Miner from Phish Thoughts. If you are going to use any of the links from our page for the downloads, please credit us...

The Wagger said...

I did credit you guys. It says, "Phish Thoughts "No Spoilers" audience recordings are also available."

miner said...

thank you.

The Wagger said...

I've actually always credited you in the past. Didn't realize the links came from Phish Thoughts, or that they were No Spoilers like Hampton. I thought it was just some random taper ...

undergroundbastard said...

Thanks for reaching out about the Phish phathers. I did do a bit of digging, since Bayer's been around since the '30's and found he did a whole bunch more things. If you're adventurous, head back over so I can stop typing. ;-)

Glad I found your blog, btw.

See ya tomorrow in NY?



The Wagger said...

What's your website again?