What a run, What a run, What a run! Goes without saying, I guess, but Phish at Red Rocks to kick off Late Summer Tour 2009 is noteworthy not because of the band's return to the venue, but because of the band's return.
The boys made a statement at these shows. They played with a ferocity and focus not seen since, arguably, Big Cypress, or maybe even before that, going back to the Funk of 1997. In my honest opinion, the Red Rocks 2009 run will go down as the moment in Phishtory when Page, Mike, Fishman and Trey reclaimed the Phish name and squarely pointed the band's nose into the future.
Yes, boys and girls, it really was that good. Need to hear it for yourself? Download crispy audience recordings of all four nights of Phish's Red Rocks run courtesy of PhishThoughts.com
PHISH AT RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER SET LIST
August 2, 2009
Roses Are Free, Wilson, NICU, Prince Caspian, Back On The Train, Reba, Grind,Beauty Of A Broken Heart, Sample In A Jar, Sugar Shack, Waste, Kill Devil Falls
Boogie On Reggae Woman, You Enjoy Myself -> *Undermind -> *Drums -> *Seven Below -> *2001 -> *Waves -> *Character Zero
^^Bittersweet Motel, Bouncing Around The Room, Slave To The Traffic Light
*With Bill Kreutzmann on drums; ^Only the 14th time ever played, last played 6/25/04 and before that 10/1/00. Debuted 12/11/97; ^^Only the 15th time every played, last played 7/29/03 and before that 9/15/00. Debuted 7/21/98.
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