photos by Ryan Barkan
Jones Beach, 8/18
One of the best things about Phish Tour is getting to see and enjoy shows with so many friends gathered in one place. It's social multi-tasking. It's a big fucking party! I met up with some of said friends and we pre-gamed appropriately for such an occasion: Phish's 2010 Summer Tour closing run at Jones Beach. Hershey Park was a lot of fun, but wasn't completely satisfying. This being the end of the tour, I hoped the boys would have their Tour Legs on and be ready to kick some major ass, as per the 2009 MSG run. -[Jambands.com]Hackey sacks were brought, bowls were packed, nitrous tanks were confiscated, and tailgates were ajar on August 17th and 18th as Phish played Jones Beach. The 18th was the night of the unfortunate balcony jumping. Pictures in this post are from both shows - the inside shots are from the 17th, the outside shots are from the 18th.
Phish is back on the road this fall, tie-dying the rest of the East Coast and NYC does not get a look in this go around, but Atlantic City gets four shows including Halloween, and there are strong rumors of Madison Square Garden on New Years Eve (and speaking of hippies at MSG, Further is playing there twice in November). Tickets for the new Phish shows go on sale to the general public on Sept 10th and 11th, but a fan "ticket-requesting" system is up and running until then. For the upcoming fall trek, all concert-goers will receive copies of the show they attended (in MP3 form). The band also recently posted a free-for-download live sampler entitled Live Bait.
More pictures and the setlists from Jones Beach and the new tour dates, below...
Tuesday, 08/17/2010 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY setlist
Soundcheck: Dog Log, Ginseng Sullivan, Burn That Bridge [Possibly incomplete]--
Set 1: Fluffhead, Kill Devil Falls > Cities, Funky Bitch > Wilson, Reba, Walk Away, Wolfman's Brother > Possum
Set 2: Lengthwise -> Maze, Halley's Comet > Mike's Song > Simple > Backwards Down the Number Line > Prince Caspian > Rock and Roll > Weekapaug Groove, Loving Cup
Encore: Show of Life, Golgi Apparatus
 Portions played by Trey on toy guitar with Fishman teasing the beginning drumbeats of Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin).
 Without whistling ending.
Notes: Portions of Wilson were performed by Trey on a toy guitar during which Fishman teased the beginning drumbeats of Rock n Roll (Led Zeppelin). Reba did not have the whistling ending.
Wednesday, 08/18/2010 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY setlist
Soundcheck: You Can Get It If You Really Want, Nellie Kane, Hey Joe
Set 1: Down with Disease > Sample in a Jar, Guelah Papyrus, Poor Heart > Ocelot, Chalk Dust Torture, Bathtub Gin, Tube, Destiny Unbound, Joy, Run Like an Antelope
Set 2: Axilla > Timber (Jerry) > Light -> 46 Days -> My Friend, My Friend, Harry Hood > Tweezer -> The Horse > Silent in the Morning, You Enjoy Myself
Encore: Suzy Greenberg > Tweezer Reprise
 Seven Below tease from Fish.
Notes: The soundcheck began with You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff), which included quotes from Trey of You Can't Always Get What You Want. Rock On (David Essex) was briefly played after Hey Joe. The Marco Esquandolas lyric in Antelope was changed to Mike-O Esquandolas, and was followed by a short bass solo by Mike. Light contained a tease of Seven Below from Fish.
PHISH - 2010 TOUR DATES
10/8 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
10/10 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
10/11 Broomfield, CO ISTBANK Center
10/12 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
10/15 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
10/16 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum
10/19 Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center
10/20 Utica, NY Utica Memorial Auditorium
10/22 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
10/23 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
10/24 Amherst, MA Mullins Center
10/26 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
10/29 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
10/30 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
10/31 Atlantic City, NJ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall