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As usual, Phish had a surprise in store for the final set, and this year's performance saw the band performing at the bottom of an hourglass tent on the opposite side of the venue, with psychedelic visuals on the top portion and a spectacular light show going on around it. The band started off with the recent "No Men In No Man's Land," an appropriate title for their location on the MSG floor, stretching the song out to over 20 minutes as the four members faced each other in the hourglass and played toward the new year.

As midnight drew near, smoke filled the band's small playing space and one by one the members exited the hourglass, but the music kept playing even as they abandoned their instruments. As the countdown finished and the balloons rained down, the quartet, back on the main stage, struck up the traditional "Auld Lang Syne" which quickly morphed into "Blaze On," starting the year with some real zest. [Jambands.com]

Phish once again rang in the new year at NYC's Madison Square Garden, with shows on Dec 30, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Jan 2. As you'd expect, every setlist was different. They played two sets a night, except New Year's Eve which got three, the third of which was played at the bottom of an hourglass tent (as mentioned in the review quoted above and seen in that pic). It looked pretty wild -- see for yourself in the video below.

All four setlists and more pictures below too...

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Phish @ MSG - 12/30/15 (via)
Set 1:
Sample in a Jar
Free
Simple
(>)
Back on the Train
Waiting All Night
555
Roggae
The Dogs
(>)
46 Days

Set 2:
Chalk Dust Torture
(>)
Ghost
(>)
Can't Always Listen
(live debut) (> 'Ghost' reprise >)
Waves
(>)
Bathtub Gin
(>)
Mike's Song
(>)
Bouncing Around the Room
(>)
Weekapaug Groove
(>)
What's the Use?
(> 'Weekapaug Groove' reprise) ('Weekapaug' reprise with 'Auld Lang Syne' & 'What's the Use?' teases)

Encore:
Character Zero

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Phish @ MSG - 12/31/15 (via)
Set 1:
The Moma Dance
(>)
Possum
Wolfman's Brother
Birds of a Feather
(with 'The Birds' quote)
I Didn't Know
(Richard Wright cover) (with Fishman on vacuum and Trey on drums) (the crowd sang the last verse)
Martian Monster
(preceded by the crowd joining Fishman in singing 'Happy Birthday' to his daughter, Ella)
Reba
Walls of the Cave

Set 2:
The Wedge
Wilson
(>)
A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing
Yarmouth Road
(Mike Gordon song)
Kill Devil Falls
(>)
Piper
(>)
Twist

Set 3:
No Men in No Man's Land
(performed inside 'hourglass cone' on alternate stage behind the soundboard) (>)
Auld Lang Syne
(Robert Burns cover) (>)
Blaze On
(>)
Carini
(>)
David Bowie
The Horse
(>)
Silent in the Morning
(>)
Backwards Down the Number Line

Encore:
Tube
Cavern

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Phish @ MSG - 1/1/16 (via)
Set 1:
Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
Heavy Things
How Many People Are You
(Mike Gordon song)
Stash
Undermind
(with 'Stash', 'Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan' & 'How Many People Are You' teases) (>)
Rift
Wingsuit
Ocelot
Lawn Boy
Run Like an Antelope
(with 'Stash' & 'Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan' teases by Trey)

Set 2:
Down With Disease
(unfinished) (>)
Dirt
Halfway to the Moon
(>)
Theme From the Bottom
(>)
Light
(with 'Manteca' tease by Trey) (>)
Fuego
(>)
Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore:
Farmhouse

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Phish @ MSG - 1/2/16
Set 1:
Your Pet Cat
AC/DC Bag
(>)
NICU
It's Ice
(>)
Horn
(>)
The Divided Sky
(with 'Stash' tease by Trey)
Axilla
Maze
Train Song
(>)
Julius

Set 2:
Tweezer
(>)
Sand
(>)
Limb By Limb
(>)
Suzy Greenberg
(>)
Harry Hood
(>)
You Enjoy Myself
(Trey briefly joined Fishman on the drums)

Encore:
The Lizards
Tweezer Reprise