Friday, July 6, 2018

8/16/2009 - SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 Saratoga Springs, NY   

Soundcheck: I Been Around, Kids, I Kissed a Girl, Beauty of My Dreams

SET 1: Llama, The Moma Dance, Guyute, Anything But Me, Cars Trucks Buses, Chalk Dust Torture, Golgi Apparatus, David Bowie, Cavern > Possum, Ocelot, Run Like an Antelope   

SET 2: Backwards Down the Number Line -> Twenty Years Later, Halley's Comet > Rock and Roll, Harpua -> I Kissed a Girl[1] > Hold Your Head Up > Harpua, You Enjoy Myself   

ENCORE: Grind, I Been Around[2], Highway to Hell
   
[1] Phish debut.
[2] Debut.

The Harpua narration centered on a depressed Jimmy calling on his Spirit Guide who happened to be a “funny little man wearing a dress” who spoke truth through song (in this case, I Kissed a Girl). This show featured the Phish debut of I Kissed a Girl (described by Trey as “so wrong on so many levels”).  After Harpua, Trey remarked to Fish that he was waiting for the day when Fish went to see Katy Perry and she performed a Phish song, prompting Fish to declare, “I don’t apologize to Katy Perry for that. I only apologize to [the audience].” Prior to the encore, Trey stated that it was hard to play the last show of the tour because they felt like they could just keep going.  Before starting the debut performance of I Been Around, Trey explained that they were playing it because he realized that it was the one song off of the upcoming album (Joy) that they hadn’t played live. 


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