Friday, July 6, 2018

8/8/2009 - GORGE AMPHITHEATRE

 George, WA   

Soundcheck: Middle of the Road (several times), Twenty Years Later

SET 1: The Mango Song > Chalk Dust Torture, Middle of the Road[1], Tweezer, Driver, Twenty Years Later, Ya Mar, It's Ice, Wolfman's Brother > Character Zero > Run Like an Antelope   

SET 2: Rock and Roll -> Makisupa Policeman[2], Alaska, The Wedge, You Enjoy Myself, Backwards Down the Number Line[3] > Piper, Grind   

ENCORE: Good Times Bad Times, Tweezer Reprise
   
[1] Phish debut.
[2] Instrument switching; Keyword referenced Bobby Brown.
[3] Unfinished.

This show marked the Phish debut of Middle of the Road. Page teased The Birdwatcher in Ya Mar. Prior to Mike’s solo in the intro of Antelope, Trey whispered, “Cactus, Cactus, Cactus gonna play it for you, Cactus.” The keyword for Makisupa was “did like Bobby Brown. I ate my breakfast and I laid back down.” Trey and Mike switched instruments during Makisupa. Trey teased Hedwig’s Theme during YEM. BDTNL was unfinished.  Fish teased Llama several times at the end of Piper. During the soundcheck, Trey played an extended tease of the intro to Fly Famous Mockingbird.


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