LIVE: Phish @ SPAC, 7/1/16

July 25th, 2016, 4:00 pm by Greg

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

REVIEWS
Pete Mason’s review and Darren Kemp’s photographs at NYS Music
David Johnson’s review at The Saratogian
Skyler Gilbert’s review at The Spot 518
Excerpt from David Singer’s review at The Daily Gazette: “The first of a three-night run at SPAC, the four guys, all 50-plus in age, showed no signs of wear and tear. In fact, they play cleaner, crisper and more to the point than ever. While they may reserve their chops a bit when they can, they held back little for this show. When they finished ‘Bathtub Gin’ for the classic big set-closer, everyone seemingly satisfied with the full set, Anastasio turned to his band members and asked to do one more song — for no apparent reason other than to play more. ‘Bathtub Gin’ was clearly sufficient, the audience screaming the line ‘we’re all in this together,’ capturing the general feel of the band’s one-of-a-kind fan base. The energy was high here, and went higher for the bonus song ‘The Squirming Coil,’ a melodic tune that led to a well-behaved jam.”

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PHISH SET LIST
Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
The Birds > NICU
Cities (Talking Heads)
David Bowie
Free
Uncle Pen (Bill Monroe)
Halfway to the Moon
Let’s Go
Waiting All Night > Bathtub Gin > Golgi Apparatus
The Squirming Coil
INTERMISSION
Sand > Carini > Chalk Dust Torture > Prince Caspian > Bug
Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones)
My Sweet One
Sleeping Monkey > Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) > Fire (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
ENCORE
Character Zero

ALSO READ
Erin Clary’s review of Phish @ SPAC, 7/2/16 (Day Two) at NYS Music
Jim Rizzo’s review of Phish @ SPAC, 7/3/16 (Day Three) at NYS Music

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