Phish, 8/5/11


The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, WA
August 5, 2011

Kicking off the second leg of summer tour, Phish opened things up in large fashion with a two night stand at what is arguably the most scenic permanent live music venue in the country, The Gorge. Highlighted by a near 20 minute jam out of the Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll” — that featured Page McConnell on theremin and was reminiscent of the ambient recent sounds of the “secret” storage locker set at Super Ball IX and  — the night on its whole was a solid way to put the best foot forward the Vermont quartet’s current cross-country trek.


Set I: Kill Devil Falls, The Wedge, Bathtub Gin, Nellie Kane > My Friend, My Friend, Cavern, Taste, Roggae, Walk Away, Funky Bitch, Roses Are Free, David Bowie

Set II: Backwards Down the Number Line, Rock and Roll* > Meatstick** > Boogie On Reggae Woman > Farmhouse > Show of Life, Julius > Character Zero

Encore: Loving Cup

* Page on theremin.
** Japanese lyrics.

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