In the first of three nights at the Garden for New Year’s Eve run 2010, Phish laid down a rock-heavy, hits-heavy performance that didn’t miss a beat from start to the finish. The first set clocked in at nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes, with an ending suite of Bathtub Gin, Fat Man in the Bathtub (first performance since 10/31), Timber, and the double dose set closer of Golgi and Character Zero. Needless to say, energy was flying high leading into the second set.
The band capitalized and delivered a best-hits-esque second set that followed a similar path to JB II Set 2 2010, with big hitters Tweezer, Light, Hood, My Friend, My Friend, and Axilla I. The overall vibe was straightforward rock-your-face, with a playful psychedelic undertones in the form of a fun and peaking Fluffhead and a space funk’d 2001. Give it a listen, download, or audio/video stream below!
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Set 1: Cities, Chalk Dust Torture, Gumbo > Quinn the Eskimo, Halley’s Comet > Camel Walk*, Maze, Driver, Bathtub Gin, Fat Man in the Bathtub, Timber (Jerry) > Golgi Apparatus, Character Zero
Set 2: Tweezer** -> Light > Theme From the Bottom > My Friend, My Friend***, Axilla > Fluffhead > Boogie On Reggae Woman -> Also Sprach Zarathustra > Suzy Greenberg
Encore: Run Like an Antelope > Tweezer Reprise
* – P.A. cut out
** – 19 min Long
*** – No “Myfe” ending
Stream the Show Here (Audio)
Stream Set 1 Here (Video)
Stream Set 2 Here (Video)
WTN Jam of the Night: Tweezer
Honorable Mentions: Light, Fluffhead, Run Like an Antelope