Phish Retrospectives: NYEMSG Night I

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.

Poster by Ken Taylor © Phish 2010-2011

Poster by Ken Taylor © Phish 2010-2011

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!

Phish 12/30/2010 Ticket Stub

Phish 12/30/2010 Ticket Stub

Phish
12/30/2010
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

Download the Show Here

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

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1 Comment »

  1. Greg Said:

    Fuck yeah that was a sick show brah! Nonstop hits with high-power energy = FACE’D

    That show was so tight I had poetry and lightning coming out my fingertips!


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