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Phish MSG Run – WTN Picks

Welcome To Now would like to dive into some of our favorite moments from the Phish MSG run that just wrapped up in a series we’ll call ‘WTN Picks’. Here’s our first ‘pick’, a funky Tweezer from 12/28 (Night 1) that features some great jamming, teases (Streets of Cairo), plinko-funk, and inspired leads from Trey. One of many amazing type II jams from the boys on night 1 of the run. Give it a whirl!

Welcome to 2012!

Happy new year! Stay tuned for a whole new brand of WTN. Here’s what’s got me excited today:






Contact -> Sample official vid

GREAT review of Night 1, the best of the run

Lots more to come, but what I wanna know is….

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

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

Welcome Back To Now

Hey y’all, uh… testing 1 2 3… Is this thing on? Okay, good. Has the time come for Welcome To Now 3.0? We think so, and hope you’ll agree.

To get things back and started again, here’s a sampling of what’s making news this week around the web. Stay tuned for furthur updates, more phishiness, a healthy dose of untz, and lots more music for you folks!

Warren Haynes drops title track from forthcoming ‘Man In Motion’ solo disc:

Pre-Order ‘Man In Motion’ here, you can even get a Warren Bobblehead!


Watkin’s Glen President Tweets Himself into Phishy Quagmire:

theglenprez on Twitter

theglenprez on Twitter

WTN’s take: Fest is on; date, other bands now in question…


Jam In The Dam Returns in 2012:

JITD 2012

JITD 2012

It’s gonna be a rager!


Mike Throws Down 2 Nights of Heady Jamz at BK Bowl:

Mike's Bowl

Mike's Bowl

Setlists, reviews, vids, and photos here!


News Flash – Wooks Love MSG Ghost:

And here’s #3 compliance of the real thing…

Phish Summer Tour Leg I Finale

Phish closed out Leg I of their Summer Tour 2010 with 2 smoking July 4th celebration shows at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA.  Check out setlists, DLs, and choice vids below. What a weekend and what a start to 2010 – Bustouts galore, tons of new covers, diverse new song debuts, and (albeit with some rough spots) some serious jamming and true Phish 3.0 gems. Be sure to also visit the Phish Summer Tour 2010 Download Library for audience recording MP3/Torrent links for every show of the tour! Enjoy, and let the countdown to the Greek begin (30 days and counting!)…

07/03/10 ~ Encore Park ~ Alpharetta GA

Set 1: Character Zero, Destiny Unbound, Rift, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Bathtub Gin, Mountains in the Mist, NICU, Gumbo, My Sweet One, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Strange Design, Sanity, Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Prince Caspian, Tweezer -> Slave to the Traffic Light, Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, Backwards Down the Number Line, Harry Hood -> Loving Cup

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Set 1 DL
Set 2 DL
Torrent DL
Buy LivePhish SBD

07/04/10 ~ Encore Park ~ Alpharetta GA

Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, Punch You In the Eye, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Famous Mockingbird, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Heavy Things, My Friend, My Friend, Lawn Boy, David Bowie, Gotta Jibboo

Set 2: Down with Disease -> Piper -> Ghost -> Waste, Julius, Mike’s Song -> Tela, Harpua -> Killing in the Name* -> Harpua -> Weekapaug Groove

Encore: First Tube

* – Debut (Rage Against the Machine)

Set 1 MP3 DL
Set 2 MP3 DL
Torrent DL
Buy LivePhish SBD

Phish in Charlotte – 7/02/10

07/02/10 ~ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater ~ Charlotte, NC

7/02/10 Set 1 Pic

Set 1: Buried Alive > AC/DC Bag, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother, Back on the Train, The Wedge, Mexican Cousin, Stash, Sparkle, Chalk Dust Torture

Set 2: Drowned -> 46 Days -> Twenty Years Later, The Lizards, Carini -> Fuck Your Face -> 2001 -> You Enjoy Myself

Encore: A Day in the Life

* – w/ “Proud Mary” and “Get Back” vocal jam
** – Last played 04/29/87

Set 1 MP3 DL
Set 2 MP3 DL
Torrent DL

This guitar’s gonna Fuck Your Face cause it knows how to SCREAM!

Phish Start Final Four With Big Bustouts

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC

7/01/10 - Light Up Or Leave Me Alone

Set I: Llama*, Roses are Free$, Kill Devil Falls, Time Loves a Hero**, Alaska, Water in the Sky, Runaway Jim, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Cavern

Set II: Backwards Down The Number Line, Halley’s Comet> Light, Fluffhead, Have Mercy***, Light Up or Leave Me Alone#> Free, Wading in the Velvet Sea, The Squirming Coil, Suzy Greenberg

Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman

* – Last Time Played 08/16/2009
$ – Last Time Played 08/02/2009
** – Last Time Played 12/31/2002
*** – Last Time Played 12/10/1999
# – Last Time Played 12/30/1999

Set 1 MP3 DL
Set 2 MP3 DL
Torrent DL

Phish at Great Woods


Set 1: Lit O’ Bit*, Camel Walk, Possum, The Divided Sky, Dirt, Sample In A Jar, Kill Devil Falls, Dr. Gabel**, Run Like An Antelope

Set 2: Mike’s Song -> I Am Hydrogen -> Weekapaug Groove, Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley -> Light -> 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Golgi Apparatus, Slave To The Traffic Light, Loving Cup

Encore: First Tube

* – Debut (Rita Clarke & The Naturals)
** – Debut (Original)

Set 1 MP3 DL
Set 2 MP3 DL
Torrent DL

More Stirrings of Phish Fest in Limestone 8/27-8/29

A new comment was received today here on Welcome To Now Blog regarding the rumor that Phish is looking to do an end-of-summer festival after Jones Beach. Here is the comment verbatim:

IT Festival 'Tower Jam' - Loring AFB

“Fistyphisy Said on June 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm:

This is totally confirmed… I was backstage at the Saratoga NY show the other night. I am 100% sure that the road after Jones Beach leads to Limestone ME. Phish has rented out Loring Air Force base for the weekend of Aug. 27th, 28th and 29th. This was confirmed by a member of the band and two stage hands (at different times of the night). This is what was stated, “We looked at a place in New Hampshire, the international speedway, it would have been perfect, but they have an event planned already and we were too late. We had to go with the ol’ stand by and book Limestone”. – Undisclosed Band Member.

This is so low key that only a few people back stage knew about where the festival was. However, I talked to others that knew about the festival, but didn’t know where yet. For example, I talked to the bands set/show photographer and he was told that he was booked for a festival in late Aug., but was not told where. He was told to keep the dates open for a Phish weekend festival. I also talked to a guy on the sound board that knew about a festival in late Aug. but stated, “I can’t tell you anymore than that, stay tuned”.

Aerial View - Lemonwheel Festival at Loring AFB

As this past weekend progressed from Hartford->Spac, there was a newly revived comotion about a late summer festival and word getting out from close to the band. Nothing’s confirmed yet folks, but let’s all hope for a return to Limestone this summer! Stay tuned to the NOW as things continue to unfold for Phish Summer 2010!

Phish Storms The Northeast

Sorry for the delayed posting folks, WTN Blog was sharin’ in the groove this past weekend at the shows and, unlike some other harder-working bloggers, vacation means vacation here in Welcome To Now land! That being said, so much to say/hear/see from this weekend, let’s get right to it NOW… Get your heady Setlists, Pics, Vids, DLs, and more… all here for your enjoyment on Welcome To Now.

Hartford Official Poster

6/17/2010 ~ Comcast Theatre ~ Hartford, CT

Set 1: Punch You In the Eye, Ocelot, Dinner and a Movie, Stash, Esther, Walk Away, The Divided Sky, When the Circus Comes, Sugar Shack, Alaska, Golgi Apparatus

Set 2: Party Time, Down with Disease -> Sand -> The Horse -> Silent in the Morning, Guyute, Farmhouse, Mike’s Song -> I Am Hydrogen -> Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Shine a Light

Set 1 DL
Set 2 DL
Torrent DL

6/18/2010 ~ Comcast Theatre ~ Hartford, CT

Set 1: Fee, Rift, Wolfman’s Brother, Summer of ’89*, Foam, Possum, The Moma Dance, Julius, Reba, Cavern

Set 2: Halley’s Comet -> Light -> Billy Breathes, Tweezer -> Theme From the Bottom, Harry Hood, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise, Tweezer Reprise**

* – Debut (New Trey Song)
** – Played a second time for Hershey Park 6/13

Set 1 DL
Set 2 DL
Torrent DL

SPAC Poster

6/19/2010 ~ SPAC ~ Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: Tweezer Reprise, Chalk Dust Torture, Funky Bitch, Runaway Jim, Ya Mar, Sample in a Jar, Axilla -> Fluffhead, Bathtub Gin, Suzy Greenberg

Set 2: Rock and Roll -> Free, Backwards Down the Number Line, Halfway to the Moon* -> Prince Caspian, Joy, David Bowie, Show of Life

E: The Squirming Coil, Character Zero, Tweezer Reprise

* – Debut (New Page Song)

Set 1 DL (coming soon)
Set 2 DL (coming soon)
Torrent DL (coming soon)

6/20/2010 ~ SPAC ~ Saratoga Springs, NY

Set 1: Brother*, AC/DC Bag, Back on the Train, Undermind, Cities, Gotta Jibboo**, Roggae, Sleep Again, Lawn Boy, Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: Carini -> The Mango Song, Wilson, Drowned -> Swept Away -> Steep -> Makisupa Policeman, Piper# -> 2001 -> You Enjoy Myself

E: Frankenstein

* – w/ Band members’ children in a tub on stage for Father’s Day!
** – w/ Tony Markellis (TAB Band) on bass and Mike on guitar
# – w/ Multiple Makisupa Teases

Set 1 DL
Set 2 DL
Torrent DL

Tons more Videos from all the shows HERE!

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