Fri, Dec 30, 2011
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
 Silent In the Morning teases.
 Silent In the Morning teases.
Encore: Loving Cup
Soundcheck: "Unidentified country tune," My Soul, Taste, Jam > Mound. Soundcheck is unconfirmed at this time.
 Streets of Cairo tease.
 No "Myfe" ending.
 Birds of a Feather jam.
Notes: This performance featured the first ever Free show opener. Tweezer contained a Streets of Cairo tease. My Friend omitted the "Myfe" ending. Rock & Roll contained a Birds of a Feather jam.
Set 2: Fat Man in the Bathtub, All That You Dream, Oh Atlanta, Old Folks Boogie, Time Loves a Hero -> Day or Night, Mercenary Territory, Spanish Moon, Dixie Chicken -> Tripe Face Boogie, Rocket in My Pocket, Willin', Don't Bogart That Joint, A Apolitical Blues, Sailin' Shoes, Feats Don't Fail Me Now
 Page on keytar.
 Phish debut; Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion.
 Phish debut; Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion and Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo on horns.
 Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion and Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo on horns.
 Phish debut; Page on bass, Mike on piano, Trey on drums and Fish on vocals.
 Phish debut; A cappella.
 Phish debut; Page teased "Charge!" during introductions. Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion and Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo on horns.
Notes: Page performed Frankenstein on keytar. Spooky was performed for the first time since April 14, 1993 (751 shows). The second set "musical costume" was Little Feat's 1978 Waiting for Columbus. Join the Band (the first track of Waiting for Columbus) was played over the PA before the start of the second set. Subsequently, Phish was introduced as "Little Feat" before Fat Man in the Bathtub. In the tradition of some of Phish's previous crowd experiments in the early '90s, flyers explaining a new Secret Language prank were included in the Phishbills that were passed out to fans as they walked into the show. The prank, designed to confuse those who would later listen to the recording, consisted of an announcer introducing Phish (as Little Feat). When the announcer would say a letter of the band FEAT ("Give me an F!"), the crowd would respond with letters corresponding to PHISH ("P-H!"). All of the songs in the second set other than Time Loves a Hero were Phish debuts. All of the songs in the second set, other than Don't Bogart That Joint and Willin', featured Giovanni Hidalgo on percussion. A five piece horn section consisting of Aaron Johnson, Stuart Bogie, Ian Hendrickson, Michael Leonhart and Eric Biondo joined the band for Old Folks Boogie, Time Loves a Hero, Day or Night, Mercenary Territory, Spanish Moon, Dixie Chicken, Rocket in My Pocket and Feats Don't Fail Me Now. Willin' featured Page on bass, Mike on piano, Trey on drums and Fish on vocals. Prior to the piano solo at the beginning of Willin', Fish remarked, "That's supposed to be Bill Payne on the keyboard." Don't Bogart That Joint was performed a cappella. Trey introduced the guest musicians at the start of Feats Don't Fail Me Now and Page teased "Charge!" during the introductions. At the conclusion of the second set, the entire band marched the perimeter of the floor. Disease was unfinished, was initially botched, and had to be restarted, prompting Fish to declare, "This one's off our album." Julius featured Giovanni Hidalgo and the Waiting for Columbus horn section.
Encore: Suzy Greenberg
 Mike Gordon debut, with Steve Pollak on vocals.
Notes: This setlist is unconfirmed. "Suzy Greenberg" was a Mike Gordon debut and featured Steve Pollak (The Dude of Life) on vocals.
Soundcheck: Whole Lotta Love (x2), Thank You, Billy Breathes, Can't You See, Ramble On, Whole Lotta Love, Ginseng Sullivan, Rock Me Baby, Destiny Unbound [Unconfirmed and possibly incomplete]
Set 1: Kill Devil Falls, Cavern, Foam, Guelah Papyrus, Chalk Dust Torture -> Whole Lotta Love > Chalk Dust Torture, Ha Ha Ha, Walk Away, Wolfman's Brother -> Undermind > Bathtub Gin, The Squirming Coil
Set 2: Tube > Possum > Tweezer -> Heartbreaker -> Tweezer -> Ramble On -> Thank You -> Tweezer -> Stairway to Heaven, Halley's Comet > Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Show of Life, Backwards Down the Number Line > Good Times Bad Times
 One verse only.
 Whole Lotta Love tease.
 Vocal jam.
 The Rain Song and Thank You teases from Page.
 Whole Lotta Love and Sneakin' Sally teases.
 Phish debut; Incomplete.
 Whole Lotta Love quote from Trey in intro.
Notes: Whole Lotta Love was incomplete (one verse only) and was played for the first time since March 1, 1991 (1,033 shows). Wolfman's contained a vocal jam. Ha Ha Ha, Gin, Possum and Tweezer and Tweezer Reprise all contained Whole Lotta Love teases and the Bowie intro contained a Whole Lotta Love quote from Trey. Squirming Coil contained The Rain Song and Thank You teases from Page and Possum also contained a Sneakin' Sally tease. The incomplete versions of Heartbreaker, Thank You, and Stairway to Heaven were all Phish debuts. Ramble On was played for the first time since August 12, 1998 (305 shows). After Stairway to Heaven, Trey joked, "Happy Halloween! See you all next year." Mike teased The Lemon Song before Halley's. Appropriately, Whole Lotta Love was also the post-show music. From the soundcheck, Ramble On and the second and third versions of Whole Lotta Love were incomplete. Destiny Unbound was played by only Mike and Fish, started out as being sung to the drumbeat of Time Loves A Hero and included a Live and Let Die quote from Mike.
Set 1: The Star Spangled Banner, My Soul, AC/DC Bag, Ocelot, Sample in a Jar, Light Up Or Leave Me Alone, Sugar Shack, Timber (Jerry) > Bouncing Around the Room, Axilla > Rift, The Moma Dance > Cities > 46 Days
Encore: Loving Cup
Notes: Moma Dance and Caspian were unfinished. A brief When the Circus Comes tease preceded Corinna.
Set 1: Back on the Train > Rift > Guelah Papyrus, Scent of a Mule, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Wolfman's Brother, Anything But Me, Babylon Baby, Reba, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues
 Phish debut.
 Page on theremin.
Notes: This show marked the Phish debut of Babylon Baby. At the start of Alumni Blues, Trey said "that green ball came up here just enough times" in reference to a fan's ball with "Alumni Blues" on it. Undermind featured Page on theremin. The second set deliberately featured many songs relating to the elements Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.
 Leave it to Beaver theme tease from Mike; unfinished.
 Walk This Way teases, Darth Vader quote at end of vocal jam.
Notes: During I Didn't Know, Trey and Mike held up t-shirts of Otis Redding for the "Is this a picture of Otis Redding?" lyric. DWD contained a Leave it to Beaver theme tease from Mike and was unfinished. YEM contained Walk This Way teases and the vocal jam contained a Darth Vader quote.
Set 2: Crosseyed and Painless -> No Quarter > Timber (Jerry) > Tweezer > Prince Caspian > Piper > Ghost -> Makisupa Policeman > Sleep > Buffalo Bill, Golgi Apparatus > Character Zero > Run Like an Antelope
 Crosseyed teases and quotes.
 Tweezer Reprise and Close Encounters teases from Trey, and DEG tease from Page.
 Lyrics referenced Trey's favorite music ("Dank Sinatra," "Herby Hancock," "Nat King Bowl", "Harry Chronic, Jr.," and "Van Inhalin'"), as well as Page's House and Mike's House.
 Crosseyed teases and quotes. Page's House reference.
 Crosseyed teases; Fish's House reference.
 Crosseyed quotes.
Notes: This show featured the first Forbin's opener since November 3, 1989 (1,249 shows). Timber, Piper and Zero all contained Crosseyed teases and quotes. Tweezer contained Tweezer Reprise and the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (aka Wild Signals) teases from Trey, and a DEG tease from Page. Caspian was unfinished. The Makisupa lyrics referenced Trey's favorite music ("Dank Sinatra," "Herby Hancock," "Nat King Bowl'," Harry Chronic, Jr.," and "Van Inhalin'"), as well as Page's House and Mike's House. Sleep was played for the first time since August 7, 2009 (105 shows). Character Zero contained a reference to Page's House. Antelope contained Crosseyed teases and a Fish's House reference. Funky Bitch and Tweezer Reprise also contained Crosseyed quotes.
Set 1: Push On 'Til the Day, Cayman Review, Burlap Sack and Pumps > Gotta Jibboo > Magilla, Money, Love and Change, Sand > Valentine, O-o-h Child, The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Simple Twist Up Dave, Small Axe, Shine, Alaska, Mr. Completely > Tuesday > Clint Eastwood, First Tube
Soundcheck: Dog Log, Blues Jam
Set 1: Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Bouncing Around the Room, NICU > Sample in a Jar, Colonel Forbin's Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Axilla, Wolfman's Brother, Scent of a Mule, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
Soundcheck: Babylon Baby (Incomplete)
Encore: Good Times Bad Times
 No "Myfe" ending.
Notes: This was the first show since November 22, 1992 (846 shows) to open with two instrumental songs. Been Caught Stealing was played for the first time since December 28, 1998 (298 shows). My Friend did not contain the "Myfe" ending.
Notes: Walk Away featured Trey and Mike on the trampolines. HYHU was played for the first time since March 1, 1989 (202 shows).
Encore: Wading in the Velvet Sea
 No whistling.
 Extended jam segment.
 Lyrical change to reference Mike's Segway.
 Tweezer Reprise tease.
 Couldn't Stand the Weather tease.
Notes: Reba did not have the whistling ending. Wilson included an extended jam segment. NICU, Ya Mar, and Rocky Top were played in succession for the first time ever – which would be quite an obscure item to report, except that all three songs found Trey exhorting Page to “Play it, Leo!” Trey subsequently announced the songs as the “Leo Trio.” Ya Mar also included a lyrical change to reference Mike’s Segway. Piper contained a tease of Tweezer Reprise. Rock and Roll and Seven Below were unfinished. YEM included a Couldn’t Stand the Weather tease.
 Jeopardy! tease from Page.
Notes: McGrupp featured a Jeopardy! tease from Page. During I Didn't Know, Fish's family minivan that the band had been traveling in was given away to a fan in the audience.
Encore: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
 Phish debut.
 Albert teases from Trey.
 1999 teases.
 1999 and Auld Lang Syne teases.
 Magilla teases.
Notes: Prince’s 1999 made its Phish debut (appropriately) at this show and included dancers on stage and synchronized steps from Trey and Mike, who wound up lying on the stage with the dancers surrounding them. Weekapaug and Runaway Jim subsequently featured 1999 teases; Jim also included Auld Lang Syne teases. Hydrogen contained Albert teases from Trey and Simple included Magilla teases. For this show, the Holiday Run dancers’ costumes included a devil, a prostitute, and a pimp. The band jammed Runaway Jim until just before the New Year. The dancers reappeared throughout the crowd and handed out thousands of glowrings to the fans just before a grand balloon drop and pyrotechnics display at midnight. The band counted the crowd into the New Year before busting into Auld Lang Syne. While some fans used the glowrings to start a Glowstick War during Hood, others used them to create long chain links of rings in the arena.
 Lyrics changed to "Been you to have any Mike?"
Notes: Peaches was played for the first time since September 24, 1999 (186 shows). The lyrics to Antelope were changed to "Been you to have any Mike, man?".
Soundcheck: Dog Log, Undermind, Glide, My Friend My Friend, Uncle Pen
Notes: Nellie Kane was played for the first time since July 1, 2000 (137 shows). Before Meat, Trey announced (in a reference to Meat's lyrics) that Mike had changed his name and is now "The Artist Formerly Known as Cactus" and "The Artist Presently Known as Prince." Subsequently, during Meat, Trey introduced Mike as "Prince," Fish as "Prince's alter ego on the drums, 'Princess.'" Free Bird was played for the first time since June 22, 2000 (144 shows) and was performed a cappella for the first time since December 29, 1998 (223 shows).