Phish Madison Square Garden Saturday, August 5th 2017

Unfortunately I waited to long to get my tickets for Friday and Saturday night. This meant I had to go with after market for my tickets and ended up only getting one for Saturday. This allowed me another day of recovered which was badly needed.

MSG isn’t that far from the house so within a few hours I was in downtown Manhattan walking around the city. Visited Washington Square Park before walking in just in time for the show.

Got a seat right behind the stage and way at the top. ┬áIt’s not that bad of a spot honestly and as big as the venue is the lights have a bigger canvas to draw on.

First set ridiculous with the set open of Shakedown Street. I remember that one last time in 2003 at Uniondale, NY which was an awesome show from back in the day. So far this one is not disappointing with the medley of classic rock just blowing the doors off the place. This is now know as the Sunshine of your Feeling for the Boston and Cream song references. Really amazing stuff and worth a listen just on its own. Lots of playful songs in the set. Second set should be even better.

Second started off strong with three songs that don’t reqlly have anything in common. This set they each had a killer jam sandwiched in between each song. After Light the set really went down hill for me. None of the other songs I particularly like and I thought the jams just didn’t make the cut. This show is great on the strength of the first set alone and from the jams in the first three of set two.

A great time and a worthy performance from the band. Finally glad I made an MSG show. It’s been on my lit of venues forever.

Set 1: 8:10pm start
1. Soul Shakedown Party
2. Uncle Pen
3. The Sloth
4. Gotta Jibboo
5. Fuck Your Face
6. Sunshine of Your Feeling[1]
7. Frost
8. Scent of a Mule
9. Fire
10. Alaska
11. Plasma
9:29pm end

Set 2: 10:04pm start
1. Ghost
2. Petrichor
3. Light >
4. The Lizards
5. The Horse >
6. Silent in the Morning >
7. Quinn the Eskimo >
8. Rocky Top
11:20pm end

encore: 11:23pm start
9. Joy
house lights at 11:29pm

Note:
[1] Debut.