Archival Phish webcast and cooking series Dinner and a Movie forges on for its 33rd episode tonight, Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, with a showing of the band’s October 10th, 2010 performance at Manchester, NH’s Verizon Wireless Arena. Tune in below and scroll down to follow along with our 10/26/10 Stream Companion.

Phish Dinner and a Movie Episode 33 – 10/26/10, Manchester, NH [STREAM]

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Episode 33 of Dinner and a Movie follows last month’s showing of 4/4/98 in Providence, RI from the famed Island Tour. Run down the list of all the past Dinner and a Movies and their accompanying Stream Companions below:

Phish Dinner and a Movie – Past Episodes

Episode 1: 8/31/12, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (“F– Your Face” Show)

Episode 2: 7/21/14, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Tweezerfest)

Episode 3: 7/25/17, Madison Square Garden (Baker’s Dozen “Jam-Filled” Night)

Episode 4: 8/22/15, Magnaball (Saturday Night, Three Sets)

Episode 5: 7/9/19, Mohegan Sun

Episode 6: 10/28/16, MGM Grand Garden Arena

Episode 7: 1/15/17, Mexico

Episode 8: 8/3/18, Alpharetta

Episode 9: 7/21/97, Virginia Beach (U.S. Tour Opener ft. DMB’s LeRoi Moore)

Episode 10: 12/29/18, Madison Square Garden

Episode 11: 7/26/13, The Gorge (The Birth of the Phish/Seahawks Connection)

Episode 12: 6/19/95, Deer Creek Music Center

Episode 13: 8/12/15, The Mann

Episode 14: 8/7/10, The Greek Theatre

Episode 15: 5/1/89, Northampton, MA (“Avant-Garde” Video of Set Two at small MA club)

Episode 16: 7/14/19, Alpine Valley (Bust-Outs, Ruby Waves, Icculus, & More)

Episode 17: 10/20/13, Hampton Coliseum

Episode 18: 7/28/17, Madison Square Garden (Baker’s Dozen “Double Chocolate” Night)

Episode 19: 7/8/94, Great Woods (Gamehendge)

Episode 20: 10/26/18, Allstate Arena Rosemont

Episode 21: 8/19/12, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Episode 22: 8/15/11, UIC Pavilion (The Element Set)

Episode 23: 9/1/17, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Episode 24: 9/1/12, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Episode 25: 9/6/15, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (THANK YOU Encore)

Episode 26: 7/23/99, Columbus, OH

Episode 27: Halloween Triple Feature – 2014’s The Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House, 1996’s Remain In Light (Talking Heads), 2018’s Kasvot Växt – í rokk

Episode 28: 11/22/97, Hampton Coliseum

Episode 29Dinner and a Rematch – 12/31/95 & Audience Chess Grudge Match

Episode 30: 7/23/03, Charlotte, NC

Episode 31: 2/22/19, Riviera Maya, MX

Episode 32: 4/4/98, Providence, RI (Island Tour)

Episode 33: 10/26/10, Manchester, NH

View Past Episodes and Stream Companions

The band has selected Conservation Law Foundation as the beneficiary for this month’s webcast. For over 50 years, CLF has taken on powerful opponents who would pollute our air and water and squander our resources. CLF’s advocates use law, economics, and science to create innovative strategies that conserve natural resources, protect public health, and safeguard our local communities. All donations made via The WaterWheel Foundation this week will go to them. Donate any time here.

Ahead of tonight’s 10/26/10 Phish Dinner and a Movie stream, you can tune in to SiriusXM Phish Radio at 7:00 p.m. for an episode of Crowd Control hosted by Timothy Showalter (Strand of Oaks). The genre-blending songwriter/producer will also be premiering his cover of “Bug” from JamBase‘s forthcoming Cluster Flies, a covers tribute to Phish’s Farmhouse in honor of its 20th birthday.

In terms of current live Phish, the band has remained silent regarding the currently scheduled 2021 summer tour. Many bands will be hitting the road this summer, with a slew of large-scale tour announcements—featuring venues Phish is also set to play—having arrived in the last few weeks. Of course, various other tours and festivals have rescheduled to later in the year or pushed to 2022 during that same span. The Phish team is undoubtedly hard at work figuring out the best, safest move for the summer. Whether it’s this summer or sometime in the future, you can be sure that the plans are in the works as we speak, and you should know for sure by the next time we convene for Dinner and a Movie. Just a little more patience, friends…

Some Phish shows are beloved for their fearless jams. Others inspire the same affection for their quirky antics. Tonight’s 10/26/10 Phish Dinner and a Movie show falls into the latter category. Coming as the fall 2010 tour’s penultimate stop, the Tuesday night show in Manchester, NH often gets lost in the shuffle when looking back on this tour among the Little Feat Halloween set and Led Zeppelin-infused 10/30 show in Atlantic City and the famous “Guyutica” show on 10/20. Despite the noteworthy shows that surrounded it, 10/26/10 still offered up enough Phish shenanigans to make it well worth revisiting more than ten (!!) years later.

The fun got started quickly with a cover of the J.J. Cale classic “After Midnight”, the first Phish rendition of the song since its momentous appearance at Big Cypress on New Year’s Eve 1999. The first “The Sloth” of tour kept the energy in the arena bubbling before making way for another tour debut, a searing “Alumni Blues” > “Letter To Jimmy Page” > “Alumni Blues”, with the final refrain featuring a direct homage to Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, and Jon Fishman‘s alma mater, Goddard CollegeBob Marley‘s “Mellow Mood” made a rare appearance next, followed by the sole 2010 rendition of “Access Me”.

Raising the head once again, Phish broke out another Gamehendge beast—a rabid, somewhat extended “Llama”—before easing back on the throttle once again with another rarity, “All of These Dreams”. At just six minutes in length, you may be thinking, “Hey, I wish we had more ‘Llama’ in this show.” Sit tight champ, you’re gonna like how this goes.

A fantastic “The Curtain With” was up next, ebbing and flowing with unusual energy before swerving into the always-animated “Scent of a Mule”. “A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing”, followed by an energy-packed “It’s Ice” > “Walls of the Cave” tied a bow on the strong first set.

Dropping right back into mid-set form, the band returned for the second frame with a joyous “Possum”, expertly toying with dynamics as they built it to its customary white-light peaks. Next, Trey launched into “Light”, the Joy track that was quickly becoming a staple in Phish’s live rotation. While it hadn’t quite broken through as a truly great jam vehicle at this point (I’d mark that transition somewhere in late-summer 2012), this version shows shimmers of its potential.

Out of the smoldering embers of the “Light” jam, Trey lit the fuse on what would become a “Mike’s Groove” of outlandish proportions. Taking up the lion’s share of the second set, this edition of the long-running pairing was far from your standard “Mike’s Song” > “I Am Hydrogen” > “Weekapaug Groove” fare. Instead, the relatively straightforward “Mike’s” took a left turn into “Simple”. Ok, that’s not so unusual, but take it from there into “Makisupa Policeman”? Now we’re getting weird. Then, slip into the Phish debut of “Night Nurse” in honor of Gregory Isaacs, who had died the night before, and back into “Makisupa”? Yes… then, “The Wedge”? “Ghost”?? “Mango Song”?!! By the time Trey started peppering in “Weekapaug” teases on top of a “Mango Song” jam—eight songs into the “Mike’s Groove”—before landing in the closing coda, the band had exceeded its antics quotient for the evening many times over.

But wait, there’s more… taboot. With “Weekapaug” still barreling along the tracks, Trey nudged the train back into “Llama” territory for a quick, ecstatically received reprise to wrap the set. See, I told you there was more “Llama”.

A “Show of Life” encore closed down the affably eccentric performance, setting up a memorable Halloween run that weekend.

Tune in for the Phish Dinner and a Movie showing of 10/26/10 in New Hampshire tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Setlist: Phish | Verizon Wireless Arena | Manchester, NH | 10/26/10

SET 1: After Midnight, The Sloth, Alumni Blues > Letter to Jimmy Page > Alumni Blues[1], Mellow Mood, Access Me, Llama, All of These Dreams, The Curtain With > Scent of a Mule, A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing, It’s Ice > Walls of the Cave

SET 2: Possum > Light > Mike’s Song > Simple > Makisupa Policeman[2] -> Night Nurse[3] -> Makisupa Policeman > The Wedge, Ghost -> The Mango Song > Weekapaug Groove[4] -> Llama Reprise

ENCORE: Show of Life

[1] “From Goddard College” added to lyrics.
[2] “Woke up this morning with a policeman at my door all I could do was shrug, and go back in my bedroom and smoke another nug” lyrics.
[3] Phish debut.
[4] Unfinished.

After Midnight was played for the first time since December 31, 1999 (206 shows). In Alumni, Trey added “from Goddard College” after the final “’cause I got a degree” lyric. Makisupa included the lyrics “Woke up this morning with a policeman at my door all I could do was shrug, and go back in my bedroom and smoke another nug.” This show featured the Phish debut of Night Nurse; original artist Gregory Isaacs passed away the night before, October 25, 2010. Weekapaug was heavily teased by Trey in Mango before the segue into Weekapaug itself. Weekapaug subsequently contained a Can’t You Hear Me Knocking jam, which featured lyrics from Ghost and Night Nurse, and was unfinished.

 

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