Nine years ago tonight, Phish played to a capacity crowd at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and affirmed to one and all that the band’s new era was as bright as their sparkling past. Transporting the crowd to what felt like a mid-90s rager, the concert is affectionately known as the ‘Guyutica’ show due to the band’s brilliant and seamless interjection of “Guyute” themes throughout much of the first set, including teases during an epic “David Bowie”, “Wilson” (“I must inquire Guyute…”), “Saw It Again”, and a wicked “Run Like An Antelope” where the lyric “Marco Esquandolas” was swapped for “Guyute.”

It didn’t end there either, as the band crafted a non-stop second set that transitioned into and out of just about every tune, featuring a rocking cover of The Who’s “Drowned” to open the set, “Tela,” a “Split Open And Melt” odyssey that book ended The Mighty Diamonds’ “Have Mercy” and “Piper,” and finally wrapping up with an appropriate “Slave To The Traffic Light” set closer and “Good Times Bad Times” encore. This was one for the books.

Help us celebrate the nine year anniversary with videos from Guyutica below:

Phish – “David Bowie” – 10/20/2010

[Video: Randy Ctell]

Phish – “Wilson” – 10/20/2010

[Video: unclejohn78]

Phish – “Run Like An Antelope” – 10/20/2010

[Video: mktrout]

Setlist: Phish | Utica Memorial Auditorium | Utica, NY | 10/20/10

Set 1: My Soul, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother[1] -> Cities[2] > Guyute, David Bowie, Wilson[3] > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Saw It Again -> Run Like an Antelope[4]

Set 2: Drowned -> Sand > Theme From the Bottom, Axilla > Birds of a Feather, Tela > Split Open and Melt -> Have Mercy > Piper -> Split Open and Melt > Slave to the Traffic Light

Encore: Good Times Bad Times


[1] Vocal jam.
[2] Alternate “Genesee Factory” lyric.
[3] Lyric changed to “I must inquire Guyute.”
[4] Trey teased Guyute instead of saying “Marco Esquandolas.”