Freshly reunited, Phish had some fun touring the country throughout the year of 2009. The band rocked an extensive fall tour, which included a return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2003. Hitting the Wachovia Center on 11/24/09, the band let loose with a show opening “Chalk Dust Torture” and kept things going with a very fun performance.
During the first set, Phish took a fan request from a sign and launched into “Cities.” With the show just two days before Thanksgiving, Trey Anastasio had some fun with the song’s lyrics. “Do I smell… I smell home cooking… it’s only the river… it’s only Thanksgiving.”
Watch the Thanksgiving-altered “Cities” in honor of the holiday, the band’s reunion, and everything else below.
Phish – “Cities” (Talking Heads) – Philadelphia, PA – 11/24/09
[Video: Tyler Penn]
Setlist: Phish | Wachovia Center | Philadelphia, PA | 11/24/09
SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Bathtub Gin, Cities > Camel Walk, The Curtain With, The Wedge, The Moma Dance, Reba, Golgi Apparatus, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
SET 2: Possum > Down with Disease > Twenty Years Later > Harry Hood > The Mango Song > Mike’s Song > Simple > Slave to the Traffic Light > Weekapaug Groove
ENCORE: A Day in the Life
 No whistling.
 Slowed down in parts.
Cities was played in response to a fan with a sign requesting the song and featured alternative lyrics referencing Thanksgiving. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Disease was unfinished. Much of Weekapaug was played at a significantly slower pace than normal. Prior to ADITL, Fish teased the Weekapaug drumbeat.