Phish got down on the second and final night at Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood in Atlanta, GA, playing a break out show that included the longest jam on this scorching summer tour to date.
Starting with “Runaway Jim”, Trey Anastasio was roaring from the get go, and the band worked through upbeat numbers like “Undermind”, “Nellie Kane” and the new Anastasio/Marshall original, “Blaze On”. The first set also saw the tour’s first “Ocelot”, a “Heavy Things” with a “Happy Birthday” tease for Jerry Garcia, and a firing “Theme From the Bottom” that segued into “Run Like An Antelope”.
The real highlight of the show came in the set two opener, as the band broke into the opening notes of “Tweezer” that quickly found its way into uncharted improvisational territory. While it wasn’t the monster that “Tahoe Tweezer” was last summer, fans looking for some deep jamming were certainly not left disappointed.
The remainder of the set carried out in typical fashion, with a beautiful “Waste” sandwiched between “Carini” and “Sand”. They closed out the set with “Tweezer Reprise”, and played the Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll” as an encore for only the 5th time (and first since 2009). This was the debut version of the cover on this tour, and while not the Grateful Dead cover that some hoped might be played on Jerry Garcia’s birthday, fans were certainly satisfied by Phish’s monster performances over the two nights in Atlanta.
Check out the setlist below, with a full gallery from photographer Benjamin Adams. Phish heads to Tuscaloosa, AL for their first Sunday show of the summer tour. Never miss a Sunday show!
Setlist: Phish at Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta, GA – 8/1/15
Set 1: Runaway Jim, Undermind, Nellie Kane, Blaze On, Halfway to the Moon, Ocelot, Heavy Things, Theme From the Bottom > Run Like an Antelope
Set 2: Tweezer > Waiting All Night, Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini > Waste > Sand > Tweezer Reprise
Encore: Rock and Roll
· Happy Birthday to You tease in Heavy Things
[All photos by Benjamin Adams Photography]