Earlier this month, Phish gave some of their lucky fans the ultimate early holiday gift with a headlining underplay performance at the 3,500-capacity The Met Philadelphia for their special celebration of Phish Radio presented by SiriusXM/Pandora. While those lucky enough to be in the room got the chance to feast their eyes on this intimate spectacle, the show was not webcast by LivePhish, leaving the majority of Phish’s fans to wonder what this performance looked like from inside the intimate venue. On Friday, however, SiriusXM shared a beautiful pro-shot video highlighting the band’s stellar performance of “2001” at the Met, giving the masses their first real look at what went down in Philly that night.
As originally mentioned in the L4LM’s recap for the Met Philly performance, the best jam of the night came when drummer Jon Fishman dropped the band into “2001” late in set two. This “Space Odyssey” blasted off into the farthest reaches of the cosmos over the course of its 11-minute runtime. As Fishman moved over to the Marimba Lumina and Page McConnell and Mike Gordon experimented with various effects, the quasi-tribal jam they concocted seemed to capture the spirit of a Grateful Dead “Drums/Space” expedition. The results were nothing short of spectacular, making this “2001” a jam we’ll surely want to revisit again and again.
Relive the Phish performance of “2001” at The Met Philly with the pro-shot video below.
Phish – “2001” – The Met Philly – 12/3/19
The members of Phish have been on a break since wrapping their fall tour after a three-night run in Charleston, SC on December 8th. Phish will regroup in just a few weeks for their annual four-night run of New Year’s shows at Madison Square Garden on December 28th-31st.