Last weekend, Phish wrapped up their main summer tour with a scorching performance at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CA. The Vermont jam band showed the locals some “California Love,” bringing out some serious funk in the first set and keeping the jams flowing during the second.
Interestingly enough, two of the show’s biggest highlights came consecutively in the first set. After winding down “Reba” with an unexpected “Ass Handed” ending, the band broke into their funky song “Tube.” This was no ordinary “Tube,” however, as the version took hold and erupted into a roughly ten minute jam session. Easily one of the best versions of the song in the 3.0 era, the band kept the jams coming with a lengthy “Wolfman’s Brother.” Again, this was no ordinary “Wolfman’s,” as Trey Anastasio worked in quotes and lyrics from the famed Tupac song “California Love.”
Thanks to YouTube user Tom Rowles, we can rewatch these two great jams! Check it out below.
The full Phish.net setlist is below, as well as a stunning gallery from photographer Brandon Weil.
Setlist: Phish at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA – 7/23/16
Set 1: Farmhouse, 555, Water in the Sky, Ghost, Ass Handed, The Sloth, Martian Monster > Reba, Ass Handed, Tube > Wolfman’s Brother > Walls of the Cave
Set 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > 46 Days > Piper > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line > Carini, Harry Hood > Loving Cup
Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise
· California Love tease & quote in Wolfman’s Brother
· Streets of Cairo tease in Walls of the Cave
· Ass Handed quote in Carini
· Ass Handed quote in Tweezer Reprise
Noteworthy Jams: Harry Hood
Average Song Gap: 6.64
Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon
Notes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. California Love was teased and quoted in Wolfman’s and teased in 2001. WOTC contained a Streets of Cairo tease. Carini contained Ass Handed quotes and Tweezer Reprise’s lyrics were substituted for Ass Handed lyrics.