, attached to 2010-06-24

Review by pjon10

pjon10 This was the first show of my phour night run from Camden to Merriweather in summer 2010.

Camden Night One

Boy Man God, Mitch

Set One
Opener- Bowie, Nice way to start the show, standard jam, getting settled in

Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan- One of my favorites off Joy, lyrically and musically, nice Jamming at the end by the Group, led by Trey

Water in The Sky- Probably played because of the huge T-storm earlier that day that rolled right through Philly, the Phils game and S Jersey, nice Page solo

Ocelot- Another one of my favorites off Joy, nice bouncy dead group inspired type jam outtro

Uncle Pen- Nice to see Mike get some mic time, fun song, good day light, mid set song, I hadn't heard it since 8/17/97

Boogie on reggae Woman, this is where this set gets started. Thick soupy funk laid down by Mike's bass and Page's clavinent, really well played by the group, solid solo by MIke

Gumbo, Love gumbo, again, Mike leads the charge with a super soupy funk bass tone for a great foundation, Love Fishmans playing on this song, super tight funky jam, nice page solo ala stride style piano to close out the song, I hadn't heard it a while and knew it, so I went and checked my stats, Gumbo has not been heard by yours truly since 8/15/98

Timber Ho- Love timber Ho, the outtro vamp jam is perfect for Phish, the vamp allows them to change easily change in and out of different modes and make it a hot trippy jam that just rolls over and over the vamp hypnotically, and this one definitely does it, I said to Mitch at the show, I thought I never had heard it live, verified that this was my first timber ever

I Didn't Know- This is the Fishman Voodoo Vacuum Solo Flyers Chant interplay with the crowd, lots of fun and another proclamation from Trey that the Orange and Black will win the cup next year

Birds of A Feather- Flubbed a little on the start, liked the fact that Page played his Fender Rhodes on the intro and the intro had more of an open feel to it because of it, great loose jam, they stretch this song's jam section a little, push the time/bar line(set up by Fish) and get away from the structure and then Trey pulls it back in nicely for the final verse

Bouncing Around the Room- Nice version, I am not a super big fan of this song, But Mitch enjoyed it because he dances with his daughters to it, so it was fun to see him enjoy it

Reba- Again a little flubbed at the beginning, composed sections were nailed, nice Reba jam, a few moments were they kinda drift away from the theme of the jam, mainly set up when Mike plays an open note and Trey gets ambient, no whistle ending

The Rover- Led Zepplin cover, this is the type of song that you hope just comes out of no where at a show when you are there and it did. I heard the chorus being played out of a jam at soundcheck while in the parking lot, I thought it was a Zepplin song at the time from Presence (thanks Les for the correction, it is on Physical Graffiti). Thought there might be a chance they play it (Ok I was secretly hoping they would) Glad to see the guys probably said after the soundcheck, lets work this out backstage and play it to close the set, great job, nice jam out for Trey to try and play like his hero Jimmy Page, good vocals from Page as he was definitely reading the lyrics off his piano probably for the first and last time performing it live for an audience


DWD - I always like a DWD second set opener, usually has nice jam (check) and sometimes leads to the unexpected (Check: Crosseyed and Painless). Nice lead playing about mid way through the jam from Trey with some great runs , that starts a nice interplay between Trey and Fish, Fish is on fire during the jam, playing pretty free, as the jam ends, Fish sets up crossed-eyed

Cross-Eyed and Painless - Jay Rose called for a Psycho Killer, he was close but we got this Talking Heads classic, it starts off a little choppy, but Fish is having fun singing it, then it just completely takes off nicely into a jam based on the structure, with Trey leading the way, mike joining in and Page on the hammond and Fish really laying down a nice groove for Trey and Mike, then ambient space land groove out of the last verse

Nothing - Trey started up Nothing about 5 mins at least to soon for my liking out the ambient groove in crosseyed, bouncy pop type tune with three part harmony sung by Mike, Trey and Page, nice support on the keys by Page on Trey's bouncy solo, Fishman sets up the outtro verse to get out of dodge

Twenty Years Later: Another tune off Joy I like, this just has a great hook and sounds like a Phish song, the outtro/Verse Jam reminds me of a Genesis/Floyd type of open chorus jam based on a rhythmic vamp that opens up big time and the bar gets lost, big Hammond organ from Page and rolling vamp by Mike, lots of spaceyness at the end set up by trey, ambient ending, great jam, probably my favorite of the night

Harry Hood: Number Three in the big Five Played tonight (Bowie, Reba,Harry Hood, Fluffhead, YEM), Nailed composed sections, they are nailing all of the composed sections in the classics this year. Nice tight ride cymbal work by Fishman in the jam who leads the charge out of the jam after laying back for Trey

Fluffhead: Second Fluff of the year for me, nailed the composed section, middle funky section was extra funky, outtro jam had an old school feel and old school tone out of Trey

Julius: thought that this was the closer at the time, great shuffle feel from the boys after rocking and funk play was theme all night, nice to show their range

YEM- Second of the tour for me, screamed Boy, Man, God, Mitch at Mitch during the build up on an impulse and got a great laugh out of Mitch, Trey almost feel off the trampolines twice spinning around, great vocal jam to end the set

Bug- Totally sloppy in the beginning, really until the outtro jam, where the boys really got a nice washy jam at the end which this song lends it self to, Trey sounded lost in the beginning but nailed it in the end. I am big fan of this song, but I always hear it as set closer, I would like to hear it mid set one time to see if it is different.

Overall- Great Show, first of four for me, top three highlights for me:

1. Jam out of Twenty Years Later
2. Boogie On>Gumbo Swampy Funkiness
3. Timber Ho - love the vamp for soloing


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