After starting the first set with “Frankenstein” the crowd at the 4,700-capacity Glens Falls Civic Center was treated to a lovely “Harpua” among other songs, before the band took a short set break. During the gap, the audience awaited eagerly for what would be a “musical costume”… the band had promised to play a full album in its entirety as voted by the fans subscribed to their snail mail newsletter.
As the band took the stage for the second set, the PA played the intro of Pink Floyd’s “Speak to Me” only to be cut short by Ed Sullivan’s famous “Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!” From there, Phish ran through all 28 songs of The White Album… This now infamous Glens Falls show, with an additional third set of Phish original songs, didn’t end until almost 3:30am…
Set 1: Frankenstein, Sparkle > Simple > Divided Sky, Harpua -> The Vibration of Life-> Harpua, Julius > The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Reba, Golgi Apparatus
Set 2: Back in the U.S.S.R. > Dear Prudence, Glass Onion > Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Wild Honey Pie, The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness Is a Warm Gun, Martha My Dear, I’m So Tired,Blackbird, Piggies, Rocky Raccoon > Don’t Pass Me By, Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?, I Will, Julia, Birthday, Yer Blues, Mother Nature’s Son, Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, Sexy Sadie, Helter Skelter, Long Long Long, Revolution 1, Honey Pie, Savoy Truffle, Cry Baby Cry -> Revolution 9
Set 3: David Bowie, Bouncing Around the Room, Slave to the Traffic Light > Rift >Sleeping Monkey > Poor Heart, Run Like an Antelope
Encore: Amazing Grace, Costume Contest, The Squirming Coil
When Phish returned to the small-capacity arena in Glens Falls in October of 2013, having not played their since 1994, well… I suppose you could guess what they opened with?