Friday, July 6, 2018

8/11/2004 - TWEETER CENTER

 Mansfield, MA   

SET 1: Divided Sky, Suzy Greenberg -> Down with Disease[1] -> Prince Caspian > Scent of a Mule -> The Tears of a Clown[2] > Scent of a Mule, Mexican Cousin   

SET 2: Run Like an Antelope[1] > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Golgi Apparatus > Waves > Tweezer -> Hold Your Head Up[3] > Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Drums[4] -> Timber Ho! > Sample in a Jar   

ENCORE: Bouncing Around the Room > Tweezer Reprise
[1] Unfinished.
[2] Phish debut; with audience member on vocals.
[3] Jammed for awhile, with Fish on vacuum.
[4] Trey and Fish.

Disease and Antelope were unfinished. During Suzy, Trey introduced Fish as “Johnny B. Fishman” on snare drum, whereupon Fish took a snare drum solo. This show featured the Phish debut of Tears of a Clown. Unfortunately, no one knew all of the words to Tears of a Clown, so they picked a member of the audience to come onstage and sing (prompting Trey to note, “She saved our ass.”). Tweezer contained a HYHU jam at the end (with Trey still on guitar and Fish on drums). During HYHU, Fish introduced himself as “Prince” and added some vacuum accompaniment. Before Terrapin, Trey joked, “Won’t be needing this anymore!” and acted as if he was going to throw his guitar into the crowd, to a reception of lusty boos from the crowd. After Terrapin, Trey took an impromptu poll of the audience as to whether a Fishman tune makes the show or destroys the show, with Page notably coming in on the side of destroys the show, though softening the blow by explaining, "Well, it's a crapshoot. Sometimes it's great, but sometimes... you wonder." Mike, more charitably, stated, “On a scale of two to three, I give it a three.” Before the Drums Jam with Trey and Fish, Trey noted that it had always been a dream of his to start a song with a double drum solo; this was the first known instance.