Phish lights up The Mann Center in Philadelphia

Photos by Staci Altomari

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Pop-Break Live: PHISH at The Mann Center in Philadelphia

The iconic jam band Phish, rolled into the Mann Center in Philadelphia on June 29, and performed a dynamic two set show. The quartet of Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon and Page McConnell performed some songs live audiences hadn’t been privy to previously like “Walking Up Dead,” and “Friends.” They also threw in some covers like Talking Heads’ “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Dem Bones” by James Weldon Johnson, and “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles.

Pop-Break’s Staci Altomari caught Trey and the gang in action.

Setlist:

Set 1:

Wolfman’s Brother
Your Pet Cat
Blaze On
Waking Up Dead (live debut)
Llama (performed in a slow funk style)
Devotion to a Dream
Reba
Mike’s Song
Horn
Farmhouse
Weekapaug Groove

Set 2:

Crosseyed and Painless (Talking Heads cover)
Friends (live debut)
Down With Disease
What’s the Use?
Meatstick
The Line
Tide Turns (live debut)
Backwards Down the Number Line
Dem Bones (James Weldon Johnson cover) (a cappella)

Encore:

Dear Prudence (The Beatles cover)
Harry Hood

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