Phish Sneaks Sally Through San Francisco For A Monday Night Jammer [Recap]admin March 2, 2021 0 COMMENTS
Load remaining images After spending a few weeks in the Midwest and Northeast, Phish kicked off a West Coast tour last weekend with two nights at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. After a fun-filled day off that saw guitarist Trey Anastasio perform with street musicians and Mike Gordon collaborate with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, the band regrouped for the first of three nights at the storied Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The relatively intimate venue (capacity is 7,000, compared to the Gorge’s 20,000) is always a favorite destination along Phish’s summer tours, and the band did not disappoint in their return visit.Phish opened the show with “Martian Monster,” getting loose and funky to kick off a solid show throughout. With jams like “Halley’s Comet” > “46 Days” in the first frame, fans were getting down from the getgo. Slower choices like “Sugar Shack,” “Roggae” and “Daniel Saw The Stone” came next, but the latter segued into an all-out “Divided Sky.” “Ocelot” followed, with “Ya Mar” containing the biggest jam of the night. The band again swapped instruments, with Anastasio taking on the Marimba Lumina, before Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell swapped instruments. The silliness belies the band’s happiness for performance, and a rocking “Possum” capped off a great first set.The second set was loose and funky, with a set-opening “Golden Age” > “Twist” to get things rocking for a full 20 minutes of Phish jamming. The band then brought out “My Sweet One” for a little upbeat fun, and took that into Fuego track “The Line.” After a free-for-all “Simple,” Phish played their first cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Sneaking Sally Through The Alley” of the year. The tune kept Bill Graham rocking with 18 minutes of pure funk- the longest jam of the night- before “Limb By Limb” followed with its high energy grooves. “Slave to the Traffic Light” put a cap on a full hour-plus of continuous music. With more time remaining, Phish brought out their second tour debut of the night, Los Lobos’ “When The Circus Comes.” The slow-dance number kept fans smiling, but it was “Run Like An Antelope” that had the final notes of the evening. What a show!Phish returns to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tonight for round two of three. Check out the full setlist form Phish.net, below.Setlist: Phish at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA – 7/18/16Set 1: Martian Monster, Halley’s Comet > 46 Days, Sugar Shack, Roggae, Daniel Saw the Stone > Divided Sky, Ocelot > Ya Mar, PossumSet 2: Golden Age > Twist > My Sweet One > The Line > Simple > Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley > Limb By Limb > Slave to the Traffic LightEncore: When the Circus Comes, Run Like an Antelope Trey on Marimba Lumina; Mike on guitar; Page on bass.Notes: Ya Mar featured Trey on Marimba Lumina, Mike on guitar, and Page on bass. Simple contained a Magilla tease from Page.Photos by Jeffrey Dupuis; full gallery can be seen below.