Keeping TAB

As the Trey Anastasio Band rolls into Boston for the third night of it’s opening weekend stretch, folks are buzzing more than Watson on Jeopardy. Though the second set electric set-up features the horns, it’s the acoustic first sets which have been a Horn of Plenty for fans. Well over half the acoustic songs have been Phish standards, including many new and old tunes that had never been played in this format before. What this development might mean for Trey and the rest of Phish is open for debate, but it is certainly fun to hear these songs stripped down to their most pure form.

The second sets have featured more TAB standards, including the jammed out Sand and Cayman Review encore from last night, as well as two early 2000’s Hip Hop covers in Outkast’s “Hey Ya” and Gorillaz’ “Clint Eastwood”. Check out the setlists below, courtesy of our friends at Hidden Track, and check back soon for more in-depth reviews.

2/19/11 The Palace Theatre, Albany, NY

Acoustic Set: Free, The Wedge, Prince Caspian, Backwards Down The Number Line, Limb by Limb, Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, Guelah Papyrus, Buffalo Bill, Joy, Halley’s Comet, Wading in the Velvet Sea*, Black**, Valentine^, Devil Went Down To Georgia^

Electric Set: Money Love & Change, Done Done It^^, Ocelot, Clint Eastwood^^^, Night Speaks to a Woman, Sweet & Dandy, Ooh Child, Windora Bug, Birdwatcher, Sand. Drifting, Push On Til The Day

Encore: Cayman Review

* – w/ Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman
** – w/ Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and Ray Paczkowski [last played 5/13/05]
^ – w/ TAB
^^ – [last played 5/4/05]
^^^ – Debut, Gorillaz cover

2/18/2011 State Theatre, Portland, ME

Acoustic Set: Theme From The Bottom, Cavern, NICU, Bug, My Friend My Friend, Horse > Silent in the Morning, Gumbo, Suzy Greenberg, Kill Devil Falls, Water in the Sky^, Spin^^, Liquid Time^^^, Hey Ya^^^^

Electric Set: Cayman Review, Mozambique, Gotta Jibboo, It Makes No Difference, Acting the Devil*, Alaska, All That Almost Was, Words To Wanda, Push On Til The Day, Birdwatcher, Sand, Wherever You Find It, Plasma, Tuesday

Encore: In The Wee Wee Hours**, Dragonfly

^with Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman
^^with Jen Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, and Ray Paczkowski
^^^ with all of TAB
^^^^Outkast original. First time played, with all of TAB
*last played 11/01/02 The Tabernacle ~ Atlanta, GA
**last played 11/02/2002 Pompano Ampitheatre ~ Pompano Beach, FL