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This was the second show of the Coventry festival and was the presumed “Final Show.” When Trey made his “break-up” announcement the preceding May, he indicated that Coventry would be the final Phish shows. In reality, this turned out to be the final public show for over four and a half years. This show was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide. Before Anything But Me, Trey announced that, for the first time in 21 years, he was nervous performing a Phish show. During Wolfman’s, Trey revealed that the Wolfman’s Brother is, in fact, Fish (as well as the fact that he handed the phone to his friend Liz Durfee). Also, during Wolfman’s, Trey and Mike invited their mothers onstage (and later John Paluska) to do the “sexy bump” dance. Disease was unfinished and featured Trey briefly playing his guitar with a glow stick. Both Page and Trey broke down during an especially emotional Velvet Sea. After a thoroughly botched Glide, all four band members offered words of thanks to the fans for their continued support and dedication and brief reflections on their twenty years together. Trey then stated that what they really needed to do was “blow off some fucking steam” before starting up Melt. There was an enormous glow stick war during Ghost featuring hundreds, if not thousands, of orange glow sticks. This version of Seven Below saw all of the band members sporadically shouting “Seven Below” throughout the jam. The Phish debut of Cool Jerk contained alternate lyrics honoring monitor mixer, Mark “Bruno” Bradley. The Dickie Scotland Song was spontaneously created and included lyrics in honor of production manager, Hadden Hipsley, and tour accountant, Richard Glasgow (a.k.a. Dickie Scotland). Before Wilson, Trey asked the crowd to sing to another of their friends “for the last time.” There was a fireworks display between the end of the third set and the encore. Before the encore, while explaining the origins of The Curtain, Trey jokingly announced that the entire Chicago Symphony and the Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe were going to perform Gamehendge. Trey explained that they chose The Curtain With as the last song to bring them full circle, because, not only was it one of the first Phish songs he wrote, but he wrote it in a cabin one town over from Coventry. Trey stopped and restarted the jam segment of the Curtain With, because they were in the wrong key or, as he explained, ”Since we are going to be bringing ourselves back in time, we may as well do it in the correct key.” There was no P.A. music after the Curtain With.
This was the first show of the Coventry festival and was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide. During YEM, the band gave away their trampolines. Throughout the duration of the set, groups of fans held the trampolines above their heads, and some fans jumped on the trampolines as well. Tom Marshall sang the lyrics to Antelope. Trey teased Waves in Halley's Comet. Before Bowie, Trey told a story of the summer he spent living in a cabin in the Northeast Kingdom where he remembered writing several songs, including Bowie. Trey explained that Bowie was an attempt to see “how far can you push it in the harmonic and rhythmic language and still have people dancing.” During Hood, Trey (speaking in rhythm) noted that because there were a row of rocks separating the band from the crowd, they were feeling a certain level of disconnect (particularly when Mike plays a "sexy" note). To remedy the situation, Trey and Mike ventured down onto the rocks for the duration of the song. At the end of Hood, the band stopped playing, allowing the audience to sing the “You can feel good, good, good about Hood” refrain.
This was the soundcheck for the Coventry festival and was broadcast on “The Bunny”, the official festival radio station. The second Jam featured Danny Clinch on harmonica.
The beginning of Catapult featured Mike, Trey and Page singing “Wash Uffizi drive me to Firenze” to the Catapult melody. Sneakin' Sally did not contain a vocal jam. Prior to Scents, Trey teased My Friend My Friend. Scents did not have the intro. At the end of Scents, Trey, Page and Mike left the stage while Fish continued drumming along to the guitar loops. After Frankenstein, Trey announced that everybody traveling from Camden to Coventry should wait until Saturday morning to arrive due to the rain in the Northeast Kingdom. This show was simulcast on “The Bunny”, the official Coventry radio station.
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.
Heavy things contained Stash teases from Trey. This version of Weekapaug featured a slowed down ending. After Weekapaug, Trey told a story explaining the origins of Weekapaug and ASIHTOS while Mike and Page teased (and Trey sang part of) December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night). The “keyword” for Makisupa referred to a tall, cool glass of soy milk. Possum did not contain its customary build-up intro.
Trey teased Waves before Bathtub Gin. All of These Dreams was preceded by a Fluffhead tease. After several glowsticks hit Trey’s rig at the end of Seven Below, Trey’s guitar tech, Brian Brown, had to come onstage to do some damage control, prompting Trey to say some words of thanks. Seven Below contained a Mary Had a Little Lamb tease from Trey. Contact culminated in a Little Drummer Boy jam.
This show marked the debut of Access Me. Scents did not contain the intro. During an especially long break before Stash, Trey joked that if they take longer between songs, but play the same amount of songs, the show would last longer.
Page signed an autograph while out on the front of the stage during Lawn Boy. Weekapaug included a Seven Below tease. The portion of YEM following 2001 contained only the vocal jam.
Down with Disease was unfinished and Walls of the Cave contained a Down with Disease jam.
Ya Mar contained a Stash tease. Scents did not have the intro and contained a N2O tease. Trey teased The Rover at the end of Cavern.
Phish performed on top of the theater's second-floor marquee at West 53rd Street and Broadway. The soundcheck earlier that day included an instrumental jam similar to Quantegy. The first Scents was taped for The Late Show with David Letterman and aired that night. Then Phish waited as Paul Shaffer and his band (from inside the theater) played an instrumental version of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. The remainder of Phish's performance was for the benefit of a few hundred fans assembled on the sidewalk across the street. Neither version of Scents contained the intro. This version of 2001 contained only one “verse.”
During Julius, Trey broke a string on stage for the first known time since November 29, 1996. This Father’s Day version of Bill Bailey – the first since July 3, 1999 (165 shows) – featured Page’s dad, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals and tap shoes. Waves contained Maze teases from Trey.
Reba did not have the whistling ending. Scents did not have the intro. Piper featured a substantial Tweezer Reprise jam. Jibboo was unfinished. Trey forgot an entire verse of Cavern. Cavern contained a Purple Haze tease.
Scents and Subtle Sounds was teased prior to AC/DC Bag. This show contained the Phish debuts of 99 Problems and Big Pimpin’, both of which featured guest performances by Jay-Z and Cyro Baptista. After 99 Problems, Jay-Z remarked, presumably referring to the Phish scene, that “You all been hiding this from me.”  Jay-Z then said that the members of Phish told him that if the fans made enough noise that he could play one more song, which they naturally did, hence Big Pimpin’. Prior to Hood, Trey jokingly announced an Eric Clapton guest appearance. Mike teased Entrance of the Gladiators before Hood, which was unfinished.

Soundcheck: Frankenstein, A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing, Access Me, Undermind, Crowd Control, Nothing Jam

SET 1: A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing[1], Dinner and a Movie, The Curtain With, Sample in a Jar, The Moma Dance -> Free, Nothing[2], Maze, Frankenstein

SET 2: 46 Days -> Possum > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg > Axilla > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Birds of a Feather, Kung, Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

ENCORE: Divided Sky

This show was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide and subsequently officially released in both CD and DVD formats as Live In Brooklyn. This show marked the debut of A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing and the Phish debut of Nothing. Kung was dedicated to the golfers competing in the U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY. 46 Days included a DEG tease from Trey. San-Ho-Zay was teased in 2001. Mike’s Song featured a Twist tease. During Weekapaug, Trey teased Mainstreet. Before the soundcheck's A Song I Heard The Ocean Sing, Fluffhead, Frankenstein, Walls of the Cave, Seven Below, and Letter to Jimmy Page were teased. At the end of the soundcheck, Trey teased Fluffhead, as memorialized on the Live in Brooklyn DVD.
Fenton Williams sat in for Chris Kuroda on lights. The band played Meatstick seemingly at the instigation of a crowd chant of the lyrics that began behind the stage. Caspian included a DEG tease from Trey. YEM included a lengthy Meatstick session immediately following the trampolines segment. As Fish took a drum solo, Trey set his guitar down to perform the Meatstick Dance while the crowd chanted the lyrics. The band jammed back into YEM, but then left Page to solo while again Trey danced and the crowd sang. This cycle repeated with Mike soloing on bass. YEM lacked its standard vocal jam. Trey rapped: “time for the Meatstick” over the intro to Tweezer Reprise, which also had its normal lyrics replaced with “won’t you step into the Meatstick?” Wolfman’s contained teases of Simple, Jean Pierre, Sneakin’ Sally, and Possum.
Fenton Williams sat in for Chris Kuroda on lights. Rock and Roll included Low Rider teases. Camel Walk contained Wilson and Theme from Barney Miller teases. Little Drummer Boy appeared for the first time since December 2, 1999 (114 shows). Love You had Fish “playing” his new sonic dress, a garment woven from cassette tape that produced noise when touched with special gloves akin to tape heads.
Dave Matthews Band lighting director Fenton Williams manned the board at all three dates on this Vegas run. This show marked Chris Kuroda’s first absence from the light crew since April 2, 1989 (1,179 shows). Disease was unfinished. Jennifer Hartswick assisted on vocals during Girls, a Jay-Z cover that made its Phish debut. Secret Smile featured a new arrangement.  This was the first Sneakin' Sally to contain a vocal jam since May 28, 1989 (1,150 shows). The vocal jam led into a brief quote of Coconut.  Trey then asked Fish if he was wearing his “new suit,” referring to his sonic dress. After Fish answered “no,” Trey went on to rap about how people would have to attend the following night to see Fish play it. The rap slid into a bit of free-form vocal jamming to close the show.
During an unannounced performance by Trey Anastasio’s ensemble, one by one all of the members of Phish joined in while one by one all of the members of Trey’s band sat out, leaving Phish to complete Sand and then perform Chalk Dust. For complete show details please visit the TAB entry for this date.
Phish performed the national anthem prior to the America East Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Game between the University of Vermont and the University of Maine.
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