A song known for it’s jams, “Down With Disease” makes its first appearance in my highlight reel. This was one hot weekend out in Indiana, or so I heard since I was not there. My only trip out to the Creek was back in the summer of 2000 (Chalkdust Reprise and Moby Dick memories) and from what I remember there were a ton of corn fields surrounding the venue. The venue is surrounded by a grass field where everyone parks and camps out (unless you opt to camp on someone’s farm land where cops are not as prevalent). But it sounds like those corn fields are getting replaced with strip malls, which is sad to hear.
Thankfully the site of strip malls, an eye sour to most locals, hasn’t changed the way Phish treats their fans that make the trek to Knoblesville. While the first night was well played, including some great bust outs in “The Birdwatcher”, a new Marshall / Anastasio that had only been played once before in 2010, and “The Old Home Place”. The fan favorite “Tela” made an appearance and a “McGrupp” that found itself stuck in a Mike’s Groove was jammed out to it’s breaking point. But when it comes to jam highlights that stretch the outer boundaries, the first night was lacking. This one two punch in the second set of night two makes up for any lack of exploration in night one. A combined twenty five minutes (30 if you include Twist), if the fans were sweating from the weather, they sure were after Phish dropped yet another memorable Deer Creek jam. Keep an eye out for the Weekapaug teases from Trey in Sand and also the odd key changes towards the end that tees them up for a segue into “Twist”.
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