Tonight (Tuesday June 30), Phishing will webcast their performance from Saturday August 7, 2010 to William Randolph Hearst Greek Theater in Berkeley, Calif., as the fourteenth episode of their ongoing archival webcast / kitchen series, Dinner and movie. Tune in below at 8:30 p.m. ET and scroll down to follow our 8/7/10 broadcast companion.
Phish ‘Dinner and Movie’ Episode 14 – 7/8/10 – Full Show
The fourteenth episode of Dinner and movie follows the show “F— Your Face” of 08/31/12, 07/27/14 Merriweather “Tweezerfest”, the Baker’s Dozen “Jam-Filled” evening of 07/25/17, Magnaball night two (8/22/15), the first night of last year at Mohegan Sun (7/19/19), First night of the group’s 2016 Halloween Run in Las Vegas (10/28/16), Last night of the 2017 Mexican Destination Event (01/15/17) , the group’s first of three nights in Alpharetta, GA in 2018 (8/3/18), opening the 1997 US tour with a guest appearance on LeRoi Moore of Dave Matthews Group (07/21/97), and the second impromptu evening of their 2018 Madison Square Garden New Year’s race (12/29/18), Friday evening 2013 at The throats (07/26/13), the group’s debut in 1995 at Deer Creek Music Center (06/19/95), and the fiery Wednesday night at Mann in 2015 (8/12/15).
In a new interview with Relix, Trey Anastasio explained why Phish has suspended the real-time, live concerts that so many musicians embrace as the pandemic continues to prevent safe mass gatherings. As Trey explained,
A lot of what I do is influenced by how close the people are in the first row — in the top 10 rows — and even by the person in the last row. We don’t have a songlist because that connection is a big part of who we are as a band and who I am. … I don’t know if I want to play without our community with me. It’s a bridge that I couldn’t cross.
A lot of people have asked me, “Let’s do this Zoom gig” or “Let’s do it Brady Bunch”. It might be my spiritual belief system, but I feel like this is where we are today and this is where I am: “I’m home. The concert is not taking place at the moment.
I almost don’t feel like going halfway. If it’s possible, I want to celebrate this resurgence of live music with our family, which is our audience. And it doesn’t even sound like an audience – it feels like, like a community.
I would love to connect with this community, but I found a way to do it because I released these 14 songs from my bedroom. I like to be in touch but I might just wait [for a show]. I’m trying to follow my heart through it.
I’ll tell you one more thing: we had to arrest Phish once before. We passed many years, then we stopped and the hiatus ran from 2004 to 2008, while I got my health back on my feet. Then we ended up doing an album and maybe that’s something we’ll do. I do not know. But we didn’t do any shows and we didn’t do any sort of half-show. We waited.
Then we came back to the Hampton Coliseum in 2009 and our community was there. Not everyone was there but it was a large group of people. I’ll never forget that moment for as long as I live, which was the opening song at Hampton when everyone was back. When I think about that moment, it can make me cry.
So it was five years. I really hope we don’t have to wait another five years. But I would prefer to get together with everyone. I want to get together with Page, Mike and Fish and everyone, if it’s possible.
It sucks that we won’t see a ‘new’ Phish live gig in the foreseeable future, but we couldn’t agree more with Trey’s sentiment here. Fortunately we have Dinner and movie to help us hold out until the fateful day of the first post-COVID Phish show.
This week’s episode of Dinner and movie will benefit Music Health Alliance, an organization that seeks to “heal music by providing access to healthcare through services that PROTECT, DIRECT AND CONNECT music professionals with medical and financial solutions”. This week, Phish fans won’t be the only ones donating either—Spotify has pledged to match all donations up to $ 10 million through its COVID-19 Music Relief project. In keeping with the “Greek” theme of the evening, this week’s dinner is a Greek feast offered by Betty frost at Phish HQ. You can read the full recipe here.
This week’s show takes us back to the final concert of Phish’s three-night run at the Berkeley Greek Theater in the summer of 2010. The run kicked off the late summer portion of the band’s 2010 summer program after a month of 18 shows, early summer getaway.
Built in 1903 with the financial support of the press magnate William Randolph Hearst, the Greek Theater was finally listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Over the decades, the monumental amphitheater has hosted performances and lectures by some of the world’s most notable personalities, Roosevelt teddy bear to the Dalai Lama to the Grateful dead. This race marked Phish’s second visit to the famous venue, ending a 17-year gap since their one-time debut in 1993.
Phish was still making its mark in 2010 after reforming the previous year, so one could qualify their production during this period as “inconsistent”. This show, however, featured a group ready to keep and develop their old mojo for years to come.
The show started off with an old-fashioned vibe as “AC / DC Bag” gave way to “Foam”. “Gotta Jibboo” and “Reba” continued to tip the scales for this show in favor of the audience. After quick runs through “Sleep Again”, “Army of One” and “Poor Heart” the water really started to boil with a raging “46 Days”. The high-energy renditions of “Tube” and “Character Zero” closed out the first set and managed to pack enough oomph to carry momentum through the setbreak and into the second set.
As the group returned for the second set with the echoing call and response chants of “Wilson”, the energy picked up to the heights where they had left it before the break. When “Wilson” morphed into an extended and outstanding “Light”, the show quickly reached the top of many fan’s “Best of 2010” lists – and there were still plenty more fireworks to come. .
From the unmissable 17-minute “Light” jam to the magnificent “Harry Hood” halfway through the excellent “Theme From The Bottom” and the dance party “2001”, the hits have never stopped coming. on 7/8/10. Even the “Suzy Greenberg” featured additional scrambling before jumping into an imposing “Slave To The Traffic Light” and closing the set. The nearly 20-minute, two-song encore from “The Lizards” and “First Tube” simply affirmed the fact that that night at the Greek, the Phish left everything on stage.
View a photo gallery of the performance courtesy of the photographer Jay blakesberg.
Setlist: Phish | William Randolph Hearst Greek Theater | Berkeley, California | 7/8/10
Set One: AC / DC Bag> Foam, Gotta Jibboo, Reba, Sleep Again, Army of One> Poor Heart> 46 Days> Tube> Character Zero
Set Two: Wilson -> Light> Twenty Years Later> Harry Hood> Bottom Theme, also Sprach Zarathustra> Suzy Greenberg> Traffic Light Slave
Again: Les Lézards, first tube
 No whistling.
Reba didn’t have a whistling ending. Trey teased Streets of Cairo in 46 Days and Dreaming (Blondie) in Light.
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This Tuesday’s dinner and movie features Phish’s August 7, 2010 show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, California. The full show airs this Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET on webcast.livephish.com or Phish’s Facebook page. We have selected Music Health Alliance as the beneficiary of this webcast. This week, through the SpotifyCOVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify will match all donations to the Music Health Alliance (via the WaterWheel Foundation) dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $ 10 million. Donate now at phish.com/waterwheel. Music Health Alliance provides access to healthcare with services that protect, orient and connect music professionals with medical and financial solutions. MHA’s vision is to create a safe and confidential place for the music community to obtain the best healthcare and health insurance solutions through defined and transparent advocacy services with a focus on disease prevention and general well-being. For more information, visit musichealthalliance.com If you’ve ever sent Phish HQ a missive, chances are you’ve received a response from the intrepid Betty Frost, who has worked for the group for over 25 years. years. Betty’s career at Phish began when she delivered a basket of muffins to Mike Gordon’s accountant, and the rest is history. A passionate amateur cook, Betty has already won hands down a pastry competition at the Champlain Valley Fair in Vermont. This week, Betty is turning to a few family recipes for a special “Greek Night”: Spanakopita, lamb meatballs, and watermelon salad. For recipes go to https://phish.com/news/daam-14/ Photo 7/7/10 by Dave Vann #phish #phishdrygoods
Phishing | William Randolph Hearst Greek Theater | Berkeley, New York State | 7/7/10 | Photos: Jay Blakesberg