Tonight, Tuesday February 23, Phishing will air the group’s February 22, 2019 show in Riviera Maya, Mexico, as the 31st episode of the ongoing archival webcast / kitchen series, Dinner and movie. Tune in below at 8:30 p.m. ET and scroll down to follow our 2/22/19 broadcast companion.
Phishing Dinner and movie Episode 31 – 02/22/19, Riviera Maya, Mexico [STREAM]
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This 31st installment of Dinner and movie follows last month’s 7/25/03 screening in Charlotte, NC. Browse the list of all the last 31 Dinner and cinema below:
Phishing Dinner and movie – Past episodes
Episode 1: 08/31/12, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Show F– Your Face)
Episode 2: 07/21/14, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Tweezerfest)
Episode 3: 07/25/17, Madison Square Garden (Baker’s Dozen Jam-Filled Evening)
Episode 4: 08/22/15, Magnaball (Saturday evening, three sets)
Episode 5: 07/09/19, Mohegan Sun
Episode 6: 10/28/16, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Episode 7: 01/15/17, Mexico
Episode 8: 08/03/18, Alpharetta
Episode 9: 07/21/97, Virginia Beach (US Tour Opener with DMB’s LeRoi Moore)
Episode 10: 12/29/18, Madison Square Garden
Episode 11: 07/26/13, The Gorge (The Birth of the Phish / Seahawks Connection)
Episode 12: 6/19/95, Deer Creek Music Center
Episode 13: 08/12/15, Le Mann
Episode 14: 7/7/10, The Greek Theater
Episode 15: 5/1/89, Northampton, MA (Video “Avant-Garde” of the Set Two at the small club MA)
Episode 16: 07/14/19, Alpine Valley (Bust-Outs, Ruby Waves, Icculus, & More)
Episode 17: 10/20/13, Hampton Coliseum
Episode 18: 07/28/17, Madison Square Garden (Baker’s Dozen “Double Chocolate” evening)
Episode 19: 07/08/94, Great Woods (Gamehendge)
Episode 20: 10/26/18, Allstate Arena Rosemont
Episode 21: 08/19/12, Bill Graham Municipal Auditorium
Episode 22: 08/15/11, UIC Pavilion (The Element Set)
Episode 23: 09/01/17, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Episode 24: 09/01/12, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Episode 25: 06/09/15, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (THANKS again)
Episode 26: 07/23/99, Columbus, OH
Episode 27: Halloween Triple Feature – 2014 The chilling and pulsating sounds of the haunted house, 1996 Stay in the light (Talking heads), 2018 Kasvot Växt – I rokk
Episode 28: 11/22/97, Hampton Coliseum
Episode 29: Dinner and revenge – 12/31/95 & Audience Chess Grudge Match
Episode 30: 07/23/03, Charlotte, North Carolina
Episode 31: 02/22/19, Riviera Maya, MX
View past episodes and broadcast companions
Whether rightly or sadly, this episode of Dinner and movie falls on the first anniversary of the last Phish show: 2/23/20 on the same Mexican coast we’ll see on tonight’s webcast. Yes, it’s been a year since Phish performed a show. To be fair, it seems even longer, but the amount of entertainment and interaction the group has provided throughout the pandemic has been nothing short of amazing. With Dinner and movie The Phish community alone has spent a full month of evenings together throughout this concert-hungry year. It didn’t affect the cause, but it certainly cured some of the symptoms.
The Dinner and movie effect even caused the mutation of the ways we miss Phish. At the start of the series, fans were clamoring for older shows from the band’s early days. I was one of them. Recently, the Phish “3.0” was already fresh in our minds. If we’re only doing “movie night” anyway, let’s watch the classics…
Phish’s team have responded in kind over the year, providing choice selections throughout the group’s decades-long career. But as we enter the second year of the live music shutdown and every fan’s last show is at least a year behind them, I’ve found myself drifting into more recent recordings. Let’s not forget that the Phish that hopped off the scene a year ago today was still so exciting. Nothing like a little hindsight to remind ourselves how good we had it.
As such, the most recent tonight Dinner and movie selection – the second of three nights of Phish’s 2019 Mexican Destination Event – looks like a welcome throwback to the modern age. (It’s still 3.0 until there’s another show. Don’t @ me, Trey).
Now it’s time for the show. After the band turned expectations on the first night with a slew of long-lost tracks, including a clip from “Spock’s Brain,” anyone could guess how Phish would start his second Mexican show. However, it’s probably safe to say that no one expected what started the night: the first “You Enjoy Myself” opening show since 7/9/03. While this interpretation contained a handful of blunders and saws Mike Gordon Head in a fun way to his trampoline a few bars earlier, it’s hard to nitpick a “YEM” opening show on a tropical beach.
After the “YEM” vocal jam wore off, the band resumed with Kasvot Växt favorite “Turtle In The Clouds”, marking her third Phish performance. It was clear that the band were excited to play this new material, and that enthusiasm continued into the choreography of the song Gordon and Trey Anastasio dance and the lovely musical crescendo that followed.
A compact “46 days” followed as McConnell Page and Gordon helped propel the rocker to a heart-wrenching guitar peak. “No Men In No Man’s Land”, one of Phish’s flagship vehicles in recent years, then appeared in Mexico. The band worked on a fast-paced, spin-heavy funk jam before transforming into a brooding vampire and, in turn, returning to the thick funk of “No Men”.
After briefly switching to a major melodic key space, Jon fishman‘sa drums marked the start of “Emotional Rescue”, the first Phish interpretation of the Rolling stones classic since the show “Fuck Your Face” at Dick’s in 2012 and only their sixth performance in total.
From there, the group embarked on another excellent “Tube” stuck, continuing the Renaissance improvisation the song had known lately with a catchy groove powered by Gordon and Fishman. A “Shade” break then followed before a particularly manic “Saw It Again” featuring the rampaging howls of Trey and Fishman and Haunted house Page’s screaming samples closed the first set.
For the second night in a row, a more recent “Soul” song took the place of the first two sets as “Set Your Soul Free” pushed through a number of separate spaces, “No Quarter” type organ tremors. to Trey’s sinister moans. A “piper” type pattern began to appear around the jam’s 17-minute mark as Trey dialed in a booming sustain. Things patiently built from there to a stop-start segment featuring obligatory “woos” from the crowd. “Set Your Soul Free” continued with a watery Baker’s Dozen-style vibe before Anastasio led the 26-minute plus exploration home with a towering guitar spike.
As the biggest jam of the night was over, Phish made it clear that they had a lot of improvisation creativity left in the tank with the “Mercury” that followed. Much like the song’s previous two appearances in Las Vegas and New Years Eve in New York, the Mexican “Mercury” made their way into the cosmos, surpassing the 22-minute mark behind the concentrated play of the four members. of the group.
After nearly 50 minutes of tight improvisation courtesy of “Set Your Soul Free” and “Mercury”, Phish moved on to a well-received “Slave To The Traffic Light” mid-set to get things moving on a lighter and prettier note. The rest of the set was all in sauce as Phish went through a fun (albeit somewhat mundane) rendition of “Possum,” a “Sanity” whose amusingly sloppy Trey introduction before straightening the course and to add some ad-libs with Fishman (“Kablooee!”; “Wham-o!”; etc.), and a “Walk Away” always welcome.
Tune in to Phish Dinner and movie Episode 31 (2/22/19 in Mexico) tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. Below, check out a photo gallery from the Phish performance on 02/22/19 in Mexico courtesy of the photographer Eric fefferman.
Setlist: Phish | Barcelo Maya Beach | Riviera Maya, MX | 02/22/19
Set One: You Enjoy Myself, Turtle in the Clouds, 46 Days, No Men In No Man’s Land> Emotional Rescue, Tube> Shade, Saw It Again
Set Two: Free Your Soul> Mercury> Traffic Light Slave> Possum> Sanity> Stay Away