Fans quickly understood the animals theme, as guitarist Trey Anastasio wore a sweatshirt emblazoned with the image of a pig and the band opened with “The Dogs”> “Ocelot” and “Turtle in the Clouds.”
Highlights from the show included the band’s first take on Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins’ “Shaggy Dog” since 6/22/2012 (show gap: 331) and their first version of The Beatles’ “I Am The Walrus” since 7/29/2017 (show gap: 130).
However, the real thrill was the second set visitation of “Harpua,” last played on July 30, 2017 (show gap: 129). According to Phish.net, the beloved original included teases of “Carini” and “Your Pet Cat.”
“Harpua” also bled into early-Phish favorites “Bug” and “The Lizards,” before the band closed the show with “Farmhouse.”
The encored with “Vultures” as well as “Sleeping Monkey”> “Possum.”
Phish’s Halloween run ends in style tonight, Oct. 31.
Check out Saturday’s full setlist and clips of each opener below:
Oct. 30, 2021
MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Set I: The Dogs > Ocelot, Turtle in the Clouds, Run Like an Antelope, Camel Walk, Wombat > Guyute, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Shaggy Dog^, Dog Faced Boy, The Sloth, Llama, I Am The Walrus*
Set II: Dogs Stole Things, Your Pet Cat > Runaway Jim > Piper -> Birds of a Feather, Harpua% > Bug > The Lizards, Farmhouse
Enc: Vultures, Sleeping Monkey > Possum
^LTP: June 22, 2012 (331 shows)
*LTP: July 29, 2017 (130 shows)
%LTP: July 30, 2017 (129 shows)
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