Phish - DCU Center, Worcester MA June 7, 2012
DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Hitting the stage about 20 after 8 (doors 630, show at 730, fans need to start getting their crap together earlier..sorry its just time to knock these massive delays off) the band opened with “Buried Alive”. It was a slow builder and had some good moments. The band was noticeably rusty though. Vocals came in a little late and Trey was struggling with some chords. Mike, Fish and Page were solid. They went right to “Runaway Jim” and the place was going, a good ripper and the place was loving it. “Torn and Frayed” followed and I decided it was time for a bathroom run. The DCU Center is awful for vendors and bathrooms with everything being on same level. Even 20 minutes in to the set I missed all of the tune and part of “Funky Bitch”. “Moma Dance” was easy and fun and it went well with Rift->Nothing.
Set two, rather than me go song by song was pretty solid. Everything was going along great, then Page started to get funky on the tail end of “Ghost” and it rolled right in to “Boogie On Reggae Woman”. This as a blast. For the first time of the night I said “this show is worth a download for this track alone” It just was great. We got a second cover later of “Quinn the Eskimo” and that went in to a personal favorite “Harry Hood”. The end of this is always the pay off but I found the jam went on too long to really blow it out good. “Cavern” followed and I dig this tune and it was fun. I am not sure I've ever heard them do this live actually.
We decided to listen to the encore in the hallway. They tend to do one tune so its usually the whole “if its a ripper we go back in”. “Loving Cup” was played. As solid a tune we were out the door by the second verse.
Overall it was a decent show. A little rust was there for sure and three cover tunes always sort of is a bummer with a catalog like theirs, but I realize they have another show Friday and a big festival to do.
 Beauty of a Broken Heart tease.
 Norwegian Wood tease.