Phish 7/13/13 MPP: Setlist and Recap - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD - Night #1

Official poster by Doe Eyed
After a wet night at Jones Beach, Phish headed south down I-95 and returned to Maryland for a two-night stint at MPP.

Here is the setlist for the first show....
Phish 7/13/13 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

Set 1: Kill Devil Falls, Destiny Unbound, Taste, Halfway to the Moon, 20 Years Later, Maze, Yarmouth Road, MELT

Set 2: DWD > Free, Bouncin*, Birds >  HOOD, Architect, Mike's Song >  Simple > Weekapaug

Encore:  Waste, Good Times Bad Times
Notes: * Pauly takes a piss song 
Times: Set 1 began at 7:43pm ET and ended at 8:53pm. Set 2 began at 9:23pm. The show ended at 10:58pm ET.

Click here to see every Phish setlist from this summer tour, plus links to vids and recaps.

CK5 during DWD via @Phish_FTR

Couch Tour Recap: MPP #1 - Bustouts and New Stuff
By Pauly

The 8-song first set clocked in around 70 mins. Kind of short and not the norm for this summer (first sets have averaged 11 songs and 90+ mins). Right off the bat, things were going to be different with a Destiny Unbound bustout in the second spot. First Destiny since Superball. Halfway to the Moon was re-introduced into the lineup. I dug that 3.0 tune featuring Page and hoped it would play its way into the lineup. I'm also a fan of 20 Years Later (phans my age get it) and Trey obviously likes it so they need to get better playing it if they want to keep it in rotation (a new-ish song is only as good as its execution). By Maze we got a consistent stream and Leo crushed the jam. Glad to see that rookie Yarmouth Road  get another shot. During Melt, it began to rain. Heavily. What's up with the shitty weather this tour? There's a strict 11pm curfew at MPP, which is probably why they cut the first set short. The boys are well behaved these days and color inside the lines. Compelling mini-jams in KDF, Taste, and Maze.

We had a decent stream for most of the 9-song second set, which had more tunes that the first set for the first time this tour. DWD, everyone's favorite heavy hitter, had a tight jam with some meat on its bones. Dynamite jam, but it was tough to top last night's thunderous Rock and Roll wet beach jam. Free was hysterical because of the schwasted girl withing vicinity of the taper. Birds never really took flight but had a smooth seg into Hood, which contained plenty of Birds teases by Trey during the intro. Hood jam might have been the shining star of the set. Got another crack at TAB's Architect. Simple was the lunch meat in a fatty Mike's Groove (that was almost a half hour). Schwasted girl was singing along with Waste encore. We got a bong-rattling Good Times Bad Times as the second encore with Trey's wanking reaching nuclear proportions.

 Good to see some old stuff and new stuff. Nice mix for nice night at Merriweather.

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