Phish at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
On July 30, Phish’s 2nd night of their rescheduled summer tour continued at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham Alabama, right outside of Birmingham.
Phish opened with “Moma Dance” leading into “Sigma Oasis” which has only been played three times since being released in 2020.
Singer Trey Anastasio addressed the crowd, “Thank you so much everybody. Thank you for having us. This is just the most beautiful part of the country. I love playing here. I love this venue. I love the drive in and all the people. Thank you so much for having us. We are thrilled to be here.”
The band continued on with “Back on the Train,” “Dirt,” “The Final Hurrah,” a cover of Son Seals’ “Funky Bitch,” “Driver,” and “The Wedge,” before closing out the first set with “Walls of the Cave.”
During the set break, there was a thunderstorm warning in the area, which produced a strong, but welcomed wind. The band started the second set with “Evening Song,” which features the lyric “And good things all get shoved in shadows by a wicked breeze,” which led to a large cheer from the crowd.
The continuous jam second set featured fan favorite “Carini” which conjured a glow-stick frenzy leading into “Martian Monster” followed by “Golden Age” into “Mountains in the Mist” into “Blaze On” and into “Harry Hood” to finish out the second set.
The three song encore consisted of the Mike Gordon penned “Yarmouth Road,” followed by “Gumbo” where Anastasio teased Leo Sayer’s “Long Tall Glasses” before closing the show with “Character Zero.”
Overall, the atmosphere was electric with various fans at the show saying this is the best they have ever sounded.
The future of this tour and the band remains largely optimistic. https://phish.com