10 years ago tonight, Phish played to a capacity crowd at the Utica Memorial Auditorium (known these days as the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium) in Utica, NY, and affirmed to one and all that the band’s then-new 3.0 era was as bright as their sparkling past.
Transporting the crowd to what felt like a rager from the 1990s, this concert is affectionately known as the “Guyutica” show due to the band’s brilliant and seamless interjection of “Guyute” themes throughout much of the first set, including teases during an epic “David Bowie”, “Wilson” (‘I must inquire Guyute…’), “Saw It Again”, and a wicked “Run Like An Antelope” where the “Marco Esquandolas” lyric was swapped for “Guyute.”
The fun didn’t end at set break either, as the band returned to craft a non-stop second set that transitioned into and out of just about every tune, featuring a rocking cover of The Who‘s “Drowned” to open the set, “Tela”, a “Split Open And Melt” odyssey that bookended The Mighty Diamonds‘ “Have Mercy”, and “Piper”. The set finally wrapping with an appropriate “Slave To The Traffic Light” and sent fans home happy following a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s “Good Times Bad Times” during the encore. This 2010 performance was one for the 3.0 Phistory books.
Celebrate the 10-year anniversary with fan-shot videos from “Guyutica” show below.
Phish – “David Bowie” – 10/20/2010
[Video: Randy Ctell]
Phish – “Wilson” – 10/20/2010
Phish – “Run Like An Antelope” – 10/20/2010
Setlist: Phish | Utica Memorial Auditorium | Utica, NY | 10/20/10
Set One: My Soul, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Vultures, Wolfman’s Brother -> Cities > Guyute, David Bowie, Wilson > McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters > Saw It Again -> Run Like an Antelope
Set Two: Drowned -> Sand > Theme From the Bottom, Axilla > Birds of a Feather, Tela > Split Open and Melt -> Have Mercy > Piper -> Split Open and Melt > Slave to the Traffic Light
Encore: Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin cover)
 Vocal jam.
 Alternate “Genesee Factory” lyric.
 Lyric changed to “I must inquire Guyute.”
 Trey teased Guyute instead of saying “Marco Esquandolas.”
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