Freaks clashed with high society last night as Trey Anastasio, leader of the band Phish, performed with 95 members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The sold-out show at Atlanta's Symphony Hall was the first of a four-city tour in which Anastasio will play with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
In Atlanta, Anastasio had two rehearsals with the symphony in which they were taught such Phish tunes as "First Tube," "Divided Sky," and "You Enjoy Myself" — all of which were performed Thursday night as Anastasio switched between electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and lead vocals. Much of the crowd was sharply dressed for the occasion — from tuxedos to tie-dyed tees — and greeted Anastasio with a standing ovation when he took the stage. "It was the loudest cheering I have ever heard in that hall," ASO trumpet player Mike Tiscione said after the show.
Check out more photos from the show. See set list after the break:
SET LIST as provided by Atlanta Symphony:
Water in the Sky
The Divided Sky
Brian and Robert
Let me Lie
Time Turns Elastic
I. Song at Daws. Ruby Shaded Sky
II. Submarine. Landslide. Rays of Blue Light
III. Summer Sound Shower. Hailstorm. Funnels. Carousel
If I Could
You Enjoy Myself
Abbey Road Medley
Golden Slumbers; Carry That Weight; The End
The Inlaw Josie Wales
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