Vermont jam quartet Phish opened up their unprecedented 13-night residency at Madison Square Garden on Friday (July 21), which has been dubbed the “Baker’s Dozen.” Phish announced the run with a promo video featuring giant donuts rolling through Manhattan. Fans who bought the 13-night package received their tickets, shaped like donuts each of a different flavor, in a donut box with the words “Glaze On” printed on the top. Friday night’s flavor was coconut (see below).
Keeping with the flavored donut theme, Phish kicked off the Baker’s Dozen with Junior Senior’s disco-rocker “Shake Your Coconuts,” a Phish debut. The band ended the set with an acapella version of Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut,” also a Phish debut. It’s these fun details that have garnered Phish their cult following. It will be interesting to see if Phish keeps up the donut flavor theme going forward. Saturday's (July 22) flavor is Strawberry.The Beatles' "Strawberry fields perhaps? Glaze on boys.
Other highlights from Friday night’s set were Trey Anastasio’s masterpiece “Billy Breathes,” a jammy “Seven Below,” fan favorite and recent rarity “Reba,” David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" and a “Walls of the Cave” punctuated by a face melting solo from Anastasio. You can check out the complete setlist below via Phish.net.
SET 1: Shake Your Coconuts, Martian Monster, Timber Ho! > 555, Pigtail, Halfway to the Moon, Reba, Moonage Daydream, Walls of the Cave
SET 2: Tweezer > Seven Below > Billy Breathes > Sparkle, Everything's Right > Slave to the Traffic Light, Suzy Greenberg, Coconut
ENCORE: The Mango Song, Good Times Bad Times
 Phish debut. Lyrics changed to reference the Baker's Dozen.
 No whistling.
 Phish debut.
We will be giving out donuts made by our friends at @federaldonuts at each show of The Baker’s Dozen. Supplies are limited and will be offered to ticket holders when doors open (first come, first serve). TONIGHT’S FLAVOR is COCONUT (coconut cream glaze with toasted coconut topping). #phish #phish13 #phishbakersdozen #donuts #nyc