Shafty was last played on June 10, 2012 (302 shows) and Sea and Sand on July 20, 1998 (672 shows). The second Shafty was performed over Plasma. Page teased the theme from Speed Racer in The Lizards. Bathtub Gin was dedicated to the people at CID who organized the event and in honor of the fact that everyone had a hot tub in their room and also included a Gimme Some Lovin' tease from Page before transitioning back into Shafty. Blaze On's lyrics were changed to "you'll be dancing on the beach." Blaze On also included Plasma teases. Possum contained Back on the Train and Shafty teases and ended with a Plasma tease. Trey teased Another One Bites the Dust in Also Sprach Zarathustra. Trey teased L.A. Woman in I Always Wanted It This Way. No Men In No Man's Land included Shafty and Woman from Tokyo teases. Weekapaug Groove contained No Men In No Man's Land quotes as well as a Smoke on the Water tease from Trey.
Shafty, Plasma, and Back on the Train teases in Possum, Shafty and Woman from Tokyo teases in No Men In No Man's Land, L.A. Woman tease in I Always Wanted It This Way, No Men In No Man's Land and Smoke on the Water quotes in Weekapaug Groove, Another One Bites the Dust and Rapper's Delight teases in Also Sprach Zarathustra, Theme from Speed Racer tease in The Lizards, Plasma tease in Blaze On, Gimme Some Lovin' tease in Bathtub Gin
Debut Years (Average: 2001)

This show was part of the "2020 Mexico"

Show Reviews

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Review by jwh21

jwh21 (Not sure why my other review cut off, but .net wouldn’t let me edit it... Second time lucky!)

Hola from Mexico!

I hope everyone here is having as much fun as I am. The Moon Palace is a fantastic resort — thanks to the hard-working staff here for making us all feel so welcome, and thanks to CID for putting on such an awesome event.

Now, with the niceties out of the way... come on people — as it stands currently, the best you can muster for this show is a 3.7 rating? Really?! I’m not saying this one of the all-time greats, but I feel it certainly deserves more.

I’ve done 3 Mexico runs so far, and last night’s show was easily the best I’ve seen here. I’ve noticed a pattern of Mexico shows being consistently underrated, and I won’t speculate why (plenty of debate on this elsewhere), but this one takes the cake.

Last night featured many of the hallmarks of a brilliant show:

* An outstanding setlist structure... Just look at it!
* Noteworthy bust-outs
* Fan-favourite treats
* Fluid segues
* Teases and callbacks galore
* Deep jams
* Dance parties
* Tight playing, with the band clearly dialled in (and no noteworthy flubs, unlike the night before)
* A monster encore

Perhaps some of the magic didn’t translate well to the webcast or tapings? There were some truly magical moments that maybe you just had to be there to experience — Piper in the rain was beautiful. The crowd going hauntingly silent during Lizards, taking in every note. Seeing Trey with a smile on his face all night long!

I’m not saying the show was perfect. The second set was going to be hard-pressed to compete with the first. Some might say the placement of Lifeboy was bad (I disagree, but can appreciate the sentiment). Newer songs like Sigma Oasis haven’t really found their feet yet.

But there was just so much to love despite these minor shortfalls. I heard one of my favourite 2001s, that was equal parts dance party and exploratory jamming. Bathtub Gin reached some stellar peaks, with a cohesive Shafty segue. The band were firing on all cylinders when the rain fell as Piper was opening up. And the encore was such a treat, with the concluding finish into Shafty being the cherry on top of what was a very fun show.

Just my two cents — but I hope in time people are able to appreciate this show as much as I did!
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Review by phunkytime

phunkytime The real question is are the 2 and 3 ratings ppl who are salty? Or would you only accept this being a great show if it had a 20+ min jam? I think this show was spectacular too to bottom. Barely a time to pee, amazing bust outs and great interplay. Plus did you see mikes face when trey strong armed into groove? Hope we get a mikes>simple sometime today or tomorrow
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Review by hurdygurdy03

hurdygurdy03 I was not at this show.

I am commenting for one reason.

Sea and Sand.

Earlier Friday I sent my Friday a simple message “Sea and Sand tonight”. This song has been on my radar since the first time I listened to 12/31/95, one of my all time favorite shows. To say I did anything less than joyously weep would be an understatement. Page was golden and still is all these years later.
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Review by jwh21

jwh21 Hola from Mexico!
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Review by RockyMtnJed

RockyMtnJed While I would have loved to be at this show with the setlist, setting, and weather, from a streaming/listening standpoint, I don't think this show will be a memorable one for me. Well, other than being the "Shafty Mexico show"

Turtles has become one of my favorite openers. A fun tune with some catchy, nonsensical phrasing. The Shafty bustout (and theme) for the night did make this a memorable moment in time in and of itself, and is how I will remember this show. There first set Lizards was a pleasant surprise. The Bathtub Gin was the real highlight of the night for me, and hearing it go back into Shafty really put some flavor to the ending as well. I love that it got finished right after Shafty part three. Blaze On was entertaining, but rather mellow, and not all that Blaze On has been in the past. Surprised Sea and Sand has not been played in Mexico before! The first set was rather entertaining, but alas, did not contain anything "definitive" in my opinion.

I have been hearing quite a few mixed feelings on Sigma Oasis, and thus far, I am not sure where I myself stand on the song. As long as it stays in these early set positions is has been, I guess I am okay with it. Not a bad song, but does not really go anywhere. 2001 was one of the more interesting parts of the second set, and this song has been getting a bit of new life lately. Drift was about what is always is, but I am really starting to dig the reggae portion of that song. I always welcome Lifeboy in any set. I Always Wanted It This Way... this one is starting to show some promise, and this one had a good bit of energy. NMINML was okay, but lackluster versus what the song can be. The rain coming down during Piper is really something I wish I could have experienced! That said, this was standard affair, and while not bad in anyway, was not a standout. Not really anything in the second set was really.

That all said about the second set, the encore was HUGE! The Sand went to some rather interesting and unusual places for the song, and the standalone Weekapaug was quite strong. While not the best versions ever, these were incredibly strong and different coming in the encore spot for a nice surprise.

This show may not go down as the most memorable show music-wise this year (at least I hope not), but was a good time nonetheless and streaming the show with some friends was a great way to spend a Friday night! Can't wait to see what is in store for tonight!
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Review by Shadowfox0

Shadowfox0 Not a great 4 night run but then again NONE of the Mexico runs have been great Not a single 4.5 show in 7 years pretty crazy There have been good shows like 4.0 range which is slightly above average but the setlists on paper have been great. They played Lizards Shafty Gin and Sea and Sand which has only been played 4 x and that is one of my all time favorite covers I adore the Velvet Underground and Loadeds best songs are I Found a Reason and the fat micky mouse song and Sea and Sand from The Whos Quadrophenia this is definitely the piano song like Blackbird on the White Album for the Beatles It is the epic song that ties that whole double album together w some of the best lyrics in a The Who song ever!!! I wish they played that song more often at least on beaches like in Atlantic City and it was perfectly placed here. I want more Albuquerque the Have Mercy was nice I love any and all Reggae songs like Marleys Mellow Mood or Three Little Birds Trenchtown Rock and the list goes on and I love bluegrass so Old Home Place Ginseng Sullivan being my 2 favorites but Nellie Cane and Evening Song is so growing on me along w FEFU and If I could being the classic greatest of all time and that album Rift will go down as epic bluegrass and that tour 1994 belongs to Allison Krauss Her album Forget About It I have memorized but back to the show Set 1 being great is a great start This is the best show of the 4 day run but it never reaches epic peaks even though it has the best song ever The Lizards and Sea and Sand maybe my favorite cover of all time along w David Bowie NOT the song but his song It Aint Easy off Stardust I named Ziggy my fat rat cat after that album The Blaze on was very nice and I dont even like that song I am not a smoker and only used to vape so now it is gummies once I go back to work I had to be clean for 2 months to get weed out of my blood and urine and hair even 2001 was very nice and always works w a great light show on a beach in the dark so cool that must have been to get that funky great song I got one on my very first show and it was better than this one but both are great 2-21-03 had a nice Waste and Je sus tease in it and then a Stash tease also so cool this one was not as good as the MJ dedication in Camden 2010 but it was great nonetheless and a must listen to. The Weekapaug without Mikes was cool and reminded me of my first 2 sandwhich shows in Cinci and that was the first time they did this but now it has been done 3 times FULL version of Weekapaug the 1 minute version does not count they did once as an opener I think As encore that is pretty darn cool and what an encore this was how fun is that dance party to end a beach show I hope they were not in hell and did not even know like Olivia's Pool I love that song Oblivious Fool I used to think it was called when I was a nube Phish LOVES wordplay and fucking w the new fans and they sure did w me w that one Like the lyrics to Cavern making no sense
Piper is 1 of my all time favorite songs but I prefer it in 1999 and 2000 not when it first came out in 1998 when it just petered out after 7 minutes w no jam but when it was 20 minutes long and epic w Guy Forget or what I call KEE FORSHEE oh yes so glad they brought that back in 2023 finally lol
Piper was great in 2003 and even shitty year 2004 I remember the one from 7 19 2003 and 6-19-2004 and and what I thought would be the last 2 set show EVER in Camden 8 12 04 That Piper opener w that glowstick war on the lawn when I looked behind me from the pavillion is tatooed in my brain because I thought it was the last glowstick war of Phish I would ever see and thankfully I was so wrong and 3.0 and 4.0 starting w this 2nd show proved me oh so very wrong but Piper is just not the same jam vehicle it once was
The show was FULL of great covers This was a cover show GTBT is a classic Zepplin song I prefer No Quarter Ramble on is my favorite and oh yes Johnny B Goode would have taken this show over the top but they have yet to play that 2 3 or 4 point 0 It may be Back to the Future for that one Shafty is such a great song I always think of Weigh and it did not have that w it but it had 1 of my 2 new fav Page songs I Always Wanted It this Way along w MEAP those songs sound like Synth Rave Party epicness I would love to hear them both in one show like Maze and Bowie at Star Lake to throw us fans off as to what they are starting to play it was fun and the highlight of the first night 7 2123 Did they do it at MSG Donuts I wanna say no and that they have never done it you can do it Page you can play both epic songs in one night along w Sea and Sand Strange Design Coil and all the best Page songs like Lizards and Home
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