New To YouTube: Pro-Shot Trey Anastasio Band At First Bonnaroo In 2002


In 2002 the Bonnaroo Festival debuted in Manchester, Tennessee with a jam scene heavy lineup headlined by Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Phil Lesh & Friends With Bob Weir and the Trey Anastasio Band. Anastasio ended Summer Tour 2002 and closed out the main stage action at Bonnaroo on June 23, 2002. Professionally-shot video of TAB’s performance at Bonnaroo ’02 has made the rounds for years in fan circles, but has surfaced in its most complete form yet on YouTube in recent days. Note the sync between the audio and the video isn’t perfect and gets worse as the three-hour clip continues.

Trey’s version of TAB at the time saw him backed by bassist Tony Markellis, drummer Russ Lawton, keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, percussionist Cyro Baptista and a horn section of Dave Grippo, Peter Apfelbaum, Jennifer Hartswick and Andy Moroz. Anastasio and his band jammed long and often at the inaugural ‘Roo, especially during a three-song second set.

The footage starts towards the end of “Money Love & Change” and then includes the rest of TAB’s two-set performance. Highlights are numerous such as an adventurous “Sand,” pretty “Drifting,” wild “Night Speaks To A Woman” and hard hitting “Mr. Completely.” Anastasio comes out by himself with just a guitar in hand to start the encore. He gives a speech about the state of music, plays acoustic versions of Phish classics “Wilson” and “Bathtub Gin” and ends the encore and festival with a full band “Alive Again.”

Watch the pro-shot video shared by Frank Musillami:

Setlist (via

Set One: Push On ‘Til the Day (Missing), Money, Love and Change, Cayman Review, Mozambique, Sand, Drifting, Last Tube

Set Two: Night Speaks to a Woman, At the Gazebo, Mr. Completely

Encore: Wilson [1], Bathtub Gin [1], Alive Again

[1] Trey solo acoustic.

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