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Phish rocks Hampton, begins new era

phish-hampton-2009

Hampton, VA: Phish is officially back. The Vermont quartet brought the house Mothership down on Friday night, March 6, 2009 (their first official return to the stage).

Playing to a sold out crowd, Phish rocked through 28 of their best songs (setlist after the break) leading die hard fans to make such exclamations as: “That was easily one of the best shows I’ve ever seen” and “Definite top 5 performance.”

Unlike their previous “return,” they made it rather clear on Friday night that they are not just going through the motions, but rather have put a lot of hard work and energy into practicing and preparation. This is a new era of Phish.

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Setlist:

Set 1 –
Fluffhead
Divided Sky
Chalk Dust Torture
Sample In A Jar
Stash
I Didn’t Know^
Oh Kee Pah Ceremony >
Suzy Greenberg
Farmhouse
NICU
Horn
Rift
Train Song
Water In The Sky
Squirming Coil
David Bowie

Set 2 –
Backwards Down The Number Line
Tweezer
Taste
Possum
Theme From The Bottom
First Tube
Harry Hood
Waste
You Enjoy Myself*

Encore:
Grind**
Bouncing Around The Room
Loving Cup

Show notes:
SOUNDCHECK: The Squirming Coil, Funky Bitch
^ Fishman on vacuum, Trey on drums
* Started and stopped, and restarted.
** Acapella