Phish rocks Hampton, begins new era

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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