After treating fans to a composition-heavy, focused setlist one night one, Phish relaxed and let the rock roll for a fun Saturday night show at Hampton Coliseum. Another lengthy first set read like a laundry list of songs the band loves to play. Highlights included an entertaining mid-set three song run of “Punch You in the Eye,” “Gumbo,” and a wonderful “Reba,” along with a closing trio of “Guelah Papyrus,” “Lawn Boy,” and a raging “Run Like an Antelope.”
The second set opened up into a full-on dance party featuring crowd pleasers and long jams in the form of “Rock and Roll,” “Ghost,” and “Wolfman’s Brother,” all of which featured inspired playing. “Mike’s Song,” while rough around the edges, got the whole building shaking with a raging jam. After a fiery “Character Zero” set closer, the band encored somewhat abruptly with “A Day in the Life” and left it at that.
This show was very focused on the vibe, and not as musically intense as Friday night’s opening salvo, but still a wonderful time.
Phish – Hampton Coliseum – March 7, 2009
Set 1: Get Back on the Train, Runaway Jim, Brian and Robert, Heavy Things, Punch You in the Eye, Gumbo, Reba, Mexican Cousin, It’s Ice, Halley’s Comet > Beauty of a Broken Heart, Guelah Papyrus, Lawn Boy, Run Like an Antelope
Set 2: Rock and Roll > Limb by Limb, Ghost,Piper > Birds of a Feather, Wolfman’s Brother, Prince Caspian, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Character Zero
Encore: A Day in the Life
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