Phish returned to the stage last night to play a show to benefit flood victims from Hurricane Irene up in the band’s home state of Vermont. It was the band’s first show in Vermont since their Coventry Festival in 2004. Here’s the setlist via…

Phish @ Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT 9/14/11

Set 1: Chalk Dust Torture, The Moma Dance > NICU, Funky Bitch, Sample in a Jar, Cavern, Bathtub Gin, Alaska > Possum, Wolfman’s Brother > Julius
Set 2: Carini[1] > Down with Disease[1] > Slave to the Traffic Light > Rock and Roll > Twist > Backwards Down the Number Line, Theme From the Bottom > Suzy Greenberg > Character Zero
Encore: Loving Cup

[1] Unfinished.

Notes: This special performance was a benefit for flood relief efforts in Vermont the wake of Hurricane Irene. The show was preceded by an announcement from Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who thanked the crowd for their support and spoke about additional ways people could get involved in the flood relief effort. Carini was dedicated to Pete and Tara Carini. Carini and Disease were unfinished.

I can’t wait to see how much the band, fans and this benefit was able to raise for the cause.