Phish wrapped up their second night at Hampton Coliseum to wide acclaim (at least on Twitter). The opening night’s show was pretty solid and a great opener overall for the run (don’t skip on that “Golden Age” jam), so the second night was a likely bet as another rager. It is Saturday night so anything can and will happen.
The band was webcasting from Hampton this weekend over at LivePhish.com and we followed along with the show via the webcast as it happened. It was incredible.
The band started with a slowed down version of “Llama” and got everyone stoked for a non-standard night. “Runaway Jim” had a few moments of just absolute beauty, classic Phish at its finest. Seeing “Mound” and “Tela” come back into play is always exciting, and “Fluffhead” showing up again at Hampton was quite fitting considering they returned to the stage with that song at that same venue back in 2009.
Second set started so insanely strong — “First Tube > Tweezer” was quite impressive. I loved the way the rest of the set flowed, mostly between some chilled out moments that then found other songs to ramp up the crowd in between them. “Shine a Light” was a great end to the show, just fantastic choice and perfect way to close out an emotional evening of the band laying it all out on stage. What a show.
SETLIST: Phish @ Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA 10.20.18
Set I: Llama*, Fuego > Runaway Jim, Bug > Mound, Tela > 46 Days, Fluffhead
Set II: First Tube > Tweezer > Dirt > Backwards Down the Number Line > No Men in No Man’s Land > Cavern > Gotta Jibboo > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg
Encore: Shine a Light
* – Slow 🔥🔥🔥 version
— Scott Marks (@bizarchive) October 21, 2018
— Maston (@_Iccullus_) October 20, 2018
— RyGar (@RyGar76) October 21, 2018
Nice lil delay jam there in this Jim! #phish
— Doug Smith (@smitty_dj) October 21, 2018
The circular energy in the room tonight is ridiculous. Utterly. So very grateful to be here. Goosebumps. #phish
— Mike Hanley (@tourphish) October 21, 2018
Trey tuning his guitar while playing the intro to Fluffhead. Never seen him do that before!#phish
— Leon Jackson (@DrLeonJ) October 21, 2018
My three year old daughter Piper heard the band playing Tweezer and she said to me, this is Tweezer. I guess I’m doing something right! #phish
— Scents&Subtle Sounds (@subtle_sounds) October 21, 2018
Page is trying to take this Tweezer to that nasty train
— LawnMemo (@LawnMemo) October 21, 2018
A dirty, funky, dark Tweezer, Holy Uncle Ebenezer #phish
— Ken Ailes (@kenailes) October 21, 2018
Backwards Down The Number Line has personal meaning to me just as I know it does for Trey. First Phish song I played for my son when my wife was pregnant. We dance to it now. Fitting with five years today. Special tonight. #phish
— Frank Carmody (@frankxcarmody) October 21, 2018
— secretcabdriver (@secretcabdriver) October 21, 2018