Nine years ago, Phish performed at Hampton Colesium and recorded what would end up being a part of their epic Live Phish series called Hampton Comes Alive.
Phish, 11/21/98 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VAThe kids call 1997 the Year of the Funk. 1998 might have been the Year of the Cover Song. This show is a perfect example of Phish's amazing and uncanny ability to play a cover and put their spin on it. The first set included covers from the Beatles Cry Baby Cry to Stevie Wonder's Boogie On Reggae Woman to a classic country tune Nellie Kane and they closed with Jimi Hendrix's Bold As Love. The boys kicked off the second set with a hysterical homage to the Beastie Boys with Sabotage and ended the show with Tubthumping by British one hit wonders... Chumbawamba.
Set I: Wilson> Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Lawn Boy, The Divided Sky, Cry Baby Cry, Boogie On Reggae Woman> NICU, Dogs Stole Things, Nellie Kane, Foam, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Guyute, Bold as Love
Set II: Sabotage > Mike's Song> Simple> The Wedge, The Mango Song> Free> Ha Ha Ha> Free, Weekapaug Groove
I'll have to dig through my CD collection and play this non-stop today.