Today in Phishtory: 4.5.98 R.I. - The Island Tour

The Phish capped off their four show Island Tour with a final night in Rhode Island. That evening featured several heavy hitters in YEM, Bathtub Gin > Cities, SOaM, DWD, and Possum. They also played McGrupp which they did not play too often.

Seriously, I keep writing that I cannot believe that these shows were ten years ago. I have been listening to them non-stop over the last four days.

Phish really knew how to create magic out of thin air. Every night they pulled a rabbit out of a hat, except the rabbit was the size of a fuckin' whale and the experience melted our faces and fried our brains.

Man, I loved Phish circa 1998. These shows reminded me of how much I missed them.
4.5.98 Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

Set I: Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > You Enjoy Myself, Theme from the Bottom, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Bathtub Gin > Cities, Sparkle, Split Open and Melt

Set II: Down With Disease > Ya Mar > Prince Caspian, Maze > Shafty > Possum > Cavern

Encore: Bold as Love
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Here's that sick, sick, sick Down with Disease. The video (via Silverchair97) is so big that it's split up into two parts!

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Anonymous said…
Bold As Love as the encore?!


stuarttucker said…
I am listening to these shows right now and also can't believe it was 10 years ago. I was a freshman at URI and I remember when the dates were announced it was incredible, and the shows were probably the best I ever went to.

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