Phish played before 12,000 or so fans who bought tickets to enjoy a 3-hour show at the Champlian Valley Expo last night, with proceeds going to aid the thousands of people around the state hit hard by Tropical Storm Irene.
For the Vermont-borne 4-member jam band it was the first show in its native state in 7 years.
Front man Trey Anastasio introduced Gov. Peter Shumlin at the start of the show, who thanked Vermonters for their resilience during and after the disaster.
The show opened with the tune "Chalkdust Torture" and included a mix of newer and older Phish standards such as "Possum", "Down With Disease", "Wolfman’s Brother", and "Moma Dance."