Thursday, June 8, 2017

Phish - 2004-08-14 Newport State Airport, Coventry, VT

Newport State Airport
Coventry, VT

SET 1: 
Walls of the Cave >
Runaway Jim ->
Gotta Jibboo
You Enjoy Myself >
Sample in a Jar >
Axilla >
Poor Heart >
Run Like an Antelope[1]

SET 2: 
AC/DC Bag ->
46 Days >
Halley's Comet ->
Ya Mar
David Bowie
Character Zero

SET 3: 
Twist ->
The Wedge
Stash >
Drowned >

Harry Hood[2]

[1] Tom Marshall on vocals.
[2] With Trey banter. At the end of Hood, the band stopped playing allowing the audience to sing the "You can feel good, good, good about Hood" refrain.
This was the first show of the Coventry festival and was simulcast in movie theaters nationwide. During YEM, the band gave away their trampolines. Throughout the duration of the set, groups of fans held the trampolines above their heads, and some fans jumped on the trampolines as well. Tom Marshall sang the lyrics to Antelope. Trey teased Waves in Halley's Comet. Before Bowie, Trey told a story of the summer he spent living in a cabin in the Northeast Kingdom where he remembered writing several songs, including Bowie. Trey explained that Bowie was an attempt to see “how far can you push it in the harmonic and rhythmic language and still have people dancing.” During Hood, Trey (speaking in rhythm) noted that because there were a row of rocks separating the band from the crowd, they were feeling a certain level of disconnect (particularly when Mike plays a "sexy" note). To remedy the situation, Trey and Mike ventured down onto the rocks for the duration of the song. At the end of Hood, the band stopped playing, allowing the audience to sing the “You can feel good, good, good about Hood” refrain.

Mp3 [V0] - HERE!


  1. The worst shows I've ever been to for a multitude of reasons. Maybe it was the 36 hours I spent sitting in traffic. Maybe it was the 8 miles I walked to get in. Maybe it was the lack of cellphone reception which led to my not being able to link up with the ppl who had my tent and sleeping bag. Maybe it was the mud around the concert area which was so deep it was swallowing people's shoes. But more than anything else, it was probably the god awful music, which was so bad that the band should be legitimately embarrassed. Trey made a complete fool of himself.

    1. I'd like to clarify that while the shows overall are the worst I've ever heard them play, there are actually a few really excellent jams sprinkled throughout the two nights which are worth a listen.