Revisiting the Return of Phish (and Fluffhead) at Hampton Coliseum
March 06, 2018
Maybe you were there. Maybe you regretted not being there. Maybe you have a friend that literally won't shut up about how you weren't there. Today is that friend's time to shine—the anniversary of Phish's triumphant return from hiatus at Hampton Coliseum on March 6, 2009.
Nine years ago today, the Vermont Quartet reminded their fans what they'd been missing since 2004, along with proving they were far from done. "We wanted to come back and be able to say, 'We're really aiming to deliver here. We're going to give you a lot, we're not going to skimp,'" Mike Gordon told Relix in an article published in our June 2009 issue, in which the Phish bassist recalled the band's hiatus, return and more. What follows is a short excerpt from that piece, which will be published in full later this week.