Phish - 10-17-1998


Bridge School Benefit
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mountain View, CA

discs: 1
recording type: DAUD
shn: yes; book/page: 0/0
quality rating: A

[disc 1] (53:20)
1. Carolina * (2:08)
2. Sleep ** (3:10)
3. Never **# (2:06)
4. Possum (6:41)
5. I'm Blue I'm Lonesome *** (4:15)
6. Freebird ## (4:40)
7. Driver ** (3:59)
8. Wading in a Velvet Sea (5:37)
9. Harry Hood ^ > (13:04)
10. Helpless ^^ (7:40)

This set was part of the Bridge School Benefit Concerts (put on by Neil Young). All songs were played acoustic, and Page and Fish were switched from their traditional stage positions.

* A cappella, with backs to the audience, facing the children of the Bridge School who were seated on risers behind the stage.
** First time played (original).
# Title uncertain.
*** Mike on banjo; Page on bass.
## A cappella; last played 06-19-94, 337 shows earlier.
^ Unfinished; Neil Young joined Phish on stage (on guitar).
^^ First time played (Neil Young cover); with Neil Young. Other performers included Neil Young, REM, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, Jonathan Richman, and The Eels. These shows (see also 10/18/98) benefit The Bridge School, which is a program for the communicative and educational development of children with severe speech and physical impairments.

Phish Companion says: This benefit show, which included the debuts of Helpless, Sleep, Never, and Driver, featured such other acts as REM, Neil Young, and Barenaked Ladies. For both Bridge shows, all songs were performed acoustic and the stage was reversed from the usual setup (Fishman was stage right, with Page on the far left). Carolina (1st since 8/17/97 - 64 shows) was performed with the band facing backwards toward the Bridge School children, who were on a raised platform at the back of the stage. I'm Blue I'm Lonesome (1st since 12/12/95 - 195 shows) was performed in the bluegrass setup of 1994, with Mike on banjo and Page on acoustic bass. Hood was unfinished, as Neil Young joined the band during the jam and led a segue into the Phish debut of his own song, Helpless, on which he sang lead. Freebird was played for the first time since 6/19/94 (338 shows).

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