Video Surfaces From Phish’s 1998 Appearance At Denmark’s Midtfyns Festival
On July 3, 1998, Phish performed a 90-minute set at the Midtfyns Festival in Ringe, Fyn, Denmark. High-quality fan-shot video of the entire set recently surfaced on YouTube.
Phish’s appearance at Midtfyns was the second stop of a European Tour that began with three nights at The Grey Hall in Copenhagen. The quartet debuted a number of songs in Copenhagen including “Roggae,” “The Moma Dance,” “Brian And Robert,” “Meat” and “Fikus.” All but the latter remain staples of Phish’s repertoire through the present.
A short yet sweet version of “Stash” featuring fretboard fireworks galore from guitarist Trey Anastasio got Phish’s performance at the Midtfyns Festival underway. A cover of Del McCoury’s “Beauty Of My Dreams” followed along with “Guyute” before “Also Sprach Zarathrusta” gave way to a straightforward run through “Down With Disease.”
Next, Anastasio led his mates through “Limb By Limb” and an arrangement of “Water In The Sky” that premiered a few days earlier in Copenhagen. From there, Phish covered Clifton Chenier’s “My Soul” and then delivered a rare vocal jam-less “You Enjoy Myself” before ending the set with a rendition of the Beatles’ classic “A Day In The Life.”
Watch the newly surfaced video courtesy of MrMarMar below: