Phish Flood Aid Cracks $1 Million

The Vermont natives and jam band heroes raise money for Hurricane Irene flood victims

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Phish hadn't played a show in Vermont, the band's home state, since 2004. When they did play in Essex Junction on Wednesday, the band was in a state changed by the damage from Hurricane Irene, which caused devastating flooding throughout the state's southern cities and towns.

Relief bills got a little lighter after the concert, which raised $1.2 million to help victims of the disaster, the Associated Press reported. The band announced that all proceeds from the show, attended by 12,000 people, will be donated to two in-state charities to help flood victims.

It wouldn't be a post about a legendary jam band without a devotee's bootleg. Here's the band, in concert at the benefit, covering the Rolling Stones' "Loving Cup."

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