The Breakfast Covers Phish, Mike Gordon Sits In
On Saturday, the Breakfast hosted their 9th Annual Fongoulish Freakout at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT. During the shows leading up to this gig, the band had performed two of its own releases in their entirety, starting with 2003’s Bona Fide at Toad’s Place on Thursday and then 2006’s Moxie Epoxy on Friday. At Higher Ground, however, the band tipped its cap to the environs and offered up a version of Phish’s Lawn Boy, which spanned two sets.
Later, when the group returned for an encore, none other then Phish’s Mike Gordon took the stage. Gordon appeared on bass, wearing a baseball head mask during a cover of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive.’ The Breakfast’s Tim Palmieri sang lead while dressed as Andy Kaufman’s alter ego, Tony Clifton. The Breakfast then emerged for a second encore, closing out the night with a run from ‘Honey Butter’ into a cover of Van Halen’s ‘Hot For Teacher’ and on into ‘The Chase.’
The Breakfast is off until a benefit show next weekend at Croton Harmon High School in Croton, NY.