On June 17, 1994 Phish played the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the largest and most ornate room in The Rave/Eagles Club complex. The show is available now for download and streaming via LivePhish+ and the LivePhish App: http://livephi.sh/ph940617
The landmark “Million Dollar Ballroom” was opened in 1927 with an oval wooden dance floor and domed ceiling ringed by balconies, with a capacity of about 1,500. It was Phish’s only show in the haunted ballroom but their second performance in the building, having played The Rave in spring 1992. This was the “O.J. Show” performed during O.J. Simpson’s slow-speed Bronco chase.
Highlights from 6/17/94 set I included the “Runaway Jim” opener dedicated to O.J., a dynamic “Foam”, “Split Open And Melt”, and “Punch You In The Eye” > “Bathtub Gin”. The band thrice showcased their latest song, “Simple”, during set II: in its usual slot out of “Mike’s Song”, a unique mashup with “I Am Hydrogen”, and within the “Harpua narration.
6/17/94 Milwaukee was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track soundboard DAT and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. Listen to the show at: http://livephi.sh/ph940617