The next official LivePhish Archival Release is 7/23/99 Polaris Amphitheater, Columbus, OH. The show will be available for download and streaming via the LivePhish App tonight at 11:59PM ET, in time for your Thanksgiving commute. Pre-order now at livephi.sh/ph990723.
On July 23, 1999 Phish returned to Polaris Amphitheatre for their second show at this 20,000-seat outdoor shed in the Columbus suburbs. It was the 17th show on a 20-date U.S. summer tour.
It was still light out on a sticky Ohio evening when the band took the stage with a rollicking Ya Mar opener, followed by NICU, followed by Back At The Chicken Shack > Punch You In The Eye with an extended synthesizer-infused intro. A seismic Ghost > Free (the first such combination) started set II as the lightning storm and music grew in intensity.
Free landed in synth-soaked cacophony leading to an unhinged Birds Of A Feather as the band played the storm and vice- versa. Ghost > Free > Birds was a frenetic, electric 55-minute journey.
Order now at livephi.sh/ph990723.