Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Today in Phishtory: 12/3/99 Cincinnati, OH

The Phish 12/03/99 Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH

Set I: First Tube, Wolfman's Brother, Bouncin', Back On The Train, Billy Breathes, AC/DC Bag > Possum, Slave to the Traffic Light

Set II: Sand, Limb By Limb, Bug, Piper, Harry Hood

Encore: Rock and Roll
Here are the download links courtesy of HoyDog23:
Phish 12/03/99 - Part 1
Phish 12/03/99 - Part 2
Phish 12/03/99 - Part 3
I saw 40 Phish shows in 1999. I was a tour rat that year along with my girlfriend, a Phishy chick from Texas. Cincy was show #35 for me that year and the second show on a mini-December run that kicked off in Auburn Hills, MI (just outside of the Big D). My girlfriend and I drove up from Texas and instead of a caravan of two or three cars, it was just us.

The tour opener in Michigan blew donkey balls and was so pissed off and disappointed because I caught almost every show that fall tour and Phish was smokin' hot! They redeemed themselves during both Cincy shows including a fist-pumping First Tube opener which set the tone for the Cincy shows. The boys also threw me a bone and played three of my all-time favorite Phish songs in the first set.... Wolfman's, AC/DC Bag, and Slave. That version of Slave is not the best one I ever heard (Gorge 97 and Japan 00), but it was definitely well-timed.

Second set was one of those insane nights when Phish played a five song set including a a mellow and trippy yet intense Sand and an impassioned Piper. And you can never go wrong with a Velvet Underground cover for the encore sung perfectly by Page.

Click here to stream/listen to 12/3/99 Cincy via Phishows.com.

3 comments:

Scott Bernstein said...

Great post as usual fellas. I had such a blast at this run of shows.

Patrick said...

That Michigan show that opened this winter tour was so fucking fun. Wow. Those are the types of shows I think about and miss Phish. The cinci shows were fun too. I have to say, they delivered quite well in the midwest.

LAF said...

Hi, I'm searching for stuff from Phish's December 3 and 4, 1999, show in Cincinnati. This was my boyfriend's first Phish show, and I thought a poster or t-shirt from the show would be a great gift.

I am not having any luck finding anything, and I was wondering if you knew of any resources I could check that have old concert items.