Jan 31, 2018
Humidity can be a bear. The last episode of an All-Request January gives us an example of weather tension-and-release from 1999. Preshow rain clears up and Phish plays a great first set. After the sun goes down, the band plays along to building humid conditions, growing winds and a swirling storm alive with lightning moving in. The second set is maniacal: five songs ranging from dance-hall, to heavy syncopation, to musical majesty... all before the rain moves in during the encore. One of the more underrated second sets of the Summer 99 tour, quite different than the shows that surround it.