Phish just announced that a new archival release has been made available via the LivePhish.com subscription service, an absolute scorcher from 1999’s fall tour — September 18, 1999 at Coors Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California.
SETLIST: Phish @ Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA 9.18.99
SET I: Tweezer, Roses Are Free > Wilson > Maze, Brian and Robert, Tube > Rocky Top
SET II: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Meatstick > Free > Bouncing Around the Room, Harry Hood > Frankenstein > Cavern
ENCORE: Contact > Tweezer Reprise
Notes: Wilson contained a How High the Moon tease from Mike and Hood contained Stash teases from Trey. Trey brought a fan onstage from the crowd to help teach the Meatstick dance.
I had this show on tape! I remember that “Boogie On” being monstrous and even the “Contact” has something special in it. Can’t wait to give this one a full re-mastered listen!
Here’s some more info on it via the LivePhish release:
Starting in the Pacific Northwest (including Boise) in what was technically still summer, Phish’s fall 1999 tour landed at Shoreline for two shows. After Shoreline, the tour followed the lines going south more than eight hours to San Diego for a show the very next day. Coors Amphitheatre, as it was originally named, is a scenic 20,500 seat amphitheatre built on a former dairy farm near San Diego and opened in 1998. Saturday, September 18th was the eighth show of fall tour and the first Phish show in Chula Vista.
The band rewarded those who traveled down to Chula Vista with a Tweezer opener that blew the leaves right off the palm trees. The fourth-ever Tweezer show opener (first since Island Tour) led to more Set I highlights like a hot Wilson > Maze and a deep grooving Tube > Rocky Top to end set I. In a mighty display of openers, set II launched straight into the stratosphere with a supersized Boogie On Reggae Woman. Next came the syrupy funk of Meatstick > Free, giving the Southern California crowd a chance to join the latest Phish dance craze. Set II continued with a dripping psychedelic Harry Hood, and a Contact > Tweezer Reprise encore that cemented Chula Vista 1999’s place in Phish history as the first-ever full-show Tweezer Sandwich.
The show was recorded by Paul Languedoc, with post-production by Kevin Shapiro and mastering by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering…