One of the major highlights of their years that have referenced time and time again from 1998 was the one-off show at Vernon Downs on August 12, 1998. Eventually this particular date got added as an official LivePhish release, and it’s for plenty of good reasons.

On August 12, 1998 played outdoors at Vernon Downs – a harness racetrack in the town of Vernon, NY. This was the last regular show of 23 U.S. dates leading up to Lemonwheel, a tour dubbed the Summer Of due to near-nightly of new songs. It was Phish’s only Vernon show and a homecoming for , who grew up in nearby Syracuse. Vernon’s general admission, open field set the stage for a pre- barnburner.

Hit the link above for an audience copy and spin-through the and head over to LivePhish to give the whole show a re-listen.


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