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Friday, June 30

LivePhish releases the O.J Show from June 17, 1994 from the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

LivePhish releases the O.J Show from June 17, 1994 from the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
 
  Livephish just released a classic show from the archives. It has everything we love about Phish. It has humor, satire and some unbelievable jamming. I recall being at the show and quite spun wondering why they were singing about O.J. I missed the whole Bronco chase. Once my crew settled into our hotel room and turned on the idiot box, we all shared a huge laugh. Gotta love The Phish! 
Here is the description from livephish 

On June 17, 1994 Phish played the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the largest and most ornate room in The Rave/Eagles Club complex. The show is available now for download and streaming via LivePhish+ and the LivePhish App: bit.ly/ph940617 The landmark “Million Dollar Ballroom” was opened in 1927 with an oval wooden dance floor and domed ceiling ringed by balconies, with a capacity of about 1,500. It was Phish’s only show in the haunted ballroom but their second performance in the building, having played The Rave in spring 1992. This was the “O.J. Show” performed during O.J. Simpson’s slow-speed Bronco chase. Highlights from 6/17/94 set I included the “Runaway Jim” opener dedicated to O.J., a dynamic “Foam”, “Split Open And Melt”, and “Punch You In The Eye” > “Bathtub Gin”. The band thrice showcased their latest song, “Simple”, during set II: in its usual slot out of “Mike’s Song”, a unique mashup with “I Am Hydrogen”, and within the “Harpua narration. 6/17/94 Milwaukee was recorded by Paul Languedoc to 2-track soundboard DAT and mastered by Fred Kevorkian.

6/17/1994 Setlist (via Phish.net)

SET 1: Runaway Jim, Foam, Glide, Split Open and Melt, If I Could, Punch You In the Eye > Bathtub Gin, Scent of a Mule, Cavern

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra[1] > Sample in a Jar, Poor Heart[1] > Mike’s Song[1] -> Simple[1] -> Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Harpua -> Kung -> Harpua[1], Sparkle > Big Ball Jam > Julius > Frankenstein

ENCORE: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top

[1] O.J. reference.

This is the infamous “O.J. Show,” played on the night of O.J. Simpson’s Bronco chase. 2001, Mike’s, Simple, Poor Heart, and Harpua all included references to O.J. Mike’s Song also included a Mission: Impossible theme tease and Hydrogen included Simple quotes. Weekapaug contained a Nellie Kane tease from Mike. Harpua included a Simple quote and Voodoo Child tease.