Notes: The encore featured Sugar Blue on harmonica and Son Seals on guitar. Messin’ With the Kid was played for the first time since August 8, 1997 (142 shows), which was Sugar Blue’s previous time on stage with Phish.
This was an interesting day in the Windy City. I remember the show being very enjoyable. It was packed to the gills. More so than any other show I attended in '99. Also, earlier that day in downtown Chicago, I ran into Bill Walton? Talked to him for a bit about basketball, Jerry Garcia, and got a picture with him. I had an extra for that evening, so I invited him to the show. Unfortunately, he was fixing to beeline it to O'Hare and catch a flight. He was familiar with Phish, said he was not aware they were in town, and thanked me for the offer. As we were parting, with a chuckle, he claimed he was heading back to SoCal to fire his scheduler. It was pretty funny.