9 episodes

The definitive retrospective of one of music’s most memorable festivals, Phish’s Big Cypress. In December of 1999, Phish drew an estimated 80,000 to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Florida’s Everglades, making this festival the largest Millennium Eve concert on earth. We look back on the festival 20 years later—and examine the legacy for Phish and the music world. Hosted and narrated by Jesse Jarnow, this five-episode series draws on interviews with members of Phish and its crew, fan memories, and conversations with other people across the music industry.

After Midnight: Phish's Big Cypress Festival Osiris Media


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    • 4.9, 339 Ratings

The definitive retrospective of one of music’s most memorable festivals, Phish’s Big Cypress. In December of 1999, Phish drew an estimated 80,000 to the Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Florida’s Everglades, making this festival the largest Millennium Eve concert on earth. We look back on the festival 20 years later—and examine the legacy for Phish and the music world. Hosted and narrated by Jesse Jarnow, this five-episode series draws on interviews with members of Phish and its crew, fan memories, and conversations with other people across the music industry.

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    Past, Present, Future, Live!

    Past, Present, Future, Live!

    Hey, After Midnight listeners! We wanted to tell you about a brand new podcast that we’ve been working on, called Past, Present, Future, Live! This is an interview with Maggie Rose, a singer-songwriter who has had a really interesting journey through the Nashville music scene and the jamband scene and beyond. And of course she ends the show with some live tunes, including an amazing Phish cover. Please subscribe and leave us a review!


    Past, Present, Future, Live! is a weekly interview show where we talk to a musician about their journey, in four parts. We go all the way back to their first musical memory, talk about what they’re working on now, and look forward to the things keeping they still want to do. Each episode ends with an exclusive live performance and includes a Spotify playlist co-curated by the guest. You can check out other episodes with people like Eric Krasno, Rhett Miller and Marco Benevento. Thanks for checking it out.
     
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    • 58 min
    Introducing: 36 from the Vault

    Introducing: 36 from the Vault

    Hey After Midnight listeners. We have a new show from Osiris that we thought you might like. It's called 36 from the Vault, and it's an overview of The Grateful Dead’s celebrated live show releases. Hosted by music writer and podcaster Steven Hyden and music journalist Rob Mitchum, this new series will chronicle each live Dead release, breaking down the historical context of the shows in question, while discussing musical, political, and sports-related trends of the time.


    We're bringing you episode 2 of the series, where Steven and Rob dive into Dick's Picks 2, from 10.31.71. Please consider subscribing on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts, or listening on Spotify. And check out all Osiris shows on our site.
     
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 5: Aftermath

    Episode 5: Aftermath

    What was it like for the band to walk off stage after playing for 7 hours? Would fans go back to a world destroyed by Y2K? What was next for Phish after this monumental achievement? How did Big Cypress influence festivals and the music industry?
    In our final episode of After Midnight, we explore these questions and more. We sincerely appreciate all of the support for this series from fans everywhere. Please share with your friends, and give us a review on Apple Podcasts.
    After Midnight is sponsored by Ben & Jerry's and Fiddlehead Brewing Company.
    Produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Tom Marshall. After Midnight was Produced, Edited and Mixed by Matt Dwyer. Written and narrated by Jesse Jarnow. Produced by Jefferson Waful. Music by Amar Sastry. Production assistance from Christina Collins. Art by Mark Dowd. Thanks to Phish, Red Light Management, and to all interviewees. And a special thanks to all the fans who sent us your stories, photos, and memories.
    We'll see you out there. 



     
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    • 58 min
    Episode 4: The All-Nighter

    Episode 4: The All-Nighter

    What's it like to pull an all-nighter with 80,000 of your closest friends? What happens when you try to drive a hot dog through that same crowd? Can you say "Cheesecake!" like you're pissed? Will the band play an encore?
    In episode 4, we answer these questions and more. We also explore the lasting impressions of the legendary midnight-to-sunrise experience.
    After Midnight is sponsored by Ben & Jerry's and Fiddlehead Brewing Company.
    Produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Tom Marshall. After Midnight was Produced, Edited and Mixed by Matt Dwyer. Written and narrated by Jesse Jarnow. Produced by Jefferson Waful. Music by Amar Sastry. Production assistance from Christina Collins. Art by Mark Dowd. Thanks to Phish, Red Light Management, and to all interviewees. And a special thanks to all the fans who sent us your stories, photos, and memories. We appreciate it. Until next time...



     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 3: City on a Swamp

    Episode 3: City on a Swamp

    In episode 3, we emerge from the traffic jam, and we are officially on Big Cypress. We hear Trey and Tom reflect on cruising Big Cypress, and talk to Jon Fishman, Brad Sands, John Paluska and lots of fans about their experiences on site. And we start to get to the music. There's music! 
    After Midnight is sponsored by Ben & Jerry's and Fiddlehead Brewing Company.
    Produced by Osiris Media. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Tom Marshall. After Midnight was Produced, Edited and Mixed by Matt Dwyer. Written and narrated by Jesse Jarnow. Produced by Jefferson Waful. Music by Amar Sastry. Production assistance from Christina Collins. Art by Mark Dowd. Thanks to Phish, Red Light Management, and to all interviewees. And a special thanks to all the fans who sent us your stories, photos, and memories. We appreciate it. Until next time...



     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Grendel Gang ,

Great stories

History of this festival was great to hear as a younger fan 🤟🏼👍🏼

wishboneman ,

Awesome

Great podcast. Did nobody mention the giant paper airplanes in the tree or did I miss that? I could have missed it. This brought back lots of memories. Wish they would do something like this again.

Heady Beer ,

Great listen

It really makes me wish I went. They do a great job with telling the whole story and have a bunch of great background music. This is a must listen for a Phish phan.

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