11 comments on “Widespread Panic – 07/13/1999 – Omaha, NE

  1. Neighborhood complaints behind the venue. Was played outside in a sand volleyball court. Band opened the next night in Kansas City with a TYS jam.

  2. I was at the show… the police had to pull the plug as Panic played
    fans were told ticket stubs would be valid in KC

  3. It was a brewing problem. There were four outdoor shows that summer and the venue was within earshot of a retirement home. The Panic show was the last straw. It was not the band’s fault and not really the police’s fault. I think The Ranch Bowl should have been on top of it better, though.

  4. If you listen to the last track, someone comes on stage and says that it was due to complaints of the neighborhood that the police had to shut the band down. Listen to the last track, it is interesting to hear the crowd and then ppl coming on stage to explain the situation.

  5. I was there that night. as part of a long show run. The story went that they had multiple issues with noise over a long period of time with the adjacent neighborhood that finally came to a head that night. It had nothing to do with Panic. It was the straw that broke the camels back, or the bass line the crossed into the school zone… Anyway, not panic or the fans that was the target. I was center about 50 yards back. Folks started throwing beer can,s half full toward the stage, cussing and generally freaking out. I was screaming with a few others around me to calm the F down and this was not the response. It took a 60 seconds, and you can imagine the locals after a few tallboys, but folks calmed down…onto Kansas…

  6. The only bar open late on a Monday night in Omaha was called the 49er. They had no idea what they were in for that night. Woke up to the paramedics shaking us on a neighborhood lawn the next morning. Piled in the car and rolled toward KC before the cops showed up…

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