Saturday, July 14, 2018

7/21/1999 - STAR LAKE AMPHITHEATRE

 Burgettstown, PA   

SET 1: AC/DC Bag > Cities, Gold Soundz[1], Ginseng Sullivan, Limb By Limb, Funky Bitch > The Moma Dance > When the Circus Comes, Taste, Bittersweet Motel   

SET 2: Mike's Song > Simple -> My Left Toe -> Prince Caspian > Weekapaug Groove, Golgi Apparatus   

ENCORE: Brian and Robert, Bold As Love   

[1] Phish debut.

This show marked the Phish debut of Gold Soundz (Pavement). Trey forgot some of the lyrics, and Mike subsequently flubbed some of the lyrics to Ginseng. Before Limb By Limb, Trey remarked that they would try to get all the verses correct on the next song. Simple contained a Magilla tease and Weekapaug included Super Bad teases.


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7/20/1999 - MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE

 Toronto, Ontario, Canada   

Soundcheck: My Soul, How Long, Dream Weaver

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Sample in a Jar, Cars Trucks Buses, The Sloth, Divided Sky, Waste > Ghost, Wilson > You Enjoy Myself   

SET 2: Twist > The Moma Dance > What's the Use? > Train Song > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Misty Mountain Hop[1]   

ENCORE: Guyute, Hello My Baby   

[1] Phish debut.

This show featured the Phish debut of Misty Mountain Hop. 2001 included a Super Bad tease from Trey.


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7/16/1999 - PNC BANK ARTS CENTER

 Holmdel, NJ   

SET 1: Sample in a Jar, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Billy Breathes, Vultures, Back on the Train, Maze, Cavern   

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Simple > Guyute, Loving Cup > Golgi Apparatus   

ENCORE: Born to Run[1]   

[1] Phish debut; Tom Marshall on vocals.

Trey teased Super Bad in 2001. Weekapaug included a 2001 tease. The encore was preceded by a story from Trey about how he and Page grew up “around here” in Jersey. Trey then referenced “the greatest songwriter of all time” and said that he, too, grew up in the area. While some in the crowd expected Bruce Springsteen (who was in the middle of a run of 15 sold-out dates at New Jersey’s Continental Airlines Arena), Trey produced Tom Marshall. Tom appeared in the classic Born in the U.S.A.-era Springsteen outfit, complete with red bandana. He subsequently sang the Phish debut of Born to Run. As the song concluded, Tom mocked a bunch of Springsteen-esque arena-rock clich├ęs, such as throwing his bandana into the crowd and jogging offstage to a handler who threw a towel around his shoulders. During the song he even aped some dance moves from the Dancing in the Dark video. 


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7/15/1999 - PNC BANK ARTS CENTER

 Holmdel, NJ   

Soundcheck: Lady Madonna, Have Mercy, Mountains in the Mist -> Dirt -> Mountains in the Mist, Guyute (part), You Better Believe It Baby

SET 1: Punch You in the Eye > Ghost > Farmhouse, Horn > Poor Heart > Axilla > Theme From the Bottom, I Didn't Know, The Sloth, You Enjoy Myself   

SET 2: Meatstick > Split Open and Melt[1] -> Kung -> Jam > Bouncing Around the Room, Chalk Dust Torture   

ENCORE: Brian and Robert, Frankenstein   

[1] Began as 2001 and was unfinished.

This show was webcast live by the House of Blues. During I Didn’t Know, Trey noted that Mr. "The G is soft" Michael Jordan would be turning the mic over to “Flagina” Fishman, who then took a vacuum solo. During Meatstick, Trey noted that the band was going to try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records by having the most people perform the dance simultaneously. Trey, Mike and Sofi Dillof then taught the crowd how to do the dance. Split Open and Melt began as 2001 and was unfinished; the ensuing Kung launched into a dissonant jam. The jam subsequently contained Shine (Collective Soul), Meatstick, and Melt teases from Mike.  


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7/13/1999 - TWEETER CENTER

 Mansfield, MA   

SET 1: NICU, The Curtain > Halley's Comet -> Roses Are Free -> NO2[1], Lawn Boy, Reba[2] > Carini > Funky Bitch   

SET 2: Wolfman's Brother> Piper, Bug > Mountains in the Mist, Run Like an Antelope > Possum[3]   

ENCORE: Tuesday's Gone[4]   

[1] For the first known time, NO2 included the instrumental ending originally included on The White Tape.
[2] No whistling.
[3] Scott Murawski on guitar.
[4] Phish debut; Scott Murawski on guitar.

NO2 was played for the first time since July 16, 1994 (356 shows) and, for the first known time, included the instrumental ending originally included on The White Tape. Reba did not have the whistling ending. Antelope included Meatstick teases and Trey acknowledging his friends Dave and Luann Abrahams, who were in the crowd. Possum and the Phish debut of Tuesday’s Gone featured Scott Murawski on guitar. Possum contained a Lazy (Deep Purple) tease.


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7/12/1999 - TWEETER CENTER

 Mansfield, MA   

Soundcheck: My Best Friend's Girlfriend, Centerfold, Dream On, Rift

SET 1: Foreplay/Long Time[1] > Down with Disease, Back on the Train, What's the Use?, Split Open and Melt, Water in the Sky > Character Zero   

SET 2: Twist > The Moma Dance > Makisupa Policeman > David Bowie, The Lizards, Guyute   

ENCORE: Rock and Roll   

[1] First Phish electric version.

Foreplay/Long Time was played for the first time since December 9, 1994 (310 shows) and was the first time Phish had ever performed it electric. Guyute was followed by band introductions, including Mike as "Michael Jordan" and "Air Jordan."


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7/10/1999 - E CENTRE

 Camden, NJ   

Soundcheck: Foam, Funky Bitch, Back at the Chicken Shack, Jam, Blue Bayou

SET 1: Wilson > Chalk Dust Torture[1] -> Roggae, Water in the Sky > Back at the Chicken Shack, Sparkle > Bathtub Gin, Golgi Apparatus   

SET 2: Tweezer > Mountains in the Mist, Birds of a Feather > When the Circus Comes, Fluffhead   

ENCORE: While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Tweezer Reprise
   
[1] Unfinished.

Chalk Dust contained an In Memory of Elizabeth Reed tease from Trey and was unfinished. Gin included an I’m a Man (Spencer Davis Group) jam. Trey played the show wearing a Mia Hamm soccer jersey (United States, #9). This was likely in honor of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team beating China to win the World Cup earlier in the day. This show was officially released as Live Phish 08.


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7/9/1999 - MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION

 Columbia, MD   

Soundcheck: Bug, What's the Use?, Sleep, Back at the Chicken Shack, Vocal Check, Funky Bitch

SET 1: Limb By Limb, Farmhouse, Back on the Train, Divided Sky, Train Song, Llama, Driver, Runaway Jim   

SET 2: Punch You in the Eye > Free > What's the Use? > Meatstick > Mike's Song -> Twist > Weekapaug Groove   

ENCORE: Harry Hood
   
Trey teased Super Bad in PYITE. Sofi Dillof made a guest appearance during the Meatstick dance. Mike's Song contained Sweet Emotion quotes, Twist included Spooky teases and Weekapaug included Macarena teases and quotes. The Hood encore closed with a Meatstick tease. 


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7/8/1999 - VIRGINIA BEACH AMPHITHEATER

 Virginia Beach, VA   

Soundcheck: Bug, You Enjoy Myself (partial), Magilla, Driver, Sleep, Dirt, Back at the Chicken Shack

SET 1: Julius, Fee -> Jam, Guyute, Dirt, Nellie Kane, Stash, Cavern   

SET 2: Birds of a Feather[1] > Prince Caspian > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Saw It Again, Sleep, Meatstick, Tube > Simple[2]   

ENCORE: Terrapin > Hold Your Head Up, Character Zero
   
[1] Strange lyrics from Mike and Trey, including an Uno reference.
[2] Ended akin to Coil, with each member of the band leaving the stage until only Page was left.

Birds included a Days Between jam from Page and Mike and several If I Only Had a Brain teases from Trey. Birds subsequently featured strange lyrics from Mike and Trey, including an Uno reference. During Meatstick, Trey and Mike put down their instruments, came to the front of the stage and taught the crowd The Meatstick Dance. Simple ended akin to Coil, with each member of the band leaving the stage until only Page was left. At the beginning of the encore, Fish came out holding the Electrolux vacuum and the band launched into Terrapin (first since July 11, 1996, or 212 shows).


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7/71999 - BLOCKBUSTER PAVILION

 Charlotte, NC   

Soundcheck: Loving Cup, Funky Bitch (slow), Back at the Chicken Shack, Water in the Sky, Sleep (electric), Back at the Chicken Shack (Trey Solo)

SET 1: Back on the Train, What's the Use?, Billy Breathes, My Mind's Got a Mind of its Own > Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley[1], Axilla > Rift, Wolfman's Brother > Maze, Loving Cup   

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Down with Disease > My Left Toe -> Wading in the Velvet Sea -> My Left Toe > Bug > You Enjoy Myself   

ENCORE: Possum[2] > Funky Bitch[2]
   
[1] No vocal jam.
[2] Derek Trucks on slide guitar.

Sneakin' Sally included a Super Bad tease from Trey and did not contain a vocal jam. The encore featured Derek Trucks on slide guitar. 


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7/2/1999 - LAKEWOOD AMPHITHEATRE

 Atlanta, GA   

Soundcheck: What's the Use?, Rock A William, Wading in the Velvet Sea (x2)

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Gumbo, Sparkle > Cavern, Taste, When the Circus Comes, Tube > Funky Bitch, NICU, Waste, Meatstick   

SET 2: Twist > Piper, The Moma Dance, Mountains in the Mist[1], Run Like an Antelope > Contact > The Little Drummer Boy   

ENCORE: The Little Drummer Boy[2], Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?[3]   

ENCORE 2: Harry Hood
   
[1] Phish debut.
[2] Performed by Fish solo on the snare drum, with alternate lyrics.
[3] Dr. Jack McConnell on vocals and kazoo.

This show featured the Phish debut of Mountains in the Mist. Meatstick was played for the first time since June 25, 1997 (124 shows). Trey teased Dueling Banjos in Taste. Twist contained an Oye Como Va tease from Trey. Little Drummer Boy was played for the first time since December 6, 1986 (1,183 shows) by Fish solo on the snare drum, with alternate lyrics. Bill Bailey (first since November 18, 1995, or 243 shows) featured Page’s father, Dr. Jack McConnell, on vocals and kazoo.


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7/1/1999 - FIRST AMERICAN MUSIC CENTER

 Antioch, TN   

Soundcheck: Saw It Again, Water in the Sky, Brian and Robert, Mountains in the Mist

SET 1: Punch You in the Eye, Billy Breathes, Guyute, Wolfman's Brother[1], Beauty of My Dreams[2], Doin' My Time[3], Roggae[2], Water in the Sky[2], Back on the Train[2], Poor Heart[4]   

SET 2: Down with Disease > Prince Caspian > You Enjoy Myself   

ENCORE: Character Zero   

[1] Jerry Douglas on dobro.
[2] Jerry Douglas on dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Tim O'Brien on fiddle.
[3] Jerry Douglas on dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Tim O'Brien on fiddle and lead vocals.
[4] Jerry Douglas on dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin, Tim O'Brien on fiddle and Gary Gazaway on trumpet.

Wolfman’s featured Jerry Douglas on dobro; Beauty of My Dreams through Back on the Train featured Jerry Douglas on dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Tim O’Brien on fiddle. Gary Gazaway, on trumpet, joined the other three guests during Poor Heart. Doin’ My Time also featured O’Brien on lead vocals. The song was last performed when O’Brien joined the band onstage at Red Rocks on August 7, 1996 (192 shows). YEM contained Super Bad teases from Trey. The second set may have been cut short by a huge thunderstorm that worsened during YEM.



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