, attached to 1998-11-04

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1:

Buried Alive: Great opener! >

Character Zero: Awesome placement, love this here. The arena is rocking.

Guyute: It’s fine. >

Bathtub Gin: Very solid jam! Would not necessarily recommend but it holds its own here mid first set. >

Ya Mar: It’s a jam charts version. Not sure why honestly. Lots of wood blocks in play which was cool.

Birds of a Feather: Standard.

Brian and Robert: Standard.

Frankie Says: Sick as hell. Not sure there was a better one until Miami 03. This one gets out there big time. 98 ambience and loops for the WIN. Loved this. ->

David Bowie: Nice! Very solid version although Trey struggles a bit with the ending for a moment.

SET 2:

Runaway Jim: Very solid jam. But would not go out of my way to revisit this one. It is a very nice opener. >

The Moma Dance: Standard. >

Piper: All timer. I love this version. I have attendance bias but this one has the goods. Ferocious through 12 or so and then great ambience with loops. Thought we were headed for the moon at this point. ->

Also Sprach Zarathustra: I loved hearing this ring out but there isn’t much to grab on to here… >

Chalk Dust Torture: What? Very strange placement. Was scratching my head.

Loving Cup: Wow, ok. Guess they had a hot dates lined up for the bus or the clinic.


The Squirming Coil: Standard.

Summary: Very solid first set. With that Jim and Piper in the first quarter of the second set, I was hoping they were gunning to try and revisit the heights of the previous years shows at this venue. It was not to be. Very, very average show. I was a new resident of Denver and very broke, so I was lucky to attend this show in the Coors Suite (raged it hard). But waking up Tuesday morning and seeing the Utah setlist broke my heart. Would rate this as a 3.5/5. Extremely average show.

Replay Value: Frankie Says, Piper.


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