, attached to 1998-11-09

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1:

Llama: Another Fall 98 set one smoking opener! Lots of crunchy reverse reverb here.

Horn: Sloppy!

I Get a Kick Out of You: Trey – “Captain Gactin (?) will now sing a song for you.” The second and last time they played this Sinatra tune.

Divided Sky: Very, very long pause. Crowd is frothing at the mouth – super loud and into it. Strong version right here people.

Frankie Says: Standard, couldn’t touch the Denver version.

Dogs Stole Things: Standard.

Poor Heart: Sounds like they are really having fun. >

Free: Definitely has extra juice and groove. Would absolutely recommend this version! Very chunky and funky.

NICU: Standard.

Bold As Love: Rocks hard. Feels like Trey doesn’t want to leave the stage.

SET 2:

Bathtub Gin: This has it all. Rock, funk, ambience and groove in the middle, and then they ever so gradually build it back up to its original theme. Page sounds like a ragtime piano player on the closing. This is an all time version for sure but the reason it doesn’t get more notoriety is likely because it doesn’t have any one signature moment that folks can grab onto. Instead, it’s the entire, consistent body of work that is impressive and workmanlike.

The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday: > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday – Mesmerizing. >

The Moma Dance: Standard. >

Slave to the Traffic Light: Nice version here. >

You Enjoy Myself: What in the world is Trey doing during Page’s solo? Weird issue on the source from the Relisten app. Listen to Page’s solo – it has Trey overlayed over the top of the Page – his strumming part that leads up to the Note. Very strange. Funky jam. I don’t think it’s good enough to be a jamcharts version though.


Frankenstein: Crowd goes nuts before they play this. I guess they turned the house lights on on purpose as a joke or something? This is from Marcus Pearson marcusp@LEXIS-NEXIS.COM “When they went off stage, the house lights came on. Everyone freaked out and started screaming, booing, and yelling. The crowd got really loud, and the lights eventually went back down. They came back on a minute later.” Anyway, typical Frankenstein, great effects.

Free Bird: Trey thanks the crowd, we had a great three nights. Thanks for having us, etc. Then, What song is it you wanna hear? The crowd instantly clamors for Free Bird. Great stuff! Great encore.

Summary: Solid first set but nothing that will truly grab your attention outside of Free. Gin is really, really good – but not great. Phish.net has this rated at 4.377/5 (122 ratings) which seems absurd to me. Why is it so high? It’s a good show, better than average. But, whatever. I would rate this as a 4/5.

Replay Value: Free, Bathtub Gin


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