Carini included a verse about the streaker from the show two nights earlier. Stash contained Fikus teases from Mike. Paul and Silas was played for the first time since February 28, 1997 (115 shows).
Jam Chart Versions
Fikus tease in Stash
Debut Years (Average: 1993)

This show was part of the "1998 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1998-11-08

Review by Corey

Corey NO.thing but Fire from start to finish. An intense show that was relentless in playing and structure. Taste was extremely well executed. Carini was shredded. Love Me. Intense. Ride Captain Ride. Chicago classic rock at its finest. Fee was beautifully played. (it needed a megaphone, thou) paul & silas: We love this song in the windy city. Roggae was another well executed and well-lighted (thanks Chris!) tune. Water in the sky was the first set breather. Stash was wet. Cavern just to keep u bouncing threw the set-break.

Chalkdust was the rocker that it should be to open a set. Meat was pure funk before a Who-esq version of Rock n Roll > Down w/ disease was akin to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on steroids > Piper was where everyone was looking for a bowl > before melting into a velveta sea > and RUNNING out like an Antelope.

Been Caught Stealin' with Trampolines? Yes, Please.

Overall? Naughty.
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Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads Rates as 4-out-of-5 stars for me. Taste is .Netted as a Noteworthy Jam, but I'd contend that the Stash and Chalk Dust Torture should be, as well. At the very least, the crowd is crunk to be hearing Phish, audible on the recording on'. I love the song choices in the first set, with a short-and-sweet Carini, Love Me, the rare Ride Captain Ride, and Paul and Silas among the highlights. The second set is where the jammier tunes are, for the most part--Stash in the first set is about 14 minutes long--and although Trey has an interesting effect working throughout this show, the "songier" parts of the show feel more rewarding to me. Jane's Addiction encore, it's just an above average-great show.
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Review by theothr1

theothr1 this show is extremely enjoyable...**asideI>> having had the privilege of attending both shows, there is a strong similarity between this show's set II and that of the NoCarol show eleven days in the future**...i will say, however, that although i FINALLY got my Carini (which i had actually requested two nights prior via a mid-set hand-written letter that i personally put in the hands of the song's namesake--**asideII>> in said letter, i also pointed out that, on that 6th day of Nov, 1998, there were exactly 420 days left until the year 2000 [thanks ESPN!!] which, at the time and seemingly incorrectly, i assumed was the impetus for Makisupa leading-off the second frame**) and, although, the first set opened with a RAAAAGING Taste and was made up of a few well played rarities (only the 2nd Ride Cpt Ride since '92, the 1st Paul&Silas since Fall '97 and an ain't-seen-the-light-of-day-since-EuroWinter'97 Paul & Silas), i would have to give the next night the upper hand as the best show of the Fall o' '98 Chi-town run
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Review by uctweezer

uctweezer A fine but totally skip-able show from Fall '98. The opening Taste (as pointed out in the Jamming Chart entry) is quite tasty (sorry), with Trey hitting all his notes and the band coming out firing on all cylinders. Carini is strong, but short -- it wasn't till 3.0 that Carini was finally let loose. After a coupla bust-out covers, a Fee with a sweet harmonics-laden outro, another bust-out (Paul and Silas), a standard-but-nice Roggae, and a (fast) Water in the Sky, we get the first and only real exploration of the set in Stash. It's pretty much par for the course in this Stash, though there is some cool Fikus teasing (played the previous night) by Trey throughout. They close the set with Cavern, and while I'd generally say "Caverns gonna Cavern", Trey does use a pretty cool inverting effect throughout this one.

The second set starts out with just a standard CDT that doesn't explore too deeply, and with Meat to follow, I can imagine being a bit underwhelmed at this point. But Rock and Roll follows, and is a nice rendering of the tune (and the first time since its Halloween debut) -- though it's relatively short, it ends on a high note and opens up into the wobbly intro zone that usually leads to DWD or 2001. This time, they go for the former, and it's clear they're ready to do some damage in the 4th quarter. The DWD is relatively compact, but has some nice jamming within, and has the "this has all been wonderful" coda with DWD rage riff to close things down... or so we think. The typical finish to DWD gives way to a short interlude reminiscent of some of the stranger Wormtown-type jams heard on the European Summer Tour in 1997, before fading out completely, giving way to Piper. Piper is fine, and if this version were swapped into a 3.0 set, you would be none the wiser. Wading follows, and it seems to have a bit of extra emotion to it, before a standard-hot Antelope takes us into the final short break. Been Caught Stealing is a nice and well-played cover, and we've finished a fine but completely expendable show.

If you're only going to spend a half hour listening to this show, check out the Taste, the Fee outro, the Stash jam, and the DWD -> Jam (that's how I'd call it on the setlist). This show is probably a shade above 3-stars -- nothing terrible, but not many highlights relatively speaking.
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Review by spreaditround

spreaditround Taste: Very consistent Page solo with a nice, gradual build that he creates. Trey crushes his solo, it’s fantastic and a must hear. But what holds this one back from the very best like so many from 97 and 03 would be the ending is mess. But cool way to open the show and we are off and running.

Carini: First ever naked dude lyrics due to the naked dude in Madison a couple of nights ago. Other than that, this about as vanilla a version as you will find.

Love Me: Standard.

Ride Captain Ride: Opening notes attract a roar from the crowd as this was the next version played after the huge bust out at Deer Creek from 3 months earlier.

Fee: Nice jam following the composed song.

Paul and Silas: Standard.

Roggae: Standard.

Water in the Sky: Standard.

Stash: This gets dissonant at 8:50. Lots of tension building! Crowd roar at 10:20 in appreciation of all this. Return to normal theme at 10:50. Big, big peak at 13:03. Really like this Stash and would recommend – plenty of relistening value!

Cavern: Standard.

SET 2:

Chalk Dust Torture: Standard.

Meat: Oof. >

Rock and Roll: Standard. >

Down with Disease: Tons of reverse reverb in this one. Trey plays hardcore rock God on this one. This one is ALL Trey. Smoked. 4 minute chill ambient jam tacked on to the end. Would recommend this version, I am definitely a fan. >

Piper: Standard. >

Wading in the Velvet Sea: More mellow than usual.

Run Like an Antelope: White hot, Trey rock god stuff. Just absolutely smoked! Would recommend for sure!


Been Caught Stealing: Great encore!

Summary: First set has a great opener, then a bunch of meh, and a strong, late second set Stash. Second set does not really have much in the way of exploration but if you are into Trey led smoke shows, then you should check DWD and Antelope. They blitzkrieg’s. I think the current rating of .net suits this show: 3.86/5 (100 ratings)

Replay Value: Taste, Stash, Down with Disease, Run Like an Antelope
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