, attached to 1998-11-21

Review by markah

markah (posted 12 years ago at rec.music.phish)
Ok...sorry about that. Where was I?


Good god. I seriosuyly just cannot get over the phenominon that is the
Hampton Coliseium...WOWZA! For those of you who've never seen a show
there - DO! The mothership has already taken launch from this fair

So, night two was yet another example of Phsih proving to the world once
and for all that they are the greatest rock and roll band in the western
hemisphere by *topping* a seemingly untoppable show with the nuttiness
that was...

Saturday November 21, 1998 The Mothership, Hampton, VA

I: Wilson->BBFCFM, Lawn Boy, Divided Sky, Cry Baby, Cry, Boogie On,
Reggae Woman->!!NICU, Dogs Stole Things, Nellie Cane, Foam, Velvet Sea,
Guyute, Axis: Bold As Love

II: Sabatoge!!!, Mikes!!!!->Pimple, Wedge, Mango Song, Free->Ha Ha
hA->Free!!!!!, Weekepaug Groove

E: TUBTHUMPING w/ Tom Marshall & Carl Gearhardt

Uh huh. Ok.....how do I start this??

Wilson was nice, obviously,- not as hard a rocker as Alpine's, but when
is segued into BBFCFM (or as much as that song can segue out of anything)
my jaw hit the floor, and I turned to my friend Petey (who's 1st show was
Grand Rapids - 2nd was 11/20 where he gets a TUBE, and now he sees a
BBFCFM at his 3rd show while we're both on the other side of the planet

The set then went on to include Lawn Boy and Divided sky, st which point I
had a similar feeling to last night in the way things were opening up...

CRY BABY CRY - off the White Album I believe, was nice to hear. Everybody
thought it was called "Something" or something. :^)

the BOOGIE ON was very nice, I do believe I have now seen all of them in
the US in the 1990's. Go me! This one was not as nicely played or jammed
as Deer Creek's from this past summer, but was a super Boogie On, as most
have been. This sort of segued into NICU, which was nice to jump around

NELLIE CANE was another tune I thought I'd never hear. I liked it.

after FOAM, which was nice, probably my favorite foam to date, I figured
it would all be over, but no! They had to Pull out VELVET SEA (which is
growing on me...), GUYUTE (which rocked) and AXIS (which goes w/o saying)

Set II opened with a nice Sabbatoge...it seems to loose its energy every
time I see it, but hey. It's fun, and it's gets the kids pumped. ;-)

And then came a little space that could have easily begun Also Sprach
(though it had just been played, I know...) but, not disapointingly,

MIKE'S!!!! - this one was short and sweet, but did not lack any of the
intensity of some of the more recent monstrous Mike's, like 8/1/98 Alpine.
In fact, I think it's a good comparison to make - this Mike's was a lot
like the 8/1 Mikes in that I thought my head was going to fall off the
whole time. But then of course came PIMPLE.

The Highlight was the Free->Ha^3->Free. Simply incredible. Then came
Weekepaug - what an incredible way to end the night.

EXCEPT for when they came out and played TUBTHUMPING with Tom & Carl.

Ok - time's up again! See you in New Haven!!! WOOHOOOO!


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