, attached to 1998-11-20

Review by markah

markah (posted 12 years ago at rec.music.phish)

Hello all - first - WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Whew! Honestly, I think this quite
possibly could have been the best weekend of my life. With the exception
of the run-in with the makisupas to end it all on a bad note...

Yes, I woke up this morning, stinky kind in my pocket, and wound up in the

Ok - so what made it so nice???

Friday November 20, 1998 Hampton Colesium

I: Rock & Roll #2, TUBE, Quinn the Eskimo, Funky Bitch, Guelah Papyrus,
Rift, Meat->Space->Stash!!! Trainsong, Possum, Roggae, Driver, Split Open
& Melt

II: GIN!!, Piper, Axilla, Roses are Free, Farmhouse, Gettin' Jiggy wit'
it!!??!??!?!??, Harry Hood, CHaracter Zero

E: Cavern w/ Carl Gearhardt
Trust me, that was twice as wierd to type as it was to read. Rock & Roll
#2 is the official name of the tune they play at the Bulls (and countless
other sporting events) games where everybody shouts "Hey!" during the
'chorus.' Or, at least, this was the title of the chart when we played it
in Marching Band.

The TUBE, of course, smoked - no tube jam, tho. QUINN THE ESKIMO?!??
Wow - never thought I'd near that one. The FUNKY BITCH was good - not
great, but I was so geeked to see a show open the way it did, it didn't
matter how they played it.

I labeled "Space" in between Meat & Stash - not like the GD Space,
obviously, but more like 'Phish Space' - whatever. ANyway, that roughly
segued (fell, more like) into STASH, which was VERY GOOD.

The rest of the set was just solid, smokin, and all around good. :) SOrry
- but my time is nearly up on this machine. I'll need to hurry...

Set II was even better (as they usually are...) with a GIN opener that did
not strech to lengths like this summer (ie Ventura, St Loo...) but was
good nonetheless. PIPER to me seemed to have a bit of a false peak - in
that I thought it came out of nowhere,and too quickly, but was still good.
The highlight of the set was difinately

GETTIN JIGGY WIT IT where FIshman came out with the little
horned-Viking-type helmet he's been wearing to sing & do the little dance.
Quite nice to see, but I think it might have been a better rendition
musically if the backup vocals (Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah) could have stopped

HOOD was average...CAVERN with a trumpet is always nice, imo. :>

OK - time up. Day II to follow!!!


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