, attached to 1998-11-20

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround SET 1:

Rock and Roll Part Two: Too funny. Crowd is bonkers. >

Tube: Crowd gets even louder when this starts up. Standard version though. >

Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) - Enormous bust out, very cool nod! >

Funky Bitch: Standard.

Guelah Papyrus: Standard. The very beginning is a little off.

Rift: Standard.

Meat: Heady space with lots of loops after the song proper, cool stuff similar to but not as crazy at the Cleveland version from 7 days ago. >

Stash: Tough start coming out of Meat, ouch. The jam is more or less discombobulated. Doesn’t seem like they were in sync.

Train Song: Standard. >

Possum: Standard.

Roggae: Standard.

Driver: Standard.

Split Open and Melt: Pretty good version really. Nothing stands out exactly, but it gets the job done and is a good way to end the set.

SET 2:

Bathtub Gin: Definitely a strong version, would recommend. To me, it seems much more like a 3.0 version than a 1.0 version. Once the jam starts it almost immediately goes into an upbeat mode. >

Piper: Standard.

Axilla: Standard. >

Roses Are Free: Standard.

Farmhouse: Standard.

Hold Your Head Up > Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It > Hold Your Head Up: LOL.

Harry Hood: Standard. >

Character Zero: Has a little extra mustard, Trey definitely playing the rock star here.


Cavern: Very fun with Gears, crowd roars it’s approval.

Summary: Crowd just roaring throughout the whole show. Energy is sky high. But the band just couldn’t deliver. It’s one thing to not deliver a show akin to the product they put out the year before at this venue. But it is very curious why they put on such a run of the mill, vanilla show here. Really odd. Anyway, the Phish.net rating of 4.075/5 (173 ratings) is completely ridiculous. If you take the emotion and potential attendance bias out of the equation, you know this show is just average at best. 3.5/5 for me.

Replay Value: Bathtub Gin


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