, attached to 1999-12-10

Review by MDosque

MDosque This show wasn't the train wreck the previous reviewer claims it was. Well, the second set did get real silly. I enjoyed the first set a lot, specifically Birds through Loving Cup. As we know, Jibboo can really go to fantastic places, but in 99-00, they were beating us over the head with it on a near nightly basis. This one is weak. The Bowie was pretty nice, but before long, "Bob Weaver" was actin a serious fool on stage. It is fun, but will not translate all these years later into anything worth listening to. I look at it like I got to see a vacuum solo live and it would actually be the only time (I think). So for that I look back at this show feeling ok about it. Twist-Waste is slow, dark, and typical of a somewhat lazy jam by the band from this period and their insistence on trying to close out a set with a mellow tune. Especially in Philly, that doesn't go over so well (see 7/3/00 and 7/30/03 encore). Ride Captain Ride was really cool, actually, and well-received. All in all, this was a pretty typical show from this period. High expectations, that were not totally met, but everyone still had a good time. It also showed that when they play Philly, one night usually kicks the other night's ass on the run...for example...11/24/09 over 11/25/09, 7/31/03 over 7/30/03 and imo 7/3/00 over 7/4/00.. This is the show that got its ass kicked by 12/11/99.


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