, attached to 1998-07-28

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez this is one of my all time favorites. this is a really odd ball show, even on compared to many other odd ball shows in 1998. nice little version of emotional rescue gets this one going before giving way to a good but not other-worldly down with disease. this leads nice into a deep funky moma dance. then we get tela. holy crap, what a hot start! surely they'll take a breather here...nope! sneaking sally gets nice and funky before a very cool it's/length/ice. sparkle kept the energy up before a rollicking funky bitch closes the set. this first set could pass as a very good second set. holy cow! rarities and good playhing galore in this first set.

a rare, for the time, wedge kicks the second set off, before poor heart gets the crowd romping again. the mango song is well played before they drop into the oh so rare brother. trey plays really well on this brother. contact was played "mexican love style," and this one is worth giving a listen. normally caspian anores the piss out of me, but after killing for a set and a half, they can play their caspain. yem closed this one out in style. gordon was hot, and this one was appropriately explored before coming to a close. after all the crap they had already kicked out, they gave this kansas crowd a camel walk>coil encore taboot.

this show provides a great collection of well-played versions of rare and lesser played phish songs. the second set is good, but the first set is sooo damn good that you don't get that typical increase in intensity between first and second set. i must say, this could be the best first set the boys ever played. i'm thinking this one, halloween 96, dayton 97, 2nd night hampton 97.. hmm there's a few more up there but off the top of my head, i can't think of a first set i like better.

highlights:
1
emotional rescue, sneaking sally, tela, ice/length/ice, funky bitch
2
brother, contact, yem, camel walk


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