, attached to 1999-07-15

Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads This is a really jammy show, contrary to what you might think by looking at the setlist. Ghost as the second song of the first set has that classic 1999 style of jamming that I hesitate to agree in calling "spacey," but I'll come back to that. It is a really outstanding version, though, and I think it should be Highly Recommended. The other songs in the first set are mostly average-great, or standard, with the possible exception of You Enjoy Myself. The second set begins with Meatstick, and pretty much doesn't let up on its jam-filled program of action until the end of the Jam following Kung. This show's Ghost and particularly the just-mentioned Jam take a turn towards the mystical, in my opinion... a thread in Phish's music that can be found in other eras but is probably best exemplified by Big Cypress, the festival that ended this year and its millennium. A neat artifact of Phish's nimble music during this period can be found towards the end of the Meatstick jam when it would've been entirely plausible for Phish to reprise Ghost (around 18 minutes in, on the Spreadsheet recording.) I also encourage you to listen to the possibly frustrating for Fishman but otherwise mashup-presaging Split Open and Melt that begins with the 2001 rhythm.


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