, attached to 1998-07-01

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This show is a great nugget. Not only is the playing and setlist from this show fantastic, but the AUD is as crispy and crunchy as you'd want it to be.

The first set has it's normal beginning run of songs. Things start getting really interesting when Moma Dance kicks in. It's in it's infancy and still has the open ended jamming style that it's predecessor Black Eyed Katy had. The guys had not completely worked out the kinks but it still sounds pretty good. The banter about Mike not knowing the Moma Dance is funny and is followed by an unanticipated monster of a Disease. I really enjoy the "Gateway" section as I like to call if from this particular version (right after Trey's solo). And the ensuing jam is mellow but great. One of the big highlights from this show is the buttery smooth segue from DWD -> Dog Faced Boy well placed song outstanding segue. The remainder of the set is a very well executed slow build Piper and a perky Chalkdust to blow the lid off of the set.

Set 2 is extremely short it's got a big and then a small anchor jam followed by a few really quick songs. Tweezer is always welcomed to kick off any set and this one goes the distance. The jam meanders somewhat but I still enjoy it. This leads into yet another perfectly executed segue into 2001. 2001 is kind of directionless but also a fairly interesting version with a little stretch. Not much can be said about the rest of the set as it's just a few quick rippers.

People may have wondered why that set wasn't more dense. But it was likely because the guys had a big Hood planned for the encore. And this one most definitely does not disappoint. It has a great build and conclusion and is a perfect bookend to this show leaving any normal sane person very happy.

Great show. Would do again.


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