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Link Saturday, 11/28/1998
Worcester Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA

Set 1: Gumbo, Tube > DwDDown with Disease, Guyute, Albuquerque, Foam, MomaThe Moma Dance, SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt

Set 2: Julius, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother > TimberTimber (Jerry) > Loving Cup > SOAMuleScent of a Mule[1], CaspianPrince Caspian > Crossroads, Tweezer, Cavern

Encore: SampleSample in a Jar > TweepriseTweezer Reprise

[1] Mike/Fish "duel."

· Gumbo tease in The Moma Dance

Noteworthy Jams: Gumbo, Foam, Timber (Jerry), Scent of a Mule

Average Song Gap: 11

Performers: Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon

Notes: Moma contained Gumbo teases from Mike. Scent of a Mule contained a “duel” between Mike and Fish, with Mike donning a Viking helmet similar to the one Fish had been wearing during this tour, and the two “squaring off” as if locked in battle.

Song Distribution:
5 Stash
5 Hoist
3 A Picture of Nectar
2 The Story of the Ghost
1 Billy Breathes
1 Lawn Boy
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1998 Fall Tour."

markah , attached to 1998-11-28 Permalink
(posted nearly 12 years ago at

Saturday November 28
Woosta, baby, Wootsa!


Wolfman's ->
Timber Ho!
Loving Cup
Crapstain (!, yeah, again....) ->


Wow. This was just tonight. Seems like quite a bit ago....

The Gumbo was really something else. I would definately recomend hearing
this for yourself, even if that means breaking into your neighbor's house
and kidnapping his schnauzer.

Aaron called the Tube (go Aaron) but I called it in the 2-slot (go me).
Tonight's FOAM was particularly good, and included a diminuendo (sp? - my
Italian's not very good...) to virtual reminded me of the
Hood from the Spokane Opera House in '95 - sorry I don't remember the
date...but if you know what I'm talking about it didn't get that just reminded me of it. >%^P

The Split Open was also partcularly good, I thought. It made for a nice,
solid piece of work to call Set I.

The Wolfman's had some very nice jamming which I'm fairly certain ->'d
into Timber Ho!, which was of course a treat to hear for the first time in
nearly a year (am I forgetting one between now and NYE Run '97?). I had
been waiting for Loving Cup, too (I missed Denver & MTSU and therefore was
seeing it for the first time this tour...).

Crossroads was a very big suprise, and definately came out of (->'d) the
Fuckerpants. And, yes, I did give it another (!) this time - it just kind
of 'rocks' now is all. And I mean 'rocks' in a Caspian sort of way,

The Tweezer wasn't all that great actually. At some point, when things
were not really going anywhere, Trey said to Mike and Mike said to Fishman
"Cavern," which they then played. Mike seemed to be a bit out-of-himself
since mid-Fuckerpants, and he was really hurting by the time Cavern came.
He seemed annoyed with something - and really didn't put much into the
'Cavern Dance' he and Trey do. Not that he's typically that into the
dance moves, anyway...

So things have been great these past few days, and I can't wait for
tomorrow's moneyback gar-on-tee mayhem. After that I'll be in Wheaton for
a while for anyone who wants to get in touch with me.

From the last four shows (New Haven, Albany, Woosta, Woosta) I'd have to
rank my favorite set/show like this:

Fav. Set: 11/27 II Woosta - Duh. Just wait 'till you hear this (and you
will.) I'm putting it right now in the leagues of 12/6/97 II Auburn
Hills, MI...which was before Friday one of my top 3 favorite sets of all
times. The setlist tells no lies...

Fav. Show: I have to put 11/25 The Knick. Not only becuase of the 4th
Anniv./60th Show deal, (and I *really* still can't believe those
numbers....that's why I keep typing them...) but because of the noticable
change that occured between the Bowie and the Good Times during those
acoustic tunes. Granted, the first set is nothing stellar, but the way
they turned it around and (imPsfho) saved a show from the depths of
failure and salvaged their pride, sanity, and musical prowess only to come
away with an incredible second set.

So tomorrow we end all this silliness...

Thanks again Aaron for the tickets, Pete for the candy, Jerry, Rod and
Eric for the patches, and thanks to all of you who made it through this
ridicculusly long review. See you tomorrow night!!!
Score: 3
, attached to 1998-11-28 Permalink
(Published in the second edition of The Phish Companion...)

Sandwiched between the legendary 11/27/98 show and a tour closer, 11/28/98 will probably go unnoticed by many traders. This is a shame because it was a gem. Saturday night at the Centrum was much more of a "Phish the garage-rock band that makes you dance" show than a "Phish the ambient jammers" we see much of from 1998. The show starts off with a “Gumbo”/”Tube”/”Disease”/”Moma” combo that keeps the energy high. Although the first set never goes anywhere crazy, there's intense, solid playing throughout; Trey especially is reckless throughout this show. Listen at the beginning of the second set for a crowd roar in “Julius”; the Centrum was filled with oversized balloons that night, and Trey popped one with his guitar neck. The boys jam hardest on the seamless “Wolfman's” — > “Timber” combo, and the “Crossroads” shocked us all. A legendary show? No. Good times in Woosta? Definitely.
Score: 2

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