Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan
 Fishman on vacuum and Nawang Khechog on horn.
 Nawang Khechog on flute.
· Split Open and Melt tease
Average Song Gap: 7.53
Notes: This show is currently available on LivePhish.com with proceeds benefiting the Japan earthquake relief effort. The show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Mike teased Split Open and Melt before 2001. The encore began with Tibetan monk Nawang Khechog discussing the then-current situation in Tibet. The ensuing jam featured Fishman on vacuum and Khechog on horn. Subsequently, Brian and Robert featured Khechog on wooden flute.
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This show was part of the "1999 Summer Japan Tour."
A 25-minute Bowie? Nice; but 'silent jam' notwithstanding, this is in most ways a 'Type I' performance, its side passages accenting or punctuating the (conventional) main jam rather than breaking new ground. You'll notice its length rather than its depth, I suspect.
The Simple jam is certainly memorable though: after doing weird things with his effects rig throughout the show, Trey just goes *off* with a crazed effects-laden solo statement during this standalone encore version. It's not particularly tasteful or cohesive, but there are other aesthetic virtues after all - sheer commitment and brazenness among them - and Ernesto Anastasio III possesses no shortage of those.