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Link Friday, 08/07/1998
Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC

Set 1: Water in the Sky, Drowned, Frankie Says, Stash, Brian and Robert, Foam, Bittersweet Motel, Ghost, Forbin'sColonel Forbin's Ascent > MockingbirdFly Famous Mockingbird[1]

Set 2: CDTChalk Dust Torture > Mike'sMike's Song > Simple > Albuquerque > LxLLimb By Limb, Velvet SeaWading in the Velvet Sea, WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove

Encore: Funky Bitch

[1] Narration offered an explanation for the evening's lunar eclipse.

Teases:
· San-Ho-Zay tease in Ghost

Noteworthy Jams: Mike's Song

Average Song Gap: 18.5

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

Notes: Ghost contained Zan-Ho-Zay teases from Trey. The long, surreal Mockingbird narration offered an “explanation” for the evening’s lunar eclipse. Mockingbird was played for the first time since Halloween, 1996 (135 shows).

Song Distribution:
6 The Story of the Ghost
2 A Picture of Nectar
2 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
1 Stash
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1998 Summer U.S. Tour."

westbrook , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
westbrook I agree with the other reviewers regarding the up and down first set, but the second set Mike's Groove (almost the entire set) is pretty good. Decent show overall, but not one of the standout performances of the tour.
Score: 1
phishfillet , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
phishfillet Cool show, tempo of the first set was up and down. So you had a chill Water, smokin’ Drowned, chill Frankie and so on. Stash was good; the Ghost was great in a slow methodical way. Forbin’s – Mockingbird was tight, and the narration was definitely out there!

Second set flowed like wine! Albuquerque & Velvet Sea helped to keep the up and down tempo theme from the first set, but it worked!

And it’s always nice to end the night with a Funky Bitch! Cheers
Score: 0
art_vandelay , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
art_vandelay maybe it was fatigue, but i had a tough time maintaining myself from start to finish....my interest peaked in spurts, but i also sat in my chair just as often. quality songs & jams, but the overall flow was...stuttered, maybe? admittedly, i enjoy listening to the show a little more nowadays 'cuz the actual quality of material is solid...but for the sake of cohesion, IMO the peaks & valleys were a little TOO close to one another...
Score: 0
ucpete , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
ucpete This Mockingbird is almost unlistenable... it's clear that it had been a couple years since they last played it... and it's clear why they waited another two years to play it again! I'M LOOKING AT YOU TREY!
Score: 0
GreenerBlues , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
GreenerBlues It rained in Raleigh, not like the year before (the famous thunderstorm), but it did rain a little in the afternoon. My phriend and I had seats towards the back of the pavillion so we could see out overhead, and about ten minutes before the show started a huge rainbow appeared directly over the amphitheater! The first two songs with the rainbow overhead is something I'll never forget - such happiness. In fact I couldn't have asked for a more perfect first show, just an all around good vibe. Going back and listening to it brings back that fun and loving time in my life, and isn't that what it's all about?

I will say that I learned very quickly that Uncle Trey tells a heck of a story- something about Colonel Forbin ziplining into a lake of Jello in a lucid dream and eating it(?) and then somehow floating into space and blocking out the sun, hence the lunar eclipse.
Score: 0
kmjansen , attached to 1998-08-07 Permalink
First show, rainbow over the stadium through Water in the Sky and Drowned, lost my sh*t...in a good way. Wondering if DeeperBlues was one of my two Phish companions: Matt or Brad. I think all three of us learned to dance like we mean it at this show.
Score: 0

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