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Link Wednesday, 11/04/1998
McNichols Arena, Denver, CO

Set 1: Buried Alive > Character Zero, Guyute > GinBathtub Gin > Ya Mar, BOAFBirds of a Feather, Brian and Robert, Frankie Says -> BowieDavid Bowie

Set 2: Runaway Jim > MomaThe Moma Dance > Piper > 2001Also Sprach Zarathustra > CDTChalk Dust Torture, Loving Cup

Encore: CoilThe Squirming Coil

Teases:
· Stash tease in David Bowie

Noteworthy Jams: Ya Mar, Frankie Says (highly recommended), Piper

Average Song Gap: 6.69

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

Notes: Bowie included Stash teases.

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

Songs by Debut Year:

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

ADAWGWYO , attached to 1998-11-04 Permalink
ADAWGWYO Saw the first 3 shows of the tour and was runnin low on cash so we skipped 11/2. Biggest mistake in my Phishistory. We heard what they played and needless to say this show did little to ease our pain. Unfortunately do not remember much of this one... AT ALL! Moma Dance is solid upon relisten. Memory suppression is an amazing thing

Always record more then you erase- Mickey Hart
Score: 1
mcgrupp81 , attached to 1998-11-04 Permalink
Ok show. Solid versions of Bowie and Jim. The highlight is definitely the Bathtub Gin. Not great, but an above average version that is somewhat compelling.
Score: 0
westbrook , attached to 1998-11-04 Permalink
westbrook I think this show is somewhat neglected in light of the famous DSOTM show that preceded it. The song selection and flow are quite good if you ask me and there are a few must-hear jams in this show as well.

Buried Alive>Character Zero makes for a pretty raucous show opening pair, and Guyute gives the set a bit of sophistication. Gin is next, and Riverport it is not, but it is definitely a worthwhile first set jam with some tasty playing from Trey. The end of the Gin jam smoothly shifts to an interesting Ya Mar in which Trey solos in an unusually percussive manner. Birds and Brian and Robert are straightforward, but on the other hand Frankie Says is very atypical as it drifts into a pretty deep ambient segment (especially for the first set) before segueing to a nice set-closing Bowie. I believe this is the first of 2 extended Frankie Says, the other being 12/28/03.

The first two songs of the second set, Jim and Moma Dance, are not too special, but Runaway Jim does have a slightly extended and hard rocking jam. Piper>2001 is the meat of the second set and really is the selling point of the show. This is one out of the handful of jammed out Pipers to this point, and this one is a pretty intense rocker for much of its duration until an ambient outro jam, which leads us into a pretty good 2001. Not a monster jam, but it certainly gets the job done. Chalk Dust and Loving Cup ends the set with more rocking good times, and Squirming Coil offers Page the opportunity to entertain us with his usual beautiful soloing.

Overall, I think this is an above average Fall 98 show. Being the "show after" instead of "the show", it's relatively unheralded, but I recommend giving it a listen if you have passed over it before.

Highlights - Gin>Ya Mar, Fankie Says->Bowie, Piper>2001
Score: 0

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