UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
 Trey on acoustic guitar.
· While My Guitar Gently Weeps tease in Ghost
Average Song Gap: 7.75
Notes: Driver and Brian and Robert featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Foreshadowing the encore, Ghost included WMGGW teases.
Songs by Debut Year:
This show was part of the "1998 Fall Tour."
2nd Set-AC/DC Bag is where it's at. Nice jamming leading into a Ghost which kinda of drifts around for a bit before Reba starts up. Decent Reba but the ending seemed forced.
What a ridiculous second set tho!! Just found this on my "office trip phishows" 1998 run, the day they released Live Bait 9. Excited for 2013 Chicago shows!!
What got me excited was actually the first set. (Yeah, I was surprised, too.) Both the Mike's and the Weekapaug are very strong: the former features a slow, patient build followed by one of those patented (though recently rare) F-major jams while the latter has two or three absolutely explosive peaks that just keep spilling over. In between is a song-oriented clump that includes an acoustic Brian & Robert where the band strips down an already lean song, revealing some of the quieter melodic elements. (Page's piano counterpoint on the late verses, for example, comes to the fore a bit more when it's not swimming in the muck of sustained Rhodes blanket tones.) The Wedge wants to scream, as was its habit in those days, but Trey's not quite as surefooted as he is elsewhere in the set, falling out of key a few times. He was, however, totally anchored during While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
(PS: Isn't that a Dear Prudence tease in Ghost?)