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Link Wednesday, 06/30/1999
Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

Soundcheck: Twist, Funky Bitch, Mountains in the Mist (x2), Beauty of My Dreams, Glide Tease, Limb By Limb (outro), Back at the Chicken Shack, Dogs Stole Things, The Wedge

Set 1: GinBathtub Gin, Farmhouse, Tube, Horn, BOTTBack on the Train[1], Maze[2], LxLLimb By Limb, GolgiGolgi Apparatus

Set 2: CoilThe Squirming Coil > Free, BOAFBirds of a Feather > Simple > Swept Away > Steep > Piper, Bug[1] -> My Left Toe[3], Stash

Encore: Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room, SampleSample in a Jar

[1] Phish debut.
[2] Ended with several reprises of the song's signature lick in a mock duel fashion between Trey and Page.
[3] Debut.

Teases:
· Bathtub Gin tease in Maze

Noteworthy Jams: Back on the Train, Maze, Limb By Limb (highly recommended), Free (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 10.65

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

Notes: This gig featured the Phish debuts of Back on the Train and Bug as well as the debut of My Left Toe. Maze contained a Bathtub Gin tease from Trey and ended with several reprises of the song’s signature lick in a mock duel fashion between Trey and Page. A revised stage setup debuted at this show with Page, Mike and Trey aligned from front left to right and Fish to rear center.

Song Distribution:
4 Farmhouse
4 Stash
3 Billy Breathes
3 Lawn Boy
2 The Story of the Ghost
2 Rift
1 The Siket Disc
1 Hoist
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1999 Summer U.S. Tour."

nichobert , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
nichobert That PBR review may be the most pointless review I've ever read, put the booze down and let your mind be freed by the Stash

Too cool for the noob friendly encore, too drunk to pay attention to the show. Sweet
Score: 5
highhat , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
highhat 6-30

Phil and Friends (w/ Trey and Page)+ Classic TAB (tour debut) = 6 months of no Phish...

The entire show from note one was surreal; bomb drops concluded every 1st set number, but for Maze when they musically bantered our minds.

My Left Toe from the Siket Disc debuted at this show. Familiarity with the album could best describe the vibe from this 2nd set; and one word: Catatonia

No covers were played.

Each set and the encore led off with a cut from Lawn Boy.
Score: 1
BassPlayer , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
BassPlayer One of the most beautiful Stash jams i've heard, appropriate as a soundtrack to a romantic candlelit dinner. Great Mike bombs in Free! We all got drenched in a pre show storm, BTG was a perfect choice.
Score: 1
metawhy , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
metawhy This is the Phish sound I love. They come out after a rain shower in GIN, this one starts out slow and then Trey just adds layer of layer of gooey, stringy texture to the song. It is that 1999 tone that is so beautiful and thick. The song winds down, and the band plays a few newer numbers, very patiently, with some odd noises in the dead air between the songs, like new toys being sounded out. The Maze is amazing, not a raging one, but a beautiful expose on tension and release, complete with a bathtub gin jam.

Set II gets off to a great start with Coil > Free. This Free needs to be heard to be believed. Like the version on 7-31-98, this groove is THICK. Also of note in set II is the debut of Bug and My Left Toe, an ambient masterpiece that sounds so good slicing through the Kansas sky.

Check this show out when you have some time to sit down and listen closely, it will be rewarding.
Score: 1
LETUSPHISH , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
After digging up the dates on the 3 day Freedom Fighter Festival, Buckeye Lake Music Center, July 30, 1999 I was lucky enough to attend, I can say it WAS this show from June 30 I attended during that summer, the only from summer tour 99. Here is what I noticed today. Get Back on the Train was deputed from the Trey (TAB) tour on that day in Kansas !!! After following a high school friend who was driving a white 69 mercedes in my brown 78 volkswagen bus for two days to Kansas before the migrant work we were traveling to in the corn fields of Iowa was to begin, we arrived at Sandstone Amphitheatre, along with a select few, and started drinking some wine! They also dropped Swept Away>Steep which I had in my first show in Knoxville 96, and which they hadn't played since June 30 of 1998, one year earlier to the day at The Grey Hall, Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen, Denmark! This might just sound like another over excited phan going on about the music, and it probably is, but here's the thing. I had a dream about a train in 99. I wrote it down in my new dream journal my sister had given me for Christmas before going to see my first TAB show at the Murat in Indianapolis, where as some of you might know, TAB debuted Get Back on the Train. My dream journal begins with its first entry: 1-3/99? I'm riding in a train with many others. Everything is very organized and expected as far as destination. It's the most regular and only right thing to do to stay on the train and go where "it" goes. As the doors open at a stop, I am drawn to leave the train for a reason important to me concerning something? somewhere? outside the trains confine. The doors immedietly close leaving me outside the train. I need to get to the next stop at least though as I thought I would be able to re-board the train. And so I climb onto the front of the train and dangerously hold onto an overhanging bar in front of the driver's window. I motion the driver to continue, which he does. The ride was wonderful, if not a bit tense and/or frightening @ times. I reach where I'm going and I get off the train's front Not riding inside the train turns out to be a unique, memorable, and unmatchable experience. As I get off the train the second time, the others who were on from the beginning don't get there doors opened and I watch as the train speeds off. Some are happy on the train. Some don't know what it's like off the train, and wouldn't know what to do if they did/could get off. Others longingly dwell on that missed opportunity, and wish that they could get off, but just aren't able to. ---- I've never done a whole tour. I try to go see Phish whenever I can. I can honestly say though, when I step back after a tour and see the one or more shows I've been able to attend, they're always the best ones of the run imho. I may get them all written down later and post them here to an edit. It's not like I've seen them 100's of times, but everytime I do, it's really magic. I will add this, since it also has to do with a dream, and Phish. I've only been at a Phish show in my dreams once. The show was just getting ready to start. I was on the floor, GA, back some, maybe close to the tapers. The show started. They opened with Stash. I remember thinking, Yes! I've never heard a show open with this song! It sounds great in the opener slot! I woke up the next morning and remembered the dream clearly. It got me excited and I thought I would get online and see what Phish was doing. I really didn't have a clue if they were in a tour or what! They had kicked off the tour the night before in Phoenix, and had opened with Stash! =)
Score: 0
ADAWGWYO , attached to 1999-06-30 Permalink
ADAWGWYO I was there. I have to agree that I don't have many memories of awesomeness or face-melting music. I drove to the show last minute from Laramie,WY(UW!!!) I blew a tire about 4 hours out on I-70 and while changing the flat a Hi-Po pulled up behind me, got out and asked what the problem was. I told him I had a donut/spare and was ok. He got in his car and away he went. I remember only having a little reefer on me, but still sweet when he rolled on. Amber and I showed up to the lot with maybe an hour to chill. We got drunk on PBR cans and stumbled inside.

It's your typical summer shed. No covered seating that I recall. I remember being happy about the Gin opener; Tube was cool(although nothing stellar) BOTT was fun and I knew at the time, that I didn't know it. That's about it for musical memories from this show. Bouncing> Sample Encore= "Let's go get a burrito!"

Sidenote: The girl I was with had seen some shows(Spokane-Portland 96) but wasn't a regular. Anyways I mentioned we were rockin the "car-temperature" PBR cans in the lot pre-party style. Well we were CHUGGING em'. So we're dancing sometime in the middle of set I and although it was an over-cast day in Kansas, it is still HOT and HUMID. She stops and says "I need to go to the bathroom." And I'm like(casually) "Yeah, we'll go at set break." Well what she meant was is she needed to throw up. Well, she made it to set break and bless her, she mad it to the tarlette to excercise them PBR demons.

Less than 2 stars.

2/5
Score: -2

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