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Link Sunday, 07/25/1999
Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

Soundcheck: Mike’s Song, Back at the Chicken Shack, Beauty of My Dreams, Day Tripper

Set 1: Meat, My FriendMy Friend, My Friend[1] -> My Left Toe -> Whipping Post > MakisupaMakisupa Policeman[2] > Happy BirthdayHappy Birthday to You[3], MakisupaMakisupa Policeman, Saw It Again, Boogie OnBoogie On Reggae Woman, Cavern

Set 2: BOAFBirds of a Feather[4] -> Walk Away > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope > SuzySuzy Greenberg[5] > HYHUHold Your Head Up > Purple Rain[6] > HYHUHold Your Head Up, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Loving Cup

[1] No "Myfe" lyric.
[2] Key words were "gooballs, brownies, stink, kind nugs... keef!"
[3] Instrumental from Trey and then "rasta style" sung (with a We're gonna get you so wasted tonight after the show" lyric), Mike took a bass solo, Fishman also sung a verse in a mock Jamaican accent (with a "you roll up a big spleef and you don't pass it with no one" lyric). Kuroda then took a one-minute light solo.
[4] Unfinished.
[5] Syncopated jam based around Page.
[6] Fishman forgot the words and subsequently thanked the crowd for supporting his vacuum cleaner habit.

Teases:
· My Left Toe tease in Birds of a Feather
· Stash tease in Run Like an Antelope
· I Wish tease in Suzy Greenberg
· Boogie On Reggae Woman jam in You Enjoy Myself

Noteworthy Jams: Boogie On Reggae Woman, Birds of a Feather (highly recommended), Run Like an Antelope, Suzy Greenberg (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 71

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

Notes: My Friend's ending did not contain the "Myfe" lyric. Whipping Post was played for the first time since August 10, 1996 (208 shows) and featured Trey on vocals for the first time since September 21, 1990 (846 shows). The Makisupa key words were "gooballs, brownies, stink, kind nugs... keef!" Happy Birthday was performed for the first time since September 30, 1991 (715 shows) and was first played by Trey instrumentally over Makisupa before he announced Chris Kuroda's birthday and asked the crowd to join in as he sang the song "rasta style" (with a "We're gonna get you so wasted tonight after the show" lyric). Mike subsequently took a bass solo and Fishman sung a verse solo in a mock Jamaican accent (with a "You roll up a big spliff and you don't pass it to no one!" lyric). Chris took a silent light board solo (see also April 18, 1990) at Trey's request before Makisupa resumed. The second set featured multiple teases and jams, including the unfinished Birds (My Left Toe tease), Antelope (Stash tease), Suzy (I Wish teases and a syncopated jam based around Page) and YEM (Boogie On Reggae Woman jam). In Purple Rain, played for the first time since August 6, 1996 (209 shows), Fishman forgot the words and subsequently thanked the crowd for supporting his vacuum cleaner habit.

Song Distribution:
2 The Story of the Ghost
2 The White Tape
1 The Siket Disc
1 Stash
1 Rift
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 Lawn Boy
1 Junta

Songs by Debut Year:

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

Abe_Froman , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
Abe_Froman A classic. ELECTRIC energy from all sides on this night, band and crowd. Just listen to the reaction on the last notes of Antelope, then the first notes of Suzy Greenberg. The band was feeding off the crowd, the crowd giving it right back.

Both sets are simply incredible, and I could give the highlights, but the whole show is worth the download. Absolutely one of my personal favorite shows, and hopefully soon one of yours too. A towering show.
Score: 7
MiguelSanchez , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
MiguelSanchez the summer 99 tour was coming to a close, and everyone had some pretty lofty hopes for this tour closing run at deer creek. this night prooved, in my opionion, to be the far superior of the two. the next night seemed to be filled with flubs, band tension, and the first set was a sleeper except for a solid bt gin and decent gumbo>nicu combo. this night benefitted from solid playing and a very inspired set list.

meat: well, i don't think anyone saw this coming as the opener. good choice that fit well

my friend my friend: this was played really well, and it really got everyone grooving in the right direction. then phish took a very unexpected turn....

my left toe: i wasn't so familiar with the siket disc, so i didnt spot this one right away, but it sure sounded interesting. right when i was wondering where they werer going to take this one trey started strumming something familiar. i looked at my buddy jeb and yelled....

whipping post!!!: having had grown up on the allman brothers, i loved this tune. i always thought, from the latest 80's versions, that treys vocals were a litttle too "white" on this deep bluesy number. his vocals were still a little too "white," but by damn, he ripped this one on ye 'ol guitar. very inspired playing by all.

makisupa: this was the perfect cool down spot after a very hot start. this is a must hear, with all the gooball, brownies, kief, etc talk plus ck's b day shout out. sure, the light solo does not carry over to cd, but it's still funny. granted, the pre sunset light solo was not so awe inspiring as much as it was simply hilarious.

i saw it again: this one was a nice treat. it was one of the first of the bunch of '97 songs to start being played less frequently. solid version. trey's playing twinged on the dark side here a bit.

boogie on reggae woman: this one was still a bit of treat even in '99. it was well received, and for the time, there was a little bit of exploration in this one. the boys sounded good here before closing down the set with...

cavern: good straight forward version

set 2:

boaf: after seeing a massive version of this tune at polaris, i was surprised to hear it again 2 shows later. while still be well jammed, they took a very different approach to this song than they did 2 nights before. the polaris version was more of a sunra'esque blow out. this was more of a tight/layered/textured jam. right when they started to loosen up a bit they sharply turned the corner into...

walk away!: hell yeah, let's belt it out page 'ol boy! this got the crowd gassed and ready to rock. really good version catching many off guard.

run like an antelope: this was a very intense antelope. this is easily my favorite of both '99 and '00. ck was really killing the lights on this one, but trey really hammered home the tension and release on this one.

suzy greenberg: this was the blow out song tonight. not to compare it to the boaf from columbus, but it served the same purpose. after some very focused and tight jamming, they used this one to really cut loose. page had some firey playing in this one.

hyhu/purlple rain/hyhu: oh fishman. it's almost better when he doesnt know the words. he had some good ad libs about "how prince would want it to be" and what not. good stuff.

yem: good yem. after the tramps they jumped right into a boogie on jam. this was not a tease, this is more of an instrumental boogie reprise. novel, but fun none the less. musically, this is nothing outrageous, but it is worth listening to.

enc:

loving cup: good 'ol predictabel loving cup....

overall:
this show benefitted greatly from inspired song selection, but the muscianship was there on this night. like deer creek 96, i thought this was simply a precursor to a monster night ahead. unfortunately, this was the night in '99.

highlights:
set 1
meat-whipping post, makisupa policeman
set 2
boaf>walk away, antelope, suzy
Score: 5
kevron79 , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
This night will live in infamy for the My Friend>My left Toe>Whipping Post>Makisupa portion alone. This was one of those moment in Phish history that you will never forget. After a smoking My Friend, the notes of My Left Toe emerged. As the band made their way through this spacey Siket Disk tune a familiar bass lick started emerging from Mike along with these screaming guitar licks from Trey. I remember looking all around in the Pavilion as this was happening and seeing fans shaking their heads in disbelief, was the band busting out WHIPPING POST for the first time since 8-10-96? Then as the first official notes combined with the words "Ive been run down" sang blissfully by Trey hit the crowd like a ton of bricks and one of the loudest crowd reactions happened that I could remember with fans letting out one joyous scream in unision. This is why I go to see Phish.
Score: 5
montaigne , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
There was a special vibe in the air for this show. The band was having more phun than usual, and it showed all night long. Makisupa stands out as extraordinary. Boogie On was sick. Purple Rain was hilarious, and YEM, as usual, was just nasty ass funk!
This whole show was super funky and just a blast to be at!

Great set list. Great energy. Great playing.
All the ingredients for a memorable show!

Viva Montaigne.
Score: 3
n00b100 , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
n00b100 One of the best shows from '99 I've heard so far. The My Left Toe -> Whipping Post segment features some deft, beautiful jamming in the former and some scorching rock in the latter (along with a grand segue); Boogie On stays Type I but hits a really wicked funk groove that'll make your speakers/headphones rattle; Birds of a Feather reaches a multifaceted jam space that might be mistaken for what they were up to in 2011/12 (and thus gets a big thumbs up from me) before it cools down and gets fuzzy and ambient, leading to a frankly *startling* segue into Walk Away; Antelope (mid-set!) has an interesting opening segment that leads into an even more interesting actual jam that features some digressions into sharp funkiness and weird spaciness before cranking up to usual Antelope intensity, making it absolutely must-hear; Suzy Greenberg (!) gets a really relaxed, Page-driven reading; Fish screeches through Purple Rain as a fun palate-cleanser; and YEM features some glorious Gordon bass-in-your-face and a charming reprise of Boogie On. Big-time jams, massive crowd energy, remarkable setlist flow...it all adds up to a glorious show.
Score: 2
phishjones , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
My second show, and I knew coming out of the Deer Creek gates that I saw a special one. However, our neighbor at the campground didn't have the same point of view that night and thought this was a bad show. I disagree. A fine summer 99 show in my books.
Score: 0
Stecks , attached to 1999-07-25 Permalink
Another hot humid day in central Indiana. Which means, of course, the show would match or surpass the heat.

And did it ever.

Meat opener, great. My Friend draws huge cheers. MLT brings things down, nice and ethereal... then darkness. Trey starts into Whipping Post and the place erupts. Then the CK5 birthday. I Saw It Again - one of my faves and a rarity at that point. Loving it. 11 minute BORW, then Cavern caps the energy of a high energy set.

Then we have a long birds jam continuing the epic 20+ minute Birds from Polaris two nights before. Dance fest. Transition to walk away is pure blow your hair back rock. Then ANTELOPE! The mid set lope! Place was a loony bin. Speaking of, SUZY! WOW! The energy was insane. Slow it down with HYHU>Purple Rain, during which forgot the lyrics but thanked us for supporting his love of playing the vacuum. Then, as if things couldn't get more ridiculous.. YEM closer.

Encore Loving Cup. Loving Cup was a little more of a rarity back then compared to 2.0 or 3.0. Perfect encore. They smoked it.

In summary.. one of the HIGHEST energy Phish show's I've ever attended. It didn't let up.

Truly worthy of a Live Phish archival release. Some nights, they're in the Zone. This was one of those nights.
Score: 0

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