Notes: This show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Moma contained brief Wilson teases and Tweezer included a Velvet Sea tease. The Wedge contained a Stash tease from Trey.
The first set is well played and I like the song selection, but nothing really stands out as must-hear. It is a pretty good set though. The pause in Divided Sky is not nearly as rowdy as when played back home, and the set-closing Antelope is pretty hot. Things get more interesting in the second set with a good Possum opener and the really nice pair of Tweezer->Llama. Tweezer is short and sweet and the segue into Llama is excellent. The following Mike's Groove is notable too. Mike's Song is chunky with great organ playing from Page and leads into a -> into what is possibly the best/most unique I am Hydrogen ever. On the recording from the spreadsheet, I am Hydrogen is timed at 8:43, but I think some of that time is just the second jam of Mike's Song. Either way, the Mike's Song jam moves smoothly into a Hydrogen type jam that needs to be heard. Weekapaug is quite good and funky too. The rest of the show is solid. SBDs circulate of these 99 Japan shows. They're worth checking out, and this one may be the best of the bunch.
Not enough is said about the tweezer in what is otherwise a solid show. The tweezer departs from the 99 driving ambience quickly and heads straight upwards into a beautiful passage that fans of bliss jamming are going to need to get up and clear some dance space for. I think it is a bit of a mislabel to say that it is a Velvet Sea tease. The thematic melody in the jam is one of Trey's riffs that pops up from time to time and is one of his simplest and most gorgeous. Bliss seekers this is a must hear.
Agreed with tubescreamer on the Velvet Sea tease. Actually sounds more reminiscent of "Meatstick" to me with the signature descending scale of notes during each riff. Beautiful Tweezer in true '99 fashion, all soul and bliss.
I thought the entire second set was a keeper, but the set one Antelope is smoking hot as well.