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Link Sunday, 08/01/1999
Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan

Set 1: Cities > Rift > Wilson > MomaThe Moma Dance > DividedDivided Sky, Horn > SOAMeltSplit Open and Melt, Poor Heart, Bouncin'Bouncing Around the Room > AntelopeRun Like an Antelope

Set 2: Possum > Tweezer -> Llama, Mike'sMike's Song -> HydrogenI Am Hydrogen > WeekapaugWeekapaug Groove, WedgeThe Wedge, LizardsThe Lizards, YEMYou Enjoy Myself

Encore: Sweet Adeline, TweepriseTweezer Reprise

· Wilson tease in The Moma Dance
· Wading in the Velvet Sea tease in Tweezer
· Stash tease in The Wedge

Noteworthy Jams: Split Open and Melt, Tweezer, Mike's Song (highly recommended)

Average Song Gap: 12.52

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

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.

Song Distribution:
4 A Picture of Nectar
3 Stash
3 Rift
3 Lawn Boy
3 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday
3 The White Tape
2 Junta
1 The Story of the Ghost

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "1999 Summer Japan Tour."

westbrook , attached to 1999-08-01 Permalink
westbrook 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.
Score: 3
tubescreamer , attached to 1999-08-01 Permalink
tubescreamer 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.
Score: 1
RunawayJim4180 , attached to 1999-08-01 Permalink
RunawayJim4180 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.
Score: 1
Bob_Loblaw , attached to 1999-08-01 Permalink
Bob_Loblaw This show does not quite live up to the night before but still has it's moments.

Cities is a great energy injector as an opener. Wilson is above average. And there is some interesting exploration in SOAM. And bouncing is played above average.

Tweezer although short is a great example of a Mike led jam, with Trey doing some beautiful solo work. There's only one way to go -> Llama and that's charge full speed ahead, mission accomplished. The space between Mike's and Hydrogen is a nice mellow jam, and Weekapaug has a pretty solid set of peaks towards the end. Unfortunately Lizards is pretty sloppy at times as is YEM. But nothing to get tore up about.

The encore is the polar opposite from the night before, with just an Accapella>Tweeprise mix which is fairly underwhelming. Especially compared to the amazing encore the night before.
Score: 0

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