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Link Thursday, 10/05/2000
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA

Soundcheck: She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, Funky Bitch

Set 1: CDTChalk Dust Torture, Guyute, Wolfman'sWolfman's Brother -> Sneakin' SallySneakin' Sally Through the Alley[1], LxLLimb By Limb, Come On Baby, Let's Go Downtown > Beauty of My Dreams > Axilla, Horn > Possum

Set 2: Drowned -> NICU > BowieDavid Bowie, Halley'sHalley's Comet -> Walk Away, Piper > Character Zero

Encore: WMGGWWhile My Guitar Gently Weeps

[1] No vocal jam.

· Walk This Way tease in Chalk Dust Torture
· Fast Enough for You quote in Character Zero

Noteworthy Jams: David Bowie, Piper

Average Song Gap: 8.78

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

Notes: Chalk Dust included a Walk This Way tease. Sneakin' Sally did not contain a vocal jam. Character Zero ended with a slow jam where Trey quoted the lyrics to FEFY.

Song Distribution:
2 The Story of the Ghost
1 Farmhouse
1 Billy Breathes
1 Hoist
1 Rift
1 A Picture of Nectar
1 Junta
1 The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday

Songs by Debut Year:

This show was part of the "2000 Fall Tour."

DollarBill , attached to 2000-10-05 Permalink
DollarBill This is a nice, average, almost end of tour show from the fall of 2000. Pretty good playing overall, but nothing really stood out to my ears as being significantly better than average.

First set opens with a nice Chalk Dust, good, but not great. Guyute was good though it had some off parts from Mike. Wolfman’s was good and had a nice transition jam into a Sally, which was a little rusty sounding. Limb was good and maybe the highlight of the set? This was the second and last performance of the Go Downtown song and it sounded like Page and Mike were not ready for Trey to jump into this one. I guess Trey tried to make it up to them by giving them both solos in a reasonably solid Beauty of my Dreams. Axilla, Horn and Possum round out a good, solid first set, and were all well played, but just average performances at best.

Mike gets the call to open the second set with a good rendition of Drowned. Then Trey leads them through a nice transition into NICU, but his timing is kind of off in the first verse and it just kind of came out weak over all. It was a bummer for me to hear because it’s one of my favorite songs. Bowie also started off kind of weak to me, but the jam is pretty good and makes up for the first part. Halley’s, Walk Away and Piper were all well played, but just average for this time period and tour, nothing too special to my ears. Zero followed suit in being average and included an awkward ending with the FEFY refrain lyrics? Not sure what that was all about, and it made for a very strange ending to an average or below second set.

Guitar Gently Weeps was also pretty average to my ears and sounded a little tired, but they were approaching the end of the tour, and the end of an era in their careers. And most likely… they were very tired. This is pure speculation on my part, of course.

Anyways, not a bad show, just not five star material in my book. I’ll go with three stars, as it seemed purely average for this tour. If second set had more “X-factor” it could easily have been a four star show.
Score: 1

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