Notes: This show featured the first Camel Walk since July 2, 1995 (140 shows) and first Magilla since May 4, 1994 (260 shows). Ha Ha Ha was notable for the heavy metal jam outro. YEM included Super Bad teases. The jazz jam in the Mule Duel included an ‘A’ Train tease from Mike.
If you're looking for the best of the 97 Winter European tour, this show should be one of the first you pull down after 3/1 and 2/17. The first thing you'll notice about this show is the impressive setlist filled with bustouts and rarities, but there is some really good jamming in this show as well. The first set is highlighted by a pretty strong Hood, the best Tube played up to this point in the band's career, and a fine performance of the Fishman-penned Rock a William.
The second set gets off to a fast start with Buried Alive>Poor Heart>Ha Ha Ha. Ha Ha Ha is particularly strong as it includes a nice little jam tacked on the end of the song that I wish they would do more often. YEM is solid and the Scent of a Mule later in the set features a great jazzy jam which segues naturally into Magilla. This is definitely one of my favorite Mules. The set-ending Slave is very good and the show concludes with the last Highway to Hell until 6/12/09.
All in all, this is a very nice show and makes a fun listen.