Stash included a Manteca tease and Reba did not have the whistling ending.
Jam Chart Versions
Teases
Manteca tease in Stash
Debut Years (Average: 1991)

This show was part of the "1998 Summer U.S. Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by markah

markah Even now, just days away from this show's 13th anniversary, I can vividly recall the terrific Reba jam -- and then watching sun slip down behind the top ridge of the Columbia River gorge as they desperately held on to the last few moments of Reba...watching the shadow climb up the lawn...and then carefully slipping into Fast Enough for you as the last direct rays of sunlight fell on the top of the lawn.

It was Fast Enough's only appearance in 1998, and it was truly an unforgettable moment.
, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by LightsWentOut

LightsWentOut Like @markah, I was also at this show and I will also always remember that moment in Reba as the sun was setting behind the band over the stunning Columbia river gorge that serves as the backdrop to this storied venue. My mind was completely blown as I realized that THEY WERE JAMMING TO THE SUNSET. One previous review states how the Reba jam kind of fizzles out and goes into FEFY, but it definitely did not "fizzle". The song ended as the daylight did. It was a simply perfect moment and the FEFY that followed was so well placed, so well timed, and so well played, it changed me.

As a side note, this run of shows really did completely change my life, but that is a story for another time.
, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by westbrook

westbrook This is a good show, maybe not as good as the next night, but a good show nonetheless. Page does his thing in Squirming Coil and NICU. Stash is good. The jam is Reba is unusual as there really is no peak and the jam just dies out and FEFY starts up. That's not to say it's a bad version, just different. It's really laid back and Trey plays with the wah effect a lot while the band grooves along. FEFY transitions to When the Circus Comes well. The Antelope set closer is very nice. Mike, Page, and Trey take solos in the Rye Rye Rocco section.
Set 2 opens with an above average Julius which is longer than usual. The follwoing Moma Dance is really good and really funky, as you would expect from a 98 version. Moma Dance also peaks very nicely. Piper doesn't really have a jam, just the long intro, lyrics, and closing coda. I was hoping for this one to be jammed out a la 7/6/98, but it wasn't in the cards. Axilla makes a mid set appearance with the Axilla II style spacey ending, which segues into Bowie. Bowie itself has a long spacey intro and the jam slowly gains intensity and features some nice full-band interplay. Tube comes next, and it's a great version. The jam is initially ambient, but quickly turns into an all-out funk jam. if you're a Tube fan, definitely check this one out. Slave, as always, makes a great closer. Sample in a Jar in the encore slot may leave something to be desired, but it doesn't detract from the quality of the rest of the show.
Highlights of this show- Stash, Reba, Antelope, Moma Dance, Bowie, Tube>Slave.
, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by brainstemblast

brainstemblast This is one of my favorite live version of Fast Enough For You. It is played so delicately and patiently it truly lives up to all that the song has to offer in terms of its quiet introspection. Trey and Page's vocal harmonies are top notch. And when Trey's solo begins at 4:00, you can tell it's going to be a special one. His guitar tone is perfect, seems like he can hold any note for as long as he wants. Pure bliss when the guitar solo peaks as the vocals chime back in at 6:45 and then everything quietly dies down into a melodic puddle, which segues beautifully into When the Circus Comes to Town.
, attached to 1998-07-16

Review by Capricornholio

Capricornholio Perhaps the most overshadowed Phish show ever. The night before is among the initial LivePhish releases and the next night is a top 10 all-time show. But there is so much to love about this show. Stash through Antelope in the first set is just about as perfect as can be. Reba, in particular, is a stand out version and the "suite" of Reba > FEFY > Circus is just beautiful. The second set features above average versions of Julius (oddly opening the set) and Moma as well as an extremely strong 4th quarter with a 20 minute Bowie, followed by a super-funky Tube > Slave. Several great jams + great setlist and flow makes this one a winner!

4.4 / 5 Solid A Phish.
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Review by fhqwhgads

fhqwhgads I really like the setlist for this show, and everything is well played. The Squirming Coil is relatively rare to open a show, and it's a great version. NICU following feels to me kind of like starting the over again, not because of any malfunctions during Coil, but just because it's in such stark contrast to the bona fide opener. Reba is a very nice version which other reviews explain was somewhat choreographed/synchronised to the sunset > Fast Enough for You > When the Circus Comes for a nice, mellow sequence before the set closes with Run Like an Antelope, which has some playful little experimentations in the first segment of the song (a trend which would re-emerge during the first few minutes of The Moma Dance, in Set II.) I think this is probably my favorite late-1.0 Antelope behind 12/30/99. Julius to open Set II is Jamcharted, but I don't hear what's so special about it above and beyond regular Julius territory... The Moma Dance, as I said, though, feels funkily loose in that Mike switches up his bassline during the intro a bit. It's probably the version of Moma truest to its derivation from Black-Eyed Katy that I've ever heard, in that respect. David Bowie has a lengthy introduction but/and peaks pretty hard, Tube is an above-average version, and you get a pleasant Slave to the Traffic Light to wrap it up, followed by a friendly Sample in a Jar encore. Maybe it's to do with the well-equalised recording available on phish.in' for this show, but I don't hesitate to give it 4-out-of-5 stars.
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