Welcome to the 296th edition of Phish.Net's Mystery Jam Monday, the 100th (regular) MJM in my time as host. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at LivePhish.com / Nugs.Net. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of all three mystery clips – these clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn't be part of the correct answer. While there are three clips this week, this puzzle isn't as difficult as it seems – each clip is a full minute long, and finding just one of the three may lead you to the other two fairly quickly. Each person gets one guess to start – if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, after which each person gets one more guess before I reveal the correct answer on Wednesday. Good luck!
Answer: Congrats to @mickeyjoe86 on his sixth win! Now both he and @FunkyCFunkyDo sit on the doorstep to emeritus status. It should be awesome to see the two of them duke it out in their race to the finish line, though who knows? Maybe some of our 4 or 5 time winners will have something to say about it – or even better, maybe some of our newcomers will come in and play the spoiler. This week, @mickeyjoe86 recognized the third clip quickly (as did @FunkyCFunkyDo), pinned the eras of the clips as the classic 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0 layout, and explored a few themes before realizing I was going for a #VegasStrong theme. Within a few hours of the MJM dropping, he had identified all three clips: the 10/31/98 "Lonesome Cowboy Bill," the 2/16/03 "Down with Disease" (the second piece of the "DWD" -> "-7" -> "DWD" < link to video), and the 11/2/14 "Piper" outro, all of which were played in Las Vegas, NV. MJM297, the fourth of five October MJMs, drops on Monday.
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