, attached to 1998-11-20

Review by MiguelSanchez

MiguelSanchez what a weekend, what a show!! the setlist were rediculous and they matched it with killer playing. of course, this run was later immortalized in the "hampton comes alive" box set.

rock and roll part 2 opens this one up in pretty funny fashion. otherwise, this is a nice high energy set. eskimo makes a nice triumphant come back. tube and funky bitch both soar, and possum and melt add some nice jams to the back end of the set.

then there is set 2. in a year full of great bathtub gins, this one takes a run at version of the year. trey and page are very much in synce on this one, while gordo and fish really do a masterful job controlling the tempo. an earl'ish piper continues the very nice improvisational vibe established early in the set. after it crashes to a close, they crank up a nice rowdy antelope. an always rare roses are free pops up after that. nothing too wild here, but as a giant ween fan, i'll take it. farm house is very blah. then after a rousing hyhu, you would expect standard fishman fair. what a syd barret tune, purple rain...hmm. now, they crank out some real hilarity. gettin' jiggy wit it is good fun. after, that goofiness, they jump into a very serious harry hood. they really space out here before building it back up. along with bathtub, these are you 2 show highlights. i really hate character zero, but i dig cavern so its a push.

great show here. personally, i prefer the second night. the mikes groove is out of this world, but as for single song highlight of the run, i'll take this bathtub. great run. there's a reason it's a box set.


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