, attached to 1999-09-22

Review by spreaditround

spreaditround Also Sprach Zarathustra: Can you come out of the gate any better? Big, spooky loops to get underway. Wicked effects at 3:44 from Trey. Trey’s mini keyboard actually adds to the greatness of this jam instead of taking away as so often happened when he jumped on it. This 2001 out of the gate is a home run, they crushed it! >

Chalk Dust Torture: While this is ‘standard’, would encourage everyone to listen to this. Trey is just at the tippy top of his game. He smokes this one big time.

Guelah Papyrus: Nice placement, perfect for this tune and what came before. Allows folks the opportunity to unscramble their eggs.

Axilla: Standard

My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own: Standard:

Beauty of My Dreams: Standard

Bathtub Gin: Hose city, definitely another all-time Gin. Like 9.12.99, it has some of the highest highs.

Mozambique: Energy stays very high with this one, great placement.

Sand: Surprised that they went for another jam, but this is September 99 Phish and they are tough to predict. This one like the past two stays fairly structured but smokes just the same.

First set summary: This set just never gave an inch, full steam ahead. For my money, it has two premier jams in 2001 and Gin and then one good jam in Sand. Energy was unrelenting. Great set!

Gotta Jibboo: Fan of this one. There is a repeating groove that they very gradually take higher and higher from 5:15 to 8:15. This is abandoned for face melting rock through the end.

Ghost: This Ghost is extremely solid and for it not to be a jamcharts version is interesting and is an indication of just how many truly great versions of this song there are. The tempo is very fast, a blistering pace. Big peak right around 12 minutes and then this one settles into an ambient space >

Taste: This version is crushed and certainly worthy of its placement on jamcharts.

Brian and Robert: Perfect placement.

Mikes: First jam is slow and brooding out of the gates, loops of course. Eventually this bows out to some intense and evil stuff. They never really climb that mountain and bust a big peak, this version is very steady though. No sure how .net shows > and not ->

Simple: Standard.

Train Song: Interesting placement, has to be a nod to how sparsely attended this show was leading to an intimate environment.

Weekapaug Groove: Standard/solid 9-minute version.

Encore: La Grange: Another snooze, you loose aspect of this show. The band shows love by throwing this down in the encore slot. Great way to send the fans down the road. Two days and 600 miles to get to the next show in Austin. This tour covered some serious miles!

Second set summary: IMHO, first set > second set yet again on this tour. Second set is no slouch though, it just doesn’t have any major standouts other than maybe Taste to revisit. All told, this is a great phish and one I would easily rate in that 4.2/5 type territory. Have revisited this show many times over the years and imagine it will continue to do so. Thanks for reading!
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