Sweet Virginia made its Phish debut at this show. The last four songs of the first set featured Michael Ray on trumpet and Tim Green on saxophone. Call to the Post was teased before and during Birds. Trey teased Meatstick at the end of Rocky Top.
Jam Chart Versions
Call to the Post tease in Birds of a Feather, Meatstick tease in Rocky Top
Debut Years (Average: 1994)

This show was part of the "1999 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1999-09-26

Review by papadance

papadance Cool Show..... Learned what road humor was on the way there compliments of a crazy old Hippie......Thought I was gonna get run over by a semi. Great opener Good first set. Michael Ray was a little behind during CTB. Trey would look over at him and point to his ear like he was saying "Listen to the progression!" Tim Green brought the house down with his sax. That guy RIPS. Funky Bitch was off the charts with the sax solo. Second set opener sequence rocked pretty hard from what I remember. Either during Mist or Heavy Things a pigeon flew a few circles over the crowd on the floor and eventually landed on Trey's amp. The band couldn't figure out what it was for a little bit because the crowd was cheering for the bird. Trey was perplexed but figured it out. Then we got a jammed out BOAF. Cool moment. Good DWD. Meatstick was corny and Rocky Top was not what we expected. Kind of thought we were going to get a Fire on the Bayou all funked out with horns or an amazing grace jam. All in all this show stood out as a great time.
, attached to 1999-09-26

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw Set one of this show is mostly a novelty set. Sweet Virginia is a pretty cool and out of left field debut to kick off a show. The horns are a very cool and unique show. The highlights to my ear are Cars, Trucks, And Buses and Mozambique which as a very creole touch to it, perfect for the area and venue. For the most part it's a pretty average first set though, nothing groundbreaking.

Set two kicks of with Twist that slips into a kind of floating dreamscape, before Trey charges it into the finish line to a fine conclusion. The Piper is absolutely top shelf and likely deserves more credit. It is your typical slow build Piper but with a very heavy touch courtesy of Trey and Fish, it is a version any fan of the song needs to hear. Mountains in the Mist & Heavy Things work as a soft core to the set which works pretty well. DWD stretching to the typical type one Trey shredding but with a slight hint at what was to come at Big Cypress.

Meatstick > Rocky Top encore is a good one two punch as an encore.

Overall a fairly solid show. Not stepping outside of any conventional bounds but none the less the guys did their thing well.
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