, attached to 1999-09-18

Review by Bauer

Bauer I'm unlike the majority. I love '99. There were some major heaters from the summer and fall had some legendary and deeply over looked moments like Chula Vista. Despite being stopped by border patrol agents on the way back to LA and being all yanked out the car and getting all of our herb confiscated (except mine because I was a defiant 16 year old that refused to empty my pockets... in hindsight we could have all been arrested so it wasn't all bad but doses, rolls and federal agents seemed nightmarish at the time... laughable now), this show is a gen. If you have a non-phan that you're trying to sell the jam concept on... boogie on. If you're with another veteran that's heard everything from 92-95 a million plus times and refuses to believe that there was anything of legend post 96... boogie on. If you're high as balls and need something to groove to... boogie on. If you're sad as fuck because your dog died and your girl just... you get the idea. This is THE boogie on to end all boogie ons. It's the quintessential version that has as much replay value as anything in the entire phish repertoire. It's is the definitive example of the stop/start style that is so often overlooked. The show blazes from start to finish. I was on the rail for the first set and had my mind blown (again doses and rolls will do that to a 16 year old but this wasn't the drugs talking... I've heard it so many times since without anything in my system). Good standard tweezer opener. Roses was fire oh AND... during Rocky Top when the lights turned on Mike and Trey was in the dark, a fan was holding up a solid half ounce (maybe a 1/4 now that I think about it) and dangled it before Trey. When the lights would go off of Trey he would motion over to the kid with a come hither kind of motion. Like a gimme that! Bare in mind this was not too long before Treys drug habit started taking a major toll. I'm very glad he and I are both sober now. It was still fun to see.


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