Jam Chart for Loving Cup (19 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1993-03-30 Eugene, OR 06:24 Excellent second-set-opening version.
1994-04-17 Fairfax, VA 6:25 Great Trey solo in this show-opening version.
1996-11-19 Kansas City, MO 7:12 Trey rips it up and closes the FIRST set in a fiery fashion!
1997-07-29 Phoenix, AZ 7:33 Another rager to close the first set.
1997-11-13 Las Vegas, NV 7:00 Quite a strong Trey solo, have a listen!
1997-12-05 Cleveland, OH 8:03 Would be interesting to know how many calories Trey burned while shredding the hell out of this one.
1997-12-31 New York, NY 8:57 This is how to close a third set on NYE! Crazy-raw, rough playing by all!
1998-04-03 Uniondale, NY 6:54 > in from "Piper." Sort of the icing in the cake which brings the incredible "Roses Are Free" > "Piper" jam to an upbeat and celebratory close, before launching into the comic "naked guy" madness which happens in the ensuing "Antelope."
1998-07-06 Prague, Czech Republic 8:14 Trey blazes a trail on his 'doc, RAGING LIKE MAD in this excellent version!
1998-07-24 The Woodlands, TX 8:12 Another barnburning, first-set-closing version.
1998-08-12 Vernon, NY 8:59 The band rocked so hard in this mid-second-set version that they needed to cool down and segued promptly after it into "Sleeping Monkey." No joke.
1998-08-15 Limestone, ME 7:56 They just kill it to close the third set!
1999-07-25 Noblesville, IN 8:40 They can encore with this amazing version any time they want! Fantastic climax in the jam, and a short bonus outro-jam!
2000-09-14 Darien Center, NY 9:36 Incredible show of force! Bonus outro-jam taboot!
2003-02-26 Worcester, MA 11:09 Magnificent, must-hear, blisteringly-intense, shredfest with a drawn-out ending!
2004-06-24 Noblesville, IN 7:30 A rager to open the show!
2009-10-31 Indio, CA 7:23 This version is FIERCE, what with horns and soulful backup vocals!
2019-06-12 St. Louis, MO 11:34 The longest "Loving Cup" to date is a clever - if not forced - nod to a Stanley Cup win for the St. Louis Blues minutes before this jam. A quiet bounce led by Page's piano and fast rotary tone from Trey explores quiet space at first. A rhythmic plinko jam follows, with Page on Wurlitzer and Fish's wood blocks providing occasional accent. At 7:15, Trey hints at a shift from minor to major key tonality, although the band winds back down into the patient rhythmic shuffle. Finally, at 8:45 Trey plays a few trills and Page switches to synthesizer, as a deserved - though again, if not forced - peak matches the elation of the city's first NHL championship. Whale call and twinkly Rhodes dominate the forefront of the peak, which winds down to > "Twist."
2023-12-31 New York, NY 8:03 Erupting from the song, proper, Trey lays into a series of fist-pump power chords, pushes through some "Woos," and pours it on. Infectious, electric play finds Page pounding his keys as the band plays a perfect take for their punchdrunk fans.
Jam chart versions are selected because of improvisational and other characteristics that distinguish these from typical versions of the song.
The jam chart team has highlighted some versions with a yellow background; these are the versions the team believes to be especially improvisational, or otherwise notable.
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