Jam Chart for What's the Use? (11 entries)

Date City Timing Notes
1999-07-04 Atlanta, GA 7:56 Debut. The spaciness of '99 compressed into one song.
2000-06-25 Raleigh, NC 10:03 Starts with cacophonous siren loops, then collapses into a long, languid take on the tune, before dying away in a church-like hush. Longest version to date.
2000-09-11 Mansfield, MA 8:37 Segues out of "Piper." Ends with a really cool little Mike-led jamlet (which doesn't have too much to do with "WTU?," honestly) and > into "YEM".
2010-08-14 East Troy, WI 6:08 Notable more for the remarkable and semi-famous -> out of "DwD" than anything else.
2012-06-20 Portsmouth, VA 4:44 An even better -> out of "Hood." One of the few highlights of the Portsmouth 2012 shows.
2014-08-30 Commerce City, CO 4:50 Dramatic -> out of "DwD."
2015-08-15 Columbia, MD 5:11 "What's the Use?" is sandwiched inside a solid version of "Steam."
2015-08-23 Watkins Glen, NY 5:26 -> in from "Scents & Subtle Sounds." Dies away to a near hush at the 2 minute mark, then wonderfully explodes back to life. The Kent '94 "Hood" version of "WTU?," and proof that you really can teach an old dog new tricks.
2015-12-30 New York, NY 6:46 Unbelievable -> out of "Weekapaug." Drops into silence like Magnaball, then builds to a glorious peak. Sounds like a late '90s "Hood" style peak. -> back into "Weekapaug" without hesitation. Superb version.
2016-07-15 George, WA 6:26 Similar in intent to 8/23/15's version - drops down to a murmur, then roars back to life. A fine version from a wonderful Set 2.
2021-08-27 George, WA 9:07 Bettered in length only by 6/25/00 thanks to an atypically long and varied regrouping after the near-silence around 2:25. An ethereal journey worthy of the Gorge.
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