, attached to 1998-08-03

Review by andrewrose

andrewrose Summer 98 was really a pretty incredibly tour, and you could argue its highlights are standing the test of time as nicely as any from the 97 vintage. The jams were exploratory, melodic, funky and in many cases sliiiick. It was a good time to be on tour if you liked to dance. Grab just about any Bathtub Gin from this tour to see what I mean.

August 98 boasts some especially tasty jams (8/1 Tweezer, 8/12 Runaway Jim), and this show at Deer Creek packs a bunch. This is an all-time Gumbo on par with the phenomenal version from the summer before at Starlake (as well as the top 2.0 version they dropped again at Deer Creek on 7/22/03). But this show gets deep even earlier; checkout out the gorgeous twenty minute Halley's in the number two spot. Trey is inspired, fresh, full of life. Listen to the crowd on the I Didn't Know that follows and you can tell how special a night it was. Throw in the Rhinoceros, Ride Captain Ride and Bike bustouts, and an Antelope tagged onto the Circus encore and you've got yourself a keeper.



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