DOWNLOADS OF THE WEEKEND:
This weekend we have the two headlining gigs from Phish’s first trip to Japan in Summer ’99. Playing on the isolated “Field of Heaven” stage, Phish treated the predominantly Japanese audience with two blistering shows, carrying their momentum from their extensive US tour to the Far East. Highlights abound throughout these two shows, including two phenomenal second sets. The 31st was held down by the huge “2001 > Bowie,” opening the flowing second set with some extended improv. A late set “Fluffhead” fir perfectly as a cathartic release to this frame.
7.31.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP < TORRENT LINK
I: My Friend My Friend, Golgi Apparatus, Get Back on the Train, Limb by Limb, Free, Roggae, Sparkle, Character Zero
II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Prince Caspian, Fluffhead, The Squirming Coil
E: Vac/Horn Duo*, Brian and Robert**, Simple
Encore began with Tibetan monk Newang Chechang (sp?) speaking about the situation in Tibet. *Fish on vacuum with Newang on a long horn. **With Newang on wooden flute.
The last night of Summer ’99 was certainly one of the best. With a second half that boasted a “Tweezer,” a “Mike’s Groove,” and a “YEM,” the last set of the summer was chock full of musical fireworks. In addition to the well crafted second set, the first read like a “Who’s Who” of old-school Phish songs. This is a show that is required for any complete collection, and its a SBD, taboot, taboot.
8.1.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP SBD < TORRENT LINK
I: Cities, Rift, Wilson, The Moma Dance, The Divided Sky, Horn, Split Open and Melt, Poor Heart, Bouncing Around the Room, Run Like an Antelope
II: Possum > Tweezer > Llama > Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Wedge, Lizards, You Enjoy Myself
E: Sweet Adeline, Tweezer Reprise
HAMPTON PHOTOGRAPHY: HELP NEEDED!
I am putting out an open invitation for photo contributions from Hampton, specifically inside the show, to use on Phish Thoughts the very next day. Anyone can email me photos after the show that night, and I will use the best shots for my review of the show. Please email me the files and at email@example.com within three to four hours after the show is over. The photos selected for use on the site will be clearly accredited to you, the photographer. Thank you in advance for any and all contributions- it will be great to have current pictures on each new post from you, the readers!
HAMPTON CONTEST: WIN A SUNDAY TICKET!
Dr. Trip over at Festival Family.com is running a contest for one last 3.8 Sunday night Hampton ticket! The rules are simple, and are as follows:
- The person with the funniest Festival story, Picture or Video wins the ticket!
- Contest is going to run from 02/26/09 -03/04/09
- Anyone is allowed to enter as many times as they like.
VIDEO OF THE WEEKEND
Fuji Rock Festival Montage 1999 (You get a great feel for the festival)
Tags: 1999, Weekend Nuggets