12/31/98 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY I: 1999* > Mike's Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, Ghost > Ha Ha Ha, Cavern (1:00) II: NICU > Character Zero > Tweezer > Cites, Wading in a Velvet Sea, Run Like an Antelope, Frankenstein (1:03) (At 11:45) III: Runaway Jim# > Auld Lang Syne, Simple > Harry Hood, Tweezer Reprise, Llama (0:58) E: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (:07) * - first time played (Prince cover) # - with 1999 tease Thanks to Moransmca@aol.com and Harleyyork@aol.com for the emails. Rock and roll in 1999.
12/30/98 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY I: Chalkdust Torture, BBFCFM, Wilson, Roggae, Sparkle, Moma Dance, My Old Home Place, Sample in a Jar, Frankie Says, Maze, Loving Cup, Reba (1:40) II: Down w/ Disease*, Piper#, Prince Caspian, Squirming Coil > Jam**, Slave to the Traffic Light (1:10) E: Grind+, Possum > Wipeout Jam*** > Possum * jammed out (20 min) # with a glow-RING war during Piper, with the rings being tossed faster as the music got faster ** jam with dancers in white costume on the stage & on the floor + w/ Tom Marshall only about 2 minutes long (Trey joked about it being a new, yet old song and said it was making its world debut) *** with solos, first Fishman then Mike & Page, Trey soloed intermittently, and he called out for a Toph! (Kuroda) solo too. Godfather Theme to exit the show. Thanks to Chris Hill, lanky Dan K and Brad Serlen for the info, and Mark for the corrections. Extra props to Bee Rack with cohorts Art Ganzorelli and Jonny Bergdorf for the call during the best part of Reba. See Adam Foley's 12/30 pics here
12/29/98 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY I: Rock and Roll > Funky Bitch , Punch You In the Eye > Horn , Ginseng Sullivan, Split Open and Melt, Brian & Robert, Guyute, My Soul, Freebird (a capella) II: Free, Limb by Limb > Jam -> 2001* > Boogie on Reggae Woman, You Enjoy Myself# (24 min) E: Divided Sky^ * 2001 with Crosseyed & Painless teases & 6 costumed dancers onstage [Note: costumed dancers were on and around the floor the whole show before 2001 - five girls with flowered hoop skirts and the sixth appeared during set II, a bird-creature looking like a cross between the NBC peacock, Toucan Sam, and a Dodo bird or turkey.] # w/ Moma-style funk, outstanding version all around ^ Last Divided Sky encore was 11/24/90 Thanks to Andrew Borak and Scoop "David" Peligal for the call, and Brad Serlen, Nick Johnston, Moransmca@aol.com, email@example.com, and Harleyyork@aol.com for the email corrections! I: 1:08, II:1:07, E: 14 min See Adam Foley's 12/29 pics here
12/28/98 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY I: Axilla I, Stash, Farmhouse, Taste*, [acoustic mini stage] Sleep, Albequerque, Driver [end acoustic setup] Tube, Golgi Apparatus, Good Times, Bad Times II: Carini -> Jam -> Wolfman's Brother -> Jam, Birds of a Feather, When the Circus Comes, The Mighty Quinn#, David Bowie^ E: Been Caught Stealin' (with tramps) Stage setup had flowers, four huge pillars, and green worms filled with people. There were 3 people in slug outfits at the beginning of set 2 who very slowly squirmed around to the front of the stage, then all around, dancing a little bit all the time, especially during Birds. The "pillars" noted looked like weird nothings, then during the encore opened up and were trees (as depicted on the holiday tour shirts). Then next two nights there were more traditional dancers mostly staying in the aisles on the floor, but occasionally during set two making their way on to the stage. Thanks to Andy Gadiel for the call, and Markmez for the extra info! * Peter King says "Trey definitely did a little Daves Energyguide licking" during the Taste jam. # Brian Schrader said they played the Mighty Quinn because a girl in the 5th row in front of Page held up a sign with "The Mighty Quinn" all night. ^ Rev. Anthony Hecht noticed 'The Godfather' theme tease in the Bowie intro (possibly teasing THE Digital Delay Loop jam, a la 12/29/94, as well?) and Gainer knew the setbreak album was Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos and they played some of Los Lobos' "Kiko" during the 51 minute setbreak See Adam Foley's 12/28 pics here