, attached to 1998-08-06

Review by The_Good_Doctor

The_Good_Doctor Super high energy opener Oh Kee Pa > Suzy perfect for a sweltering afternoon on the lawn lawn lawn at Lakewood. Any time a show opens with Oh Kee Pa I think is a good indication that the band is locked in and ready for a ride and this was certainly an above average show overall. The 'Roses' was was a treat though it is a straight ahead rendering. This was my first introduction to 'Roggae' and it remains one of my favorite all-time Phish tunes.

Some solid bustouts follow - 'Cracklin Rosie' and 'Talk'. The money jams occur during a particularly deep, dark second set with explorations of 'Wolfmans' and 'DWD' that are definitely worth a listen. My buddy who was with me at this show had seen quite a few (40+) finally got a 'Mango' here and was totally stoked about it.

The story with the 'Running with the Devil' floating around the lot post-show was that the David Lee Roth Band had played Lakewood the night before and had apparently left such a mess behind that it delayed Phish's setup and entry to the backstage area. Hence the one-off 'tribute' to the Gigolo himself.

All in all this is a great show, definitely worth a download. I think the spreadsheet version could use a more thorough treatment if anyone is keen to polish up this diamond in the rough.


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