This show included the Phish debut of Back at the Chicken Shack, the first Long Cool Woman since the first Phish show, December 2, 1983 (1,215 shows), and the first Manteca since November 14, 1995 (219 shows). Before Long Cool Woman, Trey remarked that “they tell us that this is the exact day” of the band’s fifteenth anniversary, though later research revealed this to be incorrect. Fish teased a return to Long Cool Woman before Antelope but quickly aborted. Tweezer subsequently included Manteca and You Better Believe It Baby teases. Driver featured Trey on acoustic guitar. The entire second set and encore, as well as Antelope, was included as filler on Live Phish 16.
Jam Chart Versions
Manteca and You Better Believe It Baby teases in Tweezer
Debut Years (Average: 1990)

This show was part of the "1998 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1998-10-30

Review by waxbanks

waxbanks The first set is fine and fun and light and so forth, but the big money is on Set II, which is nearly enough to justify a Live Phish 16 download all on its own. Nothing here is as *essential* as the third set of Halloween '98, but if you're up on your Phish history you'll recognize that Stash > Manteca pairing as an echo of the classic 11/14/95 show. The Tweezer > NICU transition is flawless, though you kinda have to admit Tweezer had a little pro forma feel by late 1998. The post-NICU ambient interlude emerges from the final chord, not the song's ska-via-the-cow-pasture rhythm, but it's still a lovely preview of the Wolfman's Bro from the next night. And after a very patient and welcome full-band buildup, an upbeat Prince Caspian delivers needed catharsis. A very strong, old-fashioned-and-new-fangled set in Vegas.
, attached to 1998-10-30

Review by moephan

moephan The first time I traveled across the country for phish. It did not disappoint.

The antelope, guelah, lizards run in the first set were worth the 1000 mile drive alone.

Then there was the second set. It's better than it looks on paper. Top 5 phish moments for me.


What more could you want?
, attached to 1998-10-30

Review by 10a_cJedi

10a_cJedi Stash -> Manteca -> Tweezer was by far my favorite part of the weekend. Hearing it go Nectar style was so on a subconscious correct level. The energy threw out the medley was so on point. All the folks like myself who spent a lot of time on Junta, Rift, Nectar, Lawn-Boy, Hoist, and Ghost Story. Junta, Rift, & most. Nectar I had gotten to love the studio on most of the ghost stories I saw debuted in 1997 Fall or Europe 1998 [lots 0f 97-98 I'm gr8ful I saw] Island, etc. A different interest, nothing beet a live one 1995 collection of live tunes but new albums were blowing our skulls, boom Junta, boom Game Hoist!
Thanx 10a/c Jedi
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Review by Your_Trip_Is_Short

Your_Trip_Is_Short This was an excellent show. Well worth the trip from Michigan. So much fun. The band was clearly enjoying it all. The Long Cool Woman banter was fun and the whole first set was just some great '98 Phish. Well played songs with great placement and flow. But the 2nd set is the money maker, as per usual. Silky segues, a fun Manteca, Tweezer brings it home as expected. This show had it all. Bust-outs, jams, debuts, sandwiches and reprises, and Free Bird. I always add an extra star to shows where I got treated with a Free Bird. Bravo, fellas.
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