Friday, November 21, 2008

The Long Trail North

NJ 73 > NJ Turnpike > Garden State Parkway > NY Thruway > I-787 > NY 7 > US 7 > VT 11

Google says 309 miles = 5 hrs 45 minutes. I think I can do better. This should cover it:

Saturday, August 15, 1998
The Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set I: Mike's Song -> Simple, Beauty of My Dreams, Roggae, Split Open and Melt, Poor Heart, The Moma Dance, Divided Sky, Water in the Sky, Funky Bitch > Cities -> Weekapaug Groove
Set II: The Wedge, Reba, Gumbo -> Sanity > Tweezer > The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light
Set III: NICU > David Bowie, Strange Design, Limb by Limb > Brian and Robert, Loving Cup
Encore: Halley's Comet > Cavern, Tweezer Reprise
Set IV: Ambient Jam

Show Notes: SOAM was played by request for an eight year old boy named Sam. Cities included Sneakin' Sally teases and, along with Halley's Comet, included alternate lyrics relating to the concert grounds. Bowie included a lengthy intro and Mission: Impossible teases. This jammed-out Gumbo is a fan favorite. After Tweezer Reprise, Trey made a long announcement thanking people for coming and remarked on the fun and joy of the summer concert festivals. He said that there would be some more music, played by the light of candles made that day by fans. The ensuing "ambient jam" was in the style of Brian Eno and was nearly an hour long. Sanity was played for the first time since Halloween 1996 (140 shows).

Sunday, August 16, 1998
The Lemonwheel, Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, ME

Set I: Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin -> Rift, Punch You in the Eye, Lawn Boy, Ya Mar > AC/DC Bag > Frankie Says, Birds of a Feather, Guyute, Possum
Set II: Down with Disease > Piper, Ghost > Fluffhead, When the Circus Comes, Wading in the Velvet Sea, HYHU > Sexual Healing > HYHU, Run Like an Antelope
Set III: Sabotage -> Also Sprach Zarathustra > Wilson, The Mango Song > Character Zero, Bittersweet Motel, While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Encore: Harry Hood -> Fireworks Jam -> Baby Elephant Walk

Show Notes: Fishman alluded to Terrapin ("a love song about a turtle") after a long HYHU intro but instead led the band into Sexual Healing. Antelope included Sexual Healing teases in the intro and a reference to Bob Weaver instead of Marco Esquandolas in the lyrics. WMGGW returned for its first appearance since February 26, 1997 (103 shows) and Baby Elephant Walk was played for the first time since December 1, 1992 (512 shows).

* Thanks to The Mockingbird Foundation for the

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