On Your Way Down was played for the first known time since August 12, 1989 (1,011 shows), although it had been teased as recently as the summer of 1997 (see July 23 and August 16). Trey teased Super Bad in 2001. The encore featured a guest appearance from Warren Haynes on guitar.
Jam Chart Versions
Super Bad tease in Also Sprach Zarathustra
Debut Years (Average: 1993)

This show was part of the "1999 Fall Tour"

Show Reviews

, attached to 1999-09-16

Review by uctweezer

uctweezer I can't be certain without manually checking a bunch of statistics, but this "On Your Way Down" is one of very few 1000+ show bustouts, and may have been the largest bustout up until that point. My first show was the next night : /
, attached to 1999-09-16

Review by Bob_Loblaw

Bob_Loblaw This is the stereotypical very average show with some giant peaks along the way.

The first set is very straight forward with some exceptions of On Your Way Down and some of the Stash intensity. The general attitude is short and sweet throughout the set.

Set 2 is also fairly straight forward with a GIANT exception. The Weekapaug groove is pure Trey shreddery and I hope the temperature was cool this night because I'm sure faces were melted, without a doubt a classic Weekapaug. Mountains in the Mist does it's thing as a cool down song.

Of Course the encore also destroys Trey has fantastic interplay with Warren and it's a pretty heavy version of Misty Mountain Hop, a great way to cap the show.

Overall nothing to write home about except a few choice versions of songs.
, attached to 1999-09-16

Review by Phan2112

Phan2112 This show is pretty good. The 2nd set opening 2001>Mikes-> H2O> Weekapaug is fantastic. The MMH encore is cool to. The rest of the 2nd set isn't the best. Its well played but not as jammy. But download this show just for the Begining of the 2nd set.
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Review by kipmat

kipmat https://forum.phish.net/forum/permalink/1378203506

From The Phish Book, p. 119:
Mike: "Phish and the Dead share certain musical values. We don't make music to revolt against societal institutions in an overtly political way. But at the same time we both try to break radical new ground in whatever small ways we can. Not that our respective bands always reflect sweetness and light. Both the Dead and Phish explore some pretty dark and scary places as a way to celebrate life in all its diversity."

The West Coast mentality symbolized by the Grateful Dead may have been foreign to jam bands from New England, but the late 90s saw Phish play some of their best shows in their career by the Pacific Ocean. 9/14/99 Boise and 9/18/99 Chula Vista have both seen official release, but in between those two shows Phish played a two-night stand at Shoreline Amphitheatre that is worthy of reconsideration. Understandably, the first night gets lost in the shadow of the Phil Lesh guest appearance the following night, similar to how Phish stood in the Grateful Dead's shadow throughout the first half of the 90's.

The fourteen songs in the first set are a cornucopia of the band's repertoire, including the debut of the new, "Farmhouse" arrangement of Dirt, and a resurrection of Allen Toussaint's On Your Way Down after having not been performed in over 1,000 shows. The arrangement of On Your Way Down is different as well, performed in the manner heard as a bonus track to the Little Feat live album Waiting For Columbus, rather than the original version on the classic Dixie Chicken album faithfully covered by Phish back in the 80's. This bluesy take allows Trey to slow down his phrasing and make his guitar "cry" a little bit, a technique echoed in an extended coda to Billy Breathes later in the set. Trey's whining Leslie-speaker guitar tone also shines in the loops that bring spookiness to the 2001 second-set opener, as well as the killer guitar duel with special guest Warren Haynes during the encore.
, attached to 1999-09-16

Review by Gumbo72203

Gumbo72203 The 2nd set is all about the Weekapaug. 2001 > Mike's is perfunctory. Nothing standing out necessitating any re-listens, except Mike's playing is great on the Aud. The transition into Hydrogen and the beginning of Hydrogen is VERY awesome.

However, Hydrogen falls apart quickly, and the band does not hold it together. The latter half of the composed part is Coventry-bad. They can't even hook up on the last line to the outro. Even the start to Weekapaug is goofed because of this. Quite unfortunate, and very embarrassing for them. I honestly can't believe people clapped after that. It was very awkward to listen to.
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