Wednesday, September 19, 2018

7/10/1997 - ESPACE JULIEN

Marseilles, France

SET 1: Dogs Stole Things, Limb By Limb, Ginseng Sullivan, Bathtub Gin > Llama[1] -> Wading in the Velvet Sea, Jam[2], Olivia's Pool

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Julius -> Magilla, Ya Mar[3] -> Ghost -> Take Me to the River[1]

ENCORE: Funky Bitch[4]

[1] Unfinished.
[2] Concluded with a theme akin to Lizards.
[3] Various duets among the bandmembers; vampire children references.
[4] Members of Son Seals Band.

Llama was unfinished and featured a long, atypical jam that wove into Velvet Sea. The jam after Velvet Sea concluded with a theme akin to Lizards. Prior to the start of the second set, Trey said that in France they love Jimi Hendrix and Danny Bonnaduce, explaining "that's why I'm here," and that he started his career as the Partridge Family's bass player. Trey subsequently quoted Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque, remarked that the crowd was too young for that and that they didn't see the Partridge Family, but that the crowd knew it when they played Hanson the other night (see 7/6/97). Prior to 2001, Trey said they called Fish "The Orchestral Greasy Troll," prompting some impromptu singing. Trey teased Super Bad and The Star Spangled Banner in 2001. Ya Mar featured various duets by the bandmembers, contained Magilla and St. Thomas teases, and lyrics referencing "vampire children." Take Me to the River (first since November 21, 1995, or 126 shows) was unfinished. Funky Bitch featured a guest appearance by members of the Son Seals Band and teases of Take Me to the River and Bathtub Gin by the trumpet player.