mothership one ’99


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they call hampton coliseum “the mothership.” well the mothership was not treated with the respect it deserves on this night. in fact, if it weren’t for the hartford show just five days prior, this would be the clunker of the tour. and it still comes close.

hampton one is so uninspiring that to find an image that both symbolizes the mothership theme and how average this show was, i googled “aliens pooping,” and the above picture is the best i could find.

it’s not that there was anything really bad about what was played, but with so many shows in such a small amount of time there were bound to be a few comparatively average shows, and 12/17 happened to be one of the two.

thankfully they made up for it on the next night, the last show of the tour before big cypress. i’ll save you some time: listen to piper, jibboo, jam (moma outro, which if you’re sentimental was used in the hampton 2009 reunion announcement video) and melt if you really want to. otherwise, here are more results from the google search:

move back on that seat a little guy, you're gonna make a mess

move back on that seat a little guy, you’re gonna make a mess

this would've worked but i needed the alien to be less civilized

this would’ve worked but i needed the alien to be less civilized

here’s a tumblr page devoted to the subject:

kaiju means "strange creature" in japanese. good enough.

kaiju means “strange creature” in japanese. good enough.

and that’s it. everything else that came up involved real human illegal aliens defecating in public, generally with a police officer in the midst of arresting them. and that’s not really what we’re about here at br hq.

download: moma dance outro jam

ticket image courtesy of golgi project; setlist courtesy of phish dot net.

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Friday, 12/17/1999

Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Set 1: Piper, Meat > Sparkle > Gotta Jibboo > Punch You In the Eye, When the Circus Comes, Water in the Sky, Twist

Set 2: Birds of a Feather, The Moma Dance > Jam > Bug, Jennifer Dances, Split Open and Melt, Character Zero

Encore: The Old Home Place, The Squirming Coil > Loving Cup

· Birds of a Feather tease in The Moma Dance

Notes: Moma included Birds teases.