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8/1/1999 – NAEBA SKI RESORT

 Niigata, Japan   

SET 1: Cities > Rift > Wilson > The Moma Dance > Divided Sky, Horn > Split Open and Melt, Poor Heart, Bouncing Around the Room > Run Like an Antelope   

SET 2: Possum > Tweezer -> Llama, Mike’s Song -> I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove, The Wedge, The Lizards, You Enjoy Myself   

ENCORE: Sweet Adeline, Tweezer Reprise   

This show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Moma contained brief Wilson teases and Tweezer included a Velvet Sea tease. The Wedge contained a Stash tease from Trey.

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7/31/1999 – NAEBA SKI RESORT

 Niigata, Japan   

SET 1: My Friend, My Friend > Golgi Apparatus, Back on the Train, Limb By Limb, Free > Roggae, Sparkle > Character Zero   

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > David Bowie, Wading in the Velvet Sea > Prince Caspian, Fluffhead > The Squirming Coil   

ENCORE: Jam[1] > Brian and Robert[2], Simple
   
[1] Fish on vacuum and Nawang Khechog on horn.
[2] Nawang Khechog on flute.

The show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Mike teased Split Open and Melt before 2001. The encore began with Tibetan monk Nawang Khechog discussing the then-current situation in Tibet. The ensuing jam featured Fish on vacuum and Khechog on horn. Subsequently, Brian and Robert featured Khechog on wooden flute.

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7/30/1999 – NAEBA SKI RESORT (LATE SHOW)

 Niigata, Japan   

SET 1: Birds of a Feather, Sample in a Jar, Beauty of My Dreams, Stash, NICU, Funky Bitch > Ghost > Axilla   

SET 2: Down with Disease, My Soul, Reba, Hold Your Head Up > Bike > Hold Your Head Up, Runaway Jim > Cavern   

ENCORE: Julius   

This show was part of the Fuji Rock Festival and took place on the Field of Heaven stage. Ghost contained Brick House teases. Before Bike, Fish told the crowd that he would play guitar instead of vacuum because the Electrolux vacuum did not make the trip to Japan. Afterwards, Trey said that the song was meant to impress Yoshimi, the drummer from The Boredoms, because Fish has “a crush on her.”

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7/30/1999 – NAEBA SKI RESORT (EARLY SHOW)

 Niigata, Japan   

SET 1: Chalk Dust Torture, Guyute, Wolfman’s Brother, Taste, Punch You in the Eye > Waste, Hello My Baby   

This early afternoon set took place on the Green Stage of the Fuji Rock Festival that also included Blur, Catatonia, Chemical Brothers, Fountains of Wayne, Underworld, and ZZ Top. The set was webcast live. Before PYITE, Trey apologized for not speaking the language and brought out a translator who addressed the crowd in Japanese.

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