100% agreed. The TOYPAJ Tour is without question, in my opinion, their best sounding tour and the last time they sounded really good. They had a run of sounding great from the 4th quarter of 1998 as Travis was finding his groove with their songs and they were writing Enema, through that TOYPAJ Tour. So this included these pre-Enema shows, The Loserkids Tour, The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show, and The TOYPAJ Tour. After that, they started sounding like shit on The Pop Disaster Tour with Green Day. The pre-Enema shows I’m talking about in the 4th quarter of 1998 are like this show in Montreal on 9/26/98. What a magical show! Travis fresh in the band and big things were brewing! They played gems like Apple Shampoo and Enthused in this show with Travis, and an early rendition of Dumpweed that is way different than how it ended up. Check this show out. You can also search for the songs individually on YouTube, like “dammit Montreal” to find them:
Dammit was their biggest song at the time
This show is magical, I love watching it lol. Just wondering if they had any idea just how huge they were about to become…they were definitely finding their stride here with Travis…and Tom’s tone with his Les Paul w/ Invader was A-1. Some speculate this guitar was used to record a lot of Enema.