Weekend Nuggets: Fuji Rock ’99


fujiThis weekend we have the two headlining gigs from Phish’s first trip to Japan in Summer ’99.  Playing on the isolated “Field of Heaven” stage, Phish treated the predominantly Japanese audience with two blistering shows, carrying their momentum from their extensive US tour to the Far East.  Highlights abound throughout these two shows, including two phenomenal second sets.  The 31st was held down by the huge “2001 > Bowie,” opening the flowing second set with some extended improv.  A late set “Fluffhead” fir perfectly as a cathartic release to this frame.

7.31.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP < LINK

7.31.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP < TORRENT LINK

I: My Friend My Friend, Golgi Apparatus, Get Back on the Train, Limb by Limb, Free, Roggae, Sparkle, Character Zero

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

E: Vac/Horn Duo*, Brian and Robert**, Simple

Encore began with Tibetan monk Newang Chechang (sp?) speaking about the situation in Tibet. *Fish on vacuum with Newang on a long horn. **With Newang on wooden flute.

Source: unk


8.1.99 (phish.com)

8.1.99 (phish.com)

The last night of Summer ’99 was certainly one of the best.  With a second half that boasted a “Tweezer,” a “Mike’s Groove,” and a “YEM,” the last set of the summer was chock full of musical fireworks. In addition to the well crafted second set, the first read like a “Who’s Who” of old-school Phish songs.  This is a show that is required for any complete collection, and its a SBD, taboot, taboot.

8.1.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP SBD < LINK



8.1.99 Field of Heaven, Fuji Rock Festival, JP SBD < TORRENT LINK

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

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

E: Sweet Adeline, Tweezer Reprise



hampton_outsideI am putting out an open invitation for photo contributions from Hampton, specifically inside the show, to use on Phish Thoughts the very next day.  Anyone can email me photos after the show that night, and I will use the best shots for my review of the show.  Please email me the files and at mrminer@phishthoughts.com within three to four hours after the show is over. The photos selected for use on the site will be clearly accredited to you, the photographer.  Thank you in advance for any and all contributions- it will be great to have current pictures on each new post from you, the readers!



3251306826_09e533a8acDr. Trip over at Festival Family.com is running a contest for one last 3.8 Sunday night Hampton ticket! The rules are simple, and are as follows:

  • The person with the funniest Festival story, Picture or Video wins the ticket!
  • Contest is going to run from 02/26/09 -03/04/09
  • Anyone is allowed to enter as many times as they like.

Click here to enter!



Fuji Rock Festival Montage 1999 (You get a great feel for the festival)

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38 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Fuji Rock ’99”

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  1. Myhkel Says:

    Domo Arigato Mr Miner!!

  2. Baxter Says:

    Kirei desu. Love the sound boards, so nice. If I win that Sunday ticket, I’ll see you there.

  3. Davey Says:

    Thanks Mr. Miner. I love the Japan shows. They have such a different feel to them. LESS THAN A WEEK!!!!! BAAAAGHAGHAGHAGH!!

  4. FB Says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Miner, Where would I go when the lights go out if it wasn’t for such great insight.

  5. c0wfunk Says:

    I traded some special cookies for cds of the 8-1-99 show in the Hampton 03 lot, the dude told me it was his favorite show. I was surprised to hear how different of a vibe it had than the summer 99 shows. Great energy, the band is clearly excited to be in new surroundings. thanks for the 7-31!

  6. full tour: announced! Says:


    ^vaccuum and didg/ brian and robert

  7. Billy Breathes Says:


    Nowhere to hide…..nowhere to run to….

    Hampton Opener: Tweezer–>Halley’s….then, who knows!

    Bank on it.


  8. Congressman Says:

    Psyched for Field of Heaven Stage this summer…… Miner, hope that you can put this one on your radar!!

  9. Baxter Says:

    More Japan tour video montage to Guyute.


  10. contact420 Says:

    There has been a lot of debate on whether these Japan sbd’s are actually soundboards. Most of us believe that they are just great sounding F.O.B.’s that people have missed labled as boards. The person to confirm this with is Jason Sobel. I’m sure Mr. Miner could get in-touch with Jason for the confirmation.

  11. Matso Says:

    That montage is really dreamy. I’ve never sought these shows out, but am very excited now to hear them. Thanks Mr Miner!

  12. contact420 Says:

    And since we’re on the subject of Summer ’99 here is a new source to circulation for 7/03/99 Lakewood Amp. Schoeps MK4V/M 222’s tubes, this is a sick source.


  13. c0wfunk Says:

    pretty sure my 8.1.99 cds are FOB not SBD .. not sure the source – are there multiples?

  14. Mulcahey Says:

    thanks for this!!! SBD or not, sounds great

    cant wait to dive into 8/1/99 set 2

  15. Mr.Miner Says:

    ^^ it’d a great one 🙂

  16. c0wfunk Says:

    only 750 pollocks released at hampton .. sheesh .. Lot poster for me I guess..


  17. c0wfunk Says:

    the above torrent (7-3-99) has been moved. New link:


  18. Billy Breathes Says:

    Not to bring back unwanted memories…but this is how things were left…I hope they faced the truth and have moved up and on:

    (2:45: Trey Bad)


  19. full tour: announced! Says:

    ^^ thanks for the new source to that lakewood 7-3-99 show…those two shows were dank. I remember that huge first set, especially the gumbo and the tube and the 1st complete meatstick! Then the second sets Twist around > piper was ground breaking at the time! Awesome memories…thanks

  20. full tour: announced! Says:

    not to mention the encores….bill bailey w/ pages dad….and the hood that featured one of the best glowstick showers i have ever seen!

  21. full tour: announced! Says:

    can i call someone at hampton next weekend and listen in via their cell phone? That way i can at least feel like i’m there for a few seconds….

  22. Billy Breathes Says:

    Nassau 2003. Whoa.

  23. Baxter Says:

    @ Billy Breathes: I was at Coventry, and I knew Trey was messing up Glide, but I never saw that video before, and it is brutal to watch. I know the emotion right out of Velvet was huge, but OMG it looks bad on screen. But after seeing 2 TAB shows (and Orpheum I was in the front row center the whole time), I know that Trey will be on top of his game for this tour. I mean, the guy would give his left nut to play “You Enjoy Myself” five times in a row every day until he dies. LOL.

  24. Billy Breathes Says:

    @ Baxter…

    Agreed 100%. Just trying to keep perspective out here.

    Hip Hip HooTREY!!

  25. Baxter Says:

    Destiny Unbound from Ithaca 2/14/1991- (Valentine’s Day)

    Why is this song so great?

    At the end of this song Fish throws out the keys from the Plymouth Voyager he used to drive around the band in, and a guy named Toast ended up with the station wagon.

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