Summer “No Spoilers” And More


latesummerAfter a meeting of the minds, Phish Thoughts has decided to move forward with our “No Spoilers” project for the entire Summer Tour!  If you don’t already know what Phish Thoughts’ “No Spoilers” project is, click here for more details.  If you want to read some feedback from the inaugural Hampton downloads, click here.  We’ve had a few months to recover and reflect on the whole experience and are committed to continuing the project – albeit with a few changes.

“No Spoilers” was initially conceived as a way to listen to the shows spoiler-free (obviously).  Even though it wasn’t part of the initial plan, it also evolved into “and get the shows up “FAST!”  The “FAST” part led to a bit of stress pre-, during, and post-show, so we want to rework things a bit moving forward.

What does that mean? We will *always* post a spoiler free AUD source link after each show. The *only* question is how long it’ll take to get the link up. Sometimes it will be really quick, and other times it might take quite a while.  How fast will partially depend on what tapers are at which shows.

We’re also working out a few ways of streamlining the process, getting more people involved and making things run more smoothly, so stay tuned for how you can help.  For now:

  • If you are attending a show near your place and would be willing to help by uploading the show after it ends (especially if you have reliable high speed), please let us know at!

We also hope that LivePhish takes our suggestion and starts offering an untracked MP3 ASAP after each show (i.e. bundle it for free with the regular tracked LivePhish downloads, but make it available immediately.)  But until they do, we’ll keep doing this.

And finally, as always, thanks to the tapers who essentially ARE “No Spoilers”- Jamie Lutch (aka Jerryfreak), Jesse Hurlburt, Mark Hutchison, Jason Sobel, and the rest.  Without them this would not happen – we are just companions on this ride.

As usual, if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc., please email us at



As you know, I am trying to move Phish Thoughts to 100% Torrents for the upcoming shows.  I want to know how much of a problem that is for people.  The only reason for moving away from regular downloads is that hosting them properly is expensive, and trying to host them on the cheap is a pain.

While it would be great if I could continue to offer regular downloads for the small percentage of people that absolutely can’t do torrents (e.g. work restrictions, iPhone, etc.), my strong hunch is that even though torrents are a valid option for many, old habits die hard and the path of least resistance is to just continue using the regular downloads because they’re there.

Also, we’ve done up a really quick, really simple “How to Torrent” tutorial.  It’s probably easier than you think – you don’t necessarily need to mess around with firewalls, port forwarding, blah, blah, blah.  Try it out and let us know your thoughts!  The tutorial is permanently linked along the right side under Phish Thoughts Links.



phishdestroysamericaIn a race that was finished as close as humanly possible, Robert G. edged out George Fetner to be crowned the ultimate Fall ’97 Mix-Up champion!  Robert has chosen a free Section 119 ticket to the Knoxville show on 6.10 as his prize.  Robert nailed the entire, compact setlist (unreal!), while the only thing that George missed was the date of the “Simple” jam for track 3!  I was incredibly impressed with precision of all three finalists, including Mark Leporati.  The track listing to the tie-breaking mix is below.

1. “Slave” 12.5, Cleveland >
2. “Prince Caspian” 12.12, Albany >
3. “Simple” 12.28, Landover >
4. “Split Open and Melt” 11.13, Vegas >
5. “Timber” 12.9, Penn State >
6. “Twist” 11.14, Salt Lake City >
7. “Halley’s Comet” 12.28, Landover >
8. “Tweezer” 11.26, Hartford >
9. “You Enjoy Myself” 11.13, Vegas >
10. “David Bowie” 11.16, Denver >
11. “I Saw it Again” 12/12, Albany >
12. “Wolfman’s Brother” 11.19, Champaign >
13. “Fee/Meatstick jam” 11.19 Champaign



cc_cameraIn order to make my posts look so fresh and so clean, I need your help!  I want to make each post as up-to-date and relevant as possible, so to do that, I am putting out a request for photos of this summer’s shows.  I am most interested in shots from inside the show, but am open to any that convey the spirit of this summer’s tour.  Please email any and all photos to as soon after the show as you can.  All photos used will be given proper credit on site.



7.1.99 First American Music Center, Antioch, TN < TORRENT LINK

1999-07-01moThe second show of Summer ’99 found Phish orchestrating the elements once again, as a storm that had been brewing all night exploded with the drop into the “YEM” jam, creating an experience like none other.  The second set, somewhat short due to weather, featured massive versions of “Disease” and “YEM.”  The “Disease” gets quite dark before transitioning into a Phil and Friends-influenced version of “Prince Caspian,” as this was the next time the song was played.  A live experience that you’ll never forget of you were there, this one definitely holds up on tape.  We’ll keep the torrent thing going for now and see how it goes.  I will probably have to put “regular” links on past posts per week, so they will remain accessible- we will see.

I: Punch You in the Eye, Billy Breathes, Guyute, Wolfman’s Brother*, Beauty of My Dreams#, Doin’ My Time#^, Roggae#, Water in the Sky#, Get Back on the Train#, Poor Heart#^

II: Down With Disease > Prince Caspian > You Enjoy Myself

E: Character Zero

*With Jerry Douglas on dobro. #With Jerry Douglas on dobro, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Tim O’Brien on fiddle (and lead vocals on “Doin’ My Time”). ^Gary “El Buho” Gazaway on trumpet; each guest took a solo.

Source: AKG 483 > Sonosax > Tascam DA-P1 > Sony D8


143 Responses to “Summer “No Spoilers” And More”

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  1. ColonelJoy Says:

    For Hampton, Colonel attempted, via LivePhish, to do them no spoiler on a Beach in Thailand…seriously. However, I didn’t have the discipline to carry through:(

  2. Rutherford Says:

    I just want to let you know that I love everything that you and everyone has done to support this community, it’s like nothing I have ever experienced before. Thank You.

  3. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    wow that’s crazy they got all the jams right

    I know I’m WAY too ADD for no spoilers, got my twitter account strictly for following setlist updates

  4. ColonelJoy Says:

    Yes, DancingFoo, Cheney would have to Waterboard me to prevent a set-list peek…

  5. yisseroff Says:

    Thanks for all the hard work and effort put in for the fans. I was at Hampton, but can’t wait to experience the summer shows with No Spoilers!

  6. c0wfunk Says:

    I’m not sure I can wait on the setlists either, but having those tracks available when I get up the next day is invaluable regardless – and as one blob at least you don’t know track lengths, even if you know what songs are coming..

    I did finally send out an Asheville insider’s guide (parking, restaurant, venue info, etc) to the people who had emailed me a month ago or so – if anyone else wants a copy either post your email here or email me at c0wfunk AT yahoo DOT com (that’s a zero in c0wfunk)

  7. Al Says:

    Let’s start with the Fenway opener calls:

    My call: Wilson

  8. c0wfunk Says:

    fenway opener: mound

  9. ColonelJoy Says:

    Opener (conservative-Hannity): Chalkdust

    Opener (moderate-David Gergen): Curtain With

    Opener (Progressive-Michael Moore/Olberman): Mound, Destiny, Ha Ha Ha Ha,

  10. whole tour! Says:

    thanks cowfunk! see you in asheville in 13 days!

  11. tour head Says:

    sweet show! can’t wait to throw on some phat headphones and listen to set II

  12. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    re: no spoilers, it made missing hampton much more enjoyable to be able to listen to the show without any knowledge of what was played. Can’t wait for the summer edition.

    re: torrents, i mostly download from this site at work, which doesn’t allow torrents. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t move to torrents only, just passing on my info.

    re. FENWAY!!!, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Driving in Boston can be like finding your way through a MAZE.

  13. ColonelJoy Says:

    I want to eat Mushrooms.

  14. arbitropia Says:

    for the record, no spoilers rules. thank you.

  15. nonoyolker Says:

    5 days, 9 hours, 52 min, 45 seconds…LET GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD!
    Good looks on the no spoilers again Miner. You are a credit to the community.

  16. cason Says:





  17. Dr SF Jones Says:

    Hey Miner

    As someone now living in Europe who has no earthly way possible to catch any of the Tour live, Thank You so much for the No Spoilers. You are the Man !!!

    No setlist is really the way to go if you really want to try to capture IT without being in IT. A few years ago I grabbed 100 or so shows from Sugar Megs , (Tela Meg ????) ,
    all in straight 1 track WMA format. Still the best to not know what is coming next. If i see a setlist, it kind of ruins it for me.

    Again, Thank You Mr. Miner.

  18. nonoyolker Says:

    Just copped that, GOOD LOOKS CASON!!!

  19. ColonelJoy Says:

    Great news about Time Turns Elastic on I-Tunes…can’t wait to get it!!

  20. Frankie Says:

    No Spoilers is really a blessing! Did the whole weekend back in march…
    Next best thing to being there….

    Listening to 11.23.94 Fox Theatre St.Louis right now… What a high energy show! You can hear that the boys are really psyched to play that room… You guys with tickets this year are in for a treat!! They’ll blow the roof off! 🙂

  21. Bapslap Says:

    Phenway opener = Star Spangled Banner (a Capella) -> YEM

  22. msbjivein Says:

    The crazy Phish is playing w/ an orchestra!!
    Buried Alive>Mound

  23. msbjivein Says:

    Wow it’s early.. “That’s Crazy”

  24. nonoyolker Says:

    Just listened to Phish version of Time Turns Elastic. A few thoughts:
    1. HUGE jamming potential. This could lead to some serious lift off after a few times being played.
    2. Good to hear a trey/composed piece, a la the days of old. This piece at times has a king crimson, at times a led zepplin houses of the holy feel. Makes me think they are going to pull a rock opera for halloween, hopefully Queen – A night at the opera.
    3. I see trey flubbing a lot of lyrics early on, but hey, what can you do. Lyrics seem a little ehh anyway.
    4. Good production for the song, album should be right and tight.

    Anyone else give it a spin (or two)?

  25. tube77 Says:

    thought tte is pretty good. sounded a little bit cheesy at some points but thats okay. its a studio version and im sure live it will rock. could be a huge summer song

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