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”

  1. nonoyolker Says:

    ^ @ msbjivein: track is just phish, no orchestra

  2. msbjivein Says:

    Oh. Thanks for the correction. Can’t wait to listen after work!

  3. Frankie Says:

    Will have to listen tonight after work… can’t wait! Thanks for the review nonoyolker!

  4. SOAM Says:

    Harry Hood>Tweezer>Timber-ho!

    it’s on

  5. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    I am changing my prediction. I’m hoping they open Fenway with Time turns elastic. Sooooooo good to hear new music from the boys. I can’t wait to hear what this sounds like when they break it out for real.

  6. ColonelJoy Says:

    Bapslap has best opener prediction……National Anthem…give you props!!

  7. hawkinbj Says:

    An epic task Miner. Let me know if you need anything 🙂

  8. Pence Says:

    Can I ask how you heard about Time Turn Elastic, and if you have searched for lets say Backwards down the # line? Or is this just some sort of marketing thing.

  9. Pence Says:

    NVM..just so it on hidden track blog. How much is the D/L? Cant wait to hit it up afterwork.

  10. camman Says:

    the DL is $1.99 and for the music alone its worth it. Fishman is rippppping it up and cleared away the small doubts i had about his from Hampton. I’m STOAKED for the rest of this album

  11. nonoyolker Says:

    Cason hooked up the intel, just a release on Itunes. $1.99 for the download. Worth it for an earful of new phish!
    Love the National Anthem -> call! I bet NA -> Curtain With or Buried alive -> anything.

  12. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    I’m surprised there isn’t more chatter about the download. My only critique would be in regards to trey’s voice, but I’ve never been a big fan of how he sounds recorded. Other than that, I’m loving it. It’s on repeat this morning…

    I’m intrigued to hear what some of the musically inclined think…

  13. nonoyolker Says:

    ^ nice VT, i am on 3rd listen. The lyrics are kinda throw away too, but musically, its pretty on

  14. camman Says:

    There’s a link to the new single for those of you that don’t want to cough up over $2 for the 1st listen…

  15. camman Says:

    and in a lot of ways, this version of Time Turns Elastic reminds just a bit of Terrapin Station

  16. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    i honestly haven’t paid much attention to the lyrics, as it’s background while I work. I have found myself getting into the flow with it though.

  17. nonoyolker Says:

    @ camman, good to hear from you again pal. I can hear a little Terrapin-esque in the change from one movement to the next. Good call.

  18. HarryHood Says:


    I’ve got an extra Sec 8 Pavillion for Mansfield if you are interested. I bought as a pair a while back and only need one. I’m only looking to get back what I paid. Any takers?

  19. In Flagrante Delicto Says:

    HarryHood, what did you pay for it? Face?

  20. Manny Phresh Says:

    Great new song, has a lot of potential. Can’t wait to hear the whole new album. Love the jam that starts at 05:41, reminds me of Harry Hood.

  21. Manny Phresh Says:

    @HarryHood, I’ll take the ticket for a reasonable amount.

  22. HarryHood Says:

    Unfortunately, I got shut out for the lottery and public onsale. I did the e-bay thing and paid $300 for both tickets. I would like to at least get $150 back for the extra. I hate asking more than face because I think companies like StubHub are screwing people out of hard earned money, but I’m just trying to be fair and ask what I paid. Truely sorry to have to do this, but I’d hate to lose money.

  23. VTsnowboarder802 Says:

    update on!

  24. bcb Says:

    I am loving the new song. It gets pretty nasty towards the end. It is really nice to hear a complex composition coming from the boys. It sounds a lot more mature than some of the earlier epics. I can not wait to hear them jam the fuck out this. Thank goodness for Mr Miner and No Spoilers, because I don’t have tickets until the second leg of tour.

  25. Pence Says:

    This is really exciting!

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