Weekend Nuggets: Fall Tour Openers


9.8.00 Albany Tour Opener

9.8.00 Albany Tour Opener

As Wednesday’s Fall Tour opener stares us down, this weekend we will take a trip back to some other indoor Fall Tour openers. Albany’s 2000 kickoff is new to the site, featuring standout versions of “Ghost” and “Bathtub Gin,” while the others are re-posts to grab if you missed ’em!


9.8.00 “Knickerbocker Arena” Albany, NY < Torrent

9.8.00 “Knickerbocker Arena” Albany, NY < Megaupload

2000-09-08moI: Mellow Mood*, Limb By Limb, Ghost, Bouncing Around the Room, The Horse > Silent in the Morning, Saw It Again, NICU, Glide, Axilla, Taste, Golgi Apparatus

II: Birds of a Feather, Windora Bug*, David Bowie, Back at the Chicken Shack, Bathtub Gin** > Jam > Character Zero

E: Fire

*Debut / **The jam out of the end of Gin featured Fishman on vacuum and Trey on drums.

Source: B&K 4011’s > Lunatec V2 > Apogee AD-500 > Tascam DA-P1 (@48kHz)


9.9.99 GM Place, Vancouver, BC < Torrent

9.9.99 GM Place, Vancouver, BC < Megaupload

gm_logoI. Mozambique*, Axilla > Limb By Limb, Horn, Guyute, Chalk Dust Torture, Back at the Chicken Shack, Stash, I Didn’t Know, Character Zero

II: Birds of a Feather, Ha Ha Ha > Ghost, The Inlaw Josie Wales*, First Tube*, Tweezer > Bug, You Enjoy Myself, Hello My Baby

E: Sample in a Jar, Golgi Apparatus, Tweezer Reprise


Source: Unknown


11.13.97 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV < Torrent

11.13.97 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV < Megaupload

Thomas & Mack Center

Thomas & Mack Center

I: Chalk Dust Torture, Black-Eyed Katy*, Theme From the Bottom, Train Song, Split Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, My Soul, You Enjoy Myself, Character Zero

II. Stash, Punch You In the Eye, Prince Caspian, Bouncing Around the Room, Mike’s Song > I Am Hydrogen > Weekapaug Groove

E Loving Cup


Source: Unknown


Winged-music-noteJam of the Weekend: 9.8.00

Ghost” I


Bathtub Gin > jam > Character Zero” II


The most compelling segments of Fall 2000’s tour opener.



“Harry Hood” jam 10.30.09 (by RadioStarKilla)


“Mike’s Song” 11.1.09 (by glump1)


“Tweezer” 11.1.09 – partial (by Tyler Penn)


Festival 8 Slideshow (by S.Colfax)

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255 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Fall Tour Openers”

  1. butter Says:

    i have a 7 year old daughter, whats your offsprings stats?
    just don’t plan it during a tour 😉

  2. stitchstash Says:

    My daughter will be 9 on the 21st and my son turns 8 this January. Not too far ahead of you!

  3. butter Says:

    Nice 1 of each, perfect. We are thinking of trying for another.

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    i would venture to guess that the 10/30 audience recording reflects that.

    bah. now I have to decide whether to get the sbd flacs. I am lazy, too. hmf.

    thanks for the info, though.

    FWIW the Kezar Stadium ’75 dead show referenced earlier – if you are a Phish fan, interested in Dead music but are not familiar with this show – there is a good chance you will really like this. I uploaded most of the set, not including the (IMO very terrible) Blues for Allah > space they opened (!) with. What’s remains is basically a very extended version of King Solomon’s Marbles, certainly the sickest of the few performances of that tune.


  5. stitchstash Says:

    My husband would go on tour all the time back in the day while I was at home with the kids. Even though he has been to many without me, this will be my first show without him since we’ve been together! I’m kind of excited to have a night out with my girl!

  6. butter Says:

    ^^watchout Mom on the loose

  7. Mr. Completely Says:

    @c0wfunk – I hope for Trey’s sake that he never has to go through the lengthy series of tragedies and tribulations over the years that led to Jerry having such depth in his performances of weeper ballads

    No one loves Stella Blue more than me, but if that is the song that’s your deepest expression – which IMO for Jerry it was, the most heartfelt of all – well, that’s a sad story.

    It may not convey as much artistic weight, but Joy isn’t a bad song at all, and I’m glad for Trey that that’s what he’s feeling and not the Stella vibe.

    By the end, Dead shows were about persevering in the face of loss. Phish shows these days seem like they’re about making the most of the happiness life has to offer. Perhaps there is some deeper artistic merit to the bittersweet tragic view, but I’ll take the current upbeat Phish vibe (which is far from naive, quite the opposite in fact) at this point in my life.

  8. Mr. Completely Says:

    @stitchstash – nice turnabout. Cool it’s your turn now. Enjoy your solo time!

  9. Barnaby McDoogle Says:

    Does anybody know what a sealed Story of the Ghost vinyl would go for?
    I’m thinking about bidding on this. Don’t wanna get screwed if I can find it for less…


  10. stitchstash Says:

    Ha ha butter! That’s right! Watch out!!!

  11. butter Says:

    ^way to spit it C,
    i do feel like Joy = Trey’s Stella Blue

  12. stitchstash Says:

    I know, I wasn’t sure if he’d go for it at first. That’s why I reminded him of all of the shows he’s been to without me, before I even asked if I could go solo! I did try to convince him to come with me at first but he wasn’t budging on his decision.

  13. flarrdogg Says:

    Mr. C- The sbd flacs from 8 are worth it…imo.

  14. sumodie Says:

    Well said, MrC. I dig Joy a lot too, especially the RR and Gorge versions. The F8 version was good, but seemed to lack the depth/intensity of the previous two versions. Curious to see how the indoor arena vibe will affect that tune (and all the other ones 🙂

    Nothing wrong with art being upbeat!

  15. KWL Says:

    is there any difference in sound b/t the flacs and mp3s from livephish? I mean in the mix–I know all the technical stuff, mp3s are lossy & flacs aren’t, etc.

    The reason I ask is b/c I got flacs of a bunch of early summer shoes and the crowd fade ins/outs are not nearly as bad as the mp3s I’ve heard from late summer (and, unfortunately, 8), but I haven’t heard any of these later shows on flac. Just wondering if they mix it differently. Probably not, but thought I’d ask.

  16. stitchstash Says:

    I’m going to party like its 1999!

  17. mmm hmm Says:

    still no luck on youtube. Anyone remember seeing that video posted in the comments section maybe a month or so ago with that sicknasty light show? I swear it was MSG…if anyone can point me towards that video I would be very grateful.

  18. butter Says:

    got goosebumps just readin “So Many Roads”

    at the end Jerry did seem to put all his might into that one

    that last Soldier run both the Visions of Johanna and So Many Roads was super heart felt, heart break hotel, JERRY

  19. KWL Says:

    Mr C, sorry I never got back to you re: Wilber. End of the week got a little crazy. I have more or less given up on him (I’m glad I was prompted to pick it up by this board, though), and really the only comment I had for you was re: your distinction b/t meaning being ‘constructed’ but reality not so much (like, the falling off the building example).

    A lot of terrible work/ideas have come out of poststructural/postmodern thought that reduces ‘reality’ into just words or language (or pretends that is all that matters), but I think Wilber gets Derrida totally wrong (based on your brief description). (A lot of other people get Derrida totally wrong too, not helped by his nearly impenetrable writing.)

    When Derrida says there is nothing outside of the text, by ‘text’ he does not mean simply language or words, but more broadly differential relations in general. That is, no one ‘thing’ (be it a word, an object, an action) exists outside of a web of relations that makes it possible (and excludes other possibilities–hence the differential or ‘difference’ part). So in a sense ‘reality’ is just as ‘constructed’ as meanings are… but not solely out of language (though Derrida would also insist on the centrality of language–e.g., a thing called a table exists, it has materiality, but we can only know it through its entrance into language–different issue).

    All this stuff was big in the Science Wars, but I think that TODAY most good scholarship (certainly not all) that draws from people like Derrida (full disclosure: I draw a lot from Foucault and Deleuze) have begun to move beyond simple versions of culturalism and take the materiality of the world just as seriously as language/meaning.

    My cynical interjection, which is totally unfair: its easier to put Derrida in a box (it’s all language) and then dismiss him, rather than dealing with the force of his ideas. (Like I just did to Wilber!! ha).

    Apologies all for the tangent.

  20. KWL Says:

    oh, and I’ve been listening to a dead show today, and as I read through the comments and hit the Stella Blue discussion, guess which song segued beautifully out of NFA… very nice.

  21. flarrdogg Says:

    I think that Jerry’s most heartfelt and powerful ballad towards the end was So Many Roads. From its debut in ’92? (I think) that baby carried some serious weight. You could tell he was REALLY feeling those lyrics- I was fortunate to catch it live a few times. I love Stella Blue, but…

    So many roads I tell you
    New York to San Francisco
    So many roads I know
    All I want is one to take me home
    From the high road to the low
    So many roads I know
    So many roads so many roads
    From the land of the midnight sun
    Where the ice blue roses grow
    Along those roads of gold and silver snow
    Howlin’ wide or moaning low
    So many roads I know
    So many roads to ease my soul

    I’m still waiting for Phish to write their huge ballad that can bring the house down. I think that you have to live through some emotional pain and turmoil to have something to draw on/ tap into for songs like those. Maybe after what they’ve been through, now they (specifically trey) have that.
    Don’t get me wrong- I like Joy, too. Just saying.

  22. ThePigSong Says:

    Thank you to whoever posted the Nat Geo LSD special. Absolutely worth watching, now I just want to find the video of the “British Army Experiment”. Got a good laugh about the guy in the tree.

  23. BK Says:

    Awww snap, we’ve got some grad students on the board huh? I missed the Wilber conversation. In what context did he come up?

  24. flarrdogg Says:

    Just read back. Sorry to have reposted much of cowfunks take from page six.

    Great minds, indeed!

  25. Mr.Miner Says:

    Haven’t even thought about an aud for 8, except to post on site. The SBDs are $$$

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