Weekend Nuggets: International Phish


Osaka 2000

Listening to Prague ’98 this week inspired me to dig into the international archives. I’ve dug up two stellar show, continents apart. The Osaka show from 200 features a creatively demented “Down With Disease” that may be the greatest jam that nobody talks about from Phish’s prolific run in the Pacific. The first set “Ghost” brings another dark-horse highlight from a show that took place three stories up in a massive shopping complex, (the second show of Japan to take place within in an elevated shopping plaza!)

The second selection comes from the transformative tour of Summer ’97, and the band’s gooey, raw funk is on full display throughout. The second set brings the heat from start to finish, bookended by thick explorations of “Wolfman’s” and “Ghost.” Have a great weekend!

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Torrent

6.15.2000 Big Cat, Osaka, Japan (Matrix) < Megaupload

I: NICU, Chalk Dust Torture, AC/DC Bag, Uncle Pen, Ghost, Frankie Says, The Divided Sky, Farmhouse

II: Down with Disease > The Lizards, Bike > Hold Your Head Up, You Enjoy Myself

E: Gotta Jibboo

Source: source: DSBD+AUD Matrix Mix AKG C1000’s


6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Torrent

6.24.1997 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France < Megaupload

I: Split Open and Melt, Beauty of My Dreams, Dogs Stole Things, Vultures, Guelah Papyrus*, Runaway Jim^, Talk, Free, Prince Caspian, Rocky Top

II: Wolfman’s Brother, Reba, NICU, Twist, Piper, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Ghost

E: Loving Cup

*aborted, ^Gypsy Queen jam

Source: Schoeps CMC6/mk4v > SX-M2 > D8


Jam of the Weekend:

Bathtub > funk > Gin” 7.10.97 I

A relic from Marseilles, France in early Summer ’97; back when tapers tracked “funk” jams, and Phish grooved unmercifully.




“Farmhouse” 6.11.00 Hibiya Outdoor Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

(Check out my review from back in the day.)


“Tweezer” 2.26.97 Cologne, Germany

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1,088 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: International Phish”

  1. YborCity Says:

    Watching the Vegas 2000 DVD for the first time in about a year this afternoon… The groove they hit in Weekapaug is really fun. I wish they released more DVDs… no matter what show it is, it’s always fun to watch it.

  2. kayatosh Says:

    @robear “next time the kids invade the bed, grab your wife and head to the couch, @ Willowed.”

    I was thinkin the same. she was up for it and you let a location issue trump the whole event? no way. must have been whiskey dic_

  3. EL Duderino Says:

    I wish they would re-release that Vegas ’00 DVD.

    The video is of poor quality IMO. It needs to be redone.

  4. willowed Says:

    If a new poster comes on this board today they are going to think we all need to go to the loony bin.
    This is funny!

  5. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    True, Mitch, that’s true.

    It’s just funny how much that type 1 and 2 distinction has become an inside joke in this household – a type 1 conversation, type 2 sex?, type 2 dinner cooking, etc etc.

    For instance, Kaya: It sounds like not enough type 2 action at home. Oh, and BTW, this AM’s convo on the BB may be responsible for the Pronoia household holding off for a while on the baby-having!

  6. Mitch Says:

    Re: last nights topics (bringing wives/gfs to shows online or meetups) I like bringing ms mango to meet all you guys. Makes her realize a few things:
    a) I’m not the only phish obsessed person
    2) it’s not weird to make friends online cause you guys are legit
    d) she likes you guys and your company and now looks forward to shows cause we have friends to see

    just wanted to throw that out there to those who have reluctant ladies. They can get down and have a good time with friends and BBQ and kick it and what not. It adds to the bigger picture.

  7. EL Duderino Says:

    @ kayatosh

    You should do the Chicago tour opener and the AV shows.

    It sounds like you have peeps there that care about you and your sanity.

    There is nothing better than seeing shows with people who love you and vice versa.

  8. lastwaltzer Says:

    Just curious but those of you who are parents, how old were you when you had the first one?

  9. Mitch Says:

    Llfa type 2 sex made me think of the back door sex

  10. kayatosh Says:

    pronoia: having kids is highly complex. it seems like it just happens for most people and they learn/adjust on the fly or crumble. once you have kids you will truly understand the strength, or lack thereof, of your relationship with your mate.

  11. EL Duderino Says:

    @ Mitch

    The special lady friend is coming around to this realization too. She thinks this site is cool.

  12. BingosBrother Says:

    Type 2 FTW!
    @LW : 20 Y.O.

  13. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I was almost 32 when i had my 1st kid. Wife was 26.

  14. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks el dude. so tempting. responsibility holding me back, though. I even feel weird spending the $ on it, knowing that $ is need for the kiddies now and yrs. down the road. i literally need someone to hold my hand to get me to break out of my bubble.

  15. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Gotcha Kaya. Living in NYC, there’s no “just happening” for us, as daycare is $2000+ a month for a household where both work. So everything’s planned out (type 1 style).

    That complexity is one reason why I don’t do couples therapy yet – I just don’t get what having kids is like, so I feel uncomfortable counseling in that area…

  16. kayatosh Says:

    Palms: i like the age gap. smart man.

  17. willowed Says:

    Maried at 24 First kid at 26 then 28 then 30.

    I am done now. DR. took care of that!!

  18. Andrew Says:

    LW – Our first snuck-in a few weeks before my 26th and my lady’s 29th

  19. kayatosh Says:

    @pronoia: “daycare is $2000+ a month ” like i said, complex. kids is the ultimate litmus test for the couple’s relationship. one kid is manageable — can be passed off from one to the other and to friends/relatives. once you have 2, you might as well have 4. it’s the line that should not be crossed, but so many do. the only child stigma is nonsense, but so many parents buy into it and feel compelled to have 2. our second was completely unplanned and unexpected. I love #2, and won’t change anything now, if i could, but i would have been cool with one.

  20. halcyon Says:

    Morning everyone, hope this weekend shines upon you all.

    Re: Kids … my wife has always wanted kids, me not so much. I love kids, and love my friends and families kids, but never thought I could be a parent. However, that has been changing for me lately as I am more comfortable, and confident in my abilities. I think my issues with being a parent had to do with making the sacrifice to raise them, and see to it that they have the opportunity to be successful. I never wanted to make that sacrifice. It is easy to bring kids in to the world, just difficult to make the sacrifice to raise them the right way. I am becoming more confident in the ability to make the sacrifice, and still be the person I am, and want to be.

  21. Mitch Says:

    El dude,
    I was even telling ms mango she should get her own name to post as since people think my alter-ego Neemsbane. is hers.

    She’s met a decent amount of folks from here. Good stuff.

  22. willowed Says:

    My wife hijacked my avatar last night. She was posting with all you guys!
    She is getting…digs you all!
    See page 43

  23. BingosBrother Says:

    Kids are sensitive creatures Kaya. You have to do something for yourself once in a while. If you’re happier, they’re happier. If you’re stressed out, it passes on. Think of it that way. Plus, it’s PHISH!!!

  24. EL Duderino Says:

    This 4/12/78 Cameron Indoor Stadium Supplication is the HEAT!!!!

  25. willowed Says:

    Haly you (I) will never truly feel that you are ready to be a parent.
    But you will be!

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