Here We Go…

Toyota Park - 8.11.09 (C.Smith)

And tonight we begin again. Amidst a Chicago dizzy with celebration in the wake of the Blackhawks first Stanley Cup victory in 49 years, Phish comes to town to kick start summer tour. In a return visit to Toyota Park, Phish will begin 2010 in the distinctly un-intimate settings of Chicago’s MLS stadium on the south side of town. In a strange synchronicity, Phish will start tour in a soccer stadium on the opening day of the World Cup, the globe’s largest sports spectacle. The month long event, aired at all hours, will be a great accompaniment to the non-stop traveling circus, popping up on hotel televisions pre and post show all June.

What will be the opener? What will be the highlights? Will we hear any debuts? What will be the jam of the show? The answers are coming in a matter of hours…


8.1.09 (G.Lucas)

NO SPOILERS UPDATE: Phish Thoughts’ “No Spoilers” Download Series is locked and loaded for Summer 2010. With behind-the-scenes maestro, HarrisC, running the show, those of you who want to listen to the shows without knowing what happened will again be in luck. We are going to roll with the same format as Fall tour – shows should be up by mid-day the following day. So if you want to live your own virtual tour from home, all you need is 24-hours of patience.

For those not familiar, Phish Thoughts’ “No Spoilers” downloads, allow me to explain. Each show will be offered in 2 files – “Set I” and “Set II + E.” There are no tracks, simply two unlabeled sets, therefore you can listen to the shows unfold as if you were there. Generally, the first source posted will be the one we use for these downloads. Down the road after tour, Phish Thoughts will offer regular, tracked copies of top-notch audience sources for each show.


Jam of the Day:

Number Line > Carini” 8.11.09 II

A newly-released SBD nugget of last year’s standout segment from Toyota Park.


1,300 Responses to “Here We Go…”

  1. gavinsdad Says:

    good to hear bouncin…saw they got the caspian, horse>silent outta the way for you. you might just get your tweezer wish at hersh.

  2. gavinsdad Says:

    finally sumodie!

  3. sumodie Says:

    @gdad: get my package?

  4. bouncin fan Says:

    No rust

    1st set was straight fire

  5. Antelope Says:

    Just got home. Personal highlight was Limb, which was jammed out more then I’ve ever heard it jammed out before including a YEM-esque vocal jam at the end (not as extensive as YEM, but that style).

  6. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Jesus- Just saw the setlist. Looks like an absolute smoker. So much for my theory that they were gonna play it close to the vest. Awesome.

  7. JP Says:

    just from the setlist, song times – looks like a tightly played show with tons of fire, but my guess is Miner is not big on the late set II song selection – placement foul

    glad to see trey gave the hawks their props

    good to get tour rolling

  8. vegas wolfmans Says:

    JP- Yeah- it did look maybe they hit a lull in the 2nd set, but that first set looks outta sight. Glad bouncin’ is coming with the “straight fire” kangfirmation. I’m gonna go find the sbd. PEACE

  9. JP Says:

    set I def looks strong

    agree on the maze being a key song in terms of flow

    light to maze to ghost – guessing at that point, people were loosing it expecting the set to just keep climbing

    maybe so maybe not

  10. JP Says:

    my guess on overall Miner score = solid opener

    really like the from the road upgrades = walk-in tunes, setbreak, after play, etc listed out – sweet and welcome i n f o

  11. butterflyeffect Says:

    SBDs are up on LivePhish.

  12. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    fuck i wish i could listen to it… no sources right?

  13. gratefulphisherman Says:

    1st set streaming on… the boys sound hot!

  14. sanchothehutt Says:

    Guys, just got home from TP, I’m telling you–it was HOT! My brother looked at me during Ghost and said “wow, they really like to see how far down the rabbit hole goes, don’t they”

    Yes, they do. And now to bed. My feet ache.

  15. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    wow yea its on set 2 now… its just the composed part of bowie but its wierd how great the band sounds, really getting the intricacies of every part of the song. mike sounds crazy.the recording as a whole is a great mix. they did a good job on the sbds.

  16. sanchothehutt Says:

    Also, when Reba started, I found myself being that guy just waiting for Trey to butcher it. Didn’t happen.

    I swear, any of you doubters out there, get a ticket and go check them out.

  17. sanchothehutt Says:

    “I swear, any of you doubters out there, get a ticket and go check them out.”

    Really? I just infered that anyone in here is a doubter? Wow, BB, I am fucking tired. Just still buzzing with the show is all.

  18. [an unrelated] wilson Says:

    Just listened to the 1st set.
    They were blazing.
    It’s on like a pot of neckbones.

  19. sanchothehutt Says:


  20. sumodie Says:

    Phish 06/11/2010 Bridgeview, Illinois Toyota Park

    (FOB) Schoeps mk4v **16bit**

  21. purplehumpbackwhale Says:

    holy shit! light>maze was nuts!

  22. butter Says:

    great start….wow

  23. butter Says:

    got to party with GP420, bigjig, AW, bouncin, Miner

  24. KWL Says:

    last night looks pretty hot, pumped for tonight

    1st set tela, 2nd set tweezer

    on the road to btb fest in t-minus 90 minutes!

  25. Luther Justice Says:

    Right behind ya KWL!!!!

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