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. Guyute711 Says:

    I used to go to University of Dayton and we would drive down to the Party Source to get Grain alcohol. I’m pretty sure that was the place anyway.

  2. Luther Justice Says:

    I’m sure that’s it Guyute. I’ve never seen such a hardcore alcohol store. I’m not a drinker anymore, but when I was, that place was like Disneyland.

  3. William H. Bonney Says:

    and were off

  4. willowed Says:

    World Cup Fever!!! here we go!!

  5. Mr.Palmer Says:

    LW lost his voice from yelling so much yesterday. Someone give that dude a zanex. 🙂

  6. marcoesq Says:

    Opener tonight? Glad you asked…

    Oh Kee Pah>Philadelphia Freedom (w/ Lets Go Flyers! chants)

  7. gratefulcub Says:

    Have a fun morning Willowed. I’m signing off for the next month just so I don’t ruin my Tivo watching of the World Cup.

  8. willowed Says:

    all game son espn3 for those of you who are at work!!

  9. willowed Says:

    all games on….sorry

  10. Litteringand Says:

    My kingdom for a TUBE tonight!

  11. willowed Says:

    Hey Gcub
    Are you all set for a ride to my place next Friday a.m.. I need a wingman for the USA game.
    If you end u showing up at 12:00 and the game is over I will be upset…not really……. sort of.

  12. Mr.Palmer Says:

    WTF is that noise in the backgroud of the WC game. Sounds like a freaking swarm of bees. Annoying to say the least. Time for tunes and the mute button i guess.

  13. willowed Says:

    It’s those loud plastic horns

  14. c0wfunk Says:

    wow that swarming noise is indeed terrible

  15. fee4zy Says:

    My friend is a hardcore Blackhawks fan and also a Phish fan. She flew from NYC to Chitown for the parade, but totally forgot that Phish was playing too. She’s not even sad about being in Chicago this weekend and not seeing Phish, she’s going a bunch of shows starting next week. I love hockey fans. I totally remember the ticker tape parade for the Rangers. One of the best days of my life.

  16. marcoesq Says:

    “WTF is that noise in the backgroud of the WC game”

    those freaking noisemakers, plastic horns

    I’ve been at a couple of Phish shows where someone had one

    YOu can hear one right before they drop the Tweezer in Providence ’98

  17. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning guys…listened to the MPP Party Time on the way into work this morning…it’s tonight’s opener for sure with a late first set It’s Ice. Timber>BoaF to open the second set.

    @cub…good ol’ blue laws huh? I was hap hap happy to leave that shit behind when I moved to NC. Nothing like picking up a six pack at 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

    @willowed…cub and I should get into New Haven around 2:30 on Thursday I think. I think neemor’s gonna pick us up. We’ll need a ride from Hartford to your place on Friday morning…I think.

  18. El Duderino Says:

    Damn fee4zy…

    showin’ your age with the Rangers reference. 😉

  19. El Duderino Says:


    Where I’m from you can get alcohol until 4:00am some nights and bars open at 6:00am 7 days a week.

  20. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    C, Could you please rebuild this withe south African Flag as the background?

  21. c0wfunk Says:

    it’s funny – I’m not really a fan of either sport just sort of interested in big current events, but sitting here, right now, after this last week I couldn’t help but think that soccer is a lot like slow motion hockey without the giant collisions.

  22. willowed Says:

    We’ll make it happen Leo!
    Between Jdub, TIII, me and Neemor we will mmake sure you guys can get around!!

  23. Leo Weaver Says:

    @dude…in Ga and SC, you can’t buy any alcohol on Sunday. And liquor stores in SC close at 7 p.m. Hell, in SC you can’t even buy most stuff at WalMart until 1 on Sunday…only groceries (food and health items). They’ll even rope off the 3/4 of Wallyworld that sells the non-food stuff.

  24. Leo Weaver Says:

    hmmm…awaiting moderation. Didn’t even use w a x or b a n k s…

  25. gratefulcub Says:

    If I can find a way to get there by gametime, we will be there Willowed. Do you have wireless internet? I’m not joking, I will probably have to do some work during the day. No one throw anything at me please.

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