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. Mr. Completely Says:

    well we can’t avoid touching on it, open jamming is a real thing that a lot of us are hoping for more of, but just don’t want to get into definitions

  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    Oh my bad, you confused me there Palmer. I thought Antelope was the legit closer. Disregard that last comment 😉


  3. fee4zy Says:

    Serious first set. Boys are not playing around. Everyone’s going to be super stoked for summer!

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    which one is it?

  5. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    bowie C

  6. lycanthropist Says:

    just checkin in from the road. Great lookin first set to kick things off.

    seems they are excited

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    It is Bowie, Mr C

  8. butterflyeffect Says:

    SBDs ETA: 5 hours, 42 minutesish

  9. Mr. Completely Says:

    a legit Bowie that leaves the template for a few minutes would be a great sign

    can’t wait to hear what @aw has to say about this one

    maybe he’ll check in via phone at the break

  10. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Wison8or quote: “Oh my fucking GOD!” Must be a good bowie so far

  11. Mr. Completely Says:

    who wants to hook me up with free sbds of every show this year with no effort on my part?

    …what? a man can ask, can’t he?


  12. lycanthropist Says:


    guess no no spoilers eh?

    did you get the rest of the tsu show?

  13. SplitOpenAndSparkle Says:

    and this bowie is doin it for me…smoooth

  14. PBS Says:

    C – I got you…I’ll be doing the work anyway.

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    Yeah Lycan I listened to a bit of it earlier. That Groanin is nice. Enjoy the show tonight man!

    And yeah, no spoilers didn’t work out too well llfa. I can’t wait for MPP

  16. butterflyeffect Says:

    @ Mr. C – I would if I could, but I can’t so I won’t.

  17. Selector J Says:

    just checking in before putting the kids to bed.
    killer 1st set, huh?

    On a personal note:
    USPS Cougar lady may have screwed me with the mailing option she recommended. Apparently, Registered Mail can take forever (not a ~week, as she told me)… So the P-Town tickets I sent to SC may arrive after the P-Town show.
    Might need 2 extra Portsmouths if they don’t get there by tomorrow. (If the tix don’t make it in time, I’m gonna give my wife’s and mine to the friends I tried to send them to.)

    Talk about bummer.

    If anyone’s got them let me know:
    j a y . s t e p h e n s 1 @

  18. butterflyeffect Says:

    Second set opener:


  19. BrandonKayda Says:

    “Jam diggin deep”


  20. jay Says:

    once you get the SBD hookup mrC, go to work and share the wealth we me 🙂

  21. jay Says:

    Femi Kuti on ACL. Nice.

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Are we in setbreak yet, or is this Bowie still kicking?

    FANTASTIC first set by the looks of it

  23. Mr. Completely Says:

    @Selector that’s terrible!

    @pbs I was talking out my ass but if ur serious, you have my email right?

  24. PBS Says:

    @jay – u in PNW?

  25. Andrew Says:

    Selector you have mail

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