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. PBS Says:


  2. butterflyeffect Says:

    @ PBS – That’s a good point re: Tweezer > Light. I remember they had played that combo before, but I couldn’t remember where. Funnily enough, I was at that show. No backsies for me, though, so I’ll stick with it.

  3. Mr. Completely Says:

    (Mary’s is a legendarily nasty strip joint in downtown PDX where many grueling tales of degradation and wastedness have played out in the wee hours of the morning)

  4. Henrythetoad Says:

    Set 1: Down with Disease, Wolfman’s Brother, Possum, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Reba, Jesus Just Left Chicago, The Divided Sky, Golgi Apparatus, David Bowie

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Any thoughts for second set opener?

    Birds? Mike’s? I’d take either one of those.

    I can’t wait for the first Light of 2010

  6. Boris Says:

    I hope they sound good!

  7. c0wfunk Says:

    second set : all new or 3.0 songs

  8. c0wfunk Says:

    mike’s song is probably a good deal more likely though

    maybe a good ole fashioned 2001 mikes simple h2 paug

  9. JerZ Says:

    Im going with a huge 2001 for second set opener

  10. Boris Says:

    Forbins –> Mockingbird would be pretty bitchin

  11. MisterChristian Says:

    no good streams huh?

  12. MisterChristian Says:

    3.0 opener I say

  13. PBS Says:

    If not birds, my other choice is Punch.

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    I’m thinking it’s basically all rock all the time tonight with maybe one open jam if they’re feeling it and one midset cooldown tune and otherwise it’s just one rager after another.

  15. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Newest song from set one song from Hoist era. Interesting?

  16. voidboy Says:

    Hey! Sorry to intrude over here at “Analyze Station”… any live feeds? Help a brother out who’s looking for some tuneage…

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    peeps said doglog was the best of a bad bunch I guess

  18. PBS Says:

    Yea, as BK said, for the jugular. Saw an interesting idea…the fact that they are coming out blazin’ to avoid leaving venues half filled for the course of this tour. Not sure they care in that way, but what do I know.

  19. William H. Bonney Says:

    Rock n’ Roll opener then…….

  20. fee4zy Says:

    Live streams all are shoddy at best.

  21. PBS Says:

    I really hope they drift away from the RNR opener…but if it goes bonkers, i’ll eat my words.

  22. voidboy Says:


  23. sumodie Says:

    @pbs: hitting any summer shows? (btw, we met at MSG, Mitch’s BB meet-up, last fall)

  24. BrandonKayda Says:

    I can see that Mr C

    Not a bad thing, either…

    I’d like to see a Light this set, but I’m up for anything after that mammoth set I.

  25. voidboy Says:

    yeah, no RnR… want some meat on those bones… go deep. Give me something to lean on….

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