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. butterflyeffect Says:

    Dream: AMWSIY

  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    Machine gun peaks from yemblog

  3. voidboy Says:


    That would be very sick… I love it.

  4. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:

    whos got my heady stream?!

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Ghost->2001 sounds about right

  6. AintNoTele Says:

    Couch tour rocks. Can you stream from an iFlip or whatever those handheld HD cams are called? I think if you were a taper and had a netbook you could stream audio easily…is that true?

    BTW: stream just popped in for the ghost climax

  7. AintNoTele Says:

  8. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    THis ghost is at 14 min so far

  9. BrandonKayda Says:

    Sick #Phish
    1 minute ago via txt


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  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    ->Limb By Limb

  12. AintNoTele Says:


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  14. voidboy Says:


    Nice… just as they segue to the next tune…

  15. butterflyeffect Says:


  16. BrandonKayda Says:

    Whoever called the Limb earlier tonight gets a golden star

  17. lycanthropist Says:

    into limb by limb??? are we back in 97 or something?

  18. Stupendous a.k.a The Beasel Says:


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  20. voidboy Says:

    what is up?! We got live Phish here… damn this is going to rock this summer.

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    So has this whole set been a segue-fest so far I take it?

    By “segue-fest” i mean ambient segues of course 😉

  22. c0wfunk Says:

    other than light it is still very much a 97 setlist, yeah

  23. BrandonKayda Says:

    This set is redonkulous

  24. c0wfunk Says:

    no stop after maze?

  25. halcyon Says:

    Set 1 < < < < < <
    Set 2 <<<
    E < <

    That's a segue fest

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