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. jay Says:

    kelsey stream is pretty decent when not buffering

  2. BrandonKayda Says:

    I can’t wait to hear AW’s interpretation tomorrow. Hopefully he’ll be stoked

  3. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    I like what I’m hearing of Fish through the stream…

  4. AintNoTele Says:

    I’m all about some kelsey, sounds better then any other’s i’ve heard. Makes sense in that shes up high (reception +1, sound +1)

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Wouldn’t a Limb By Limb->Undermind segue be cool out of Fishman’s outro?

    I call Theme next

  6. BrandonKayda Says:

    Limb is pushing 9mins I think, interesting…

  7. ChefBradford Says:

    vocal jam?

  8. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Caspian…let the debate commence

  9. jay Says:

    kelsey is off the air

  10. BrandonKayda Says:

    This is delicous #Phish
    half a minute ago via txt .
    > vocal reprise. Think Lion King
    1 minute ago via txt

    I wonder what that means 🙂

    Caspian out of Limb…what a set so far, sounds very unique

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    and Kelsey is out

    literally just got in, too

    I’ve seen the setlist, any word on playing, jams, style, changes, etc?

  12. butterflyeffect Says:

    Caspian, eh? I’ll let it slide 🙂

  13. BrandonKayda Says:

    I like Caspian ever since 12/29

  14. c0wfunk Says:

    as a “break song” in this slot caspian works pretty well methinks

  15. BrandonKayda Says:

    What an opening night eh?

    I say big finish in Hood/Slave/Antelope

  16. kayatosh Says:

    not a huge LxL fan, but it can be ok. and caspian was overplayed in 2009. nice to see it here, making it unlikely for hershey.

  17. butterflyeffect Says:

    Yeah, I don’t mean to be negative. I just prefer Caspian on a studio album.

  18. voopa Says:

    Evening, folks! So, what’d I miss?

    …holy crap!

  19. voidboy Says:

    Caspian…? Can be a really good “calm before the storm…”

  20. kayatosh Says:

    caspian’s usually fair at best and can really slow things down in a stale way, and i’m a guy who likes slow. However, there was a stirring version from 12/29/2009

    Kill Devil Falls > Tweezer > Prince Caspian > Gotta Jibboo > Wilson -> Gotta Jibboo -> Heavy Things > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Slave to the Traffic Light

  21. BrandonKayda Says:

    From the way this set is going, maybe even caspian will break out a bit!

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Caspian->2001->Slave would be pretty nice

  23. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Apparently there will be little variation in setlists this sumer.

  24. voopa Says:


  25. BrandonKayda Says:


    They need a break, I’ll take it 🙂

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