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. JerZ Says:

    I will have to listen tomorrow but second set seems a little disjointed

  2. voopa Says:

    I’m thinkin’ Mike’s Groove to close it out

  3. BrandonKayda Says:

    A Mike’s Groove would be huge, but it may be a bit too late in the set for that.

    I’m thinking either Slave or Hood to close this one out. Maybe an Antelope

  4. halcyon Says:

    show of life encore

  5. ChefBradford Says:

    If they do Mike’s or Mike/s Groove it needs to be fresh or old-school big

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    didn’t they soundcheck Show of Life and something else?

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    I’d certainly like to see a big Mike’s Groove at MPP 🙂

  8. voidboy Says:

    they’ll pick it up… nice drop in the middle… love it.

  9. JerZ Says:

    I smell a YEM closer

  10. butterflyeffect Says:

    Fluff now? IDK.

  11. BrandonKayda Says:

    ANTELOPE!!! Sickness

  12. kayatosh Says:

    guess i was a little off with my set II calls. they were probably more wishful than probable anyway.

  13. butterflyeffect Says:

    Lope it is.

  14. butterflyeffect Says:

    Nice call BK. A fitting end to a show that looks pretty epic.

  15. voidboy Says:


  16. c0wfunk Says:

    hm they done at 11 there? closer?

  17. kayatosh Says:

    ahh, lope. i did call that for set II closer. you think it closes the set?

  18. butterflyeffect Says:

    Maybe not the close. Could be premature there.

  19. butterflyeffect Says:

    Hard to say, they’ll be at about 75 min after Lope.

  20. ChefBradford Says:

    Any word on how tight they’ve played, any major slop?

  21. ChefBradford Says:

    They should bring back Roll Like a Cantaloupe

    Yeah? Yeah?


  22. c0wfunk Says:

    loving cup encore I’d say

  23. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    Not sloppy at all from what I’ve heard from friends there and limbXlimb via stream

  24. BrandonKayda Says:

    Is Antelope still going or are we in Rye Rye Rocco now?

  25. ChefBradford Says:

    Dr P, that’s what I wanted to hear

    how about improv?

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