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. Chuck D Says:

    mmm, sports at work > work at work

  2. Leo Weaver Says:

    I’m not too worried about it Willowed…CT is a small state. The only thing that worries me is your use of “mma” in your above post…hope it’s only a slip and not something deeper. Just don’t bring any fun guys when you come to pick us up 😉

  3. willowed Says:

    I do not but you are more than welcome to use my desk top which is located right next to the TV!!

    Viva USA

  4. willowed Says:

    Excitement brings on terets (sp?) for me.

  5. Leo Weaver Says:

    I knew a drummer with torretts (sp?)…we called him Animal.

  6. Aquaman Says:

    Morning Folks!!

    I just got a text from Punk Mug and he is in the Civic and headed toward The Chi.

    I sooooooo cannot concentrate today at work. 4 hours until I am cut loose.



    P.S. I will require one dollar form each of you since I probably will be sued by Micheal Buffer.

  7. Chuck D Says:

    i hate when refs get it wrong… so sad.

  8. William H. Bonney Says:

    Mexico just got fuckin totally ripped off what a joke to open the World Cup

  9. Chuck D Says:

    ^^ … not even close. refs trying to keep SA around…

  10. tela'smuff Says:

    will someone be so kind as to explain to me how to give myself an avatar?

  11. zzyzx Says:

    No, he was offsides. Second to last defender. He was in front of the last defender but the goalie was far up. How do I know that rule better than the announcers?

  12. c0wfunk Says:

    I don’t even get what happened there? Offsides or something?

  13. sanchothehutt Says:

    Man, 5 hours of work left, then ON TO CHI TOWN. CAN’T….focus….

  14. marcoesq Says:


  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    indeed c0wfunk. hockey minus awesome equals soccer.

    just kidding!


  16. marcoesq Says:

    MEX missed corner opportunity. again.

  17. Chuck D Says:

    wow, shocked. Thought I was a soccer fan… ZZs is right.

  18. halden Says:

    Man World Cup and Phish Tour kick off today. So stoked. I cannot wait until lunch time to get to the PVR and watch the Opening game and then staying up late tonight to DL the Tour Opener.


    The only down side this weekend will be going to my sons piano recital in the middle of the US/England game tomorrow.

    I feel for the US trying to defend Rooney and Crouch. Will be one of the best games of the group stage.

  19. marcoesq Says:

    now SA did too

  20. marcoesq Says:

    what a cross! that woulda been sweet

  21. bhizzle Says:

    if your daddy’s rich
    take her out for a meal
    if your daddy’s poor
    just do what’cha feel


  22. bhizzle Says:

    “hockey minus awesome equals soccer”


  23. c0wfunk Says:

    lol @ hockey minus awesome

  24. marcoesq Says:

    halftime already

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    wow those crowd shots were great they need more of that. looked back at the offside on the dvr and it was pretty close, the goalie was moving out as the guy was moving in.

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