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. BrandonKayda Says:

    Apparently Trey and Fishman just exploded at the Antelope peak.

    Figuratively and literally

  2. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    “new song” dont know what this means

  3. zzyzx Says:

    Show of life?

  4. butterflyeffect Says:

    wait so are Trey and Fishman OK?

  5. BrandonKayda Says:

    Show of Life

  6. Dr. Pronoia Says:

    oh show of life

    Chef – not in first set, and unclear in second set – no songs over 15 min though

  7. BrandonKayda Says:

    @Butterfly – Yeah I think they’ll do alright 🙂

  8. halcyon Says:

    show of life

  9. ChefBradford Says:

    is Show of Life ending the set, or are they in encore territory now?

    Anyway, looks like a fun show

    hope to see some deep improv as we go along though

    and not at the end of November, like this month


    I’ll take what I can get though

    glad they’re back!

  10. c0wfunk Says:

    have we heard this song yet? What’s the deal? As a closer, very interesting..

  11. zzyzx Says:

    TAB played it.

  12. c0wfunk Says:

    fast song? Anthemic rocker? maybe it is encore?

  13. BrandonKayda Says:

    Show of Life closed the set huh?

    Loving Cup encore seems likely…

  14. Corey Says:

    Ahh, the elusive Reba. Always eludes…looks like a rollicking good time.
    Anyone guess Disease for the opener? Have fun at Blossom and at the BTB fest. Blossom is beautiful. I hope nobody walks up the beams to the roof!! Can’t wait for Hartford. Anyone want to trade some SPAC tickets for my Alpine night 2 lawns and 1 pavilion?? Anyone?? Beuhl..??

  15. kayatosh Says:

    another pretty straight forward set. not digging deep into the catalogue with the exception of JJLC. phish standards and one new tune

  16. kayatosh Says:

    2 new tunes, if you include Light

  17. zzyzx Says:

    It was pretty meh-ish on the stream… maybe it’ll grow on me…

  18. BrandonKayda Says:

    I’ve never heard Show of Life

  19. halcyon Says:

    Rockin Warm up show.

  20. Dr. Pronoia Says:


  21. kayatosh Says:

    show of life is a new trey dude of life tune debuted on TAB tour. slow tune w/ sappy but agreeable message.

  22. BrandonKayda Says:

    Cavern encore

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    How was the Light?

  24. BrandonKayda Says:


    Rocking way to end a great opening night

  25. zzyzx Says:


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