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. SillyWilly Says:


    i dont think i have the back road directions, sancho. not from wisco.

    i think im taking 94 to 55…straight up google maps.

  2. Mr. Completely Says:

    I don’t usually take requests, but for you, I make an exception

  3. fat bastard Says:

    damen (or western or california) to ogden to harlem isnt that bad, actually going a block or 2 west of harlem works tooo, everyone gets off at harlem . lots of lights but no 55. stinks no matter what but at least from the side streets you have an out.

  4. kayatosh Says:

    aw, you are a treat.

    halcyon, good advice. don’t abuse. elevate.

  5. c0wfunk Says:

    I agree: bring on the phish

  6. willowed Says:

    Wow wow wow wow

  7. albert walker Says:


  8. willowed Says:


  9. willowed Says:

    What a shot

  10. c0wfunk Says:

    first goal from mr dreadlocks how phishy

  11. hoedown Says:

    Summer Tour 2010! Here we GO!

  12. Chuck D Says:

    beautiful pass. beautiful finish.

  13. albert walker Says:

    gracias fb

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    of course a w00k would score the first goal today

  15. marcoesq Says:

    SA is up!

  16. albert walker Says:

    but was he high on PCP?

  17. Mr.Palmer Says:

    whose the favorite in this match?

  18. c0wfunk Says:

    seems like mexico from the way they’re talking?

  19. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Page dedicates Beauty of a Broken Heart to Trey tonight.

  20. willowed Says:

    I loved the dance after the goal. Defenitley high on PCP

  21. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Thanks Cow- i had to turn the volume off, those bees were annoying me to no end.

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    a wise old head

    they said on espn

  23. marcoesq Says:

    Mex is fav…home crowd for SA though

  24. c0wfunk Says:

    I believe they said something like 17th rank in the world to 83rd or something along those lines

  25. halcyon Says:

    I want the magic spray that these soccer players have. They get or act hurt, trainer runs out with a magic spray, then they run around as if nothing ever happened.

    Thanks KWL and an early congratulations headed your way. When are you returning to CO?

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