Weekend Nuggets: The 4th of July


Official Alpharetta Poster

Phish celebrated July 4th with to in Atlanta’s northern suburbs with the third patriotic weekend of their career. Finishing tour with four sets of energetic music, the band created an all-out party vibe for the tour finale. Within the two shows, improvisational highlights emerged in “Bathtub Gin,” “Antelope,” “Tweezer > Slave,” “Jibboo,” and “Piper > Ghost.” Finishing Independence Day with Rage Against the Machine’s ” Killing in the Name,” sandwiched within a comical, revisionist-history “Harpua” narrative,  Phish created their own pyrotechnics for the holiday.

7.3.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA < Torrent

7.3.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA < Megaupload

I: Character Zero, Destiny Unbound, Rift, McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters, Bathtub Gin, Mountains in the Mist, NICU, Gumbo, My Sweet One, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Strange Design, Sanity, Run Like an Antelope

II: Rock and Roll > Prince Caspian > Tweezer > Slave to the Traffic Light, Bouncing Around the Room, Possum, Backwards Down the Number Line, Harry Hood, Loving Cup

E: Sleeping Monkey, Tweezer Reprise

Source: Schoeps mk41 (DINa) > kc5 > cmc6xt > Sonosax SX-M2 > Mytek Stereo 192 ADC > Tascam HD-P2 (24/96)


7.4.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA < Torrent

7.4.2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA < Megaupload

7.4.10 II (W. Rogell)

I: The Star Spangled Banner, Punch You In the Eye, Colonel Forbin’s Ascent > Fly Famous Mockingbird, Camel Walk, Ocelot, Heavy Things, My Friend, My Friend, Lawn Boy, David Bowie, Gotta Jibboo

II: Down with Disease > Piper > Ghost, Waste, Julius, Mike’s Song > Tela, Harpua > Killing in the Name* > Harpua > Weekapaug Groove

E: First Tube

Source: (FOB) Schoeps mk4v > KCY > Schoeps VMS02IB > SD 722 (@24bit/96kHz)


Jams of the Weekend: Alpharetta 1st Sets

Bathtub Gin” 7.3.10 I



Jibboo” 7.4.10 I



VIDEOS OF THE WEEKEND: Classic Summer Moments

“Fuck Your Face” 7.2.10 II (Team Hood)


“I Am the Walrus” 6.29.10 II (7-Cam shot)

“Killing In the Name” 7.4.10 II (dougcurling)

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540 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: The 4th of July”

  1. phoammhead Says:

    Hey peeps!

    Nice quick comment about the 4th weekend MrMiner – gotta love jibboo – definitely jams! 🙂

    Also Miner, I agree – “comical, revisionist-history” for the 4th – it was brilliant and a damn good time! Maybe there’s something more in the meaning and maybe not – I’m on the side that says it was just Phish being phishy. I loved Trey getting up there and telling another phistory – at the time I really felt like I was watching a Phish moment that will go down as a great one – I was entranced by the boyz and it seemed everyone else around me was too.

    Anyone have any idea when the next tour dates will be announced?

    Have a great day! :))

  2. kayatosh Says:

    yo, miner. Thanks for all your effort, skill, and time in making this site awesome.

    Today’s videos are greatly appreciated. Just watched FYF. Can’t get over how well that worked. They are On for that one. wow!

  3. Leo Weaver Says:

    Morning folks! First post-tour weekend, no new shows to get ready for and travel to…feels kinda nice. Guess I am getting old. Oh well, time to keep listening to the great stuff that’s gone down over the last few weeks…and look forward to the Creek two-fer in a little over a month. Off to the farmer’s markets after finishing this bowl of greens.

    Y’all have a good one…

    BTW, I’m not real crazy about those fake dates…looks like it’d be Nashville and maybe Columbus. I do, however, like Dude’s guess 😉

  4. kayatosh Says:

    That Killing in the Name Of is the most powerful thing i’ve ever heard phish do. I love it, and i’m not one for profanity laced songs or heavy metal.

  5. Jtran Says:

    Haven’t listened to the Atl Tweezer>Slave in days. Must..listen..now

  6. willowed Says:

    Hey Boys,
    Again…..I have no idea if these dates are anything. I just saw them posted by some kid (I have no clue what his sources are) and figured it would get the excitement/convo. started.
    Where’s miner and ZZXY so they can blow these rumors to hell?
    But if these are somewhat legit I would be very, very happy.
    BB meetup in R.I. sponsored/hosted by Willowed’s mommy.
    I am sure she would love that.

  7. kayatosh Says:

    spinning 6/24/2010 in my continuing effort to listen to the tour top to bottom. Have already had several listens to individual shows. Trying now to flow through in order. Some fat has been trimmed to ease the process.

    pretty pleased with 6/24 so far, in gumbo now — whit hot peak then page cool down — great version. 6/24 First set, as i remember from being there and listening back, is $$$ from Uncle Pen on.

    $ — good
    $$ — very good
    $$$ — exceptional, could stand out in any year

  8. Robear Says:

    ^agreed Kaya, agreed. powerhouse phish, unreal intensity.

    been really fortunate to hit some peak collective moments with the band.

  9. kayatosh Says:

    some of us are dwelling in the past (put me firmly in this camp), analyzing songs, sets, and shows, listening intently to the art laid out by our heroes.

    Others of us are in the future, anticipating future tour dates, making hypothetical plans.

    Then there are those that dwell in the present and are off to the farmer’s market b/c there’s no phish today.

    love it.

  10. Robear Says:

    Those Aren’t The Dates We’re Looking For

  11. KWL Says:

    what up folks

    which ’10 show should i spin to get this day started?

  12. Robear Says:

    kaya, let me know when you’re hitting the 2nd set of 6/24

  13. Robear Says:

    kwl, first set Hershey, if you haven’t.

  14. kayatosh Says:

    Robear, you caught some major winners.

    I have fond memories of Hershey pre-game and then set II dance party throwdown with you and the “get fresh” BB crew.

    6/24 timber and birds — high qual. broken up by zany ole I didn’t know, which i axed for playback ease. gotta lubricate the listening party.

    how do i get on leg II for a show or two? Would love to see you all again. JOnes beach is closest to me, but i don’t care for that venue or LI, unless GD’s taking me door to door. : )

  15. Robear Says:

    phoam, my brotha’.

    did you get a chance to read the lyrics to ‘KITNO’? just curious.

  16. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks again, GD for gettin me door to door on 6/13. I feel privileged to have attended Hershey. Without you I, would not have been there. And on top of the generosity, you are a first rate chap and great company. Peace

  17. Jtran Says:

    Ok so I just heard the Prague 98 Ghost for the first time…holy Trey shredfest.

    If you enjoy watching big Red dance…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWi1dGT9UY&feature=related

    Anyone want to direct me to anything else like this? Woah woah woah

  18. kayatosh Says:

    I wikipediaed KITNO. It’s a significant song. Once again Phish turned me on to something that was not in the forefront of my consciousness — rage tunes and the message that racism persists in insidious ways.

  19. kayatosh Says:

    @robear. in Reba now. may not get to set II. I feel the kids will be descending on me soon.

  20. Robear Says:

    kaya, it’s phunny, b’cuz, since my ‘rebirth’ into the scene last year at Red Rocks, it’s been quite a ride.

    I’m a jam chaser, been trying to catch that 12/29/94 Bowie again, type thing.

    Now Big Red is in my head! I keep missing the crazy open improv of 3.0 by one or two shows. Gorge, Albany, by one show, MPP by two shows.

    I’m also in this for the collective soul, the group dynamics, the intangibles. I am on schedule for those moments. MSG ‘First Tube’, the Hershey Dance Party, ‘KITNO’ in Atlanta.

    Love it! Great time to be a phan. I keep telling the youngsters:

    ‘Don’t worry about the past. The present and future = where it’s at. Enjoy!’

  21. Robear Says:

    gotcha’ kaya. i need to get out to the garden before the temps rise. gonna’ hit

    ‘Saw It Again’ on the way out for motivation!

  22. phoammhead Says:


    I just read the lyrics and I’m seeing your point – there’s a bigger story being told amongst the phishiness, yes? I can dig it – that also makes sense – we can all use a reminder about the bigger picture and to not get too high on our horses, so to speak.

  23. halcyon Says:

    Morning Everyone!

    Raleigh is on board this morning for a listen. Followed by work 🙁

    El Dude Broomfield is between Denver and Boulder. Small venue 6500 peeps. Have been hearing that rumor for the past week. Tickethorse / Flash Seats again.

  24. Robear Says:

    Kuroda = MVP of the ‘Walrus’ debut

    turns stage into Disco Spaceship Ball at the end.

  25. c0wfunk Says:

    that whole self titled “rage against the machine” album is really worth hearing. Lots of great revolutionary thoughts in there and the blues heavy metal riffs are somehow funky quite often. I’m not usually a heavy distorted guitar fan but this one works for me very well. However it’s not for the fainthearted and very in your face. Gotta be in the right mood and crowd.

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