Weekend Nuggets: Two Tuesdays In June


Official Portsmouth Poster

Although the Tuesday night shows of tour didn’t explode like many expected, they still produced some legitimate highlights. Stellar versions of “Bathtub Gin” and “Slave” came out of Portsmouth, Virginia’s first set, while an engaging sequence of “46 Days > Idea > 2001 > Simple” provided the meat of of the second. Canandaigua saw the most significant, non-traditional “Mike’s Groove” of tour, underlined by “I Am the Walrus > Weekapaug,” and also featured a laid-back, jam-filled first set that fit the cool New York evening like a glove.

6.15.2010 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA < Torrent

6.15.2010 nTelos Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA < Megaupload

I: Tube, Kill Devil Falls, Slave to the Traffic Light, Lawn Boy, Poor Heart, AC/DC Bag, The Moma Dance > My Friend, My Friend, Cold Water*, Bathtub Gin, Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan

II: Wilson, Seven Below, 46 Days > Idea** > Also Sprach Zarathustra > Simple > Joy, Taste, Theme From the Bottom, A Day in the Life

E: Heavy Things, First Tube

*debut, Tom Waits, **debut

Source: (FOB) Schoeps mk4v’s (DINa)>kc5>m222> nt222>744t


6.29.2010 CMAC Pavilion, Canandaigua, NY < Torrent

6.29.2010 CMAC Pavilion, Canandaigua, NY < Megaupload

CMAC Official Poster (Welker)

I: The Connection, Down with Disease,  Sample in a Jar, Ocelot, Reba, Horn, Funky Bitch, Undermind, The Ballad of Curtis Loew, David Bowie

II: Possum, Mike’s Song > Simple > I Am the Walrus* > Weekapaug Groove, Limb By Limb, Joy, Harry Hood, Golgi Apparatus

E: First Tube

*debut, The Beatles

Source: Schoeps MK41> KC5> CMC6> Sonosax SX-M2> Apogee Mini-me (aes out@24 bit/96khz)>COAX>Edirol R-44


Jams of the Weekend: 1st Setters

Bathtub Gin” 6.15 I

“GinTelos” gets my vote for the first-set jam of Leg I.


Timber Ho” 6.24 I

And this isn’t far behind…




“Chalk Dust Torture” – 6.25 II Camden (official release)


“Light Up Or Leave Me Alone” – 7.1.10 II Raleigh

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921 Responses to “Weekend Nuggets: Two Tuesdays In June”

  1. whole tour! Says:

    second set from charlotte 03 was the absoulte fire.

  2. vegas wolfmans Says:

    WT- Thank you. Will definitely be taking a listen to Raleigh and Charlotte. Did both Gorge, Alpine>DC, Atlanta (was living in NOLA), and IT that summer. Have listened very little to any of it- including those shows I was at. Remember next to nothing. Going in for a closer look now. I really enjoy the archival releases 7/15 and 7/29 and have been craving more tunes in that same vein. Wildly inconsistent with a lot of brilliant moments. Makes for exciting listening IMO.

  3. jdub Says:

    Have yet to do any summer ’03 besides IT. I think I became stuck on both 2/28 and IT as being pinnacles of that year and stopped there. Will have to do some summer ’03 shows along with y’all.

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    I hit the first day of IT yesterday

    sick jamming for sure

  5. Mr. Completely Says:

    7/29 first set and Crosseyed jam is stellar for sure

    probably right about IT and 2/28 being the peaks but plenty of room under that for good stuff

    you really do have to be forgiving of slop and very rough vocals, or willing to skip to the big jams

  6. BrandonKayda Says:

    Hey BB

    What’s up with y’all today?

  7. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Worcester is good – 2.26? Jdub, i’m sure you know that one. It’s in your backyard. I love all of Feb ’03. The summer is more hit or miss. And then the fall started to get a bit too sloppy for me. Gotta get on that 7.9.03. That looks like a good one.

    ’99 or ’03 ? I’m a big ’99 guy myself. Still had a lot of the tightness and were still willing to go real deep a lot.

  8. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    2/28 tweezer is the shit

  9. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    i wish there were more ’99 SBDs

  10. Mr. Completely Says:

    The Shoreline Gin is a great one, the highlight of the show – but I think I like the 2.22.03 one I spun today better. However that SBD sounds like ass.

    2.26 gets slept on a bit b/c of 2.28 but is a good one too

  11. jdub Says:

    Yeah, I chose nassau over Worcester due to work, but I’m pretty familiar with that Feb tour. Worcester was sick, wish I did the two back to back for super face meltage.

  12. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Forgiving of the slop for sure. At this point I’m quite sure they didn’t practice much (if at all) and the tightness of composed sections certainly reflects that. I’ve heard it argued that the extensive jamming in 2.0 was a crutch because that was ALL they could pull off- took little effort on their part. I have no opinion/ idea whether this is true or not, but what I do know is that some of the jams fleshed out in ’03 and ’04 are my very favorites of any era. Definitely have to be tolerant of missed cues, bad vocals, and ‘Secret Smile’ to get to the big jam payoff.

  13. vegas wolfmans Says:

    I dig 2/26/03 a bunch. Definitely gets lost in 2/28’s shadow. Let’s be honest, 2/28 is the best show they played that tour. Consensus?

  14. Mr. Completely Says:

    I def. felt that listening to 2.22

    they bumbled their way through Sloth and Dogs Stole things and then were like “eh fuck it, I know it’s only song 3 of set but this ain’t working, let’s jam a Piper” and even then they stumble in the intro

    the flip side is the patient jamming really does allow things to develop, the Gin from that second set is a prime example

    so it’s really a contrast with these days

    I can’t say I’d accept the slop in exchange for the jams b/c for me it robs the show of energy

    hopefully they can just find a balance

  15. Mr. Completely Says:

    I haven’t heard all of them yet but 2.28 is my favorite for sure – multiple sick jams including an alltime classic Tweezer that’s got to be at least nominated for jam of the year

  16. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I think 2/28 is the best show of 2.0, easy. Front to back.

  17. Mr. Completely Says:

    (Tower Jam is my “jam of the year” winner, but I like that weird shit, Mr. Vegas Wolfman’s probably likes it too)

  18. vegas wolfmans Says:

    7/15/03 -Mr. Completely’s (I assume) namesake show is an absolute smoker from summer ’03. I love that show- aside from ‘Secret Smile’. I’m now done taking shots at ‘ Secret Smile’. The Completely from that show is so damn fierce. 30 minutes of fire. TOP SHELF PHISH. Great and often overlooked jam in WOTC in set II.

  19. DaNcInG fOoL Says:

    don;t know enough to say favourite full show of ’03, but i’d say 2/28 is the best jam and IT set 3 is the best set

  20. Robear Says:

    funny tidbit re: February ’03 tour.

    according to phriends, ‘no one came out’ or the shows were at least noticeably under-sold to the organization.

    pretty much went for it every night, maybe as a result?

  21. jdub Says:

    Some may say there was slop during 2/28 but I don’t hear it. Maybe bouncin had slop and Destiny wasn’t as good as Atlanta but oh well. That show was super tight IMO, atleast the tunes that mattered. I am biased though so my opinion don’t count. The rest of Feb had sloppy moments with tight jamming. Although 2/26 was fairly tight too. 3/1 second set ripped. Cincy is my other fav of that tour.

    Am curious about the summer big jams.

  22. Mr.Palmer Says:

    Yeah, I’m biased w/ 2/28 as well. Had amazing seats (10th row), some amazing lucy, found an old friend sitting one row in front of me. Stars were aligned for me that night. Oh yeah, and that Gin blew my mind, and then the Tweezer….. and then…

  23. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Palmer- Big words- best show of 2.0. I like your style. Do love the Tower Jam, but in terms of an actual show, I agree- from what I’ve heard. As I mentioned earlier, I still have a bunch of summer ’03 to listen back on and I really dig both SPACs of ’04. In fact, trying to decide between 2/28/03 and 6/19/04 would be very difficult for me. Love ’em both.

  24. Mr.Palmer Says:

    BTW- How great was it to see 2 South Africans, 1 white and 1 black (caddie) win the British Open on Nelson Mandela’s birthday. Pretty awesome.

  25. jdub Says:

    Yeah Palmer, I think we share a similar fondness for that one. Had first row of the bowl, dead center. Perfect seats for taking it all in. And it was the chocalates that had me that night, would have preferred the liquid that was offered but my brother didn’t want to go for an 8 hour trip. It all worked out. Tweezer melted my face completely, had me at hello.

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