TTFF: Phish2k—Summer Tour

10.23.2010 (Dave Lavery)

The Summer of 2000—moving from Tokyo, Japan to Columbus, Ohio—represented Phish’s last true push of creative music. Though the band’s playing in Japan was on another level than in the states, the band, nonetheless, cranked through a solid summer tour—their last until 2003. Once the fall came, Phish shows turned less consistently creative, and standout jams came less frequently as the band moved towards hiatus. Today’s playlist features some of the tour’s lesser known jams to go along with a couple fan favorites, all arranged chronologically as they came in the Summer of 2000. Enjoy ten more tunes as the wait for summer dates continues!


Piper” 6.10.00 I, Tokyo, JP

The only “Piper” of Japan happened in a big way in the first set of Tokyo’s second show.



Theme -> Dog Faced Boy” 6.16.00 II, Osaka, JP

This unfinished “Theme” followed a massive “Runaway Jim” (featured last week) in the band’s final show in the far east.



Tweezer” 6.24.00 I, Atlanta, GA

This sunset “Tweezer” from Lakewood is one of my personal favorites.



Bathtub Gin” 6.28.00 I, Holmdel, NJ

A spectacular and triumphant version that Trey leads to the mountaintop.



Birds -> Catapult > Heavy Things” 6.29.00 II, Holmdel, NJ

Phish dropped this stellar piece of improv to open the final set of PNC’s two night stand. The dark and twisted “Birds” jam has hints of Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” laced throughout .



Ghost” 7.1.00 II, Hartford, CT

This scorching, second-set closing “Ghost” snuck in the door at the last minute to highlight the show.



Limb by Limb -> 2001” 7.6.00 II, Toronto, ON

A dark horse combo that got things moving after setbreak in a quick stop north of the border.



Split Open and Melt” 7.7.00 II, Burgettstown, PA

Though not with the unbridled fury of 1994, Phish could still rip a serious “Melt” in 2000. Can they still?



Mike’s Song” 7.14.00 II, Columbus, OH

A driving and sinister jam transforms into beauty, representing one of the last—if not the final—versions of “Mike’s” with two jams.


Down With Disease -> WMMGW” 7.15.00 II, Columbus, OH

Summer’s dramatic “farewell jam” came at the top of the second set, while sliding smoothly and unexpectedly into “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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  1. garretc Says:

    Phil and Friends Setlist, according to PT:

    Set 1:
    Shakedown Street
    Dire Wolf
    Tennessee Jed
    Pride of Cucamonga
    Doin That Rag
    Standing On the Moon
    Just A Little Light

    Set 2:

    Scarlet Begonias
    Fire on the (Rocky) Mountain!
    Rollin’ and Tumblin’
    Cryptical Envelopment>
    Magic Bus!!!
    Other One>
    Wharf Rat
    Help on the Way>
    Franklin’s Tower

    E: Not Fade Away!

    ^audio stream replay

  2. garretc Says:

    Just gonna hit Shakedown on that, see if I can grab an etree download tomorrow morning…

  3. Tom Says:

    I heard it was a great show. I am currently trying to purchase a Masthay print from the 2010 Umass run. If anyone has any leads that would be greatly appreciated.

  4. PatonKauai Says:

    Just got my Book out here in Hawaii!!!
    So Excited to open that huge glossy cover and….

    “Aloha Pat
    You’ll be spashing in the sea

    MMM!!!!! – Mahalo Mr. Miner!

  5. willowed Says:

    Tom. Jump on his site and e-mail him. He may have one lying around.

    I was looking for a Portsmouth, VA. print for Christmas. His site stated there was none available. I e-mailed him and he got right back to me.

    He had one in the studio. Now it’s framed up on my wall looking killer right next to the Jones Beach and Woosta print.

    Looks sick.

  6. Mike in Austin Says:

    My Friday just for a ton better. Great list of tracks!

    Holmdel Gin!

  7. Tom Says:


    Thanks for the tip! I plan on picking up one of the Worcester prints as well.

  8. Mike in Austin Says:

    I hate google. Steve jobs was right. The “don’t be evil” mantra is bullshit.

  9. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Wake up tela! How was Phil????

  10. Luther T. Justice Says:

    Just heard about that this morning @MiA. Evil is as evil does.

  11. spunround Says:

    Love that Split @Miner. Great pluck from the archives. I did love the Hollywood Bowl Split… it bordered on “Storage” IMO. Maybe it was just the lights!!

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    mornin’ all
    always nice to get fifteen when you expect ten

  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    “expect” is the wrong word. “hope for”?

    and let’s not pretend that apple is an innocent babe in the woods…

  14. jkturtle11 Says:

    no alpine or deer creek there must of been a few good ones at those shows??

  15. DryIceFactory Says:

    Ah yes the Holmdel Gin. Wasnt that thunderstorm inspired?

    Somehow, I’ve never heard this Tweezer and I decided to go right for it.

  16. DryIceFactory Says:

    Mike taking the reins early, always a good sign!

  17. El Duderino Says:

    New TAB sbd
    show has never been in circulation ’til now:

  18. El Duderino Says:

    14dvd box from GD

  19. alf Says:

    i’ll see you stoner fucks on phil tour

  20. joemeg Says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the TAB sbd dude.

  21. El Duderino Says:

    if PLQ get’s back together… you will

  22. HYHU Says:

    In my opinion, Best. Gin. Ever. Always has been. Turbo Gin. Nothing touches this. Rupp is close. And the Bethel Gin actually got close for me. But this Gin is top 5 Phish jams ever for me. That is all…so thx @Miner. Also, thx for the Toronto love!!! Underrated show in my opinion.

  23. El Duderino Says:

    Cub and I had a long talk about the Rupp Gin… it owns!

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    this could be interesting to see

  25. El Duderino Says:

    I’ll watch it… even tho’ Marley is cu$ty reggae

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