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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882 Responses to “TTFF: Phish2k—Summer Tour”

  1. Mr palmer Says:

    Russo is Furthurs drummer

  2. tela'smuff Says:

    maybe unimaginative is a little harsh, just not the type of imagination i like.

  3. Gavinsdad Says:

    I am a HUGE needle wuss. I just get real squirrely since I was a kid. Can not stand giving blood or seeing a needle etc…so i guess I’m proud or impressed with myself for testing my daughters glucose level with one of those fingertip lancet jabbers. We need to do it twice a day for a few weeks now. I guess love and parental responsibilty overrides fear. Pretty cool.

    Heading home now…we just got discharge paperwork.

  4. tela'smuff Says:

    i know he is, just sounded completely different with P&F compared to what i’ve heard with Further. thus, unleashed.

  5. halcyon Says:

    Hey GDad,
    Hope your little one is on the mend as well as you the mrs, and the rest of the gang. May this be a page turner towards good things this spring!

    May you find yourself some peace in dealing with anxiety. As someone who deals with it from time to time, I can empathize.

    MIA – Check your email later today for some info I am sending you.

    P&F night 2 commencing shortly.

  6. halcyon Says:

    While I have enjoyed myself at Furthur the times I have seen them, I liked the Ratdog and Phil & Friends lineups. Both had some good things brought with those lineups. I liked the jazz influences Ratdog had with Dave Ellis on Sax. I liked Phil’s revolving door of friends.

  7. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Phil and Friends > Furthur… just to be clear.

    I dig the Herring/Haynes combo personally.

  8. tela'smuff Says:

    if anything, it’s exciting to talk about P&F again! it will be equally exciting to get some Phish dates.

    either those leaked dates we’ve all seen are valid, or Phish has done a big up job of keeping this tour under wraps. AC is a lock, and Deer Creek seems to be legit. i also think i got a little wink and a nod from AEG that Phish will be playing Dicks for Labor Day again. other than that, this tour seems to be a mystery.

  9. garretc Says:

    I can’t think of any specific examples off the top of my head of Furthur reaching non-Dead spaces, but I know I’ve felt that at some of the shows I’ve been at, so I’ll try to go back and pick some out when I get a chance.

    I guess somewhere in the Playing>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playing segment from June’s Shoreline shows has an example, there’s a really demented jazz jam that shows up for a bit, but like I said, I’ll see if I can pull up some other examples…

  10. phoammhead Says:

    trying one of these bells hopslam double ipa 10% alcohol expensive brews . . . very nice, not too bitter, dank

  11. El Duderino Says:

    the difference between Furthur and bands like PLQ, P&F is originality IMO.
    Furthur has this element of “if you’ve never been to a GD show or wanting to relive” it’s more your style. JK is a real good player but his approach is the “Jerry” spot, and he has worked very hard at doing that well. Warren/Jimmy or Warren/Scofield is an a approach of “You’ve heard these tunes a million + times… here’s an angle from a different point of view”, which gives it a fresh, exciting perspective. this is what I get from it. the fusion from Sco/Jimmy and the south east-blues approach. I love it! plus Warren is a much better vocalist

  12. halcyon Says:

    I am listening to the sources that Sumo and Mr P grabbed, and perhaps El Dude mentioned yesterday and they sound excellent.

    Althea – Estimated – Eyes…. 123 out of the gate. Sounds sweet.

  13. El Duderino Says:

    We’re getting our 1st “snow” of the year

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    You said it perfectly Dude.

    Garret – I’ll look for that show.

  15. kayatosh Says:

    Thanks for the support, folks.

    Glad the little one is heading home w/ you, Gdad.


  16. Guyute711 Says:

    God Damn that Osaka Ghost is the sickness!!!!!

  17. ElJefe Says:

    I like both Furthur and P&F. But Dude you hit it on the head w/r/t the difference. Haven’t seen P&F since 06 when Trey toured w them. Those were fun shows. The Duo, 2 sets Phil (trey on lead for 2nd sets), then GRAB. 5 hr plus concerts.

  18. voopa Says:

    Photos from last night’s school event. I love my new camera…can’t wait to get more familiar with shutter speed & flash tricks, etc.

  19. vegas wolfmans Says:

    Well said @ El Dude. I like PLQ the best of the post-dead projects, but find Warren a tad overpowering at times (in that context- usually dig him). I’d like to see Phil, Chimenti, Russo, Herring and Scofield. No vocals necessary. 8)

  20. ElJefe Says:

    Not digging the keys on the P&F shows. Not the playing but the sound. Kinda Vince plinky sounding…Russo and Phil sound sick on these recordings however.

  21. sumodie Says:

    Phil nite 3 just appeared at etree (same FOB Shoeps MK41 taper)

  22. jonacho Says:

    For you beer lovers out there, I suggest the Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron.
    A brown ale aged in Palo Santo wood. 12%. It is syrup. Delicious, thick, rich.
    Enough to make me post randomly.

  23. sumodie Says:

    I dug Jackie Greene’s playing with Phil back in 2008 but will admit that adding Sco & Warren to the mix is even better

    Jackie sounds great on several tracks from the Broom run -loved the sick temp on Casey Jones, nite 2

    and I’m not a Warren follower in general but I’v also really enjoyed his playing on Broom 1&2

    to these ears it was a perfect blend of friends -love the mix of styles from all 3 guitarists

  24. stapes Says:

    @ jonacho – DFH does some great stuff.

    On third Pliny. Sigur Ros on the speakers, pork stew in the crockpot about ready. Completely content.

  25. sumodie Says:

    I screwed up the order/tagging on my 2.16.12 set 2 upload -below is a corrected upload (along with set 1). mp3s

    Phil & Friends 2.16.12 set 1

    set 2 (w/ correct ordering/tags):

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