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. sumodie Says:

    mp3 links for 2.17 Phil & Friends on p. 24

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    Gotcha Halcy. Thanks!

  3. halcyon Says:

    Warren sings a beautiful Morning Dew.

  4. El Duderino Says:

    Warren sings beautiful

  5. El Duderino Says:

    No one’s talkin’ about the Speedway?!?!?

  6. El Duderino Says:

    Da’ HEAT!

  7. tela'smuff Says:

    it was damn good Dude. if i remember correctly, Jackie sang vocals on that?

  8. El Duderino Says:

    he does.

  9. ThePigSong Says:

    Seriously over indulged this weekend. The great white north tends to bring that out in me.

    This may be common knowledge, but I just pulled it off of twitter.

    Fluff strikes again.

  10. sumodie Says:

    some new Phil sources for nights 2 & 3 up at etree

    looks like I won’t be spinning night 3 till tomorrow (already spun first two nights twice over)

    t-dates on tues? sure hope so

  11. Mike in Austin Says:

    I fully endorse all Fluff bombing across this great nation.

  12. halcyon Says:

    Listening to Grateful Dead 5-12-1981. It was posted on etree the other day (don’t have the link right now), but damm the quality of this show is incredible. Boys sound so good on this. Jerry’s voice on It Must Have Been the Roses is sublime. Check this show out.

  13. sumodie Says:

    Managed to dl this new 2.18 Phil source from etree: Schoeps MK22/CMC6

    sounds pretty good but not as bright as the FOB Shoeps Mk41 sources from nights 1&2. Still dl’ing the FOB Shoeps Mk41 for night 3…

    yeah, I need to get back to some OG GD after this Phil tangent. Did I mention I love the kickin tempo of these Broomfield shows?

    GoT v.4 beckons….who gets toasted next?

  14. tela'smuff Says:

    Sumo – Casey Jones sounded like a band of 20somethings raging the GD! Your right on the money with the tempo.

  15. halcyon Says:

    Here is the link for that 5-12-1981 New Haven Ct show I mentioned earlier. Be sure to listen to the He’s Gone and Jam out of it dedicated to Bob Marley.

    grateful dead
    new haven, ct

    sbd> d-5> mc

    sony tc we435> soundcard> cdwave 44100/stereo/16 bit> traders little helper encoding option 8

    conversion rate:
    44100/stereo/16 bit

    sbd> d-5sony> mc> tc we435> soundcard> cdwave 44100/stereo/16 bit> traders little helper encoding option 8



    set 1

    1. alabama getaway
    2. greatest story ever told
    3. peggy-o
    4. cassidy
    5. it must have been the roses
    6. me and my uncle>
    7. big river
    8. althea
    9. little red rooster
    10. chinacat sunflower>
    11. i know you rider

    set 2

    1. shakedown street
    2. looks like rain
    3. ship of fools
    4. estimated prophet>
    5. he’s gone
    6. drums>
    7. drums>space>
    8. the other one
    9. wharf rat
    10. sugar magnolia


    11. don’t ease me in

  16. thedayman Says:

    last anatomy exams en una hora. no puedo esperar para el fin de esta clase. im losing my mind, clearly.

  17. bhizzle Says:

    listening to that 2/16 Broomfield….fantastic all around so far, but who’s singing on Tenn Jed? Sounds like Robinson from the Crowes….Alas, I know it is not but it isn’t Warren or Phil. Is it Jackie Green?

  18. bhizzle Says:

    Same with Doin That Rag

  19. Mr. Palmer Says:

    P&F night 3.

    Phil Lesh & Friends
    1st Bank Center
    Broomfield, Colorado

    Recording Info: 30′ center Front of Board Hat
    Schoeps MK 41 9 cm @ 90*> Schoeps Kcy > Schoeps VMS 2 1B > Kind Kables Chameleon >
    Korg MR-1000 line in, 1 bit @2.8MHz.

    Transfer Info: Korg MR-1000 usb > Windows XP >
    AudioGate, sample rate & bit depth reduction, >
    CD Wave > Flac 16

    Set 1
    01 The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)>
    02 Viola Lee Blues>
    03 Bertha
    04 Cumberland Blues
    05 Friend Of The Devil
    06 Candyman,
    07 He’s Gone>
    08 Cold Rain And Snow

    Set 2
    01 St. Stephen>
    02 The Eleven>
    03 Layla,
    04 Bird Song>
    05 Uncle John’s Band>
    06 Stella Blue,
    07 I Know You Rider
    08 Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
    09 Attics Of My Life
    10 Encore: Box Of Rain

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    Morning, kids

    happy president’s day: government internship, so I’m off this morning

    i’m thinking maybe this week for dates??

    no reason, other than the announcement reached my inbox on 2/22/11 last year

  21. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Hope everyone got a glimpse of Linsanity yesterday as he sliced and diced the defending Champs. Kid is no joke.

    Watch out Miami and Chicago… the big boys are coming.

  22. SillyWilly Says:

    Lin is such a great story

    wonder when he’ll cool off. he’s just having a blast right now

  23. El Duderino Says:

    @ Palmer

    easy dude.
    Don’t get ahead of yourself…
    Lin turns the ball over way too much.

  24. joemeg Says:

    I think he’s going to get better about the turnovers. For now I’ll take the turnovers considering the dramatic chnage he’s brought ot the whole team.

    I was a huge Knicks fan, pretty muched stopped watching when we got Marbury. I’m back now. Linsanity baby!

  25. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Bulls play great team D. Their biggest asset.

    However, you can not win a Championship with a 6’3″ PG as your best and only true offensive weapon. I can’t think of this ever happening…ever

    Knicks are deep now, especially with JR Smith. Melo comes back tonight. Keep in mind, Knicks have done this without their best scorer.

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