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. Guyute711 Says:

    I was there. Killer show.

  2. Mike in Austin Says:

    Being at a show and not having recollection, is that ’03 Gin at Shoreline.

    Has the Vegas ’03 “Ghost” D Major jam in it. Like it alot.

    Great dog walking music. Not so good for the dentist.

  3. Guyute711 Says:

    Charlotte show that is

  4. Calpain Says:

    Bethel Cities–> Halley’s!

  5. Albert walker Says:

    Now onto 7/2/95 runaway > maki

    Actually remember this one live. Love this one.

    Bring back set 2 jammed runaways!

  6. Kaveh Says:

    Morning BBers! Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday Monday. I know I am.

  7. Robear Says:

    Hey, who the phuck gave Miner the day off?

  8. kayatosh Says:

    TT anyone? reggae time?

  9. El Duderino Says:

    this cumberland fron Charlotte is da’ bidness!

  10. phoammhead Says:

    presidents day @robear . . . yeesh!

  11. sumodie Says:

    gave P&F a cursory spin, and I’m still in the traditionalist camp — I’ll stick w/ the good ole GD sbds. Listening time is finite and there’s lot of awesome GD and phish to consider

    Point well taken, kaya. That’s why I’ve almost never spun any post Jerry spinoffs at home. Adding Scofield to the Phil mix sucked me in, then the tempo & fresh sound made me stay

    Phil night 3 mp3s almost uploaded

  12. kayatosh Says:

    guess not. 7.24.98 wolfman’s will have to suffice. jammy.

  13. Kaveh Says:

    Gave CO Phil Night 1 a spin over the weekend, really good show to start the run. Downloading Night 2; can’t wait to listen to that one this morning.

  14. Albert walker Says:

    I’ll TT man dub it up!

  15. Spasm Waiter Says:

    Does anybody have problem opening phishtoughts on a droid? I used to be able to do it but now it quits right as the home page finishes loading.

  16. albert walker Says:

    Dub it up in the TT!!

  17. kayatosh Says:

    sumodie: cool. I dig sco. Your interest being piqued by this Phil crew got mine piqued. I will keep it in mind. But for now TT action.

  18. Spasm Waiter Says:

    G’morning y’all. Hope this finds everyone enjoying the long wknd.

  19. Spasm Waiter Says:

    The Warren/Sco combo adds up nicely. They are such different players!

  20. sumodie Says:

    2.18.12 Phil & Friends – set 1 (mp3)

    2.18.12 Phil & Friends – set 2 (mp3)

    Thanks to the human mic stand taper! I went with his sources for all 3 nights: FOB mk41, over at etree

  21. sumodie Says:

    DL links for all 3 Phil Broomfield shows (mp3s) can be found here:

  22. tela'smuff Says:

    starting up P&F 2/16 and i’m instantly reminded how i was lifted right from the start with Scofield’s playing in Shakedown. I was introduced to his music via his album Bump, and it has ever since been a fav of mine. To then be listening to GD music with his guitar in the mix, was pretty incredible.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    that rig does sound nice Sumo, i checked out the first night. Great, wide stereo effect. Broomfield must have kickass sound because the Phish shows there produced a couple brilliant AUDs.

  24. kenny powers Says:

    wait, i’ve been under a rock – are you saying John Scofield is playing w/ Phil’s band now?!?

  25. Kaveh Says:

    @KP: Yes, but just for the three night run in CO. There are many Phil shows coming up in March in the Bay area at his new place he just bought. But I don’t think Scofield is on the bill of rotating players for that March run.

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