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. Iriewalton Says:

    The moving truck left an hour ago.
    The company was called Humboldt, appropriately enough.
    We fly to Oregon, tomorrow.
    Oregon Trail 2012 stylee.
    See you all on the left side.

  2. lastwaltzer Says:

    Really enjoyed the birds posted above, good way to start the morning.

    So for those who have heard the P&F shows: Were things better then the rehearsals? Thought it sounded a bit mess.

  3. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Spaz- haven’t heard the Brotherhood yet. Good?

    Spun that Birds last night on the headphones before going to bed. Had the jam going during that semi-conscious state right before sleep. ( In Chris Farley voice) …It was awesome..

  4. Mr. Palmer Says:

    What up LW? Hope things are well.

    Didn’t hear the rehearsals.. the shows sounded great though.

  5. lastwaltzer Says:

    Nice. Guess I’ll wait for these soundboards, love Scofields playing. Not so keen on the kid though.

    I’m doing great Palmer, just busy as all get out. Happier then I’ve been in a long time 🙂 Miss ya’ll though.

  6. Kaveh Says:

    There wil be Broomfield dsbd’s for free very soon.

    ^ Phil has always been so gracious with releasing SBD’s. Awesome news @ElDude. Glad to see him continuing his ways. Looking forward to spinning these three nights in crystal clean sound.

  7. Gavinsdad Says:

    Good luck with the move @irieW

  8. garretc Says:

    Right on IW, Stumptown’ll be glad to have ya!

    Y’all missed most of the cold, but there’s still plenty of rain for you

  9. garretc Says:

    Whereabouts in the city are you putting down roots?

  10. Iriewalton Says:

    Thanks @ed.
    Been absent from the BB for the past few days due to packing but was just catching up and saw the news about your daughter. Needless to say, but your family is in my thoughts and good vibes to one and all.

    As for our new ‘hood that would be nopo @garret. More precisely St. Johns. The same ‘hood where I lived when I lived in Ptown previously. But this time it will be the nicer, married version. Looking forward to seeing you at a show soon.

  11. garretc Says:

    Cool cool. I know almost nothing about north portland, having only been up there once with a friend to go check out UP, where our friend is transferring to next year, so it’s just as well you’re already familiar, as I have no info to share! Haha

    Yeah, we’ll have to keep an eye out for good shows coming up, haven’t seen any live music since MSG…

  12. ElJefe Says:

    Welcome west Irie

  13. sumodie Says:

    How many peeps can Phil’s new venue hold?

  14. garretc Says:


    I can’t find any exact numbers on the site, but based on the video on the main page here:, it looks pretty small, maybe a couple hundred people?

  15. voopa Says:

    Fortunately the website for the business that used to be there is still up:

    From intimate gatherings to grand occasions the Seafood Peddler is the perfect location for any event. For smaller intimate groups from 55 people our Chart Room would be ideal. Our beautiful Waterfront Room can accommodate up to 125 people and for larger events the Palm Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people. From a business luncheon to all inclusive weddings, the Seafood Peddler can take care of all of your needs.

  16. sumodie Says:

    It is very generous of Phil to release the CO sbds for free

    On the other hand, I randomly checked out the cost of Further sbds -they charge the same freakin price for FLACs/ALACs as for mp3s! Ha -ya know, I was prepared to say that’s uncool, but just now I realized if mp3 luvin peeps wanna pay more money for less music, whose fault is that?

    And dude, thanks for those older PLQ archive links -what the hell, I’ll dl those shows. I seem to be in Phil mode for now

  17. Mr.Miner Says:

    anyone have any connects at publications that might want to review my book?

  18. garretc Says:

    Nice sleuthing Voops!

  19. El Duderino Says:


    that particular line-up has a bunch of free sbds that Phil gave out starting @ Oct. 1st 2000 – Sept. 24th 2001 @ the Warfield FYI. All on LMA

  20. El Duderino Says:

    2003 sorry

  21. El Duderino Says:

    Get the “Bertha Remasters” of the official dsbd’s when available

  22. halcyon Says:

    Good Monday friends.

    Met with our Doula for 3 hours today going over everything, and getting our birth plan and labor plans ready….. Fatherhood is getting real!

    Hope everyone had a good day. Go to etree and grab the 5-11-81 and 5-12-81 SBD’s by username chasingwilma. Excellent quality. He’s Gone from 5/12 is deadicated to Bob Marley. Outstanding version with a great jam out of the song.

  23. kenny powers Says:

    the “human mic stand” just upped 24 bit versions of the first two nights of Phil…sure the 3rd is on its way.

  24. verno329 Says:

    Any good Android apps for playing lossless files? Bought to make my old phone a dedicated lossless player for my car.

  25. El Duderino Says:


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