TTFW: The Abstract

6.25.10—Camden, NJ (Graham Lucas)

Ghost” 9.12.99 II, Portland, OR

One of the most slept on jams of all time. Don’t sleep.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/portland99ghost1.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/portland99jim1.mp3]

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Bathtub Gin -> Simple” 12.7.99 II, Portland, ME

Phish returned to Cumberland Country Civic Center during December ’99, an era where ambient jams were prominent.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2-06-Bathtub-Gin.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2-07-Simple.mp3]

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Jam -> Bug” 12.17.99 II, Hampton, VA

Though it sure felt like the Mothership was about to lift-off into “2001,” but the band teased everyone by dropping into “Bug.” This jam was the music behind the Hampton reunion announcement video.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1999-12-17d2t03.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ph1999-12-17d2t04.mp3]

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Waves” 8.2.03 II, Limestone, ME

The magic fields of Limestone…

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/II-07-Waves.mp3]

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Twist” 2.24.03 II, E.Rutherford, NJ

Aliens visited The Meadowlands.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/3-11-Twist.mp3]

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AC/DC Bag” 11.7.98 II, Chicago, IL

This gorgeous jam from UIC illustrates the ambient shift of Fall ’98.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-01-AC_DC-Bag.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-02-Ghost.mp3]

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Drowned” 9.14.2000 II, Darien Center, NY

Forget about it—a true monster.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/II-02-Drowned.mp3]

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Roses Are Free” 1.1.00, Big Cypress, FL

The music that dawned a new millenium; the cerebral masterpiece from the end of an all-night marathon.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ph991231d09_03_Roses_Are_Free.mp3]

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My Left Toe,  Stash” 6.30.99 II, Bonner Springs. KS

Phish paired the debut of “My Left Toe” with “Stash” to close the second set of  1999’s very first show.

[audio:http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/mylefttoe63099.mp3,http://phishthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/stash63099.mp3] Tags: ,

376 Responses to “TTFW: The Abstract”

  1. BassPlayer Says:

    Thank you for noting the 6-30-99 Stash! Such a beautiful jam with yearning and unbridled passion. Too bad people feel they need to talk during shows.

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